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"Good people and a lot of freedom"

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Former Employee - Senior Account Development Manager in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Senior Account Development Manager in Chicago, IL
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Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

-Can work from home at least once a week
-If you're hard-working, you have the freedom to work as you'd like without a lot of oversight
-Great benefits including gym membership
-Great location
-Great, fun co-workers
-When I was there, the avg. age was around 27, so young workforce

Cons

-Lots of work; sometimes work/life balance was not balanced

Advice to Management

All the management that was there when I was there is no longer there.

Other Employee Reviews for Orbitz Worldwide

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Every day I have the opportunity to make a difference"

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

    Pros

    The people are great, the technology is complex and interesting and the company is always making changes to make our sites better.

    Cons

    I think the pay could be more competitive. I'd like to see more more hard-line decisions made about technology. Find the expert in an area and have them give direction. Too often, people are allowed to influence decisions they are not qualified to make.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A great place to learn but it can be a hard road."

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    Former Employee - Operations Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many new technologies to focus on.
    Mostly easy to move into new areas within the company to continue expanding your knowledge.
    Market space is fairly deep and will not easily run out of new lessons.
    Very knowledgeable colleagues will bring your competency level up.
    Some of my longest term contacts have originated here.

    Cons

    Depending on the group your in work hours can very at extreme ends.
    Management seems to be rather disconnected from engineering ranks.
    Strong decisive decisions seem to be lacking at many layers in org. Everyone has a say to point of fault.
    Technical operations is not a business driver in this organization. This leads to many miss steps and frustrations if you are entering this company as in individual contributor lower level manager.

    Advice to Management

    If I could offer anything to management from my experience at Orbitz it would be to find ways to align operations with business goals and incentivize on this success accordingly. For many individual contributors simply providing an avenue to educate one's self on the details of Orbitz business challenges can help engender a greater sense of loyalty and drive innovation in a more focused and productive manner. As it stands many individual contributors, at least in operations, are focused on optimizing technical processes. This can be worth while in some cases but often misses the bigger picture. As this miss alignment grows the most experienced individuals will feel this disconnect the greatest and seek other opportunities.

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