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Orbitz Worldwide Reviews

Updated July 21, 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. 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


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good work life balance .

    Cons

    workload is kind of less.


  7. "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

  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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!


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