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"Orbitz Worldwide Supports Work/Life Balance"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Orbitz is a company that understands that people have situations in life that in some cases may cause the employee to need a non-tradational method of continueing to complete thier work at Orbitz.
In several situations I have seen Orbitz support thier employees by offering flexible work hours and if needed the ability to work remotely.
Employees are grateful for the flexibility and the generousity of the company.
Productivity appears to increase for most people that are telecommuting.

Cons

In some cases, certain individuals did not do well in working remotely.

Advice to Management

Perhaps as a cost savings, it may be beneficial to see if offering tele-commuting to the workforce as a more standard model, will pay off in spades for the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Orbitz Worldwide

  1. "Good...But Not Yet Great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Casual Atmosphere
    - Discounted Gym Membership
    - Great Location in Chicago
    - Plenty of Social Activities

    Cons

    - While they like to say they have flexible hours, in actuality it varies greatly depending on manager and you could get stuck with a pretty rigid schedule
    - Vacation time is pretty weak for a company that stresses we should take vacation back...only 12 days until you have 5 years of tenure....
    - Doesn't have a very strong mentoring program to help employees advance in their career
    - High Turnover

    Advice to Management

    If you want to promote Orbitz as one of the best companies to work for then put more of an emphasis on encouraging management to provide more flexibility to their employees. Additionally if you want to tell the world to use more vacation time then you should lead by example and give your employees a more robust vacation policy. Finally, to cut down on the high turnover rates I think its important to establish some sort of mentoring program that can help employees discover how they can advance their career AT Orbitz, rather than feeling the need to have to leave the company to get ahead.


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    "Strong company with excellent people and culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Collaborative teams, accessible and engaged senior management, regular communication to employees about company goals & priorities (to keep everyone on the same page), great work-life balance, excellent location in the heart of Chicago, seemingly high percentage of employees who have over 5 years of experience at the company

    Cons

    In addition to the consumer facing brands such as Orbitz.com, CheapTickets and ebookers, OWW has several B2B units (Orbitz for Business, Orbitz Worldwide Private Label, etc.) that take a back seat to the more visible parts of the organization. At least internally it would be helpful to keep even the B2B divisions at the forefront of employees' minds, considering their importance to the company's overall bottom line.


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