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Expedia Group Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated 27 Nov 2019

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  • "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 120 reviews)

  • "Upper management often failed to listen to feedback or address complaints(in 62 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Love the culture and work environment. Everyone is super willing to help as long as you're not scared to ask. Many opportunities to progress career wise as there are also lots of different projects. Always feel inclusive. Easy to build your network.

    Cons

    There is nothing as of yet.

    Expedia Group2018-12-07
  2. Helpful (11)

    "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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    Advice to Management

    Go back to Expedia's roots as a creative and entertaining place to work. Get rid of the workaholics, especially among management that ruin the work environment. Encourage working smart instead of working hard.

    Expedia Group2019-09-03
  3. "Global Sourcing Partner"

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    Current Employee - Global Sourcing Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working environment, strategic, progressive role. Great team culture and support from the business.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of yet.

    Expedia Group2018-10-16
  4. "Fantastic company"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia Group

    Pros

    - Unbeatable working environment - Flexible working - Great management and support - Fast-paced - Innovative teams

    Cons

    - Complex set up (i.e. large number of brands), a lot to learn as a new employee at Expedia Inc.

    Expedia Group2017-07-18
  5. "A challenging but rewarding role"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager Global Customer Operations in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work environment and flexibility is exceedingly good. Team dynamic is also a positive. Much empowerment allowed. Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Promotion opportunities can sometimes be hidden from general view therefore the impression is that there's someone's name on a role.

    Expedia Group2017-06-25
  6. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Young colleagues from a variety of different backgrounds and cultures - always makes for a great working environment!

    Cons

    Seems like the company hasn't accepted how large they are - needs to stop portraying itself as a hip, entrepreneurial environment as it's no longer that.

    Expedia Group2017-04-03
  7. "Excellent Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Bright and intelligent people, the matrix structure allows different views and opinions to be heard, open and non-judgmental culture, good career prospects, big efforts put into encouraging a diverse working environment, encourages relationship building in order to get things done

    Cons

    Large company makes decision making slightly slower, teams prioritisation can slow work down for other teams, in London the company is split over 2 buildings rather than being in the same one

    Advice to Management

    Keep a focus on career development and promoting within as it ensure people stay motivated and get to experience different areas of the business

    Expedia Group2016-09-28
  8. "Great company to work for !"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Expedia Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great benefits and work environment

    Cons

    Very fast paced environment - lots of deadlines

    Expedia Group2016-07-08
  9. Helpful (2)

    "The best company I have worked for"

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    Former Employee - Star Ratings Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks, awesome working environment and amazing place to learn. Friendly people who are always willing to help.

    Cons

    Nothing really I can think of as cons while working at Expedia.

    Advice to Management

    Keep appreciating your staff and you will always get the best out of them for greater productivity.

    Expedia Group2016-05-20
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Best job I've had"

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

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

    Pros

    Great office environment. Great work environment, interesting technologies to work with. Leadership is very accessible, willing to change, and makes a lot of good decisions.

    Cons

    Can be a bit political, lots of offices and technologies leads to communication problems

    Expedia Group2016-04-25
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