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Updated Mar 29, 2016

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Orbitz Worldwide Vice President and General Manager - Orbitz and CheapTickets Hari Nair
Hari Nair
18 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work life balance and good culture(in 107 reviews)

  • "Very enjoyable work environment (top 50 on glassdoor in the past)(in 49 reviews)

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

  • "Senior management are only concerned with their own compensation(in 14 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to work...hopefully Expedia keeps it up!

      Mar 29, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Smart people; great culture; interesting professional challenges; highly dynamic environment. Senior management was a cohesive team and hopefully the business will thrive with Expedia's deeper resources.

      Cons

      Scale disadvantage relative to major competitors. This is clearly no longer an issue as they are part of Expedia. It will be interesting to see how the integration progresses.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Top Chicago Tech Company

      Sep 10, 2013 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      If you are looking for a company where technology rules the roost, as opposed to marketing or sales, than this is the company for you. Not that sales & marketing are not important, it's just that senior management does not exclusively pay attention to those areas of the company at the expense of technology & engineering (like most companies).

      Cons

      Orbitz tries to run agile like a startup, and for the most part succeeds. But it's a big enough company that overreaching bureaucracy can still get in the way of you getting your job done. Developer's machines are locked down by oppressive IT policy, Getting access to test environments requires submitting an inordinately large number of help requests that are frequently denied or ignored.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Interesting work, easy to interact with senior leadership team

      Dec 14, 2011 -  in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      There are a lot of technically interesting projects going on, and it's relatively easy to move to one that you like. There are a large number of initiatives always in progress, and you can always learn from someone else's work. The senior management team is very accessible, and they actually take part in & contribute to meetings with people of all levels.

      Cons

      The flipside to having a lot of projects in motion is that it's sometimes hard to know exactly what is going on. Business priorities change often, and this impacts technical projects.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Strong company with excellent people and culture

      Aug 13, 2012 - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Collaborative teams, accessible and engaged senior management, regular communication to employees about company goals & priorities (to keep everyone on the same page), great work-life balance, excellent location in the heart of Chicago, seemingly high percentage of employees who have over 5 years of experience at the company

      Cons

      In addition to the consumer facing brands such as Orbitz.com, CheapTickets and ebookers, OWW has several B2B units (Orbitz for Business, Orbitz Worldwide Private Label, etc.) that take a back seat to the more visible parts of the organization. At least internally it would be helpful to keep even the B2B divisions at the forefront of employees' minds, considering their importance to the company's overall bottom line.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      It is a well run place to work with smart, enthusiastic and extremely intelligent employees.

      Nov 2, 2011 - Software Development Engineer II in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      We have cutting edge development opportunities in a positive work environment. It's great to work around such professional, intelligent, and talented people. Senior management has it's priorities in order and is good at communicating that to all employees.

      Cons

      Work hours are sometimes very long. The "high performance" culture does demand alot of it's workers but it results in a good sense of satisfaction when the job is complete.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Forward thinking, fast paced company. A fun and engaging place to work.

      Apr 4, 2011 -  in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Very smart, engaged employees at all levels. A fun place to work but also a place where you will be challenged and intellectually engaged. Senior management goes out of their way to communicate the strategic direction and key initiatives to the employee base through Town Hall meetings and other forums. Orbitz is well known for utilizing cutting edge technology so your skill set stays sharp.

      Cons

      Going through some growing pains. Sometimes there are not efficient processes in place for getting things done. The culture is highly collaborative and this can hinder effective decision making. Things are definitely going in the right direction.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee

      New senior management could care less about their team, it's all about the bottom line

      Jun 29, 2010 -  in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Great colleagues who were always willing to work with you to get things done. Company seems to be focusing on the right things in terms of lines of business.

      Cons

      New senior management team, especially the CEO, could care less about their team. People are not viewed as the company's strongest asset, as they should be, but instead they are treated as if they were disposable cogs in the wheel.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Orbitz in Limbo

      Sep 9, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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      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.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Excellent place to work!

      Mar 2, 2013 - Software Engineer I in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      -Amazing work/life balance - -Very intelligent people -Everyone is very kind and willing to help each other -No politics

      Cons

      -Senior Management, but recently has been making changes for the better

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Inexperience Senior Management

      Jul 29, 2012 - Manager in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Great people to work with excluding senior management

      Cons

      Senior Management has no clue what they are doing. No true structure, no goals or vision. Senior management needs true leaders.

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