CHICAGO, Dec. 10, 2014 — For the third consecutive year, Orbitz Worldwide received a spot on Glassdoor’s seventh annual Employees’ Choice Award which honors the Best Places to Work for the upcoming year. Glassdoor, the leading social jobs and career community, relies solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies via an anonymous survey.
“At Orbitz we work with our employees to create a culture that fosters growth, creativity and working together to provide the best shopping experience and travel products for our customers,” said Barney Harford, CEO of Orbitz Worldwide. “We are pleased that our employees continue to provide their honest opinions on Glassdoor and feel good about the Orbitz workplace and the direction of the company.”
Currently on Glassdoor, Orbitz Worldwide has an overall 4.4 out of 5 stars. Orbitz Worldwide’s profile also reveals that culture and values are among the top ranked characteristics among employees, with a noteworthy 4.5 out of five stars. Work/life balance is a close second with 4.3 out of five stars, followed by senior management with 4.1 out of 5 stars.
Additional highlights on Orbitz Worldwide’s current Glassdoor profile include:
- 97 percent of employees approved of the CEO, Barney Harford.
- 79 percent of employees said the company has a positive business outlook.
- 93 percent of employees would recommend working at the company to a friend.
Orbitz Worldwide is the only online travel company to make the list and the top company headquartered in Chicago. Click here to view the complete list of the 2015 Best Places to Work.
“I am proud to celebrate the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award winners in earning this tremendous achievement, ” said Glassdoor co-founder and CEO Robert Hohman. “Millions of employees around the world are turning to Glassdoor each month to share their work experiences. It is this type of authentic feedback that helps others find jobs and companies they love, and allows us to honor employers who stand out for their efforts in providing an enjoyable work environment and culture.”
The Best Places to Work are determined using company reviews shared by U.S. based employees who elected to participate in the survey between November 13, 2013 and November 2, 2014. To be considered for the large category, a company must have at least 1,000 or more employees and have received at least 50 company reviews from U.S.-based employees during the window of eligibility.
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 generates approximately $12 billion in travel bookings annually.
Orbitz.com is a leading travel website that enables consumers to search for and book a broad range of hotels, flights, car rentals, cruises, vacation packages and destination activities. Since launching in June 2001, Orbitz.com has become one of the world's largest online travel sites. Orbitz.com now offers the groundbreaking Orbitz Rewards loyalty program—the only program where customers can earn rewards immediately on flights, hotels and packages, and redeem instantly on tens of thousands of hotels worldwide. Use the Orbitz Rewards Visa® Card to earn even more rewards. Orbitz.com is the #1 way to book travel on mobile devices, be it using our apps (get them at www.orbitz.com/mobile) or our smartphone-optimized website (m.orbitz.com), both of which are tailored for smartphones and tablets. The Orbitz app won the 2014 Appy Award for best travel app. Orbitz also ranks #1 in Online Travel Website Customer Satisfaction in the 2014 American Customer Satisfaction Index. Follow Orbitz on Facebook, Twitter and through the Orbitz Travel Blog. Orbitz.com is operated by Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE:OWW).
About Orbitz Worldwide
Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE:OWW) is a leading global online travel company using technology to transform the way consumers around the world plan and purchase travel. Orbitz Worldwide operates the consumer travel planning sites Orbitz (www.orbitz.com), ebookers (www.ebookers.com), HotelClub (www.hotelclub.com) and CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com). Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Partner Network (www.orbitz.com/OPN) delivers private label travel technology solutions to a broad range of partners including some of the world`s largest airlines and travel agencies, and Orbitz for Business (www.orbitzforbusiness.com) delivers managed travel solutions for companies of all sizes. Orbitz Worldwide makes investor relations information available at investors.orbitz.com.
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