CHICAGO, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbitz Worldwide – named earlier this year as America's favorite travel industry company to work for by online employee review site Glassdoor – received another kudo today by making a spot on Glassdoor's fifth annual Employees' Choice Awards list, which recognizes the 50 Best Places to Work for the upcoming year.
Glassdoor received a 2012 Webby Award from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences as the best employment website and provides insights into more than 250,000 employers. As the leading social jobs and career community, it provides an inside look at jobs and companies with more than 4 million pieces of employee-generated content, including company reviews, salary reports, interview questions and reviews, office photos, and more.
View Glassdoor's complete 50 Best Places to Work list: http://www.glassdoor.com/Best-Places-to-Work-LST_KQ0,19.htm
Orbitz, the only online travel company to make the coveted Best Places to Work list, placed number 26 receiving a 4.0 out of 5.0 rating from employees. Orbitz Worldwide CEO Barney Harford's approval rating from reviews shared in the past year is 87% compared to the average CEO approval rating of 68% for all CEOs on Glassdoor.
The 2013 Glassdoor Best Places to Work list is determined using feedback employees voluntarily and anonymously provide via an online company survey. The company reviews survey asks the employee how satisfied they are at work, if they approve of the job the CEO is doing, the pros and cons of working at the company, and what advice they would give to senior management.
Orbitz Worldwide employs almost 1500 employees, including nearly 800 at its Chicago corporate headquarters. It is one of the world's leading online travel sites, operating in over 140 countries and annually generating more than $11 billion in travel bookings.
About Orbitz Worldwide
Orbitz Worldwide is a leading global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to research, plan and book a broad range of travel products. Orbitz Worldwide owns a portfolio of consumer brands that includes Orbitz (www.orbitz.com), CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com), ebookers (www.ebookers.com), HotelClub (www.hotelclub.com), RatesToGo (www.ratestogo.com) and the Away Network (www.away.com). Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Worldwide Distribution (corp.orbitz.com/partnerships/distribution) delivers private label travel solutions to a broad range of partners including many of the world's largest airlines, and Orbitz for Business (www.orbitzforbusiness.com) delivers managed corporate travel solutions for corporations. For more information on partnership opportunities with Orbitz Worldwide, visit corp.orbitz.com.
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Orbitz.com is a leading online travel company that enables travelers to search for and book an array of travel products and services, including flights, hotels, car rentals, cruises, and vacation packages. Since launching its website in June 2001, Orbitz.com has become one of the largest online travel sites in the world and has led the industry with innovations including the Orbitz Matrix Display and Orbitz Price Assurance. The Matrix Display revolutionized the way the travel industry displayed fares and makes it quick and easy for consumers to compare flights, rental cars and vacation packages. Orbitz.com also offers "Insider Steals," a weekly, members-only flash sale that provides exclusive deals of 50% or more off of handpicked hotels in top destinations around the world as well as "Mobile Steals," exclusive hotel deals of up to 50% off in the most popular destinations around the world, available to mobile consumers via m.orbitz.com and the full suite of Orbitz mobile apps. On Orbitz.com consumers can search a broad range of suppliers worldwide. Orbitz.com is owned by Orbitz Worldwide. Stay connected to Orbitz.com with sale alerts, exclusive promotions and engaging conversations by following Orbitz on Facebook, Twitter and the Orbitz Travel Blog.
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