Travelport Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
99 Reviews
3.0
99 Reviews
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Travelport President, CEO, and Director Gordon A. Wilson
Gordon A. Wilson
43 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Flexible

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Travelport as a contractor

    Pros

    Good environment, helpful colleagues, got all the latest tools and technologies.
    they have teams around the world
    best thing is you can work from home.

    Cons

    little growth, too many meetings, working with global teams which you might have to work at odd hours
    like it but still not the best place to work.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Travelport Internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Travelport as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly environment, Great Learning experience

    Cons

    Everyone is in dark closed off cubicles

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Tech in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Travelport full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great work environment, great 401k program

    Cons

    Management changes, needs clearer vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less micromanagement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    graduate internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Travelport as an intern

    Pros

    very flexible work environment, well organized intern program

    Cons

    a little bit confused hierarchy

  6.  

    The company is slowly but surely sinking

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Travelport full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some great people at technology

    Cons

    Heavy bureaucracy. Absence of leadership and consistency at the senior management team. A lot of negative vibes which makes it a terrible place to work at.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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

    I worked at Travelport full-time for more than 10 years

    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
  8.  

    Forward Looking Company

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

    I have been working at Travelport full-time for more than a year

    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
  9.  

    Chaotic

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    Current Employee - Director Finance
    Current Employee - Director Finance

    I have been working at Travelport full-time

    Pros

    There are some good people in the organisation that are really trying to make a difference. There are opportunities to get involved in things outside your job description that improves your skills and keeps you interested.

    Cons

    Some teams have really good work/life balance while others seem to be swamped with more and more work. There isn't always clear direction which leads to changes after you have already started down one path. There are limited opportunities to progress and a lack of consistency of salary in the same job band.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at salaries across the company and what other benefits can be offered as well as dealing with work/life balance so it's implemented as well as discussed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 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

    I have been working at Travelport full-time

    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
  11.  

    Time to move on

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Travelport full-time for more than 10 years

    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

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