Expedia Interview Questions in London, England

Updated Sep 1, 2014
Updated Sep 1, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talent Acquisition Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at Expedia in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    I attended 2 lengthy interviews over a 1 or 2 week period, The latter interview included me meeting with 3 people individulally each for well over an hour.
    I was told I would receive feedback within 48 hours of the interview. After not hearing for over 72 hours I dropped a quick note to request feedback. 4 weeks later I finally got a response asking me to come back in for a final meeting.
    Needless to say I declined the request and found a job elsewhere where the recruitment process was both slick and professional.

    Interview Questions
    • What's the most novel recruitment process you have gone through to fill a role.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I declined the offer due to the lack of contact for 4 weeks post interview even after chasing numerous times.
    I'd have hoped for a much more professional process and if that's a taste of the interviews recruiters get then I daren't think was interview process other candidates go through..

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Senior Sourcing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Expedia in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Lots of interviews, but they were thorough, thought provoking and personal

    Interview Questions
    • "How would you tackle a brand new region...?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Easy
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Director, Training Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Expedia in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    This was the slickest process I have ever seen. Positive, enthusiastic and fab recruitment team. 8 interviews in total but by the end I had totally bought into the brand and the people.

    Interview Questions
    • I found the interviews to be more of a discussion about the value I could add, rather than competency based questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Commission Reporting Analyst Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Expedia in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had an email exchange with the Talent Advisor. She asked me to complete a CV screening document which included competency based questions as I was unable to have a phone interview during the day.

    Some question examples:

    Tell me about a time you worked in an environment with strict processes and guidelines?
    How do you look for ways to improve yourself and the processes with which you work?
    How do you deal with ambiguity?
    How comfortable are you working on many data driven projects at the same time (spanning multiple teams)? Please provide some examples for all questions.

    I received an email the next day advising that I've passed the screening stage and that a phone interview has been scheduled with the Hiring Manager at 6.30pm as she was located in Bellevue, USA. It took 45mins and it was a mix of general and competency based questions. I then had to attend 2 face to face interviews at their Angel office in London. Again, the interviewers asked mainly competency based questions. Nothing too complicated.
    Having passed 3 rounds of interviews I had 2 more phone interviews with the Hiring Manager and another Analyst and the Director all from Bellevue, USA. Interviews took 30mins each, more competency based questions with a twist of a last question being aptitude one. Given it was the last interview and 8pm London time, I didn't expect this type of question to be the last one. Needless to say, I didn't answer the broken bridge question as it was completely irrelevant in my opinion, having passed all the other interviews without such questions.

    The last interview was the most difficult one with a screw up question at the very end of the interview. I felt it was rather mean, as they could have said thank you, but thank you no earlier in the interview process. I didn't have relevant travel experience, thus I didn't think they would like to proceed further after the 1st or 2nd interview.

    There is a much more simple way of screening potential candidates. One interviewer mentioned that he also could not understand the 6 rounds of interviewing. He then corrected his statement adding that Expedia hires only the best fit for the role.

    Don't waist your time if you don't think the person isn't a good fit for the role. You can screw up anybody in the interview process even the VP if you really wanted!!!!

    Interview Questions
    • What business goals would you set up for the year for this role?
      If money and resources where abundant, what one thing would you change about the process you are most familiar with from your last/ current role? And why?
      There's a broken bridge and only 2 people can cross it at any given time. There are 4 people in total and they all travel at different speeds. It's dark at night, and there's 1 flash light which lasts 10mins. How would you make sure all people crossed the bridge safely without leaving anyone behind?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Expedia in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Quite a long process. I had 4 interviews in total, the last one was a panel interview. The people who interviewed me were friendly but at the same time they probed my CV and experiences in-depth. Overall it was a good interview experience.

    Interview Questions
    • In my panel interview I was asked questions about the business case I presented and questioned about my assumptions and numerical skills, despite the fact I was told in the brief that I did not have to worry about the accuracy of the numbers.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I negotatiated the base salary. Never accept the first offer. When I got promoted I had to push for a salary increase as well. You need to know your value, as Expedia will try and pay as little as possible if they can.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Marketing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Expedia in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had an initial Skype interview of about half an hour with the team leader from the US team. It was simple, usual questions such as why I want to leave my job, why Expedia, etc. Plus two maths questions.
    I was then told I had passed this first interview and the next step was 7 interviews with different people in the company. I could do them over one or two days. I obviously chose one as I had to take time off work. The day was quite long, I spoke to people who had nothing to do with the actual job I had applied to, and half of them were really surprised and did not know what to ask me as I had such little work experience on my CV (I graduated about a year ago).
    In the end they did not offer me the position as they were looking for someone more qualified. It was extremely annoying to waste the whole day and go through all of this when my work experience was written black on white on my CV and they could have told me before that they wanted someone with more work experience!!

    Interview Questions
    • Having no data regarding the number of passengers, how would you approach the problem: how many people travel from London to NY each year?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Senior Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Expedia in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    After applying via Linkedin and sending over my CV, I had a quick phone call with one of their Hiring Managers. It was a very short call focusing on my current role.
    A week later I met the person who was leaving the position I applied for. We went through my CV, he asked more detailed questions about my skills set and what I would bring to the company. He was very relaxed and approachable.
    I received feedback a few days later and was invited again to meet with the rest of the marketing team. As I was currently working, the HR team was kind and flexible enough to fit all my interviews in one day. I then had 1-hour interviews with people I would work with, report to and members from other teams. The beauty of this is that you get asked questions from people with a different background and got the job explained from different angles. A real 360 job interview. No tricky questions and a few behavioural (what would do you do in that case..) focused problem solving questions.
    Overall I had a very positive experience even if I didn’t get the job I applied for. The HR team is by far the most responsive I’ve ever seen. Your questions get answered within 24 hours and they don’t keep you waiting and stressing over the next round of interviews. After the final stage, I received a one page long email including feedback from every single person I met a few days before summarizing what they thought of my skills and how I came across as a candidate. I find it super useful.

    Interview Questions
    • What brand would you be?
      How would you implement a marketing campaign across several countries?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Expedia in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Six interviews. First was a screening call with HR (about why Expedia, why the role, why me etc. - very general & easy); next was a 1-on-1 with the hiring manager (a bit of overlap with HR & the rest was behavioural); next was a day of 4 interviews with peers & other executives & the hiring manager (again). Next round a mixed bag with some behavioural, some technical & some business case type questions. In general not tough. Got a good sense of company & culture but not of the role as there seemed to be mixed views of it. Tried clarifying that during interview.

    HR is completely useless. Had to chase several times for feedback after each round. And finally, didn't get ANY feedback after final round. None till this date. AWFUL really.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you build a business case for automating certain marketing tasks?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    ECommerce Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Expedia.

    Interview Details

    Thorough but fast, it consisted of four interviews each of an hour in a single day. Communication was strong throughout and an offer made very quickly. The interviews were tough but fair and the end result was a great place to work.

    Interview Questions
    • Being pushed on a process as it existed here and forced to question whether the process I was currently using was incorrect   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Senior Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Expedia in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Initial discussion with recruiter.
    One hour discussion with hiring manager: CV background plus case studies using current examples of business challenges.
    Four one-hour interviews with potential future colleagues, covering previous experience.
    Four 30-minute phone interviews with US-based colleagues, again covering previous experience.

    Expedia has many MBA/ former consulting staff, so for leadership positions structured analytic skills are highly valued.

    Interview Questions
    • Should Expedia launch a 'Daily Deals' offer?   Answer Question
    • How would you drive further growth in the dynamic package business?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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