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Orbitz Worldwide Reviews

Updated May 4, 2017
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Orbitz Worldwide Vice President and General Manager - Orbitz and CheapTickets Hari Nair
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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. "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!


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Great company to work"

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    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.


  7. "Orbitz"

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    Former Employee - Manager of Business Development in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager of Business Development in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All of the teams I worked with with were solution-oriented, creative, and entrepreneurial.

    Cons

    For a tech company that sold travel, we needed more travelers among us -- if only to better inform the products and our decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more hack-a-thons and open offices in Austin/SFO/etc. to attract top talent

  8. "Still a great place to work post-merger"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is interesting, with a lot of freedom. Upper management understands the competency of the tech talent acquired and directs the parent office to learn from us. Work life balance is great, huge amount of PTO, above average salaries.

    Cons

    The transition has been rough, but I think the toughest part is over. Good talent jumped ship in frustration. Parts of the parent office is not yet used to having remote employees so the new dynamic is a WIP.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to make radical changes to retain talent... and make it a priority.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Director"

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

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

    Pros

    One of the best companies I worked for. We had a great professional atmosphere, everyone worked together to ensure company success and continued growth and just a fun and rewarding place to work.

    Cons

    They were acquired by Expedia and the unique company culture is now gone.


  10. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Analyst APAC in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Analyst APAC in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, there is no "boss", but a lot of very good leader. Polished tools and systems to support your daily work. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Communication to HQ (CHI) could be a little challenging


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