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Orbitz Worldwide Reviews

Updated May 4, 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)

Cons
  • work / life balance - sometimes not so great (in 19 reviews)

  • Unorganized at times and the former leadership team seemed a bit funky (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people who are dedicated and always seeking the best way to do things. Six more words to meet minimum.

    Cons

    I only wish I could have been here since the beginning. Hoping my position carries over after the merger.


  2. "Trust Your Intuition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Orbitz was an amazing place to be during the initial 10 years. It had it's major ups-n-downs but was always a great place due to the resilience of the people to cut through the corporata and get stuff done. Regardless of the questionable future, it was and maybe still is a great place to learn the .com ropes.

    Cons

    Bizarre 'we're all in this together' message annually blind-sided by stack-ranking people into an archaic, business school, bell curve performance philosophy. Maybe they'll do away with this going forward as a retention strategy?

    Advice to Management

    Be forthright with your people; tell the truth. Focus on meaningful stuff in this odd time of Expedia sale and not so much on distracting employees.


  3. "Healthy workplace"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Very friendly and competent people.
    *Lots of company events - makes you feel very welcome to be working at the company.
    *No "office politics", at least in tech side.

    Cons

    *It is not very technologically driven.
    *Lots of legacy code baggage, makes it unfeasible to adapt new technologies, or even update to newer versions - on top of that, it seems like management is pushing towards new product/features rather than fixing technical debt.


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  5. "Orbitz in Limbo"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 8 years)

    Pros

    I have been very fortunate to work with a great group of people. I love the casual office environment (jeans, t-shirts, shorts, flip flops, and gym shoes every day) and that the office is closed between Christmas and New Years.

    Cons

    Performance reviews are very unfair and ratings are tinkered with in order to hit predetermined percentages. Senior management are only concerned with their own compensation. Now that the company has been sold to Expedia, the future is highly uncertain.

    Advice to Management

    No advice would matter at this point because if the merger is approved, Expedia will be the one making all the decisions.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No politics, flat structure, free pop, convenient location, travel perks, ability to try new things, work/life balance/working from home

    Cons

    Salary & benefits, stacked rankings/review process

    Advice to Management

    More manager training, ask for feedback on managers in the review process (usually get feedback from manager/peers, so the managers don't get feedback from their subordinates), more guidance on career progression and promotions


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Best Company in Chicago"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Workforce Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Workforce Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Honestly this is my 100% opinion of this company- although it only has been 1 month since I've worked with Orbitz it has been breath taking. I truly enjoy my department, my peers and most of all the company. I have nothing to complain about the company- from day one I'm amazed how fast their hiring process works and how dependable the HR team is, they are always around. I have enjoyed many of the companies freebies as well as the company picnic, its amazing how this company makes all their employee enjoy their job- very laid back but very professional.

    Cons

    NO CONS at ALL this is the BEST work place I've been since I moved back from the East Coast. I'm truly fortunate to be apart of the OWW Family.

    Advice to Management

    Although the compensation is great- I would like to see the company at least give allowance for CTA Ventra/Metra as I'm sure 99% of the employees use the public transportation to get to work.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is my first year at Orbitz but so far I'm loving every single bit of it. I would say the thing I love the most is the culture. Coming from a different industry I was impressed by how nice everybody is. I had no problems integrating in my team and making a ton of new friends.

    Cons

    So far, not a single complaint


  9. "orbitz"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Contract Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    training cession
    location
    perks
    awesome colleagues
    good learning experience

    Cons

    atmosphere
    lack of internal opportunities
    low salaries
    rigid management
    lack of diversity

    Advice to Management

    needs improvement


  10. "Product Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance, challenging opportunities that help grow professionally, flexibility to move around teams and gather expertise, people are very helpful and great to work with, the management is approachable - a flat structure, has a very embracing company culture

    Cons

    upward mobility is slow and unpredictable, although we strive to be a fast-mover sometimes changes take much longer than expected

    Advice to Management

    Increase the opportunities for training and learning


  11. "Awesome Intern experience with Orbitz"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart and nice colleagues with open-minded working environment. The company has no hierarchical heritage and one of the VP just sits behind me with her team members. I like the Thirsty Thursday party every month and company outing event!

    Cons

    Can I say it is too causal and leisure?

    Advice to Management

    Offer more positions for university student :)


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