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Updated 11 Sep 2019

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Expedia Group CEO Mark Okerstrom
Mark Okerstrom
5 Ratings
  1. "Work Life Balance Perfect"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Expedia Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They understand the value of people's own time, and the cost of overworking people, so they don't expect you to stay late.

    Cons

    Not the fastest moving company - things require a lot of stakeholders.

    Expedia Group2019-08-04
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Going downhill"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Getting the chance to work with some really smart people, more casual and easy-going work environment and dress code than most companies.

    Cons

    This used to be a fun and creative company with a start up like culture, especially in engineering. No more! Unfortunately, under the new management (after Dara Khosrowshahi left) Expedia is fast turning into another boring corporation. This used to be a place where people had fun at work and enjoyed themselves. Right now it's a lonely place where people are hiding behind their headphones like at so many other companies. Mark Orkestrom seems to be a promotional CEO and even his laughter seems rehearsed. Personally, I don't trust much of what he says. A lot of the inspirational leaders like Aman Bhutani have been leaving in droves and have been replaced with careerists who try their best to make people work harder and harder. This leaves less time to work smart, be creative and come up with new ideas. The company has been on a path to centralisation and unification which actively discourages trying new things and forces everyone to use the same tools and methodologies. On top of this you have the long term Expedia problems with company cult-like culture, active promotion of certain social and political views and constant re-organisations. The turnover is extremely high, to the point that there is not much stability at all. Getting a promotion is very difficult when your manager changes every year, sometimes even twice a year. Last but not least benefits have been cut, for example the health care provider was replaced with one offering less benefits and encouragement for healthier lifestyle. Loyal employees are not really rewarded for sticking with the company. The 3 extra days leave people used to get after 5 years of loyal service have been scrapped. Personally I got a promotion without any salary increase at all. As a result a lot of loyal employees have been packing their bags in the last year or two. No wonder the company is no longer anywhere near the best places to work in the UK on Glassdoor ,a list it used to top. Even worse, I feel that with the current management team Expedia as a place to work is heading only one way - down!

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    Expedia Group2019-09-03
  3. "Great Career Progression"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Expedia Group work on some exciting projects in the travel industry and the career progression is excellent.

    Cons

    The pay is less than nearby companies, but the benefits are great.

    Expedia Group2019-05-31
  4. "Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    smart, positive, motivated people fast paced company fun and informal

    Cons

    HR don't listen, the recent benefits change in London was terrible and complaints fell on deaf ears. Benefits not always equal too. If you've been here longer you get more holiday

    Expedia Group2019-05-23
  5. "Great company"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Islington, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Expedia Group for less than a year

    Pros

    Autonomy Lots of room to develop

    Cons

    Sometimes felt like there was limited variety of work

    Expedia Group2019-01-30
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Used to be great, culture tanked over last 1-2 years"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Expedia Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent life-work balance Great industry to work in, constant interesting challenges Working across countries, multi-cultural

    Cons

    Lots of egos at play, talking the talk, however from the first step, retreating back to what they know. Many unsaid things, no transparency Managing up, most Managers trying to manage up, to "make their manager happy" instead of doing what's right

    Expedia Group2018-09-20
  7. "Could not ask for any better!"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Expedia Group for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing work life. Great people. Work with exciting technologies.

    Cons

    Slow start up but was great when it all started.

    Expedia Group2018-05-14
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Continuous innovation Learning workshops Good payment Relaxed & friendly environment

    Cons

    Jobs seem to be a bit static, career growth should be faster

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    Expedia Group2018-05-02
  9. Helpful (7)

    "Fail to understand why it is top employer"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    laid back attitude. Goldmine if you are a manager/director since you have zero accountibilty

    Cons

    No Career progression lots of talks nothing on the ground They created a feedback group who will feedback to HLT about the shortcomings and guess what who's in that feedback group just managers directors

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    Expedia Group2017-11-10
  10. "Great engineering team"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Expedia Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Fun and healthy office environment - Overall, people is both competent and proactive - Despite being a big organization, teams are quite independent - Excellent work-life balance - Good benefits - "Continuous learning" initiatives

    Cons

    - Communication and coordination with other teams can be tiring. It's even hard to know who's in charge of what. - Teams are split across offices and time zones - Constant changes in the company structure, in part because the acquisitions - Certain lack of alignment between teams

    Expedia Group2017-03-01
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