I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1 week - interviewed 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 Question – What's the most novel recruitment process you have gone through to fill a role. View Answer
Reason 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..
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Expedia in April 2013.
Interview Details – Lots of interviews, but they were thorough, thought provoking and personal
Interview Question – "How would you tackle a brand new region...?" View Answer
Negotiation Details – Easy
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – Being pushed on a process as it existed here and forced to question whether the process I was currently using was incorrect Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed 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.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Expedia in March 2012.
Interview Details – I wouldnt say it was easy. The questions were very straight forward. But the tricky part was the expression on the interviewers faces. Wow! You couldnt tel if they were impressed or not. After the interview I felt I could have done better.
Interview Question – Gave me a scenario where I have to convert a business oppor to feature and explain it to the developers. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Expedia in November 2012.
Interview Details – Initial interview process was mostly standard, a phone interview followed with face to face interview with 2 devs, product & dev managers. Some questions were based on experience on resume while there were few to check general programming competency. Interestingly there was no coding exercise. Last round was an informal lunch interview, which turned out to unexpectedly bring out the unprofessional side of the interviewers.
Interview Question – Are you married? Do you have any kids? Where do you live? View Answers (2)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Expedia in February 2013.
Interview Details – I had a first interview with an HR consultant asking general questions about my sales experience and a few questions about account management and negotiation. After a couple of hours I received an email confirming I passed the first stage and I was requested to attend another phone interview with one of the managers. It could have been a manager from any department at any of Expedia offices worldwide. My interview was scheduled at 7.30am and lasted 30 minutes. I was asked to provide more negotiation examples and therewere similar questions to the first interview but with more details required.
I was informed by the recruiter that pen paper and calculator could have been necessary however none of the questions asked required any of these.
I passed the second interview and I was informed on the same day that I had been selected for a face to face interview with a senior manager at Expedia London. The interview lasted one hour.
I was asked several questions about staff management and team performance assessment. Questions about a situation where I performed beyond expectations. Question about a particular project I managed delivering excellent results.
Interview Question – At the second phone interview: are you holding a pen in your hand? Sell it to me. View Answer
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed 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 Question – How would you build a business case for automating certain marketing tasks? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – What brand would you be?
How would you implement a marketing campaign across several countries? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Expedia in October 2012.
Interview Details – It has been very easy going, a first contact by phone, then a single technical interview with two different people. The interview has included a discussion about my current positon, describe the architecture of it. Then a TDD exercise very interesting one indeed. The people was very friendly
Interview Question – It has been easy going, there was no unexpected question. Answer Question
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