Orbitz Worldwide

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Orbitz Worldwide Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
390 Reviews
4.4
390 Reviews
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Orbitz Worldwide Chief Executive Officer Barney Harford
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298 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Management emphasizes the work/life balance and encourages you to take vacation (in 75 reviews)

  • Flexible work from home policy; good place to grow if you have the right manager (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Depending on your department, work life balance can be tough at times (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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 (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
  2. 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

  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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 (less than an 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
  6. 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 (more than an 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun and exciting company with a lot of upward mobility.

    • 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 as a contractor (less than an 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
  8. 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

  9. 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 (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

  10.  

    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 (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
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    First year was great, and then it just went downhill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Former Manager-level Employee
    Former Employee - Former Manager-level Employee

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    My first year at Orbitz was great. Loved the environment, learned about the travel industry, and worked with wonderful people. Also, this is the time HR asks you to comment on glassdoor.com, when you are fresh and everything seems perfect. Very smart.

    Cons

    After my first year, I learned the truth about Orbitz. Not much potential for growth. Investment in training and learning does not exist. I asked many times about going to training seminars, but was turned down because of "budget" reasons. Upper management is absolutely horrible, no backbone at all. After I left the company, I realized how much I did not learn at Orbitz. I felt I had gone backwards instead of forwards in my industry. Also, after I left the company, I found out I was blocked from an internal opportunity by upper management. And I was lied to about the reason why I didn't get the job. Makes me sick. HR is clueless. My exist interview was a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support the people who are on your team, and stand up for them. Do not think about only yourselves. Be honest. Do not take advantage of people. Provide growth potential.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Orbitz Worldwide Response

    Jun 12, 2014Dir. of Talent Development

    Sorry to hear you did not personally witness much potential for growth during your time at the company, but Orbitz is committed to promoting individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the ... More

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