I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Expedia in September 2011.
Interview Details – Screen (in person), then 7 people loop.
Interview Question – The answer given was a possible solution. The answer the interviewer wanted involved Reflection. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Offer and Counter offer. Expedia moved very fast, unlike other companies who waited weeks to respond.
I applied through other source and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Expedia in July 2013.
Interview Details – This was the most impressive process. From start to offer it was about two weeks. I had informational discussions with the hiring director. That resulted into a phone screen. Nothing too difficult. Situational and the typical bar raiser kind questions. After that next week I came in for a loop. The whole process was well explained. I had 5 hour loop. The loop as with different directors, managers and architect. I didn't find it difficult. I talked a lot, white boarded a lot. But it was all fun. It felt like great environment where we were bouncing ideas. Lot of situational questions. Some high level design/arch questions. Once the idea was proposed it was challenged with some other level of increasing difficulty/complexity. And so on... I won't provide the exact questions as I signed an NDA.
Within two days I was told they were going to extend an offer. They made the offer which was within my ask. I accepted.
Interview Question – I can't provide the exact questions as I signed an NDA? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Didn't negotiate a lot. Vacation and pay is pretty standard, not a lot of room to negotiate. There is room to negotiate sign-on bonus.
I interviewed at Expedia in November 2013.
Interview Details – The recruiter sent me emails asking for phone interview times. I did so, but they didn't reply to me afterwards. I think probably I replied them a little late.
Interview Question – Since I didn't go to the phone interview step, I don't have any questions asked. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Expedia in December 2012.
Interview Details – Easy resume based questions.
Expect some technical questions from Dev Manager types
Roundabout HR questions about peer reviews
Interview Question – Some PM guy wanted to know my opinion on peer reviews. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They were very rigid with the salary package. Director was willing to bump up the sign -on package but not willing to budge on base salary.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Expedia in January 2014.
Interview Details – Internal referral, contacted by a recruiter almost immediately. First round phone interview with a developer (typing code into a google doc). Phone interviewer specifically asked me to code in C++, which was unusual since I indicated my preference was Java.
One week later was asked to fly out for an onsite interview (expenses paid). Four interviewers, 45 minutes each.
Interview Question – Surprisingly got some pointer math and C++ syntax that I wasn't prepared for. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Compensation, team
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Expedia in August 2013.
Interview Details – I do not have anything positive to say about the experience or two of the people who did the interviewing. It is extremely unfortunate as I believe Expedia is a great company. I will not apply there again based on the negative experience I had.
Interview Question – If you were any kind of animal, what kind of animal would you be?
I am sorry, but this question was just bizarre in every way imaginable. View Answer
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I applied through a staffing agency and interviewed at Expedia.
Interview Details – I had an initial phone screening by HR, followed by a phone interview with one manager and then was asked to interview in person. The in-person interview was 4-5 successive 1-hour interviews. This covered both technical questions, test concepts and inter-personal questions. There was a period of 5-10 minutes between interviews when I believe interviewers conferred to determine whether the candidate would continue in the interview process. I felt the interview was professional and my performance met expectations.
Interview Question – In the first interview, the application architecture was explained and diagrammed on a whiteboard. That was all that was said regarding it during that interview; the diagram was erased at the end of that interview. The next interviewer came in and asked me to diagram the application architecture. I was able to recall approximately 90%. I felt this demonstrated whether the candidate listens, learns quickly and is able to comprehend the level of complexity of Expedia's test environments. View Answer
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Expedia in January 2014.
Interview Details – I submitted my resume in early Dec, and after that I got the phone interview set up in a week after. Then I got onsite invitation after 3 days. I went to the onsite on recent days (early January), and received the offer after 3 days. The process I experienced was very quick and smooth.
Interview Question – How to deal with/test the framework issue Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Expedia in September 2013.
Interview Details – Had two phone screens - one with hiring manager and another with Dev. on the team. Most questions were technical but not very difficult (Ex. - find out if linked list has a loop; Find all anagrams of a word in the dictionary, etc). A week after last phone screen they flew me down to Bellevue for an in-person interview. There were 6 rounds total - 4 technical and 2 non-technical. Most questions were of average difficulty (Design algorithm to split linked list into two smaller lists such that first list contains only odd elements and second list only even elements of original linked list; Design data structures for game of life, etc).
Interview Question – One of the interviews had brain teasers:
Given a rectangle with one rectangular piece missing, split it into two equal halves. can only use single straight cut to accomplish this;
Given 4 bottles of pills where 3 bottles contain pills of same weight and 4th bottle has pills that weight less, find the bottle with "defective" pills using the scale only once.. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Expedia in June 2013.
Interview Details – I applied for Sr Accountant position and after two months of interviewing (phone interview with HR, phone interview with Hiring Manager, in person interview with Hiring Manager, two "informal" in person interviews with Hiring Manager) I was not offered the job.
The interview process was not handled very well and felt very repetitive with poor communication between HR and the Hiring Manager. The Hiring Manager even forgot to show up at one of the in person interviews and I had to reschedule it since HR was unable to get a hold of this person. Eventually HR asked me to provide my references, which usually indicates a job offer, but instead HR asked me to interview for two other Accounting positions which I did (add two more in person interviews to the above list).
HR eventually followed up to say that "the initial feedback from your visit was very positive and you are still a top candidate for the role", however I never heard back from Expedia HR again.
Interview Question – No difficult questions asked. Answer Question
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