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Orbitz Worldwide Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
335 Reviews

4.2
335 Reviews
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Orbitz Worldwide Chief Executive Officer Barney Harford
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Management emphasizes the work/life balance and encourages you to take vacation (in 58 reviews)

  • Flexible work from home policy; good place to grow if you have the right manager (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not valued at Orbitz (in 10 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide

    Pros

    Great place, smart, wonderful, great people, great product and fun industry

    Cons

    Too many excessive hours required and must live in Chicago

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    So far, so great...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    High caliber of individuals, commitment of teams to product excellence and work-life balance are tremendous.

    Cons

    Lot's of internal systems with limited formal training and education during the on-boarding process make navigation somewhat challenging at first. Additionally, BI systems are unreliable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in properly functioning and scalable tools that will allow your analyze and run the business seamlessly as you continue to grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    If you're looking for work-life balance, you've come to the right place...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    --work-life balance is top-knotch
    --flexible
    --smart, friendly people
    --very convenient location in major train station
    --pay and benefits are competitive, not amazing but solid
    --high-tech culture is engaging
    --thirsty thursday keg parties and other events
    --global feel, many cultures represented
    --casual dress code
    --travel discounts

    Cons

    --senior leaders don't always seems to share the whole picture
    --long-term plan is kind of vague
    --internal growth only an option for certain career tracks
    --leadership development is so-so

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    --I realize it's a large company, so it's hard, but try to share your real thoughts about our future
    --improve benefits / other offerings (summer Fridays?) to make up for slight pay gap vs. other companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Friendly, Non-Bureaucratic Culture with Opportunity for Growth

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide

    Pros

    Very friendly, open culture without bureaucracy. A lot of opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Not too many cons, actually

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and do not take away any of the perks

  6.  

    Fun and exciting company with a lot of upward mobility.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Outstanding work life balance, exposure to working with people passionate about the product, collaborative work environment.

    Cons

    Training has been a little light, other groups within technology have strong onboarding structures though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly co-works, nice environment. Cutting edge web-technology company. Management emphasizes the work/life balance and encourages you to take vacation.

    Cons

    Although management encourages professional growth, it doesn't happen in reality. Training is offered but very limited. It's very hard to achieve unrealistic goals when Senior Management doesn't value experienced employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Orbitz Worldwide Response

    Jun 27, 2014Dir. of Talent Development

    Thanks for highlighting all the elements you enjoy about our culture, but in regards to your “Cons” … are you familiar with Orbitz University? Along with many other tools and resources, Orbitz ... More

  8.  

    Exciting, Collaborative, & Fast Paced Work Environment!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Very positive work environment, filled with talented and friendly people. You have the ability to truly make a difference at Orbitz, and don't feel as though you are just a number. Work/Life balance is great and very flexible (work from home if needed). The pay and benefits are very competitive, plus travel perks!

    Cons

    Consider adding summer hours and offering a little more vacation time to new employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more accessible to the general employee population. It would be nice to see senior management interact more with everyone in the Chicago office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Orbitz Worldwide Response

    Jun 27, 2014Dir. of Talent Development

    Great to hear that you enjoy the work environment, people, work/life balance, pay and benefits – you hit on all the elements that set us apart as a fantastic place to work. Your observation about ... More

  9.  

    Decent company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, professional. Understanding of work-life balance. Good benefits. Decent work culture. HQ located near train station, easy to commute.

    Cons

    The people are great for the most part, but I found it difficult to grow my career there. I'm sure there are stories of people growing there, and I'm not taking away from that. It just didn't happen to me.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great technology company with a lot of oppurtunities to greow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    On the cutting edge of technology. ex: big data technologies
    very smart employees who are always open to share their knowledge.
    Very Casual and open organization structure
    Good perks like free pop and coffee
    Agile model of development with freedom to fail fast
    Excellent location. It is right across the street from Union station and in the same building as Oglivie train station.

    Cons

    Very fast paced. Could be exciting or unnerving based on your perspective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep investing in new technologies. It is our biggest asset.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun at first, but no upward mobility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    office location, fun co workers, OK benefits

    Cons

    Management is totally disconnected, I had 2 different managers and 2 different directors within 2 years, don't get fooled with all the "perks" (and their "awards"), healthy snacks were non existant (or very limited quantity), they promote upward mobility or lateral moves but in reality HR does not help you and try to dissuade you to apply.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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