Travelport - Very nice people, horrific code base, no agility, damaging to a motivated individual | Glassdoor
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"Very nice people, horrific code base, no agility, damaging to a motivated individual"

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Current Employee - Senior Developer in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Senior Developer in Denver, CO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Nice people, flexible work life balance, B level salary. Perhaps someone with the correct soft skills and patience could redirect the mindset to a more agile less monolithic design. This task would center on the transfer of the knowledgebase from the offshore team, the elimination of proprietary solutions, for standard practices. Reasonably this person should expect at least a two for year effort. I just do not have that kind of patience, but a better man may. I would still recommend Travelport to the correct person.

Cons

Code base 100% offshore ownership and knowledge guarded. Extremely high barrier of entry to productivity for new developers. Very poor system documentation, and fragmented knowledge based. Suspect business model in contracting market. Antiquated design patterns and ideologies, linear and monolithic design, little to brighten up your resume. A limited capacity to contribute other then at the assembly line level. Very poor place for a can do type.

Advice to Management

Task the knowledge owners to create a system design document; both high and low level; to enable ownership to transfer from the offshore team to the onshore team. A white board is not enough when culture and conflicting interests are center points. Embrace a can do attitude over the fear based attitude. Get 'outside' help on a SOA perspective. Empower onshore senior developers.

Other Employee Reviews for Travelport

  1. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Atlanta, GA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is not bad.

    Cons

    Leadership is not accountable for strategy and communication

    Advice to Management

    Provide clearer direction


  2. "Ups and Downs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are friendly. This is an organization whereby people have a lot of seniority. This reflects a high degree of loyalty to the organization,

    Cons

    It is an organization that lacks structure and open communication. Often deadlines are established before the project plan and data is established.

    Advice to Management

    Clear strategic vision is needed with realistic plans for implementing vision. Leadership should evaluate ways to incent employees. Too few key employees to implement project plans.

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