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Orbitz Worldwide Reviews

Updated May 4, 2018
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Pros
  • Good work life balance and good culture (in 107 reviews)

  • Very enjoyable work environment (top 50 on glassdoor in the past) (in 50 reviews)

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  1. "Great company, Great culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Always working on the leading edge in tech, analytics, marketing, etc.

    Cons

    Chicago went from being the heart of the company to a satellite office as part of Expedia. Expedia is a good company, but the pulse of the office changed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating at the brand level


  2. "Very poor experience that treats the Fraud team like children"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free soda machines
    Occasionally some free snacks
    Happy hours sometimes
    Very few cool people to deal with
    Chicago office
    Mail room

    Cons

    One point management had all employees put their cell phones in their lockers because people were texting during work.
    If they think you don’t do well, they’ll have a lead keep sitting with you every week until you do well.
    Distrust

    Advice to Management

    Your Fraud management team needs an immediate revamp. Fire all the Fraud managers and hire new ones elsewhere

  3. "IT Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Somewhat positive environment, excellent perks/benefits.

    Cons

    Lacking with bonuses and raises. Sometimes promotions are given to those that do not have the proper skill set or experience for their current position. Promotions are sometimes given with no pay raise, just a different title and additional responsibilities.


  4. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong Technical people working on cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Mess of a company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    dot-com atmosphere with good location

    Cons

    no clear direction for growth, sleazy practices with fees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great in the beginning, drastic changes post acquisition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    OWW before the acquisition was a fantastic place to work in Chicago
    Fun, excellent work life balance, good work, intellectually smart co-workers and co-operative team members
    Post acquisition by Expedia, pros were new challenging opportunities, great perks,

    Cons

    Some issues prior to acquisition owing to information silos and lack of complete organization/consistency in the data and IT systems .. access to applications was limited and difficult to get

    Lot of upheaval post the acquisition...increased politics, micro management and Orbitz office sort of degraded to "remote" office of Expedia in Chicago
    Certain director level execs and project managers extremely mean to work with ...did not have any accountability to senior leadership for the way they managed their teams....lot of micro management by team leaders who lack technical knowledge and business acumen...
    not at all a friendly work environment

    Advice to Management

    Make the middle managers and directors more accountable so that they don't get away with being unprofessional /less competent and get promoted despite creating a harsh work environment


  7. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Boss was great, tons of flexiblity and travel disounts.

    Cons

    Too bad the sold off to expedia, because i got laid off.

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Good Place to work in Chicago"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Pretty chilled out environment at work

    Cons

    Compensation is below the average salaries.


  9. "Low Compensation but Great culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    People and culture there are awesome

    Cons

    Compensation wise are pretty low especially they are located in Chicago


  10. "Workload"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth was plenty.

    Cons

    small team with high expectations


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