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Getting an Interview
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Helpful (2)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Expedia (Bellevue, WA).
Met an HR representative at a hiring fair and talked them through my qualifications and interests. Based on our conversation they said they would pass along my information to a hiring manager they had in mind. The hiring manager emailed me to setup a time for us to talk about my qualifications. The phone interview went very well and Expedia was impressed with my experience. Based on the phone interview they scheduled an in-person interview. Interviewed with 4 people, each for 1 hour. The interviews were challenging and at the same time fun. Interviewers were professional, had great questions, and provided exciting conversations. In fact, my interview actually went long because of the great conversations we had.
The hiring manager told me that she would contact me within 2 weeks about a decision. A few days later I was asked to provide my references. After notifying my references that they would be called soon I sent along their information. Expedia contact 2 out of 4 of the references and the references told me the conversations went well. Then.... complete radio silence from Expedia. No phone call, or email.
Giving it over a week I contacted the HR person and they never responded to 2 emails and a phone call. Contacted the hiring manager and she responded that she would have someone contact me. The person who contacted me was another hiring manager who wanted to do a phone screen for a position he was hiring for. I agreed and that phone screen went poorly due to the new manager asking vague, open ended questions and expecting a specific answer.
Still almost a month later I have not heard a final decision on the first interview. This experience has left me with a very negative perception of Expedia employees and the companies ethics at large. I invested considerable time into the process, friends of mine took time out of their day to talk with Expedia, and I even followed up with all the parties involved. They could not offer the professional courtesy of just a decline or accept email. Based on this experience I would not recommend investing your time into applying for Expedia as they do not respect applicants or the time commitment they require of people. Speaks volumes of how you would be treated if employed there.
Expedia... you need to teach your managers how to be professional.
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Helpful (1)Declined OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Expedia in March 2013.
The first round consisted of a phone interview with the hiring manager. The questions were straight forward and asked about previous experiences. However, the interviewer was extremely rude and abrupt. Towards the end of the interview while asking standard questions about his department and current operations, he hung up with no instructions of next steps and directly told me not to contact him for any questions b/c he's really busy and won't have time to answer them. If this guy is going to be my future manager, I would rather pass on the opportunity. Having this rude hiring manager interview terribly represents Expedia's culture and senior management. At least be polite and remember that you are representing the company as well.
- super easy questions about your past experience and how you have worked in teams dynamic. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
The hiring manager was very rude during the interview and decided I would not be a good fit for his department.