CHICAGO, June 10, 2013 - Orbitz Worldwide tops the list as America's favorite travel company to work for - for the second consecutive year, according to Glassdoor's 2013 Travel Industry Report Card. Glassdoor is the leading social jobs and career community that offers 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.
Orbitz ranked number one among nearly 40 leading travel employers outpacing companies such as Southwest Airlines, Ritz-Carlton and Disney Parks & Resorts, based on reviews by employees. Orbitz is also the only online travel site to grace the top 10 list. Over the past 12 months, the company rates 4.0 out of 5, with CEO Barney Harford receiving an 86 percent approval rating. Click here to read more about the top travel companies to work for.
Orbitz maintained its 4.0 rating this year, with verified employee reviews applauding everything from opportunities for advancement to an engaging workplace. "There is a high level of autonomy with the ability to move around to different teams easily," states one employee, while another says, "Lots of smart people who like to challenge the status quo. Fast paced environment with cutting edge technology." Orbitz employees also called out the great work-life balance, fun culture and solid management team as pros to working for the company.
Orbitz Worldwide employs 1300 employees, including more than 700 at its Chicago corporate headquarters. It is one of the world's leading online travel sites, operating in over 140 countries and last year generating more than $11 billion in travel bookings.
Glassdoor's Annual Travel Industry Report Card is based on companies within the travel industry that received at least 15 verified company reviews during the past year (6/7/12-6/6/13). Company ratings are based on a 5-point scale: 5= very satisfied, 3=OK, 1= very dissatisfied. CEO approval ratings are calculated similar to Presidential approval ratings and are based on employee responses to how well they feel their CEO is leading the company.
About Orbitz Worldwide
Orbitz Worldwide is a leading global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to search for, plan and book a broad range of travel products and services including airline tickets, hotels, car rentals, cruises, and vacation packages. Orbitz Worldwide owns a portfolio of consumer brands that includes Orbitz (www.orbitz.com), CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com), ebookers (www.ebookers.com) and HotelClub (www.hotelclub.com). Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Partner Network (www.orbitz.com/OPN) 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.
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