Orbitz Worldwide

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Orbitz Worldwide Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
400 Reviews
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400 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 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.  

    Great Technology Company

    • 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

    Cutting edge technology set, open & innovative culture & lot of freedom & flexibility to try new technologies/ideas

    Cons

    Medical & other benefits could be better

  2.  

    Good company

    • 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

    Pros

    management is good, great environment to work in. People over there are friendly, management are easy to approach

    Cons

    nothing negative at the moment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more room for improvement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide

    Pros

    Work/life balance. Competitive pay. Nice benefits

    Cons

    Tedious work
    Lack of clear direction at time

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  5.  

    Good place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good people.
    Good Management.
    Solid work ethic.

    Cons

    Long hours.
    Cramped workspace.
    Dingy restroom facilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider moving to a different building.

    Recommends
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Great work-life balance
    - Great culture
    - Good benefits
    - Passionate and talented developers
    - Good location (downtown Chicago)
    - Big variety of work to do, lots of good technical initiatives
    - Employees are empowered to improve the process
    - Ability to build your career is a priority to management

    Cons

    - Benefits could be a little better, but they are good nonetheless
    - Decent amount of turnover, but still plenty of long-timers/stalwarts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Orbitz Worldwide Response

    Sep 3, 2014Dir. of Talent Development

    We are glad to know you’ve found so many Pros during your time at Orbitz, including the company's work-life balance, culture, location and the variety of work, among other factors. With regard to ... More

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    You can make a big impact from the start, everyone is very relaxed and having fun

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

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Within my first month we had a whole company picnic, thirsty thursday trivia, and I pushed code that went in to production.

    Cons

    If you aren't motivate you will not last long. The team leads won't babysit you to make sure you get your work done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Orbitz Worldwide Response

    Aug 13, 2014Dir. of Talent Development

    So glad to hear that your first month has been enjoyable both at and away from your desk. In addition to offsite, companywide events like the summer picnic and the annual holiday party, we also mix ... More

  8.  

    Great company to work for - fun group of people to be around everyday

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

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of fun perks working at Orbitz. The office HQ in Chicago is an amazing facility. Seems that the company is growing and there are lots of career opportunities.

    Cons

    For being a .com company, I was disappointed with the lack of technology and limited functionality issues that I run into on a daily basis.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Eye-opening place to work

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

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing work life balance, 1 on 1 sales training, friendly work environment, and opportunity to move up. The people here are very nice and the ages of everyone varies from mid twenties and up in a balanced matter. Everyone here wants to succeed and that energy is passed on to all employees.

    Cons

    The only thing I wish we had were nicer bathrooms, but I can deal with that! Commission structure could be better as well. Not the best, but modest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Payment structure for commission is okay, could be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company, intelligent people

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

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

    Pros

    Very informal, startup like culture. Intelligent people who are always trying to do new things. Very fast paced work environment.

    Cons

    Compensation is on the lower side of average. Moving up in the company can be difficult and there is sometimes more emphasis on presentation than on substance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to also encourage technical portion of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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