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Travelport Reviews

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
94 Reviews

3.1
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Travelport President, CEO, and Director Gordon A. Wilson
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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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  1.  

    Forward Looking Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Big data, high volume B2B transactions platform with a global reach
    Plenty of opportunities to make impactful changes
    Refocused after global recessions and the resulting travel declines
    Great work-life balance in the Denver office

    Cons

    Some odd hours need to meet with oversea colleagues and customers
    In transition regarding technologies and workflow methods
    Older tools need to be sunset, and teams reassigned

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accelerate process towards agile development and cloud based solutions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a great place to work for many years. Many of the jobs are virtual.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Many of the people are amazing.
    The benefits are standard - health, dental, optical. Time off is also standard.
    The Virtual nature of the job is great as it allows one to live and work where ever but it does create isolation.
    Over the years in different departments I have had some fantastic bosses, but others have been just average.

    Cons

    Worldspan is being phased out in favor of Apollo in the US.
    There is not much push to advance, if you want a promotion you better be self motivated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Full of bureaucracy with SLT chanting empty strategy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    + Good pay
    + Good work-life balance with flexible working hours
    + Some nice people if you fall into the right team
    + Good exposure in the combination of Technology and Travel

    Cons

    - They try to "communicate" (i mean, email) those corporate values, visions etc, but it's just full of empty words most of times. They say they want to revolutionize, but hey what's been done to revolutionize other than buying some other companies and doing nothing with it??
    - Too many people enjoying too much of flexible hour working, causing too many emails for a very simple thing
    - Heavily relying on GDS revenue. It's not that they don't do other things, but I think senior management still lacks of that "urgency" in brand whenever discussing non-GDS, non-flight subjects. No clear vision / substantial plan ready for further expansion or growth
    - One other thing that really hit me in the head was they celebrate so HARD when the revenue goes up thanks to economy recovery (it's just because people do more travel with more money!), and then don't really take actions when revenue goes down due to economy downturn.

    Overall... too much bureaucracy blocking company's success, as I think the technology & position it has is great compared to competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just give way to young, from-the-front-line ones. You guys can now make very good politicians instead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Time to move on

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    Pros

    The people for the most part.

    Cons

    Too many to list but a few are: life balance is terrible; you're expected to work all the time. Salary is sad; haven't had a decent raise in years. Their salary levels are horrible. The morale is terrible. Because people are overworked, underpaid and ignored when asked for opinions it makes for a bad atmosphere. There are departments that are completely ignored by the SLT. Sales is the golden darling. No acknowledgment of the great work other departments do. Not enough people to do the work. The testing systems are archaic. A very myopic company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Resilient company through turbulent years in Travel. Sr. staff have a forward looking vision.

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Building on company strengths and looking beyond the status quo.

    Cons

    Global communication and cooperation can improve

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Internship, learned a lot and had a lot of fun at the same time. $19 and hour helps too

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Centennial, CO

    Pros

    Great people
    Location
    Good colleagues
    Fun to work with my team
    Able to set own hours
    Can leaver early during summertime

    Cons

    Older crowd but younger people are being hired more.
    Bad facilities, very old.
    Dilapidated cubes
    College Students have never heard of them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send interns to a central location to meet other interns and Executives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Toooooo much Bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Attempting to become a collaborative environment

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy; no one within HR have true strategic vision; the company led efforts from UK do not transfer to the US; Leaders are not real leaders; very gossipy environment; no real HR value; structure is not conducive to true Talent Management and Development; HR leaders are very junior to true strategic leadership efforts; HR Business Partners are not partners...they are generalists at MOST!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too top heavy, lessen the bureaucracy, put in place stronger leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Very good Internship program

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Very structured working environment. Great mentors, employees, ect...

    Cons

    Very slow to do anything or make necessary changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is undergoing some change to hire younger folks directly out of their internship programs. It's unfortunate that management is falling victims of hiring the more extroverted individuals who have significantly lower morals and values than those who are more reserved with higher values and morals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A good place to work to cut your teeth in the industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They allow you to easily balance your work and life, Very friendly caring management, there nice helpful inner office community. They allow you to work from home.

    Cons

    The cons are low entry level pay, redundant tasks, many of the systems and languages you will work with are proprietary so they do not transition to jobs at other companies well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was a great company to work for, went through some rough times but I hear its better now.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work life balance, vacation, fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Global HQ in UK sometimes seems like they don't care about US employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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