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"Excellent"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Chicago, IL
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Pros

Open atmosphere, telecommuting option, open to ideas, great HR and softskills training

Cons

Systems riddled with unnecessary complexities which can be easily taken out

Advice to Management

Lack of business knowledge documentation just makes it hard for new joinees to provide optimal input towards solution. Wiki is just a tool but we need a good process to manage knowledge retention.

Other Employee Reviews for Orbitz Worldwide

  1. "Play a role in using technology to transform the way consumers around the world plan and purchase travel, plus have fun!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on projects that impact millions of consumers. Orbitz is on the cutting edge of a bunch of interesting fields esp in areas of technology, marketing and analytics. Great opportunity to learn while working with highly talented and engaged team members.

    Fun, flat, non-hierarchical culture where ideas and execution are what matters. You can move around the global organization and broaden your experience set.

    Nice HR benefits like a week off between Christmas and New Year, 401K w matching, frequent social events. Some cool travel industry discounts including access to some really spectacular industry rates at hotel chains including Fairmont, Starwood and Marriott, plus 20% off hotels booked on Orbitz.

    Good work/life balance, and the Orbitz offices are on top of a major train station, making commuting really easy.

    Cons

    Ultra-competitive industry, the pace is very fast, there's always a lot of stuff to be done, and often the need for some tough prioritization decisions.

    Over the last few years there has been a lot of effort devoted to platform migration, which has slowed down the pace of customer-impacting innovation. The good news here is that this migration work should be finished by the end of Q1 2012, which should allow us to step up the innovation that will impact consumers.

    Chicago can be cold in the winter. But it's a world class city, with great restaurants, and loads of culture of all varieties.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the focus on measuring and rewarding strong performance, even if it can be uncomfortable at times. the caliber of the team has improved a lot over the last few years as a result of this.

    Continue to focus on sharing information about what is going on across the company, there's a lot going on and it can be tough to keep track of everything. Weekly newsletter helps.


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    "If you have to work, there aren't many better places"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A highly collegial environment where you look forward to engaging with your co-workers. There are tons of interesting initiatives going on all the time - makes you feel proud to work for a company that is on the leading edge in its industry. There are loads of social activities - happy hours, holiday parties, and volunteer events, etc - if that's your thing. If not, you don't feel pressured to join.

    Cons

    While there are opportunities for professional development, the size of the company naturally limits the potential for upward mobility beyond a certain level. It's not to say that people don't get promoted -- they do - but in some areas of the company there are too few spots coveted by many people.

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