Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Expedia
- Software Development Engineer (20)
- Software Engineer (18)
- Market Associate (16)
- Software Development Engineer II (14)
- Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) (12)
- Market Manager (9)
- Associate Market Manager (9)
- Senior Software Engineer (8)
- Fraud Analyst (8)
- Product Manager (8)
- Concierge (6)
- Software Development Engineer I (6)
- Senior Program Manager (5)
- Database Developer (5)
- Senior Product Manager (5)
- Lodging Operations Agent (5)
- Lodging Content Associate (5)
- Lodging Support Agent (4)
- Project Manager (4)
- Business Analyst (4)
- Senior Software Development Engineer (4)
- Software Development Manager (4)
- Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) (4)
- Senior Director (3)
- Senior Account Manager (3)
- Revenue Specialist (3)
- Software Design Engineer (3)
- Software Developer (3)
- Systems Engineer II (3)
- Media Producer (3)
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I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Expedia (London, England (UK)).
Initially interviewed for a 6 month contract role which involved working on a large project within the Content Team. Due to the short term nature of the role, the interview was very simple with a discussion about my previous employment and degree followed by a short written test. Interviewer was one of the project managers and was very chatty and easy going. However, I've heard that the interview process is a lot more thorough for permanent roles.
- What do you know about Expedia Inc and the difference between its brands? Answer Question
Fixed hourly rate through an agency.
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I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Expedia.
They requested for a phone interview a few days after i applied. The phone interview was dry and very much like a question answer session vs. a conversation. Made it feel like there were thousands of other applicants and i wasnt important
- Pretty straight forward questions such as long term career plan, why expedia, etc nothing interesting, pretty boring interview :( Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Didnt want to be part of an organization that hires people in such a weak manner. They didnt care about me in the interview, only cared about the questions they had so i figured that even if i was to join they wouldnt care about me so whats the point?
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Expedia (London, England (UK)).
Thorough but fast, it consisted of four interviews each of an hour in a single day. Communication was strong throughout and an offer made very quickly. The interviews were tough but fair and the end result was a great place to work.
- Being pushed on a process as it existed here and forced to question whether the process I was currently using was incorrect Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Expedia (London, England (UK)) in April 2013.
Lots of interviews, but they were thorough, thought provoking and personal
- "How would you tackle a brand new region...?" 1 Answer
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5+ weeks – interviewed at Expedia (London, England (UK)) in March 2013.
This was the slickest process I have ever seen. Positive, enthusiastic and fab recruitment team. 8 interviews in total but by the end I had totally bought into the brand and the people.
- I found the interviews to be more of a discussion about the value I could add, rather than competency based questions. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days – interviewed at Expedia (London, England (UK)) in October 2012.
It has been very easy going, a first contact by phone, then a single technical interview with two different people. The interview has included a discussion about my current positon, describe the architecture of it. Then a TDD exercise very interesting one indeed. The people was very friendly
- It has been easy going, there was no unexpected question. Answer Question
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Expedia (London, England (UK)) in March 2012.
Not the most comprehensive interview process. Felt like I had to interject to even get a word in, which was quite strange if I'm entirely honest. That said, i did feel valued throughout he process and I enjoy working here.
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I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week – interviewed at Expedia (London, England (UK)) in January 2011.
I attended 2 lengthy interviews over a 1 or 2 week period, The latter interview included me meeting with 3 people individulally each for well over an hour.
I was told I would receive feedback within 48 hours of the interview. After not hearing for over 72 hours I dropped a quick note to request feedback. 4 weeks later I finally got a response asking me to come back in for a final meeting.
Needless to say I declined the request and found a job elsewhere where the recruitment process was both slick and professional.
- What's the most novel recruitment process you have gone through to fill a role. 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
I declined the offer due to the lack of contact for 4 weeks post interview even after chasing numerous times.
I'd have hoped for a much more professional process and if that's a taste of the interviews recruiters get then I daren't think was interview process other candidates go through..
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days – interviewed at Expedia (London, England (UK)) in December 2010.
Initial discussion with recruiter.
One hour discussion with hiring manager: CV background plus case studies using current examples of business challenges.
Four one-hour interviews with potential future colleagues, covering previous experience.
Four 30-minute phone interviews with US-based colleagues, again covering previous experience.
Expedia has many MBA/ former consulting staff, so for leadership positions structured analytic skills are highly valued.
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Expedia (London, England (UK)) in November 2010.
Quite a long process. I had 4 interviews in total, the last one was a panel interview. The people who interviewed me were friendly but at the same time they probed my CV and experiences in-depth. Overall it was a good interview experience.
- In my panel interview I was asked questions about the business case I presented and questioned about my assumptions and numerical skills, despite the fact I was told in the brief that I did not have to worry about the accuracy of the numbers. 1 Answer
I negotatiated the base salary. Never accept the first offer. When I got promoted I had to push for a salary increase as well. You need to know your value, as Expedia will try and pay as little as possible if they can.
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