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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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- 5.0Oct 20, 2014Senior AnalystCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearChicago, IL
Orbitz is know for its tech savvy teams and the deployment of cutting edge technology. It is a great place to learn and share with the smartest bunch in town
The culture can get a little better with respect to make things a little light-hearted
- 2.0Apr 11, 2013Former Manager-level EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearChicago, IL
-Located in Oglvie train station. -Work from home options (depending on group & manager). -Monthly employee happy hours (for those that like to drink). -Certain members of Senior Leadership are very approachable and easy to work with. -There are some very talented and productive people working (and formerly) at Orbitz.
-Compensation is not that great, raises are OK. Bonus is pretty low and not competitive. -High turnover in many groups -Lots of changes due to lack of cash/money, and cutbacks/layoffs -Office is OK, kind of dated and dark; not enough conference room space -Certain Managers/Directors were promoted due to how long they worked at company, not based on people or management skills. Some are highly inappropriate and have long histories of this. -Not much available for career advancement outside of Technology. -Work/life balance is not great for high performers. Those with a good work/life balance are not high performers.1
- 3.0Sept 13, 2009Anonymous EmployeeFormer EmployeeChicago, IL
smart people. I felt reasonably taken care of.
smart people not used sustainably... the major rearchitecting Orbitz went through was tough on the technical team. Lots of attrition. Seemed like they were trying to get to a place where they wouldn't need as much top talent, so they made the calculation that they could put their current talent through the wringer.
- 3.0Dec 21, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsChicago, IL
Great place to work for work/life balance, interesting job, smart people, lots of fun.
Orbitz just got bought out by Expedia and 40% of the employees are being laid off. Many of the ones that are staying did not get satisfactory roles in the new company, so the outlook in the near future is very poor.6
- 5.0Oct 16, 2014Software Engineer IICurrent Employee, less than 1 yearBengaluru
Was working with a good company before, Orbitz didn't disappoint me for making a job switch. 1. Good work life balance 2. Well established company working in a start up mode. 3. Great room for innovation 4. Work in cutting edge technologies 5. Happening atmosphere, never dull
1. Things in Orbitz India are not streamlined yet (since it's been less than 2 years the operations started).2
- 1.0May 30, 2014Account ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearChicago, IL
The overall company vibe at Oribtz is very positive. The Senior Leadership team is relatively accessible and compared to other companies, they are quite open. I appreciate the openness with regards especially to bonus compensation calculation. Orbitz does try to create a fun, open, tech environment with lots of employee activities. Fun isn't going to keep good talent around though.
Orbitz's employee benefits are paltry and do not match industry standards for business professionals. PTO, maternity/paternity leave, etc are dismal. I came from 28 days of PTO in my prior company to only 12 days. I've had fellow employees actually quit Orbitz when they find out they're pregnant, getting married, or other life events that require flexibility. Experiences vary greatly between teams. Some teams have managers who are open to flexible working concepts and working from home and other teams have mangers who refuse flexibility even under family emergencies! Other reviews are correct, there are extremely limited opportunities for growth here. Middle management here is awful. People become managers because of tenure not because they're suited to management functions. I've had my manager lie to me, yell at me, and take credit for my work. Finally, Orbitz HR team made quite a few claims during the recruitment process that they had no right to make and that went completely unfulfilled. I would never recommend any Orbitz jobs to any fellow business professionals, but would recommend Orbitz to campus hires. Orbitz is a fun place to start a career right out of college and benefits for campus hires are aligned with the industry. For experienced professionals...stay away!1Orbitz Worldwide Response10y
Glad you appreciate the vibe at Orbitz because we strive to promote exactly the kind of culture you describe – “a fun, open, tech environment with lots of employee activities.” Very disappointed, however, to hear about the situation with your manager, as well as your other frustrations. Please email me directly in confidence if you would like to meet and discuss these issues, or you are welcome to email any of the senior leaders of the organization in confidence about your concerns, both for your personal benefit as well as the benefit of our entire company. – Cory Schroeder, Director of Talent Acquisition
- 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
- 5.0Nov 1, 2012Internal AuditCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearChicago, IL
Leaving public accounting and coming to Orbitz was a life changer. I have been denying the mythical beast called work life balance up until the point I started working for Orbitz. There is definitely work to get completed and of course, due dates, but not the ridiculous amount in professional services company. Everyone at Orbitz is very open and I find that to be very pleasant.
As of right now, not applicable!
- 5.0Nov 14, 2012Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
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.
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.
- 5.0Nov 13, 2012Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsChicago, IL
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.
We try to do too much. Being a full service OTA with numerous brands makes it difficult to focus.