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"Interesting technology and plenty of growth opportunity"

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Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The open and collaborative working environment couldn't be better. Everyone looks to help each other succeed in their jobs and displays a positive attitude.

Orbitz has a heavy focus on technology and attract top talent. When you work with so many talented people, you can't help but constantly learn from them. There is a constant drive to innovate everything from website/customer features to small process improvements.

Cons

With so much focus on innovation and new features some projects get done halfway. This leads to unneeded complexity and long standing technical debt. Solving some of these complex problems can be very rewarding, but frustrating.

Advice to Management

Continue to support the career growth in the way that you do today, it's great.
Set clear goals for addressing technical debt and give them equal priority to product goals. This will ultimately help deliver products faster and more efficiently.
Plot a path to more quickly pay down the company's debt. Available cash would give Orbitz the ability to make larger strategic moves and take market share from competitors.

Other Employee Reviews for Orbitz Worldwide

  1. "Fun place to work where you stay challenged and engaged"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Orbitz is incredibly fast paced where employees are continually challenged in their roles to push the limits and empowered to influence decisions. Opportunities to move around the organization to different areas exist and managers are supportive of helping individuals grow to assist in their career development. When it comes to celebrating and having fun, Orbitz has numerous company activities and events that keep our group refreshed and ready to take on the next new initiative.

    Cons

    Nothing really stands out as being a con in working here.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to empower your teams and continue to focus on the right things that will further improve our customer's shopping experience.


  2. "Fantastic learning environment with plenty of accountability"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and great culture. Everyone is super respectful and has a diverse range of backgrounds and opinions. People care about producing quality work and making our customers happy. It is a great place to work as a developer as there is a very healthy work-life balance as well as exciting problems. It is fun to not be the market leader as we constantly look for opportunities to disrupt and leapfrog the competition.

    Cons

    There is still a lot of work to do. Compensation isn't the highest, but is very fair considering the locale and work-life balance expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the focused strategy. It has paid off well. Continue focusing on the employees' concerns.

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