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Senior Account Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Expedia in November 2010.
Interview Details Quite a long process. I had 4 interviews in total, the last one was a panel interview. The people who interviewed me were friendly but at the same time they probed my CV and experiences in-depth. Overall it was a good interview experience.
Interview Question – In my panel interview I was asked questions about the business case I presented and questioned about my assumptions and numerical skills, despite the fact I was told in the brief that I did not have to worry about the accuracy of the numbers. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I negotatiated the base salary. Never accept the first offer. When I got promoted I had to push for a salary increase as well. You need to know your value, as Expedia will try and pay as little as possible if they can.
Senior Director, Training Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Expedia in March 2013.
Interview Details This was the slickest process I have ever seen. Positive, enthusiastic and fab recruitment team. 8 interviews in total but by the end I had totally bought into the brand and the people.
Interview Question – I found the interviews to be more of a discussion about the value I could add, rather than competency based questions. Answer Question
Commission Reporting Analyst Position Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Expedia in May 2014.
Interview Details I had an email exchange with the Talent Advisor. She asked me to complete a CV screening document which included competency based questions as I was unable to have a phone interview during the day.
Some question examples:
Tell me about a time you worked in an environment with strict processes and guidelines?
How do you look for ways to improve yourself and the processes with which you work?
How do you deal with ambiguity?
How comfortable are you working on many data driven projects at the same time (spanning multiple teams)? Please provide some examples for all questions.
I received an email the next day advising that I've passed the screening stage and that a phone interview has been scheduled with the Hiring Manager at 6.30pm as she was located in Bellevue, USA. It took 45mins and it was a mix of general and competency based questions. I then had to attend 2 face to face interviews at their Angel office in London. Again, the interviewers asked mainly competency based questions. Nothing too complicated.
Having passed 3 rounds of interviews I had 2 more phone interviews with the Hiring Manager and another Analyst and the Director all from Bellevue, USA. Interviews took 30mins each, more competency based questions with a twist of a last question being aptitude one. Given it was the last interview and 8pm London time, I didn't expect this type of question to be the last one. Needless to say, I didn't answer the broken bridge question as it was completely irrelevant in my opinion, having passed all the other interviews without such questions.
The last interview was the most difficult one with a screw up question at the very end of the interview. I felt it was rather mean, as they could have said thank you, but thank you no earlier in the interview process. I didn't have relevant travel experience, thus I didn't think they would like to proceed further after the 1st or 2nd interview.
There is a much more simple way of screening potential candidates. One interviewer mentioned that he also could not understand the 6 rounds of interviewing. He then corrected his statement adding that Expedia hires only the best fit for the role.
Don't waist your time if you don't think the person isn't a good fit for the role. You can screw up anybody in the interview process even the VP if you really wanted!!!!
Interview Question – What business goals would you set up for the year for this role?
If money and resources where abundant, what one thing would you change about the process you are most familiar with from your last/ current role? And why?
There's a broken bridge and only 2 people can cross it at any given time. There are 4 people in total and they all travel at different speeds. It's dark at night, and there's 1 flash light which lasts 10mins. How would you make sure all people crossed the bridge safely without leaving anyone behind? Answer Question
Junior Data Scientist Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Expedia.
Interview Details Gave the first round of interview few days back, general HR stuff...
Have not heard back yet. Was told that I would be informed about the outcome in the following week. Have written to the recruiter seeking the results .. no luck hearing back yet
Interview Question – The first round constituted mostly of behavioral questions... Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Senior Recruiter Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Expedia in March 2012.
Interview Details Not the most comprehensive interview process. Felt like I had to interject to even get a word in, which was quite strange if I'm entirely honest. That said, i did feel valued throughout he process and I enjoy working here.
Senior Marketing Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Expedia in July 2013.
Interview Details After applying via Linkedin and sending over my CV, I had a quick phone call with one of their Hiring Managers. It was a very short call focusing on my current role.
A week later I met the person who was leaving the position I applied for. We went through my CV, he asked more detailed questions about my skills set and what I would bring to the company. He was very relaxed and approachable.
I received feedback a few days later and was invited again to meet with the rest of the marketing team. As I was currently working, the HR team was kind and flexible enough to fit all my interviews in one day. I then had 1-hour interviews with people I would work with, report to and members from other teams. The beauty of this is that you get asked questions from people with a different background and got the job explained from different angles. A real 360 job interview. No tricky questions and a few behavioural (what would do you do in that case..) focused problem solving questions.
Overall I had a very positive experience even if I didn’t get the job I applied for. The HR team is by far the most responsive I’ve ever seen. Your questions get answered within 24 hours and they don’t keep you waiting and stressing over the next round of interviews. After the final stage, I received a one page long email including feedback from every single person I met a few days before summarizing what they thought of my skills and how I came across as a candidate. I find it super useful.
Interview Question – What brand would you be?
How would you implement a marketing campaign across several countries? Answer Question
Senior Software Development Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Expedia in October 2012.
Interview Details It has been very easy going, a first contact by phone, then a single technical interview with two different people. The interview has included a discussion about my current positon, describe the architecture of it. Then a TDD exercise very interesting one indeed. The people was very friendly
Interview Question – It has been easy going, there was no unexpected question. Answer Question
ECommerce Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Expedia.
Interview Details Thorough but fast, it consisted of four interviews each of an hour in a single day. Communication was strong throughout and an offer made very quickly. The interviews were tough but fair and the end result was a great place to work.
Interview Question – Being pushed on a process as it existed here and forced to question whether the process I was currently using was incorrect Answer Question
Senior Product Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Expedia in July 2013.
Interview Details Six interviews. First was a screening call with HR (about why Expedia, why the role, why me etc. - very general & easy); next was a 1-on-1 with the hiring manager (a bit of overlap with HR & the rest was behavioural); next was a day of 4 interviews with peers & other executives & the hiring manager (again). Next round a mixed bag with some behavioural, some technical & some business case type questions. In general not tough. Got a good sense of company & culture but not of the role as there seemed to be mixed views of it. Tried clarifying that during interview.
HR is completely useless. Had to chase several times for feedback after each round. And finally, didn't get ANY feedback after final round. None till this date. AWFUL really.
Interview Question – How would you build a business case for automating certain marketing tasks? Answer Question
Senior Sourcing Consultant Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Expedia in April 2013.
Interview Details Lots of interviews, but they were thorough, thought provoking and personal
Interview Question – "How would you tackle a brand new region...?" View Answer
Negotiation Details – Easy
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