Orbitz Worldwide

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  1.  

    Fantastic place to work

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

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

    Pros

    The people are top notch. This company is very difficult to get into and when you do get in you understand why. Everyone is extremely smart with lengthy backgrounds in travel. The industry is constantly changing so there is never a boring day. If you want to work from home, do it. They are extremely flexible as long as you get the work done.

    Cons

    Could use better coffee, however the espresso machine is great!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. This company is great because of you. Keep us challenged so we can continue to grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company culture

    • 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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work / life balance is a reality with Orbitz. Career development and opportunities are as well. Many companies claim that these items are important to them, but few truly act on it. Kudos to Orbitz!

    Cons

    Many technology issues and having to constantly find workarounds for tech problems on a day-to-day basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We always seem to be short-handed. Each team often seems to be taking on more tasks and responsibilities than they should. It'd be great if Orbitz grew the size of their teams. It could only make us stronger rather than having items put off because of the lack of resources/manpower.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Orbitz Worldwide

    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Greant Work/Life Balance and Great co-workers

    Cons

    Orbitz is growing and with growth there are some growing pains especially with changes in Managerment and sometime directions of company goals. But still a great place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Been part of Orbitz over 2 years

    • 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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fast pace industry
    Get to work with latest industry technology and tools
    Casual attire
    Breakfast, fruits and soda free

    Cons

    The performance evaluation system is very long and not appropriate
    Commute from suburbs can be tough at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into the The performance evaluation system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good place to start your career

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

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

    Pros

    * Freedom to try new technologies
    * Had the benefit of some great mentors early on in my career
    * Fun culture and peer group
    * Hard work mostly pays off
    * Work life balance & vacation policy

    Cons

    * Coordination across groups can be better
    * Sometimes one has to be "insider" to be recognized and grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Provide a clear product strategy & goals given the age of mobile cross devices / new payment types / internationalization / personalization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Satisfied

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

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to try out new things, work life balance, Smart colleagues

    Cons

    Compensation is around average, nothing else

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great People, Interesting Problems, Challenging Market.

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

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    People are great to work with, nice, easy to get along with. Company invests in training it's people. Good performance is rewarded. Hard working culture (before 530 pm).

    Cons

    Stingy vacation policy for new hires, stack ranking for employees, lack of clear expectations and goals from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in people. Tighten up organization goals so it's clear where we are heading.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people

    • 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

    Pros

    The people, technology and location for Orbitz are all top notch. I enjoyed working here over a number of years.

    Cons

    Orbitz has an unclear promotion path for some departments, resulting in frustration for some employees. This did not affect me, however.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to Work

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

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

    Pros

    The time off is very good with a week off during the holidays. Coworkers are very friendly and helpful and the culture is laid back and upbeat. Work life balance is encouraged and opportunities are found everywhere to help take small breaks during work with small perks here and there.

    Cons

    Head leadership can flip flop on what is communicated to what actually happens. Feels l like managers manager does not take the time to get to know people below direct reports

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more visible and open with communications and would be great if CEO showed more interest in the people that work for him

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Innovative and casual culture. Proud to say I work here.

    • 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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Relaxed culture
    - Interesting industry
    - Fun/Interesting co-workers
    - Not just a job. Everyone wants to see the company do well
    - Visible upper management that cares about employees

    Cons

    - Travel benefits seem greater than they truly are. Wish we had more flight discounts and hotel discounts are not much greater than average coupon code.
    - Depending on your department, work life balance can be tough at times
    - Office space needs to be updated (esp. bathrooms)
    - Overall, benefits could be more competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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