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Expedia Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
927 Reviews
3.8
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The team I work on tries very hard to maintain a healthy work/life balance (in 138 reviews)

  • Good working environment, nice people and travel benefits and good work life balance (in 65 reviews)


Cons
  • work/ life balance *might* make up for this when compared to some companies (in 42 reviews)

  • Without close personal relationships to senior management you will hit a ceiling in your development (in 32 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Expedia

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance compared to other IT companies.

    Cons

    Politics in some departments. Many Asian managers prefer hiring their own region employees. English speaking skills of many developers are poor or not understandable at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Market Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Associate Market Manager in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Expedia as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great team work and co-workers make you feel like you are a part of a great work family. Great work/ life balance. Professional Growth, Training, Company Culture, Motivating, and the company is invested in their Employees.

    Cons

    Not really any significant cons. They have very aggressive goals to be met each year but their motivation and investment in employees does the magical push to help the goals be met.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I Love EXPEDIA! Best part of my IT Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    --Leadership is amazing and really cares about everyone
    --IT Support team is extremely efficient
    --Pay is great
    --Benefits are great
    --Very relaxed environment, clothing, etc.

    Cons

    I'm going to be picky here.
    --The parking garage is always overflowing.
    --Cubical space diminishes month by month by month. Lost of people sit extremely close to each other. (We NEED a larger building)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get us a bigger building. Stop reducing personal workspace to a mere nothing. I myself have yet to experience the crunch, but I see other floors every day with people sitting almost on top of each other.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Working at Expedia - What you need to know

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Expedia as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Good benefits
    Excellent Paid Time Off
    Can make an impact
    Great co-workers
    Family friendly
    Cutting edge technology
    Leader in the online travel space

    Cons

    Salaries can be a little higher but they are just average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't wait to bring in Talent. Hire more recruiters. Expedia is a great company. It still functions like a start-up but really needs to get more aggressive in attracting top talent. Great group of managers but they tend to work with just enough folks but can get caught not having enough resources when it gets super busy. Expedia really is a great company. It's the people that make the company. The management team can pretty much let most fly on auto pilot and you rarely hear of micro-management like you do over at some very large Seattle based companies. If you want to work for a company that values your work and input, then Expedia is the perfect place where you can hang your hat.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work - full of opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Expedia full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong growth in this space means that there are consistently opportunities to learn new things and take on additional responsibilities. Generous vacation policy and benefits.

    Cons

    The size of the Expedia brand within EI means that there is some added overhead associated with managing change or getting things done (but most teams work together well).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Expedia Response

    Dec 1, 2014Expedia Engagement Team

    We love the vacation perks, too. How can a travel company not inspire our staff to travel?

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    TPM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Product Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Product Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    0. Great benefits.
    1. Great people. Everybody I've had to work with is very smart. Committed. Wants to move forward.
    2. Great headquarters.
    3. Salaries within industry. And WA state does not have income task. A matching salary in any other state should be a lot higher if I want to receive the same paycheck.
    4. You choose your own growth path: individual contributor, manager, principal, etc. Independently of the title, you can shape your own success.
    5. Great communication from CEO. He has a blog and we can ask him any question we want. And he answers! Never before had a CEO delivered on his "open communication" promise before.
    6. Open communication of where the company is going, what's happening at every level.
    7. Free soda, sparkling water, milk.
    8. Lots of events: halloween contest, Xmas party for all the company, parties within groups in the company.
    9. Did I say really smart people? Granted, not every single person. But the majority.
    10. Particular groups of interest that you can join and attend depending on what you want to do.
    11. Great technology to work with. It's not the latest but only a little tiny bit behind.
    12. I can ask for whatever I want to be able to work better: ergonomic desks, monitors, mice, keyboards.
    13. You have the choice of a PC or a Mac.
    14. Work/Life balance is fantastic! Here I work over the weekend because I want to finish something. Not because I have to. It's not expected that I reply to an email over the weekend.
    15. We are strongly encouraged (and I believe it's almost mandatory), to take all the vacation. FANTASTIC! I haven't seen this in another company.
    16. Possibility to work in other cities where there are offices.

    Cons

    1. That it's not the 100% of people the ones committed to make it work.
    2. Relationships are very important here. What about delivery and facts? Not really. It's more about negotiation.
    3. Workspace is really tight. I have a desk and two tiny drawers. I don't mind the open space but I'd like to have more than two drawers and a desk a little bit wider.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the communication open
    Promote people not based on how well they are doing in their current job but on what they could accomplish in the next one. Not everybody is a great manager.
    Involve everybody at all levels. I know it's hard because we are big and some people suffer from apathy. But keep working on it.
    Money, free time: those are always great ways to show someone your appreciation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I love this techno-travel company, yo!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Expedia (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Expedia highly encourages creativity, taking action and working collaboratively to accomplish goals. The environment is very dynamic, ever changing, very fast paced and less political and bureaucratic than most corporate environments; You'll find a group of people, at all levels in all parts of the organization, that have one outcome in mind: to work together to create a great product and to uphold the mission to revolutionize travel through the power of technology. Expedia is also very dedicated to diversity and inclusion and giving back to communities. As soon as you enter the building there's a palatable energy! There are also great travel benefits, an onsite clinic and great health and wellness benefits. Because Expedia is in growth mode it affords a lot of professional growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Things change very quickly and could seem chaotic at times. Expedia is not an environment for the faint at heart. No stock offerings for most employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Expedia Response

    Dec 1, 2014Expedia Engagement Team

    Thanks for the honest review. Yes, we move fast, but so does the travel industry. We're glad you're on our team.

  9.  

    The Perfect Blend of Travel & Technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    HQ in the heart of Bellevue, fun collaborative working environment where high caliber results and work life balance are equally important.

    Cons

    None to report at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful and challenging (in a good way)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Optimization Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Optimization Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation, desire to take risks and focus on technology. Constantly changing, improving and upgrading

    Cons

    Limited scope for growth in company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More seating space. Open seating structure is not optimum.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Expedia Response

    Dec 1, 2014Expedia Engagement Team

    We're working on extra space at HQ! We're growing for sure. Thanks again for your input.

  11.  

    Fast paced, energetic environment that makes it fun to come to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I love working for a company that believes in work/life balance while still being an industry leader. We have a fantastic environment where my colleagues are top notch, supportive and I learn something new every day.

    Cons

    Not the highest paying company, however, work/life balance is immeasurable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe more of an investment into maternity leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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