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Orbitz Worldwide Reviews

Updated August 7, 2017
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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. "Good Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed dress code
    Very talented people

    Cons

    Developers rule
    work / life balance - sometimes not so great


  2. "Orbitz in name only"

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

    Pros

    Very few. There are some travel benefits, but nothing so amazing you'd drop everything for it. There is free coffee.

    Cons

    Expedia acquired Orbitz and erased everything good about working there. Between layoffs and attrition, much of the talent is just gone. In many cases, employees were retained, but barely welcomed to their new teams and given little direction or much to do.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure teams actually integrate and on-board new people, especially those that were part of an acquisition.

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Amazing place but has changed with ownership"

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

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Highest level of talent (for vast majority of individuals) compared to any other company Ive worked for

    Cons

    Much of what made Orbitz so special has now changed and many people have left or are leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the talent in the chicago office or you will continue to lose people that are honestly looking to make a meaningful contribution.


  6. "Senior Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, that are passionate and smart, fun industry, opportunities to work virtually, smart technology

    Cons

    Super long hours every werk that management ignores or downplays, little opportunity to advance so they push horizontal movement

    Advice to Management

    People are not machines to burn out. Work life balance is more than a false corporate slogan and needs to be the real experience for every worker every single week


  7. 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.

  8. "Admin"

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

    Pros

    Good environment to work for techies.

    Cons

    Lack of carrier opportunities and cant get easily promoted.


  9. Helpful (30)

    "Used to be a great place to work..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    -Great benefits (Travel reimbursement, $700 for gym memberships, etc.)
    -Travel is a fun industry

    Cons

    -Expedia acquisition of the company has dramatically changed the culture for the worse.
    -Company claims to care about developing women and then put a guy in charge who addresses women as "honey" and talks about how "pretty" various women are...he has been at Expedia for 15+ years so clearly Expedia finds this behavior acceptable
    -Most people are job searching
    -Chicago is now a "satellite" office which means there is limited career growth

    Advice to Management

    Instead of telling us how great Expedia is, actually show us in how you act, the people you put in charge, etc. I would expect high turn over in the business group given lack of leadership and treatment of women.


  10. "Love it!"

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    Current Employee - Fraud Analyst in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Current Employee - Fraud Analyst in Hoffman Estates, IL

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

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere! It is a great work environment to be in

    Cons

    None at all! It's a great company


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