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Updated Jul 1, 2014

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2.7 92 reviews

56% Approve of the CEO

Travelport President, CEO, and Director Gordon A. Wilson

Gordon A. Wilson

(39 ratings)

35% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance with flexible working hours(in 11 reviews)

  • Great work/life balance with option to work from home occasionally(in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • The lack of communication from the SLT down to mid to lower managment(in 4 reviews)

  • Senior management ignores major customers and then wonders why they lose them(in 6 reviews)

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    Ok

    Senior Software Developer (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsThe pay is not bad.

    ConsLeadership is not accountable for strategy and communication

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide clearer direction

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    Ups and Downs

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsThe people are friendly. This is an organization whereby people have a lot of seniority. This reflects a high degree of loyalty to the organization,

    ConsIt is an organization that lacks structure and open communication. Often deadlines are established before the project plan and data is established.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClear strategic vision is needed with realistic plans for implementing vision. Leadership should evaluate ways to incent employees. Too few key employees to implement project plans.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It is a wonderful place to work at. There's is outcome oriented culture where you have the ability to use your creative.

    Architecture Researcher Intern (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    Pros1. Best work culture in terms of providing flexibility and room for creativity.
    2. Talented co-workers and knowledgeable people.
    3. Technology intensive firm so a good place for techies.
    4. Management shows good leadership and initiatives to make the work place more productive.
    5. Professional growth is given attention and HR is very supportive.

    Cons1. May not be the best in terms of compensation.
    2. It is a unique firm in terms of the industry, some skills learnt here might not be transferable
    3. Not a mature process oriented organization which can be a good thing if you strive in a dynamic environment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Stagnancy

    Senior Software Developer (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsAt Ease, less work load, timeoff, work from home

    ConsNo growth, managers not capable

    Advice to Senior ManagementMotivate Emp, give new training, give value to exceptional performers, Motivate Emp, give new training, give value to exceptional performers, help

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Used to be a good company to work for but not anymore.

    IT Project Lead (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsNew hires get to work on important projects. Benefits are comparable or better.

    ConsLot of outsourcing.
    Prefers inexpensive work force over quality workers.
    Management lacks transparency.
    Management lacks vision. They fail to understand the challenges and react appropriately.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt is a technology company, invest in qualified people who understand the market and technology.

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    Proceed after you've done due diligence on this company

    IT Manager (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    Prossalary and benefits are at fair market, working with colleagues that are knowledgeable in the industry, if you are lucky to land in a department that is the "darling one' then you will have meaningful work.

    Conslack of direction from senior management, micro-management of staff due to lack of direction, silo environment with senior management playing politics (old guard vs. new guard).

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are no silver bullets. A well planned strategy along with execution goes a long way to meet goals.

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    New Direction Produces only Promises in Needed Tools/Data

    Sales (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood product; travel agency clients favorable to offerings received via booking website and services provided to travelers.

    ConsUpper management in New York office mandate rather than listen to needs conveyed by sales organization and viable data/report tools are almost non-existent. Cliquish upper management with supervisors prevail over client messages to Travel Bound delivered via sales representatives.

    Travel agents increasingly complain at service level received by support groups.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the client. Give sales empowerment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Last 5 years were very turbulent. Lots of consolidations, divestures, continuos layoffs.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Englewood, CO

    ProsInternational scope with good people around. Very good employer in stable times.

    ConsOwned by Private Equity firms hence no job security. Short term outlook. i.e. Next Quarter profits matters first. Very unstable environment at times. Senior exec tenure less than 3 years - revolving door.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCurrently and in the past, the wealth distribultion has been one way. First Cendant and now Blackstone bleeding the cash cow. Bring back the Galileo / Apollo / Wordspan original family / airline culture. Share some of the wealth with the employees which in reality is created by the employees. Recent example - Suspension of IPO was due to excessive Senior Leadership payouts (not a US or UK Penny for the employees) and was not due to European Soveriegn Debt (Greece). At the same time Amadeus was succesful in its IPO.

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    Travelport was the single most disappointing employer I've ever had - totally disorganized; zero communication from mgmt

    Sales and Marketing Areas (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsMoney and benefts. There is no other reason to work at Travelport

    ConsTravelport is an amazingly awful place to work. The place is a morgue - the level of excitement among staff for their jobs is nil. No one really knows whether his job will be there tomorrow morning - it's a dice game. Others have indicated that the privae equity firm that owns the company has no foresight beyond the quarter and profits. That statement is true. There is no trust between employees or departments, no loyalty from the top down or bottom up, and the whole company is a shell. It is a disturbingly unimaginative place to work; ideas are squashed or ignored. The old guard of former Delta or Galileo or Worldspan people - the ones with 20 + years - rule the roost and protect their own jobs while the rest of the folks come and go. Bottom line: it's only a matter of time before the place crashes, gets absorbed or becomes irrelevant.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire them all and start over. No one knows what the (#R* is going on. Being laid off was the happiest day of my tenure there.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Terrible, terrible, terrible leadership -- no insight into future.

    Enterprise Architect (Former Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsGood people, good benefits, good work-at-home policy.

    ConsNo vision. Lack of leadership. No advancement opportunities. New management in Atlanta is a bunch of friends-of-friends with no industry knowledge. Management leads with an iron fist. Running company like short timers. Very abusive to employees. No raises for years. Low or no bonus.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeave before you get pushed out. Listen to and value your employees. Vision then strategy...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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