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"Fantastic place to work"

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Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Great culture of technical excellence
- Really smart, sharp people
- Management has a clear direction and good execution
- Free breakfast foods and drinks
- Eco-friendly office
- The best location possible in Chicago
- Very good compensation
- Very flexible hours
- Travel agent benefits
- Work from home possible
- So many opportunities to learn and work on what you want
- Technology-agnostic as long as it gets the job done
- Hundreds of restaurants in walking distance
- Company throws parties periodically with kegs and they are fun. The annual party is awesome!

Cons

- No stock options
- Provides Blackberries which is a type of phone they used to make
- A bit too much employee turnover

Advice to Management

Management is doing a fantastic job in the last couple years. We need to somehow retain people more so we don't lose knowledge. It's already a fantastic place to work though so I'm not sure how they'd do that!

Other Employee Reviews for Orbitz Worldwide

  1. Helpful (4)

    "They keep "eliminating positions" of really good employees"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have a great boss and my team functions well.

    Cons

    Yesterday, a new manager was allowed to "eliminate the position" of someone who had worked here for years and was really, really good at her job. Everyone who worked with her was shocked. She was on an extremely business critical project and doing a great job. Now one of my team members has to pick up the slack and do her regular job at the same time. What's interesting is that the job ithat was supposedly eliminated is posted as an open position now. Nice euphemism for firing someone who wasn't "one of the boys". This is not the first time this has happened and, unfortunately, it won't be the last. And management wonders why morale is so bad.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting middle managers build and run their little fiefdoms at the expense of the company's and employee's well being.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great environment ruined by bad management"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere (you can make your own hours!)
    Plenty of time to develop your own skills. It's so relaxed and you have time to work on stuff that you want to play with. There were also great brown bag and after hours sessions for technology subjects. All in all Orbitz was a great place for nurturing the inner nerd in us software developers.

    Cons

    Management of the company was directionless and mostly clueless.
    I never felt that we did a good enough job innovating Orbitz as a company.
    This left us playing catchup to the competition.

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