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Updated Apr 6, 2014
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Senior Network Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Bellevue, WA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Expedia.

Interview Details – HR did a phone pre-screen. Was onsite for about 4 -5 hours of technical interviews with fellow engineers, directors, and senior directors. Technical interviews were standard set of questions for the skillset required. Took a while to hear back after the on-site interview - almost a week.

Interview Question – Oddest questions were around how I would solve their current challenges.   Answer Question

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Creative Director Interview

Anonymous Employee
Bellevue, WA

I applied in-person and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Expedia in July 2013.

Interview Details – I knew someone in who was able to get my resume to the hiring manager. I would not have been found with a key word search and regular online application

Interview Question – Interview process was very high level since I had been working in a leadership position for 15 years.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Standard. We met in the middle. Their executive recruiter treated me with incredible respect and worked hard to get an offer that I would be happy with.

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Market Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Expedia in January 2013.

Interview Details – The interview process was 3 stages - initial screening call, Manager interview over the phone, and in person interview with 4 separate interviewers. The final session was 4 hours. Questions ranged from analytic to sales specific, and the final 4 round interviews was very intense. The interviewers were nice and made me feel comfortable, but that did not ease the nerves as I was interviewing with very high up individuals.

Interview Question – How many airplanes are currently flying over Dallas?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Yes, I was able to negotiate a higher salary.

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Marketing Manager Interview

Marketing Manager

Interviewed at Expedia

Interview Details – Several rounds of in-person interviews

Interview Question – Given a problem about marketing optimization   Answer Question

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Senior Manager Interview

Senior Manager

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Expedia in February 2013.

Interview Details – There were technical questions, problem-solving questions, cultural fit and leadership potential assessments. Initially there was a phone screen with the hiring manager. Then I met in person with several team members in two locations, and all but one were completely prepared, professional, friendly, and serious about making a good investment for the company by finding the best fit. I found the entire process to be pleasant yet challenging in a good way, and it was a good indication of the high quality of co-workers I now work with.

Interview Question – The site is down on the French point of sale. What do you do?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – The negotiation phase was over two days, and all parties were reasonable. I was happy with the result.

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Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)
Bellevue, WA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Expedia in September 2011.

Interview Details – Screen (in person), then 7 people loop.

Interview Question – The answer given was a possible solution. The answer the interviewer wanted involved Reflection.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Offer and Counter offer. Expedia moved very fast, unlike other companies who waited weeks to respond.

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Software Development Manager Interview

Software Development Manager
Bellevue, WA

I applied through other source and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Expedia in July 2013.

Interview Details – This was the most impressive process. From start to offer it was about two weeks. I had informational discussions with the hiring director. That resulted into a phone screen. Nothing too difficult. Situational and the typical bar raiser kind questions. After that next week I came in for a loop. The whole process was well explained. I had 5 hour loop. The loop as with different directors, managers and architect. I didn't find it difficult. I talked a lot, white boarded a lot. But it was all fun. It felt like great environment where we were bouncing ideas. Lot of situational questions. Some high level design/arch questions. Once the idea was proposed it was challenged with some other level of increasing difficulty/complexity. And so on... I won't provide the exact questions as I signed an NDA.
Within two days I was told they were going to extend an offer. They made the offer which was within my ask. I accepted.

Interview Question – I can't provide the exact questions as I signed an NDA?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Didn't negotiate a lot. Vacation and pay is pretty standard, not a lot of room to negotiate. There is room to negotiate sign-on bonus.

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Senior Director of Technology Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Expedia.

Interview Details – Interview process wasn't very difficult. Mostly it seemed that the decision was made for a number of the interviewer based on what their manager (the referrer) has said.
Only has one interviewer that asked any questions that required thinking

Interview Question – On the fly design question regarding searching through and ranking hotels   Answer Question

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Senior Software Dev Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Bellevue, WA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Expedia in December 2012.

Interview Details – Easy resume based questions.
Expect some technical questions from Dev Manager types
Roundabout HR questions about peer reviews

Interview Question – Some PM guy wanted to know my opinion on peer reviews.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They were very rigid with the salary package. Director was willing to bump up the sign -on package but not willing to budge on base salary.

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Software Development Engineer Interview

Software Development Engineer

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Expedia in December 2013.

Interview Details – Been contacted in Linkedin, didn't really go with high hope but was hoping for some good interview experience. Except for one engineer who has a simple, yet interesting question rest of the questions were either behavioral or just conversation where I questioned what technical ability, I was probed on. One of the interviewers literally struggled/confused with some of the fundamentals, at which point I totally lost interest in that job. The meeting with one of the senior director was just awful, he seemed to be so disinterested in the process itself that he couldn't control his yawn.

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