Orbitz Worldwide - Best Tech Company for Learning and Growing | Glassdoor
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"Best Tech Company for Learning and Growing"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • 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. "Hundreds of people working together to get the right thing done with as little effort to help customers travel well."

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

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Orbitz allows its employees to do whatever is best for them to meet the missing to unlock the joy of travel for the customers.
    If you are willing to put in the effort to find, quantify, and solve a problem, you will be given the power and authority to accomplish your goal and expand your career.
    The only limiting factor at Orbitz is you. You are able to take on as many challenges as you like and to learn as much as you like. In exchange you will be compensated well.

    Cons

    While there is never politics and bureaucracy, there is a tendency toward extreme consensus before improvements can be made while new features are easily adopted with no concrete expression of ROI.
    Company-wide bonus metrics are not available on demand and available in ways that could really be actionable on a day to day basis for a majority of employees. In some years this has made the lack of a bonus a surprise.

    Advice to Management

    Create an environment where the right thing is the easiest thing.
    Use performance metrics that are actionable on a day to day basis for a majority of employees.


  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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