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Expedia Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated Jun 21, 2014
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3.7 60 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

Expedia President and CEO Dara Khosrowshahi

Dara Khosrowshahi

(48 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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Pros
  • The company is really a fun place to work and embraces a great work life balance (in 117 reviews)

  • Benefits include travel benefits and co-workers love to talk about travelling (in 60 reviews)


Cons
  • work/ life balance *might* make up for this when compared to some companies (in 36 reviews)

  • Without close personal relationships to senior management you will hit a ceiling in your development (in 31 reviews)

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    Decent place to be if you can get a full term contract.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsThe London office is brilliant compared to other places I've worked at; how could it not be with as many free cokes as you want and a roof terrace to look out over London with a bit of lunch? I've also found that if you really apply yourself there are opportunities to move on and up within the company - my initial contract was a third party, 6 month one and now I'm on a contract without a specified end date. I haven't come across any office bullies or anyone who's into being an spiteful/rude for the sake of it so far, which makes getting through the day fairly easy. The fact I can have my headphones in unless making phone calls helps, too.

    ConsWhen you work on content it can be frustrating that the company ethos is pretty fixed on the use of technology. Try to get some variation into the work you're doing or you'll hear every tick and tock from your watch. The main problem, though, is that anyone on a normal contract has to leave for at least 6 weeks after 2 years of continuous employment with the company. I think it's some sort of workaround for them to avoid having to give people full employees' rights, but whatever the reason they've lost a lot of good people because of it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI really think the 2 year contract business seriously needs to be looked into.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsExpedia provides a great working atmosphere for most departments. Some functions face more pressure than others, depending on what's more important to the business or whats the 'flavor of the month', and also depends on your manager. Mostly, expedia colleugues are really friendly and there are many great perks as an employee. the company provides daily challenges for employees from stakeholder management, to navigating through dinosaur technology and the tasks never stop rolling in.

    ConsI've been at expedia for almost 2 years, but the compensation increase given upon promotion is capped. If you come into expedia on a non-managerial role then you could be stuck on low salary increases, or could be forced to move elsewhere for much better compensation on your next step.

    Advice to Senior Managementpave the way for low grade staff to get better compensation increases when moving roles internally.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Dynamic company let down by politics

    Data Scientist (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsBuzzing atmosphere, google-like office layout (in London), interesting projects to work on.

    ConsLots of behind the scenes politics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company was spend its money wiser - I was sent on a trip from London to Seattle for a half day meeting. I arrived to find 6 other attendees calling in from London.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company.

    Senior Recruiter (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsPeople, environment, culture, travel, fast moving industry

    Consreally need to focus on leadership to ensure future success of the team

    Advice to Senior Managementas above - strong leader needed to pull team together

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGood work life balance, friendly culture

    Consneed more benefits for those in more junior roles

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Content Team, Expedia

    Lead Content Specialist (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsChallenging company, various nationalities, good remuneration

    ConsVarious change of management, lots of contractors

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The environment are very friendly

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsLot of people from different cultures, not strssing job, lot of young, very beautiful office and a lot of activities. Gym and Travel benefit.

    ConsLot of burocracy and very slow to adopt new technologies

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Happiest job I've been in

    Business Development Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Pros-Fast-paced, innovative company
    -Wonderful content to work with- travel
    -Industry leader
    -Diverse, multi-cultured work-force
    -Great employee benefits
    -Amazing office (London)
    -Inspiring and motivating management

    Cons-The is sometimes large company bureaucracy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Work hard, play hard

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsInitiative is encouraged and rewarded. Collaboration cross-teams is very common, few silos.

    ConsIts a fairly fast moving, pressured, busy environment. If you like a job you can check-out of at 6pm, this may not be the company for you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great opportunities for career progression

    Operations Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsCompetitive salary and benefits, fantastic offices, great people and lots of opportunities to challenge yourself and progress within the company

    ConsQuite a young environment which has its benefits, but also can make the atmosphere tediously competitive on occasion

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore consistency needed in longevity of middle / senior management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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