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Expedia Group Reviews

Updated 17 April 2019
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Pros
  • "Work Life Balance - Not Complaisant - Innovative" (in 548 reviews)

  • "awesome company culture, good work environment" (in 192 reviews)

Cons
  • "If you are able to then you can have a good work/life balance but it is tricky for many people (especially with families)" (in 106 reviews)

  • "Upper management often failed to listen to feedback or address complaints" (in 56 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Market Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate Market Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Culture
    - More focus on base salary rather than bonus
    - Entrepreneurial
    - Ability to influence
    - Travel perks
    - Role development

    Cons

    To be confirmed as of yet


  2. "Great Atmosphere"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist II in London, England
    Current Employee - Data Scientist II in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. The company's culture is excellent. Very interesting benefits.

    Cons

    The senior management is becoming increasingly disconnected from what is happening on the ground; they organise events for themselves around the world to come up with ideas nobody cares about and build hype around castles in the sky.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture and decent benefits

    Cons

    They value MBA candidates over experience


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Game of thrones"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia Group full-time

    Pros

    - Work travel to Europe and US
    - Work from home from time to time
    - Get some travel discounts on internal sites
    - "Happy Corporate" culture (e.g. talks about firm's financial success, corporate positivity teams and activities )

    Cons

    Working in the EPS product team is like Game of Thrones show where

    - Senior product leadership and People managers have been managing each other out, fighting for power and fostering tension between teams all this time
    - Nepotismo. For normal people there's no career ladder to climb when the top rung is openly reserved for people with certain background. The more you resemble your manager, the better
    - Numerous re-orgs and moves of the internal teams are widely practised

    Advice to Management

    They seem nice, but don't buy it. It gets real Game of Thrones around here. The Game of Thrones show is fun to watch, but in real (work) life, London and Seattle have plenty of other opportunites.


  5. "Micromanagement and very strict hierarchy"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Partner Success Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Partner Success Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Expedia Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good package and salary. working from home scheme

    Cons

    micromanagement , impossible to transfer to other office, huge corporate brainwash, high targets

    Advice to Management

    ditch micro management style and be more flexible


  6. "Rewarding"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Empowering leadership
    - Speed & agility for a large org
    - Work/Home flexibility

    Cons

    - So many tools & systems (improving)


  7. "Great company to work for that follows it's core values"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company philosophy
    Very flexible work arrangements
    Nice office
    Good people

    Cons

    Salary not as competitive but benefits are good

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Good opportunity but issues with Discrimination"

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    Former Employee - EPS in London, England
    Former Employee - EPS in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Expedia Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice office, good opportunities to share ideas and understand other teams challenges, plus decent maternity. Can progress if you are passionate and can improve processes by working with other teams better. Some very good mentors and access to external training programs and study support. Lots of presenting so a good opportunity to improve presentation and communication skills.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, some employees share discriminatory remarks openly against African Americans/Asians and Muslims. After reporting to management of having discriminatory remarks told to me personally I was advised to think twice before taking further action. A few examples of incidents which I was involved in or was in the vicinity: an employee mentioned that a particular race are all thieves and Mosques should be outlawed in the US. An employee mentioned that an Indian colleague wears curry cologne. In a meeting someone suggested that having a majority of white people working at Expedia is due to natural selection. After having a call with an Indian person the employee then imitated an Indian accent openly in the office and others laughed and encouraged them. An employee (Manager Level) of southern European origin working in London advised that all races should stay in their own country. Whilst this is certainly not representative of the majority these were unpleasant experiences.

    Advice to Management

    Whilst many good efforts are being made to battle gender bias there should be efforts to address discrimination in the workplace.


  9. "Regional Manager Partner Finance Ops LATAM & NAMER"

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    Former Employee - F&A in London, England
    Former Employee - F&A in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Expedia Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Terrible Management and not being flexible when request to work abroad due to an unforeseen reason.


  10. "Tech Company that thrives through its positive, friendly and fun culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia Group (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The work culture is unparalleled in that there really is little room for "politics". Colleagues are very helpful and supportive and its simply fun to work in such an environment. There is ample chance to have a diverse career both in terms of remit and in terms of location. It is very simple to talk to Senior Execs and the resulting culture tends to be very open for dialogue. I believe whilst pay is not the most competitive at my level the balance of work/life, culture and benefits makes up for it.

    Cons

    The Company is becoming more centralised which is a necessary thing but can lead to a slightly more "top down" approach. There also has been a clear trend back to headquarters in Seattle for key decision making which is a watch-out depending on what you are looking for. Also it is probably best to be a specialist vs a generalist due to the centralisation of these functions. A watchout to those not in HQ is that now in the global work process you can have meetings early Mornings or late at nights and need to be careful to balance this. If you are able to then you can have a good work/life balance but it is tricky for many people (especially with families)

    Advice to Management

    -Find ways to allow more work within regular time-zones
    -balance away slightly from the pure data driven T&L culture to slightly more innovation
    -take slightly more controlled risk