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Updated Jul 7, 2014
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Software Development Intern Interview

Software Development Intern

Interviewed at Expedia

Interview Details – Got called for an interview after stopping by their booth at a university career fair. Went to the interview.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected, asked some questions about how the web worked. Asked how to reverse a linked list. Asked to design a task manager.   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Bellevue, WA

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

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Internal Auditor Interview

Internal Auditor
Bellevue, WA

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.
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Easy Interview

Software Engineer Internship Interview

Software Engineer Internship

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Expedia.

Interview Details – Ask difference between Java and C++

Interview Question – No difficult question   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Internship Interview

Software Engineer Internship

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Expedia.

Interview Details – interviewer went over my resume first and asked some questions related to it. Then asked java/c language concepts like what's polymorphism, what's virtual function, what is the difference between compile time error and run time error. Then gave me a simple coding question at the end

Interview Question – what's a virtual function - haven't learned yet   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Software Development Engineer Interview

Software Development Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Expedia in November 2013.

Interview Details – I applied through university recruiting. I had an on-campus technical interview. After 3days, I was invited for a full loop interview at the company location. The full loop had 5 rounds of interview, all of which were technical white board coding. The technical questions focused on data structures, algorithms, design patterns, behavioral questions and testing. I was interviewed in November 2013 and the process took 3 weeks. After the full loop interview, the result was informed in three days.

The whole process was neat, smooth and challenging!

Interview Question – Be thorough with data structures!   View Answer

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Software Development Engineer I Interview

Software Development Engineer I

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Expedia.

Interview Details – HR contact - one technical phone interview - onsite interview (5-6 people)

Interview Question – Most of them is basic linked list, tree, array questions   Answer Question

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2 people found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

QA Engineer Interview

QA Engineer
Bellevue, WA

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

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1 person found this helpful

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Hotel Associate Interview

Hotel Associate
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Expedia in December 2013.

Interview Details – Overall, it was a positive experience and I was surprised at how quickly they responded. I submitted my application online on a Monday and got an email from the recruiter on Wednesday. After that, she called to tell me a little more about the position. Then she arranged a 30-minute phone interview with the hiring manager, who explained the position further and asked me a few qualifying questions.

The week after, I got a follow up call from the recruiter once more to tell me I made it to the next round, so we scheduled a face-to-face marathon interview for the following week. I went into the office and spoke to five people over four hours. Each interviewer had a specific focus, like "Can you do the job? Can you sell? Will you fit in?" etc.

The following week, the recruiter followed up with me and I had passed through to the third round, which was a phone interview with the Vice President. This was the most difficult part of the interview for me, it lasted approximately 30 minutes and his focus seemed to be "Are you a risk?"

Follow up after was not so efficient since it was the holidays by now. After emailing the recruiter after a two-week break, I discovered that they selected another candidate.

Interview Question – Where do you see the company taking you? What kind of role are you developing into? It's a tough product to sell, can you do it?   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)
Bellevue, WA

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

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