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Expedia Reviews

Updated 9 December 2017
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  • Little bit problem for work life balance if you are keen to learn new things you have to give more times to office (in 91 reviews)

  • Expedia continues to higher terrible people managers, whom have never managed people and then are not monitored by upper management (in 47 reviews)

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  1. "Induction"

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

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

    Pros

    Have just started at Expedia and have to say that the interview/induction was one of the friendliest and most pleasant that I've ever experienced.

    Cons

    As a new starter, I'm currently only four weeks into the job so I am yet to experience any.

    Advice to Management

    I would say to continue doing the great job. It's extremely welcoming for newbies to join.


  2. "Great Place to Work!"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible Working
    Work life balance actually is a thing
    Smart people
    Very little politics
    Massively collaborative environment

    Cons

    Still many key decisions are driven out of the US, internally the company touts being Global and the importance of being globally distributed, and yet approval always seems to have to come out of Seattle HQ, which across 3 global regions slows the business down

    Advice to Management

    Make global mean global from a decision making process as well as a point of sale perspective.


  3. "Expedia is a great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Health & Safety Specialist in London, England
    Current Employee - Health & Safety Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working culture. Good managerial ethos

    Cons

    Technology company more than a travel company

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free soda. Comprehensively complicated benefits package. Kudos for working at a company most people have heard of.

    Cons

    This is the most toxic environment I ever worked in. Lots of needless pressure to live up to the impression you gave at allll those interviews. The pressure gets worse as time goes on.

    This company has no interest in diversity or supporting women, carers, basically anyone with a life outside of work.

    My advice: Take your job ad/description, and throw it in the trash. It will bear no relevance to what you end up doing there, so go with an open mind. This place is all about speed - don’t let people push you just because they’re the loudest in the room. Stand by your principles and demand a certain quality of work.

    Advice to Management

    As your workforce inevitably gets older, they will value time with their families over espressos on bean bags in the office.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great company, smart people"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great team spirit. Supportive managers. Fast pace. Great place to be the first to try new technology and tools. Opportunities to show leadership all the way down to the most junior employees.

    Cons

    Bias for action sometimes a substitute for achievement. Silos. A lot of redundant information floating around. Teams can block each other due to lack of shared objectives. Strong product focus, not enough customer focus.

    Advice to Management

    Define clear objectives.
    Do more ecommerce.


  7. "Avoid Finance department"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    In overall friendly people

    Cons

    - underpaid
    - full of auditors from big 4
    - bulling , micro management
    - not very diverse on middle or senior managerial level.
    - mediocre managers


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Fail to understand why it is top employer"

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

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (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

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, actions on the ground instead of just fake talks in meetings


  9. "Senior Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Expedia full-time

    Pros

    Multicultural environment and great culture

    Cons

    My position too specialised not allowing me to see the whole

    Advice to Management

    Make easier for employees to change position


  10. Helpful (1)

    "It's about your Ideas & Execution, not your job title...."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in London, England
    Current Employee - Marketing in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Humble, but very bright leadership team. Lots of learning opportunities for growth. Internal promotions favoured over going external. Sideway moves into other job areas encouraged.

    Cons

    As the company is at the forefront of the tech/travel space, it changes continually. So you have to be able to thrive in an environment like that. Need to put more emphasis on product design to match the tech underneath.

    Advice to Management

    Show us where you want to take us in the next 3-5 years, rather than just the next 1-2 sprints


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Good job ruined by poor management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice benefits, flexible working hours, great office space and colleagues. Opportunities to learn new skills (code academy) and many career opportunities.

    Cons

    Poor management who's not involved in day-to-day operations.

    Advice to Management

    Show more interest in the team and focus effort on how to help. Acknowledge hard work and achievements.


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