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"Best Tech Company for Learning and Growing"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Even after 10 years, Orbitz has a young, energetic, start-up feel. You are surrounded by really smart people who love to share their knowledge and experience. Always open to exploring newest technologies. Opportunities for web software engineers in numerous areas including Air, Hotel, Car, SEO, Finance, Machine Learning, Business Intelligence, Big Data. Company is getting a lot better about fostering innovation and encouraging engineers to be creative.

Cons

As with most successful tech companies, we lose really good engineers sometimes. Stacked ranking is old-school way of managing promotions, bonuses, and raises.

Advice to Management

Continue fostering innovation through regular "Day Away" events - it really boosts satisfaction and results in great ideas.

Other Employee Reviews for Orbitz Worldwide

  1. "Top Chicago Tech Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    If you are looking for a company where technology rules the roost, as opposed to marketing or sales, than this is the company for you. Not that sales & marketing are not important, it's just that senior management does not exclusively pay attention to those areas of the company at the expense of technology & engineering (like most companies).

    Cons

    Orbitz tries to run agile like a startup, and for the most part succeeds. But it's a big enough company that overreaching bureaucracy can still get in the way of you getting your job done. Developer's machines are locked down by oppressive IT policy, Getting access to test environments requires submitting an inordinately large number of help requests that are frequently denied or ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing in technology. It's one of the few assets that you truly own and history shows that it will pay off in the long run. Implement company policies that help employees do their jobs rather than waste time.


  2. "Great Culture - Career Growth Your Choice"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Interactive Designer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Interactive Designer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to work with a lot of smart people. The environment is conducive to working in teams, and a lot of opportunity to explore various career paths. You have to be committed to trying different areas to do so however, if you stay stagnant you may get bored very quickly.

    Cons

    Lack of consistent access to senior executives.

    Advice to Management

    Bring various teams into senior executive meetings to gain better insight to what's happening in the day to day advancement of the brand digital properties.

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