|Orbitz Makes Top 10 on Glassdoor's 50 Best Places to Work List for 2014|
|Orbitz Employee Reviews Rank Company as Top Travel Industry Place to Work in the U.S. and #1 Chicago-based Company for Employee Engagement and Satisfaction |
CHICAGO, Dec. 11, 2013 - Orbitz Worldwide ranks among the top 10 companies in the U.S. and is the top-rated Chicago-based company on Glassdoor's fifth annual Employees' Choice Awards list, which recognizes the 50 Best Places to Work for job seekers in the upcoming year. Glassdoor’s position as a leading social media jobs and career community continues to grow with more than 4 million pieces of employee-generated content, including company reviews, salary reports, interview questions and reviews, office photos, and more to give job seekers valuable insight into prospective employers.
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Orbitz placed number 9 on the coveted Best Places to Work list, receiving a 4.3 out of 5.0 rating from employees. Orbitz Worldwide CEO Barney Harford's approval rating from reviews shared is 88% compared to the average CEO approval rating of 69% for all CEOs on Glassdoor. Along with its position as the highest-rated Chicago-based company, Orbitz is also the highest ranked travel industry company and only online travel company on the 2014 list.
“Our pride in our great employees is matched by our pride in the Glassdoor ranking, which puts us in outstanding company with highly-regarded employers like Google and Facebook,” said Orbitz Worldwide CEO Barney Harford. “The culture and opportunities we have at Orbitz are enhanced by employees taking great satisfaction in knowing we provide our customers with a great product, whether a last-minute mobile booking or a trip of a lifetime.”
“I congratulate Orbitz on its recognition as one of the top ten places to work in the United States,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. "The city of Chicago is proud to be the home of Orbitz and its hard-working, cutting edge employees. I look forward to Orbitz’s continued success in the future."
The 2014 Best Places to Work list is determined by using feedback employees voluntarily and anonymously provide via an online company survey. The 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 1,500 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.
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. Customers can earn up to 5% towards future hotel stays when booking hotels and 1% towards future hotel stays when booking either standalone flights or eligible vacation packages. 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 for iPhone is one of only 48 apps out of nearly 900,000 available apps chosen by Apple to be inducted into its App Store Hall of Fame. Orbitz members get exclusive access to Insider Steals hotel deals, promotions and other saving opportunities. 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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