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- "3) Micro Management." (in 20 reviews)
- "Bad salary" (in 10 reviews)
- "Certain director level execs and project managers extremely mean to work with ...did not have any accountability to senior leadership for the way they managed their teams....lot of micro management by team leaders who lack technical knowledge and business acumen..." (in 10 reviews)
- "senior management has changed alot" (in 9 reviews)
- "compensations and annual bonus is not that good." (in 6 reviews)
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- 3.0Nov 18, 2009ManagementCurrent Employee
Because it is an online company - employees are allowed to work from home - which is a huge plus. Great vacation policy - and still some travel perks. Lots of innovative ideas (just not easy to get them implemented). Most of my peers are great folks to work with - very dedicated. Benifits are very good ( medical/dental). 401K average in this rough financial world.
Because employees can work from home - or are home-based - there is a very thin line between work time and home life (in the non-IT world anyway) - that is required to get the job done. After the reduction in work force in Nov 08 and Jan 09 - most non-IT departments are running very slim on staff to accomplish the same tasks as before the layoffs. Also - in an effort to recapture market share - it seems as if Senior managment is grasping at ideas to try. With the new management - seems as if we are doing a complete 180 on many of our processes. Continual changes in testing procedures and reporting/tracking products make getting enhancements and changes difficult and very slow. Reconize, utilize and keep key employees.
- 5.0Nov 15, 2012Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearChicago, IL
Orbitz is an innovative company with a great culture. There are a lot of opportunities to grow a career here and develop both personally and professionally; the company really supports learning and development. There are also many opportunities to connect with coworkers. With so many people in one building, it can be hard to get to know everyone, but there are regular activities to get people from different areas of the company together to interact and get to know one another. If you want to work with smart people and have fun while working on challenging assignments, this is the place to be. I mean, with a foosball table in the lunchroom, what's not to love?
The work is demanding and will challenge you on a daily basis. I don't consider that to be a con, but if you're looking for something easy where you can fly under the radar, Orbitz isn't for you.2
- 5.0Nov 8, 2013ManagementCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsRemote, OR
Challenging and innvotative work. Intelligent and motivated people to work with. Performance oriented environment where what you do is rewarded over who you know. Innovative and creative culture that enjoys pushing the envelope
More meeting space at HQ as conference rooms are at a premium and are over-booked as a result of the cube-based floor plan
- 5.0Mar 14, 2013Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 5 years
Great environment and excellent people. Driven by Innovative technology
In times disconnect between higher management and employees. Communication during difficult times can be done better.
- 4.0Apr 30, 2012Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeChicago, IL
The people make this place work really well. Very open to innovative ideas and new ways on how to continue to evolve the product.
There isn't enough fruit that is passed out for snack time. Could stand to change the coffee in espresso machines.
- 5.0Nov 11, 2013Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeChicago, IL
1) Great diverse team with good access to leadership 2) Innovative technology with a focus on mobile 3) Opportunity to work on localizing products for customers across the globe
1) Would benefit from a more focused strategy 2) Complicated technology sometimes slows progress in some areas
- 5.0Oct 11, 2012Enterprise ArchitectCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsChicago, IL
Fast paced environment full of A players. Employees get lots of opportunities to innovate. It's the best hybrid of technology company and startup with a strong culture of 'doing the right thing'.
Sometimes we try to do too many things instead of focusing on a subset of the most important. Accountability is harder than it should be.
- 3.0Jun 11, 2012AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearChicago, IL
'You knew you'd never keep Promises promises Why do I believe' Orbitz is a great place to learn some new technology and really feel like you have your finger on the pulse of the travel industry. The company culture is very relaxed and one where you don't feel pressure to present yourself in a certain way (appearance-wise) to be heard. The company is focused on bringing innovative solutions to the market...which can also go in the cons section. A majority of my co-workers are hard working individuals that bring a lot to the team.
Unfortunately, Orbitz, you're getting more in the cons section this year. Especially with the new Report Card that just came out. - Non-tech and non-Marketing employees are not treated as they should be. The bonuses and salaries are disappointing, as are the lack of real growth opportunities. The amount of work keeps piling up, but the salaries are not suitable for the work. - There is a lot of talk about growth opportunities, but these rarely come through. I've seen numerous qualified individuals leaving the department or company because they were not given what was dangled in front of them. You're told you'll be considered for a position, but then when it comes down to the final talks, suddenly everything is different. - The Senior Leadership Team is completely out-of-touch with what the employees are thinking and feeling. They act on their limited knowledge of the teams they manage rather than holding informational sessions to learn about the challenges that the teams are really facing. - The turnover of employees and the poor documentation of processes hinders the teams and causes huge backlogs of work. When you think you've caught up another change happens. - There is poor communication between teams regarding changes on the site that should be sent out to any team potentially involved. This includes 50/50 testing. - Too much focus on "innovation" rather than strengthening the core systems that are sub-par for today's standards. The Product team seems to avoid working on core issues and focuses on enhancements that the Senior Leadership Team feels are important. If the systems are barely hanging on, enhancements will not be successful. - There has been a distinct lack of informational meetings, such as Town Hall sessions. There has also been a lack of Learning and Development classes or Team Building activities. Company morale feels much lower over the past year. - When moving positions or getting a promotion in the company, it's almost a miracle to get any sort of pay raise. If it's over 9.9% salary increase, it needs to be approved by Barney. This drags out the hiring process greatly.6
- 4.0Oct 28, 2015Senior ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsChicago, IL
People are just super friendly and helpful to one another. Innovative spirit all around despite long-lost startup status.
Too bad it is getting sucked into the big bureaucratic corporate void that is Expedia