Expedia Interview Questions

Updated Aug 20, 2015
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    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Expedia (Seattle, WA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    The phone screening was pretty standard which was followed by an in-person technical interview. It was about an hour long and was pretty standard. Talk about yourself, whiteboard some stuff, do you have any questions. Off the bat the interviewer obviously liked his job and Expedia. Which is a huge plus for me when I interview places.

    Interview Questions

    • I signed a NDA so I won't say specifically. But nothing was uncommon. And the interviewer was happy to jump in and work with you instead of letting you flounder.   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Expedia.

    Interview

    Was told I got through to the second round of interviews, didn't get back to me for two weeks and said the jobs were closed but there were openings in some cities and they would get back to me. They never got back to me. Prepare for the interviews, they are pretty difficult and you need to know a lot about hospitality industry info. Be convincing. The interviewers were all friendly but they're awful getting back to you in time

    Interview Questions

    • A lot of situational questions. "If you were to try to convince a hotel to partner with us that didn't want to, how would you convince them"   Answer Question
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    Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Expedia.

    Interview

    Submitted a resume online. Got a response back from a recruiter a couple of weeks later. Scheduled a phone call - recruiter never called. Gave them another shot when the recruiter reached out to me almost 2 weeks after that - recruiter was more than 30 minutes late calling. If not for the fact the company was so short a commute, I would have ended it there. I probably should have. I come in for a face-to-face. I meet the manager, he seems OK. We have a good conversation. At this stage, I'm scheduled for lunch, which they said they would cater for me. I sit in that interview room for almost 40 minutes, no food. Someone comes in and asks me if I'm done eating, to which I mention I Haven't even seen a mint yet. They say they'll go look. I never see them again. I have a technical interview with one of the senior engineers. Well, sort of. It was more a game of stump the chump where he basically asked a bunch of theorycraft questions that one will never encounter in the real world and seemed to exist solely to help him validate his own skillset. I'm annoyed, but do a good job of masking it and power through it. My 3rd interviewer never even showed up. The 4th interviewer (a people manager of some sort who wasn't even with the networking group) and I had a good conversation, but I get the distinct impression that she was just randomly sent in to talk to me for an hour, because she had no real data on the job I was in there for. I leave and resolve to turn down any offer that comes in, if any. Radio silence. Then, 2 weeks later, I get this automated survey asking me how my interview process went (keep in mind I never received any sort of follow up one way or another). It was more than a little bit of a joke, this whole process. Talking with other network specialists in my area, the consensus seems to be that Expedia loves to interview people for roles they're never actually going to fill, roles they're going to move to another part of the country/world where the pay is cheaper, or roles that they are going to pull. They have no respect for a candidate's time, so you should not give them yours. As for me? I interviewed with 7 companies over 2 weeks, and received 5 offers. So pretty sure it wasn't me.

    Interview Questions

    • The network guy asked a lot of questions about multicasting.   1 Answer

    Expedia Response

    Jul 10, 2015 – Team Expedia

    Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review about your recent experience interviewing at Expedia. We’re sorry that you had such a bad interview experience, and we will pass on this information ... More

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    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Expedia (Bellevue, WA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    The Indian hiring manager went through my background and asked general questions about my Technical Writing skills and experiences. There was no major questions. Instead he told me about the assignment and what my part would be. For me, the job was right up my alley, and I could have done the job blindfolded. But apparently it was not enough to get an offer.

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    Information Technology Administrative Role Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Expedia (Bellevue, WA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Very kind interviewers, made me feel important and were very respectful. Typical interview questions, one on one is nice because it can be pretty personal. Many behavioral questions, they are trying to get to you know and your thoughts, be sure to be honest and give examples. Be yourself and don't try to be something you are not and I'm sure it will go well.

    Interview Questions

    • I'm going to honor the NDA, but some questions about tough situations at work and how to get through them, is the best I can give :)   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Expedia (Bellevue, WA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Interviewed with 6 different people in the finance department in their Bellevue Washington location. Each for 30 minutes. Very long and tiresome. HR person was great and a pleasure to work with. Entire process from first interview with HR, then one on one with manager, then brought in to talk with people in department took about two weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked the normal tell me about your self and what you do in your current role. A couple of them did what if scenarios, and wanted to know how you react. Also asked some questions to test knowledge of accounting and finance.   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Expedia.

    Interview

    I applied online and was e-mailed within a few days with a request for scheduling a phone interview. After a few e-mail exchanges we settled on a day and time. The time requested was for an hour and a half block which I found excessive however, agreed to. The day and the time agreed upon came and went. I called the recruiter, left a v-mail reminding her of our agreed upon meeting, sent an e-mail and later that day sent a second e-mail asking if we would be rescheduling. I never heard back. I am beyond offended by the lack of courtesy and with the amount of time I wasted waiting for an e-mail, a callback, anything to change my perception of unproffesionalism I experienced from Expedia's business practices. If a candidate was found for this role, why wouldn't that be communicated?! We are adults here- or so I thought. Terrible experience.

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    Software Development Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Expedia (Bellevue, WA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Had 1 telephonic round followed by onsite interview.Had 5 interviews with team.I met with two Sr SDE and 2 SDE II and finally with Director.The developers focused on technical skills. Including asking me to white board code examples.

    Interview Questions

    • Interview Questions 1st interview Sr SDE class Node{ int nodeId,int nodeParentId} is given. Input : List<Node> Output:Tree 2nd Interview SDE Design TIC TAC TOE problem 3rd Interview SDE II Lunch interview 1.Move all zeros to beginning input {1,2,3,0,0,0,4,5} output {0,0,0,1,2,3,4,5} 2. Given an int[] multiply all numbers except index I/p {1,2,3,4} O/P {24,12,8,6} 4th Interview SDE II Log file contains UserId.Every day has new log file.Given range of n days find top 10 users? 5th Interview Director tech Asked two puzzles 1.3 bulbs and switch board outside room.Find which switch belongs to which bulb in one pass 2.10 Bags with 100 gold coins each. Each coin weighs 10 gms in 9 bags and each coin weighs 9 gms in one bag find out which bag has coins of 9 gms in one weight?   Answer Question
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Expedia (Bellevue, WA).

    Interview

    30 minutes with recruiter, then 30 minutes with hiring manager, then 30 minutes with director. If you pass these, you get to interview in the company headquarters. When you’re invited to their offices you’re been interviewed by six different people. From the recruiters to the team everyone was very nice and professional. They weren’t trying to stress you out but to really get to know you & how your experience can work with the job specific requirements. Described the culture as “laid back” and agile oriented. The whole process was very quick, and they let you know very quickly if you move on to the next stage.

    Interview Questions

  11. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Expedia.

    Interview

    HR Rep was not timely in follow-up from the beginning. From delay in scheduling a initial interview, to being late to agreed interview. Phone interview itself was relatively short, around 15 min.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a key factor when looking at hotels performance?   Answer Question
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