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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. "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


  2. "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

  3. "Good Team"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to try new roles, collaborative team, entrepreneurial environment, good people

    Cons

    Leadership changes since 2014 have really pushed down the spirit of the company. It used to be a fantastic place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Strategic leadership is key to driving success and retaining employees


  4. "Challenging work with fun people - Work loads unbalanced"

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    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Challenging work and many talented individuals. Lots of collaboration. Flexible work schedules for many groups.

    Cons

    Focus was a bit erratic at times. Work-life balance was non-existent for some departments while others were successful. Too many meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Mgmt has changed with new Expedia leadership so n/a.


  5. "Another "special place" lost to a merger"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I know what "was" special but it is going to take time to see what of that remains and what posstive things the new leadership team brings

    Cons

    The ONLY cons were created by the financial expectations imposed by Wall street analysts. Perhaps the new leadership can leverage the power of Expedia but keep the culture of Orbitz... Again,.. all TBD

    Advice to Management

    You passed on the opportunity to leverage OFB. Whenever possible, leverage the power of Expedia but keep the culture of Orbitz.


  6. "Accounting Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere. Mostly young people

    Cons

    Went through some really rough times. Couldn't weather the storm.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Orbitz"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Pay was good for a recent college grad.

    Cons

    I felt like the company was more about "images" then actual work performance.

    Advice to Management

    Don't try to make a person change there personality, and work to help them be better as is.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Changes are not positive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work for work/life balance, interesting job, smart people, lots of fun.

    Cons

    Orbitz just got bought out by Expedia and 40% of the employees are being laid off. Many of the ones that are staying did not get satisfactory roles in the new company, so the outlook in the near future is very poor.

    Advice to Management

    None - they are mostly gone by now. To Expedia's management, I would suggest putting more effort into retaining employees that are being let go. There are hundreds (thousands?) of job openings at Expedia, yet they couldn't find a spot for 350 people. They clearly don't value the talent at Orbitz.


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    "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Market Coordinator in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Current Employee - Market Coordinator in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great team environment. There is great potential to grow.

    Cons

    The company recently was purchased and some changes on underway. It can be for good, but still need more time to see what is going to happen.


  10. "Friendly atmosphere with a lot of opportunity to learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide (More than a year)

    Pros

    Latest technology and agile practices, very friendly and helpful colleagues , good work-life balance and benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes, hard work goes unnoticed by the upper management.


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