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Expedia Group Reviews

Updated 11 Dec 2019

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4.0
79%
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Expedia Group CEO Mark Okerstrom
Mark Okerstrom
65 Ratings
  1. "Great company to work"

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    Current Employee - Product Designer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The team is super friendly, the office is awesome, they are very flexible

    Cons

    Nothing comes to my mind

    Expedia Group2019-09-27
  2. Helpful (1)

    "A mess!"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free fruit, drinks, once a month breakfast, casual and super relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Recruitment have no idea what they are doing, double standards for individuals, people take advantage of the sickness policy, annual leave is never monitored and favouritism of individuals happens frequently rather than acknowledging good work which is actually done. Management need to use time doctor on employees to assess what work they actually do.

    Advice to Management

    Monitor what your staff actually do (use time doctor) and do the role you’re paid to do (manage). Lack of any disciplined structure impedes on what the organisation could be, which is more productive and efficient. Stop with the favouritism.

    Expedia Group2019-10-29
  3. "Amazing Company (total chaos)"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant culture, lots of cool work, lovely environment, working with really smart people

    Cons

    Working a lot of US hours can be hard

    Expedia Group2019-09-23
  4. "Great Technology Company to Work for"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun company with interesting challenges & a great culture. Working hours between London & Seattle can be a challenge.

    Cons

    Challenging dynamics between the brands and central Expedia Group teams.

    Expedia Group2019-09-17
  5. "Fantastic, forward thinking business"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A superb place to work, surrounded by bright, open-minded people.

    Cons

    It really is hard to think of any!

    Expedia Group2019-09-16
  6. "Great place, competent people"

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    Former Employee - Credit Controller in London, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Growing opportunities, young teams, high educated colleagues

    Cons

    In London if you don't have a Certification in Finance it might difficult to progress even with a Master's Degree in Finance

    Advice to Management

    To keep up the good spirit and confidence of the Team by being cautions in making big changes without collecting feedback from the Team itself

    Expedia Group2019-09-16
  7. "Great"

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

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

    Pros

    great great great great great

    Cons

    things can take a long time

    Expedia Group2019-09-07
  8. Helpful (9)

    "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
  9. "Great Culture, Great Flexibility, Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Senior ECommerce Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really interesting projects and tasks that many departments are involved in which follows the values of one team one group. Great work life balance Great benefits including life assurance, critical illness, income protection. Additional benefits you can select including cycle vouchers, travel insurance, private medical, dentist insurance, gadget insurance and many more. Office is really nice with newly revamped... terrace and games room along with table tennis tables. Free drinks fridges in every kitchen which has healthy and soft drink options.

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    Cons

    Very complex business with so many details that you just need to learn and a lot of changes within the company. However this is necessary for continuous innovation. Besides from this no cons so far.

    Expedia Group2019-09-07
  10. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really fast paced - there's always lots going on and plenty of interesting projects to get involved in Lots of career development opportunities Genuine, lovely, clever co-workers Great benefits! Travel allowance and travel discounts, wellness allowance to spend on gym membership etc as well as all the standard ones. Brilliant paternity leave. Relatively good work life balance, and very flexible working culture

    Cons

    Lots of change, constantly, which can get tiring Can be really difficult to get things done across more than one division, as they all have different processes

    Expedia Group2019-09-04
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