Orbitz Worldwide Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  3. Good working experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior QE in Westlake, TX
    Current Employee - Senior QE in Westlake, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    It is good if friday is wfh day

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  5. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  6. Good company

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Fast paced
    * Really great people
    * The management actually cares about people

    Cons

    * Bad salary
    * Confusing titles- A Product Manager is called a Sr Product Analyst !
    * Especially for Product roles, the business seems to set the roadmap

  7. Very positive energy

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive culture and co-workers; very little game-playing with regard to office politics; people come to work and get things done.

    Cons

    Very competitive industry -- Orbitz is up against much bigger players with deeper pockets.

  8. Great people, great culture

    • 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 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people; lots of collaboration within teams and across the company in general; conveniently located in the Ogilvie transportation center which is great whether you live in Chicago or in the suburbs, because the Metra trains arrive in the building downstairs; fun corporate culture that promotes social events among coworkers and provides unique perks such as an employee travel discount

    Cons

    Occasionally management takes too long to make decisions, thereby wasting time that could be better spent simply attacking the problem at hand

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should avoid isolating themselves in the "SLT bubble," because that leads to a skewed perspective not shared by the vast majority of employees. Furthermore, be open and honest when communicating to employees. Whether the message is good, bad or indifferent, employees always appreciate the unvarnished truth.

  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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  10. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep up the good work!

  11. Top-notch 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 (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company culture is great; very laid-back and casual. The people are really smart and fun; I've made a few friends working here. Flexible work schedule and work-from-home options. Focus more on results than where/when the work is done.

    Cons

    Work load can be overwhelming and the company can be slow to add headcount. Communications between departments could be better. Sometimes things end up being fires because a communication was missed; should bring all relevant parties in on meetings/projects sooner.

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