Orbitz Worldwide

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Good so far

Current Employee - Technology in Chicago, IL (US)
Current Employee - Technology in Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Seems like everyone I work with enjoys being there, no real disgruntled employees that I have come across. Everyone so far has been a pleasure to work with and a positive vibe. Let's be honest that really what makes or breaks a job is the people you work with.

Great office, nice location.

Compensation is on par with competitors.

Cons

A little too software happy, you have to log any vacation or time off twice in separate systems. Stupid red tape with dealing with issues like getting locked out of machine or hardware stuff.

You must submit your hours weekly (Replicon).

No personal mail of any kind allowed, which I have never encountered before any any company. It's not critical but every now and then there may be a package that you have to have delivered at work, but that wont happen here.

No 401k match for the entire first year, another first experience for me and a surprise given the size of the company.

PTO is on the stingy side, 12 days of vacation a year.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ease up on the personal mail, we spend the majority of our week in the office...at least let us pick up important deliveries from the mail room, you dont have to deliver it. Remove redundancy from employee tools, kill replicon.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great things happening at Orbitz

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I have been at Orbitz for a few years and I am continually impressed by the quality of the people here and their passion for the business. We are making good progress in the key areas laid out by the leadership team and we are beginning to see the payoff, particularly in areas like Mobile. The leadership team is approachable and Orbitz is a pretty flat structure meaning it's easy to get your ideas heard.

    Cons

    Orbitz has fewer people than some of our larger competitors, but just as much to get done. It means everyone has a lot on their plate and so it's hard to do everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are a lot of things happening and people are pulled in a lot of directions - clarifying what is truly important to help people focus would be a huge help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Orbitz continues to offer me opportunities to grow my career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hard work pays off. Orbitz has yet to disappoint me in terms of offering me more responsibility and opportunities to grow. I feel that my boss and the leadership team are invested in me. There are a lot of passionate people at this company. Passionate about the work we do, about technology, about helping other people. The people are another big part of the reason that I have stayed here.

    Cons

    We try to do too much. Being a full service OTA with numerous brands makes it difficult to focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve benefits to be more competitive with technology companies out west and back east.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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