Orbitz Worldwide Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Orbitz Worldwide Chief Executive Officer Barney Harford
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Pros
  • work-life balance is top-knotch (in 75 reviews)

  • Ability to work from home (in some departments) (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is good but not great (in 15 reviews)

  • It's very hard to achieve unrealistic goals when Senior Management doesn't value experienced employees (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Pretty good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Direct manager is great.

    Cons

    Management above my direct is not so good. They can't make a decision, don't consult the people who know what they're doing when they do make a decision. Zero travel benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the current IT management.


  2. Healthy workplace

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide (Less than a year)

    Pros

    *Very friendly and competent people. *Lots of company events - makes you feel very welcome to be working at the company. *No "office politics", at least in tech side.

    Cons

    *It is not very technologically driven. *Lots of legacy code baggage, makes it unfeasible to adapt new technologies, or even update to newer versions - on top of that, it seems like management is pushing towards new product/features rather than fixing technical debt.


  3. Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work Life Balance Good Management Employee Perks are good A good thing is that if pressure comes from upper management it never really gets to you.

    Cons

    Technology is a bit old but still better than a lot other companies Health Insurance is not that great they use Aetna which is not that great TBH.

    Advice to Management

    Get the latest technologies and more autonomy to engineers.


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  5. One of the best company in mid-west

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to work with really amazing set of people. Also, has a very flexible work environment such as work from home option, casual dressing, etc... Very transparent management

    Cons

    The benefits that they offer is not one of the best though. They could definitely do better on that front.

    Advice to Management

    They have a very transparent management and would like to see them remain the same. hoewver would help to have a better performance management and benefits structure


  6. Great culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    No politics, flat structure, free pop, convenient location, travel perks, ability to try new things, work/life balance/working from home

    Cons

    Salary & benefits, stacked rankings/review process

    Advice to Management

    More manager training, ask for feedback on managers in the review process (usually get feedback from manager/peers, so the managers don't get feedback from their subordinates), more guidance on career progression and promotions


  7. orbitz

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    Former Employee - Contract Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Contract Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    training cession location perks awesome colleagues good learning experience

    Cons

    atmosphere lack of internal opportunities low salaries rigid management lack of diversity

    Advice to Management

    needs improvement


  8. Helpful (2)

    Fantastic work environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is my first year at Orbitz but so far I'm loving every single bit of it. I would say the thing I love the most is the culture. Coming from a different industry I was impressed by how nice everybody is. I had no problems integrating in my team and making a ton of new friends.

    Cons

    So far, not a single complaint


  9. Market Coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Coordinator in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Market Coordinator in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Perfect working environment, equal treatment and opportunity. Chances to market visits and training.

    Cons

    Very good and focus on team work. Helpful and willing to share experiences.


  10. Awesome Intern experience with Orbitz

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart and nice colleagues with open-minded working environment. The company has no hierarchical heritage and one of the VP just sits behind me with her team members. I like the Thirsty Thursday party every month and company outing event!

    Cons

    Can I say it is too causal and leisure?

    Advice to Management

    Offer more positions for university student :)


  11. Helpful (3)

    Best Company in Chicago

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Workforce Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Workforce Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Honestly this is my 100% opinion of this company- although it only has been 1 month since I've worked with Orbitz it has been breath taking. I truly enjoy my department, my peers and most of all the company. I have nothing to complain about the company- from day one I'm amazed how fast their hiring process works and how dependable the HR team is, they are always around. I have enjoyed many of the companies freebies as well as the company picnic, its amazing how this company makes all their employee enjoy their job- very laid back but very professional.

    Cons

    NO CONS at ALL this is the BEST work place I've been since I moved back from the East Coast. I'm truly fortunate to be apart of the OWW Family.

    Advice to Management

    Although the compensation is great- I would like to see the company at least give allowance for CTA Ventra/Metra as I'm sure 99% of the employees use the public transportation to get to work.



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