Orbitz Worldwide

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Orbitz Worldwide Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
338 Reviews
4.2
338 Reviews
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Orbitz Worldwide Chief Executive Officer Barney Harford
Barney Harford
255 Ratings

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Market Manager

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

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

    Pros

    - Great training. They want you to learn and grow professionally.
    - You have the ability to take on more responsibility and projects outside of your daily role.
    - The office is great, you are surrounded by other great minds.
    - Fast paced environment
    - Management listens and implements good ideas from other employees.

    Cons

    - None come to mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Great job listening to ideas that your team brings to you!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Micro Management is a big concern

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

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1) Orbitz provides opportunities for personal growth.
    2) Daily Breakfast
    3) Adoption of latest technologies.
    4) Convenient to commute.

    Cons

    1) Work - life balance is a big joke. Working in agile model makes this place less fun.
    2) No employee appreciation
    3) Micro Management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employee appreciation and eliminate micro management. Encourage team outings / lunches so there would be a good bond with in the team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Orbitz Worldwide is an exciting place to start my post-MBA career

    • 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

    The company is open to different opportunities and ideas, which I do appreciate a lot. Another thing impressed me is that the co-workers here are very diverse and open-minded. What is more, the location is great, Chicago is a great city which has a lot of cool things to offer.

    Cons

    The internal system is a little bit complicated, it takes longer time to set up everything and keep thing running efficiently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being bold and trying new ideas for further growth opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Orbitz Worldwide Response

    Jul 30, 2014Dir. of Talent Development

    Thank you for your feedback, indeed we are proud to foster a corporate culture that encourages a diverse and open-minded exchange of ideas across all teams. And we couldn’t agree more that Chicago is ... More

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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

  8. 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun and exciting company with a lot of upward mobility.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to work

    • 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 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

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