Expedia Group Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 28 Sep 2020

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Expedia Group Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Peter Kern
Peter Kern
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Pros
  • "Great work environment for everyone(in 258 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and work life balance(in 235 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "You need to manage work life balance(in 128 reviews)

  • "It was hard to deal with upper management sometimes(in 71 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Place To Work

      16 Jul 2020 - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance, guilt free WFH, Frequent team morale events, Fun & Modern Offices, great people who love travel and technology, open management

      Cons

      With all big, established corporates career progression involves a bit of jumping through hoops to be seen. A trade off for good work/life balance vs other tech companies is salaries are mid range.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

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

      1 Feb 2019 -  in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      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)

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      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Company allows bullies as managers

      30 Dec 2019 - Lodging Content Associate in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Office is located in zone one, easy access

      Cons

      No career progression, incompetent managers and poor work life balance. It's no longer a tech company, it became a very antiquated entity. Stuck in the 90s.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Progressive Company but poor worklife balance

      31 Oct 2019 - Human Resources Director in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary and benefits, very progressive and forward thinking. Always looking for ways to be better

      Cons

      very bloated, too many people for what needs to be achieved and they trip over one another. Work life balance does not exist.

      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      International environment, good benefits, but unsupportive in many ways

      9 Oct 2014 - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      International environment (very multicultural) Nice product (everyone loves holidays / travelling) Good benefits (pension, insurance, travel discounts)

      Cons

      Work-life balance is poor (Many early-morning or evening or late-night conference calls that employees are expected to participate in on top of their normal 9-5 work.) Very male-oriented culture (Male employees progress, women don't. I've seen comments about this in a few reviews here. There are programmes that in theory offer additional support for women, but they feel like 'lip service' only.) Poor leadership and infighting between directors

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      5 people found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Software Engineer

      10 May 2015 - Software Engineer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The technology team is very flexible and ever ready to try new technologies and methodologies.

      Cons

      There is lot of politics in management. It doesn't have very good work life balance.

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    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      be careful which team you are joining

      19 May 2016 - Anonymous in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice offices, free drinks, good team.

      Cons

      the more the company become bigger, the less is distributed to the employees. No clear bonus calculation. benefits get worst every year. no work/life balance as your manager expects you to work 60 hours per week, taking no lunches and be available 24/7, 365 days a year. no free discussion with managers, everyone has to say yes. very difficult to change the status quo (unless dictated by top manager). communication is always lost, but everyone is expecting you to be on top of everything.

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      10 people found this review helpful

      Expedia Group Response

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      Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We’re sorry to hear that you are not enjoying your current team and we would encourage you to reach out to your HR Business Partner (an update list of these can be found on BaseCamp).

    8. 2.0
      Former Employee

      A very mixed bag

      1 Sep 2016 -  in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun product Fast paced Global Pockets of amazing people / talent

      Cons

      Work life balance Low Number of female leaders Internal brand competition - leads to too much time focused competing internal not externally Overly tolerant of brilliant jerks

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      5 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Tax manager

      13 Dec 2016 - Tax Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company ethos is great and there are great benefits

      Cons

      The salary is not market rate, the team I was in was not good as the manager did not subscribe to the Expedia ways, so the work life balance and working environment was not good at all

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      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      SDM Manager

      19 Aug 2017 - SDM in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great oppotunity to grow within the company, great benefits, great people

      Cons

      super challenging in term of work-life balance since Expedia has grown so much

      1 person found this review helpful
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