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"It had the opportunity to be great, but never quite made it."

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Current Employee - Principal in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Principal in Dallas, TX
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

work-life balance, ability to work remotely

Cons

shrinking business model, lack of promotions/raises/bonuses, limited/no ability for job growth or advancement

Advice to Management

set priorities to agressively compete in the marketplace and stick to them

Other Employee Reviews for Travelocity

  1. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Southlake, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance

    Competitive pay

    Casual environment

    Cons

    sometimes behind on latest technology


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Sinking ship without a captain"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southlake, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I have to say that the work/life balance is probably one of the best out there, depends on managers - many allow you to work from home on occasion. Also, 5 o'clock and people clear out quick.

    Matching 401k and the health benefits match what's typically offered. Campus is nice.

    Cons

    Upper management has no idea what they want to do and change strategic direction every couple of months. They seem to grab at straws and then realize it's not the right one and keep grabbing at new straws. I'm not referring to being nimble and pivoting but just no sense of where the company should be headed. Even though no one wants to admit it openly, the pervasive morale of the rank and file is low.

    Most of the people have worked here for over 5 years or more (I'd pin the avg around 8 years) and rarely does "new blood" enter, which leads to this status quo mentality and the game of always playing catch up.

    There are a few bright spots with people trying to innovate but without backing of the higher ups, their projects fizzle into oblivion.

    Benefits: Travelocity likes to tout its excellent benefits (the 3 I listed as pros) but in general they are very subpar. Salaries are average to lower than industry peers. Heavy emphasis on outsourcing.

    As far as all the free soft drinks, snapple and snacks and office perks other companies tout....welcome to only cheap coffee and a vending machine (yes, you have to pay). Although it looks nice, the onsite cafeteria is not subsidized and is fairly expensive considering the quality of food served.

    Advice to Management

    maybe the board needs to find somebody who is willing to take risk and actually drive the company into a solid, long-term strategic direction.

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