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Updated Feb 26, 2015
Updated Feb 26, 2015
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  1.  

    Business Intelligence Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Expedia.

    Interview Details

    - It was pretty quick! Very impressed! Got a phone screen by HR followed by phone screen by Hiring Manager in just 2 days. Got Invited for a half-day interview session - all of this within a week! The day after the on site interview, they had an offer ready.
    - I got an offer from another company which suited my career goals better so I declined this offer but I was super impressed with their HR process!

    Interview Questions
    • pretty straightforward. They had some hands-on questions too which were lot of fun!   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Expedia in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied on career fair. During the career fair they asked me a question and I got an on campus interview. The recruiter is nice, so is the interviewer. There's no self-introduction. The interviewer asked one algorithm question and let me ask a question. The entire time is about forty minutes.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Senior Software Engineer In Test Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Expedia.

    Interview Details

    Typical phone screen followed by 5 in person interviews. True to recruiting's word they entire process was pretty quick. They came back with an offer within a week of interviewing.

    Interview Questions
    • Towers of Hanoi. This wasn't hard but it wasn't real world either. I'd expected an actual business domain relevant problem for a senior level position.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No. I mentioned vacation was short and HR said sorry that's not negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Expedia.

    Interview Details

    About a 3 week wait in between offer and start date. Everyone was kind. Had a recruiting Interview then 2 screening interviews with people in the same position. Then interviewed with the 4 people I'd be working with. Offer within 3 week. Started 3 weeks after that.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They made an offer. I said I was delighted but would like to se a bit more, would the be able to meet me at $2k more, and they agreed :-)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  6.  

    Market Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Expedia.

    Interview Details

    I was recruited through LinkedIn. I had two interviews with recruiters and 3 interviews with senior management. They call you back really fast, but job description is very vague and you really have no idea what you will be doing until you start the job. Some personality questions and lots of skill questions. They were very accommodating on interview time. I was living in another city at that time so all "in person" interviews were conducted in Skype, with the exception of the last one where the senior manager happened to be in the city.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you approach a top earning hotel whose RMD has been decreasing dramatically year over year?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much room to negotiate on salary, but I did got a signing bonus. Benefits non negotiable but it's on par with market.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Program Manager II Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Expedia in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone screen with the recruiter, hiring manager, and engineering manager. Expedia flew me in in, booked a hotel and a driver. I spent the day talking about operations, agile, imaginary applications and football. The next day recruiter said everyone was thrilled and the described the offer over the phone the next day (verbal, I said to send it over).

    After not receiving a written offer for two days I decided to expedite negotiating by making a counter on the base salary that was mentioned. My logic was my current salary had been used as a factor in calculating the current offer. By that valuation my salary is a year old and I have an upcoming pay increase so I suggested I was worth what I was countering. I wish I had a transcript of what happened next.

    Recruiter: "How can you not understand cost of living?"

    Cost of living was clearly an important selling point in the offer but I gave some examples of how it can be misleading.

    Recruiter: "I don't understand how you don't understand cost of living."

    I said I just wanted to make sure that cost of living wasn't the only determination, that I would be getting market rate regardless of where I was moving from or what my prior salary was which I did not have to disclose.

    Recruiter: "I don't appreciate that you are insinuating we are trying to low ball you."

    Recruiter: "I mentioned your counter to the team and they consider this a red flag."

    I had to remind the recruiter that we were just discussing the offer, not a big deal.

    Recruiter: "If we accept your counter you would be making more than your peers."

    Recruiter: "Well, are you accepting the offer?"

    I said I would accept (this conversation not withstanding) but also pointed out that the offer was below the salary range I had indicated in my candidate profile at the beginning of the process. If that range was an issue we should have discussed it right from the start.

    The recruiter called back to tell me offer was later rescinded.

    Besides the fact that there was no formal offer, this was the most amazing, unprofessional turn of events I have ever experienced with a recruiter or anyone else in a job setting. I have never had a counter--one that was very reasonable and thoughtful--handled like this. I have a masters degree and 14 years of engineering experience and to be insulted, to carry on as if I did not grasp cost of living (of course I had done all the cost of living calculations) really shows what Expedia thinks of candidates or employees.

    Counter offers are nothing personal, especially if the initial offer is not overwhelming or is based on disclosed salary or dubious concepts. What matters is how much are you worth to the company if the company had no prior knowledge of your location or salary. This is market rate. But I have no regrets. I passed eight hours of interviews with six different people. I have no problem if the recruiter blows up over counter offer. That too is part of the candidate interviewing the company. This is not the place for me.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Could not answer simple questions about how the compensation was calculated.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Expedia Response

    Feb 4, 2015Team Expedia

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you were unhappy with your recent interview experience. Expedia recruits and successfully hires thousands of employees each year in the US and around the ... More

  8.  

    Lodging Support Service Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at Expedia in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through a staffing agency. The process was very quick and got called for an interview a week later.
    Normally I get really nervous when it comes to interviews but when I got there the atmosphere and the people were so welcoming that I had no reason not to.
    So the interviewer came out shortly after my arrival with a professional but laid back demeanor. The interview had a total of about 10 rather simple questions and listened to live phone calls.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Expedia.

    Interview Details

    One phone screen followed by on site "loop." I interviewed with a total of 5 people over the course of 4 hours. I met with a senior leader, the hiring manager, and three other developers. The developers focused on technical skills. Including asking me to white board code examples. The managers gave overviews of the group and asked more of the "tell me about a time when" type of questions.

    Interview Questions
    • There were several algorithmic questions in the technical sessions. I do not recall a specific one   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate an additional 5%+ to the base salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    BI Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Expedia.

    Interview Details

    Process was standard for the industry. Contacted by recruiter to provide additional information, phone screen with the hiring manager and then brought in for a day to interview with a wide range of folks. Planning by HR was a little off - the interview was pushed back and I wasn't notified, confusion over where the interview would take place etc, though they were very nice and gave me some tips before the actual interview started. Sat in a window-less tiny space while five different folks came and asked essentially the same sets of character questions. Not really any technical type questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Not really any difficult technical questions. Walked through a business case of measuring and improving adwords profit, though the job was more on reporting.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Position wasn't a great fit for me and felt the department was a high-stress / low-reward type of environment.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Expedia in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Never was hired and did not go through interview process. I received a call from Expedia after 4 months. Think policy should be to start finding new applicants. I don't even remember what the position was that I applied for. I think it is rude to call someone 4months later asking if they are still interested. To each it's own.

    Reasons for Declining

    I had already found a job which may have been less pay then Expedia, I had already built a relationship with coworkers and was in the process of promotion anyways. No reason to leave, especially for a company where I am second choice.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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