Expedia Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
864 Reviews
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864 Reviews
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Pros
  • The company is really a fun place to work and embraces a great work life balance (in 128 reviews)

  • Good working environment, nice people and travel benefits and good work life balance (in 64 reviews)


Cons
  • work/ life balance *might* make up for this when compared to some companies (in 39 reviews)

  • Upper management is always looking to offshore your job so if you don't kiss a lot of butt you're out (in 33 reviews)

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  1.  

    never ending learning adventure

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best, most intense and interesting learning experience ever. The moment you know what you do and start wearing your hat in a cosy way, something is bound to change and kick you out of that comfort zone into new challenge. Every day I come to a different work. Challenging, rewarding, crazy fast-paced, great for learning and development if you raise your hand and and are proactive about it. No one will offer you opportunity just because you sit at your desk and look fabulous. Not even because you are fabulous at what you do. You need to keep volunteering to take the extra work and help with another project and create your own chance to learn. No classrooms needed. Just tons of proactive attitude and willingness to try new things.

    Cons

    You have to perform outside of the standard scope of your duties to be promoted to the level you would have operated at for while beforehand. "Prove you can do it" approach

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Localization Quality Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Localization Quality Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    very good work/family life balance

    Cons

    leass opportunities to move up in my career

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Extremely innovative and great atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Expedia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The team atmosphere is great and everyone works together, people just help eachother out all the time. Also there are no internal hierarchies, everyone treats everyone the same way. They are really innovative and try to improve their processes ALL THE TIME. Everyone is really nice and super creative, and you get praised and compensated all the time.

    Cons

    As in any big company, I guess the amount of work is sometimes a little bit too much, although you always get rewarded for it one way or another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to suggest really, all managers I had were really nice and super flexible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The culture here is exceptional.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Global Learning Organisation in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Global Learning Organisation in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Expedia take the time to recruit like minded professional people. That means there is a great culture when you start. There is trust that you will deliver and it's the most high performing culture I have been a part of (and I used to work for Apple!) The sentiment of "hire great people and get out of their way" is totally understood. I have freedom to deliver exceptional work here.

    Cons

    Honestly, I have been here for nearly a year and struggle to honestly find any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More opportunities for leadership teams to meet and share & network (not just the women!).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    All good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senor Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senor Director in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    money security is important and offers you good comp plan vs, others companies.

    Cons

    Political, very political. Moves very slowly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The best company I have ever worked for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Lead in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Test Lead in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Expedia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Expedia is the best company I have ever worked for. The best thing that I liked about working there is the amazing work-life balance everyone manages to strike. The work environment is very conducive to creativity and growth. They are really passionate about travel and I just loved that.

    Cons

    Really cannot think of any cons. But if I simply had to state one then it would be limited growth opportunities in the technology sector.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good pay; great benefits; amazing team

    Cons

    Such a large organisation not all the cogs can feel like the whole works

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Smart people, fast paced, great office environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    - good salary
    - great benefits
    - informal but still professional environment
    - easy to share feedback and best practices
    - internal career often encouraged

    Cons

    - still a bit too "USA-centric" on some high level decisions
    - in some teams career advancement could be a bit slower (although moving to other teams/departments/countries is often encouraged and supported)
    - on some occasions, from high levels there's a high focus on numbers and less focus on headcount

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - try to gain independence from the US for some local decisions
    - continue in properly aligning supply and demand
    - always take into consideration headcount when fixing targets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Cool offices, nice people and fun place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrator in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    lovely offices, excellent benefits, non stressful

    Cons

    Employees across various departments don't often communicate so there is duplication of work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Lead in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technology Lead in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Loads of bright people working in technology
    Good work/life balance, fun working environment
    Nice offices
    Some good social events
    Allowed a reasonable level of autonomy and on the whole trusted by senior management in technology

    Cons

    It's a big company so not everything changes as fast as you might want, although could be a lot worse
    Could place a greater emphasis on quality and simplicity within technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be brave and look to be more disruptive in the industry - encourage creativity and risk taking a little more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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