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Orbitz Worldwide Reviews

Updated August 7, 2017
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  • 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. "Amazing talent!"

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    • Senior Management
    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!


  2. 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.

  3. "Regional Sales Manager"

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

    Pros

    Great leadership, good benefits, remote and with tools I needed to succeed.

    Cons

    Acquisition by Expedia resulted in complete overhaul of sales.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  4. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Lots of smart developers. Always more to learn

    Cons

    Process can move slow at times.


  5. "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


  6. "Marketing Dept interaction"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Competent people, also they are generally friendly.

    Cons

    having to deal with typical large corporation beauracracy


  7. "Orbitz review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity if willing to move.

    Cons

    Larger company can be more challenging to navigate.

  8. "Good work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong technical company, willing to push the envelope of what is possible in technology.

    Cons

    Nothing to speak of, good place to work.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. "Market Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Coordinator
    Former Employee - Market Coordinator
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, Friendly global online Travel company on cutting edge. Technology driven with customers best interests in mind.

    Cons

    System tools upgrades/improvements slow to come so you must be resourceful to navigate around the challenges when applicable.


  10. "Great Company for developing skills"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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