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Orbitz Worldwide Reviews

Updated May 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work life balance and good culture (in 106 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Amazing Culture"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture at Orbitz is just simply amazing and my general life-happiness was always at a positive. Things have changed quite a bit with the Expedia acquisition but things have been looking up.

    Cons

    The acquisition has left people feeling gloomy


  3. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good co-workers and culture.

    Cons

    Usual management woes, too much politics.


  4. "Good"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, some good changes coming with Expedia.

    Cons

    Can be a bit chaotic, not in a good way. Unorganized at times and the former leadership team seemed a bit funky.


  5. "Amazing talent!"

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    Former Employee - Mailroom Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Mailroom Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The talent at Orbitz Worldwide now owned by parent company Expedia Inc. was amazing, really friendly, passionate and professional about their roles. Amazing down to earth SLT members as well. Something that made me smile everyday! And hopefully I can experience again!

    Cons

    Prefer not to say at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Expedia Inc. vendor management needed to be more transparent about new role. Needed crucial information months prior my employment with Orbitz Worldwide/Expedia. Amazing and very professional Orbitz reporting manager the only advice will be Good Luck and Thank You very much!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for devops, not so much for DM!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great work culture. Awesome environment for developers and technologists. Ideas are exchanged openly. Innovation is something appreciated by top management.

    Cons

    I ended up having a horrendous Boss who was a micro manager maniac. He'd ask your whereabouts if you're away from your desk for more than 30 minutes. He'd take your brain dump, and puts your idea down. He'd then go and present it to the top management claiming this is his great idea, so he could get credit for that. If you had done 99% of the time great job, he'd focus on the 1% in your annual review, when you did not out perform.

    My immediate management had full control of the situation, and thus manipulated it. I took my concerns to my manager's Boss. It turned out that he is also a micro manager. Unfortunately this was my worst nightmare. When Expedia took over Orbitz, he jumped at the opportunity and eliminated my position. Thus ending my nightmare!

    Reflecting back on last one year since I left Orbitz, this was the best time for me. My mental and physical health has improved. I got a chance to work with amazing people. They appreciate your work. I should probably go back to my old Boss and thank him for giving me the opportunity to explore new opportunities :)

    Moral of the story: If you ever get into such a situation, do not waste even a minute. There're plenty of great opportunities out there for the right person.

    Advice to Management

    Please put some controls in-place, so there is accountability. So these micro-managers don't exploit the situation.


  7. "Not the same after the merger with Expedia"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nicer facilities after the merger; same work in the travel space

    Cons

    More business travel; less control over product direction; more corporate culture after the merger

    Advice to Management

    Be more willing to listen to local ideas


  8. "Great Company for developing skills"

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

    Pros

    The company whole heartily believes in developing talent from within and encourage technical development from all its IT staff.

    Cons

    Learn or leave, after a bit if you aren't developing skills you might slowly loose favor with management.


  9. "Best Place to work in Chicago"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, competitive salaries, challenging work environment, international organization, lots of opportunities to move around within the company.

    The company always made strides to better itself, which made it a great place to work.

    Cons

    For a medium sized company there were more politics than I would have expected. There were occasions during my tenure that management was not in tune with the rest of the staff.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great company to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Market Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Before the merge with Expedia, the pros included; leadership team, enviroment, flexibility, talented people ...

    Cons

    After Expedia´s acquisition, most Orbitz employees had to leave, ending the Orbitz Era. Its a shame that Expeda did not take advantage of many talented people.


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