Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Expedia
- Software Development Engineer (20)
- Software Engineer (18)
- Market Associate (15)
- Software Development Engineer II (14)
- Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) (12)
- Market Manager (9)
- Senior Software Engineer (8)
- Fraud Analyst (8)
- Product Manager (8)
- Associate Market Manager (8)
- Concierge (6)
- Software Development Engineer I (6)
- Senior Program Manager (5)
- Database Developer (5)
- Lodging Operations Agent (5)
- Senior Product Manager (5)
- Lodging Content Associate (5)
- Project Manager (4)
- Business Analyst (4)
- Senior Software Development Engineer (4)
- Software Development Manager (4)
- Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) (4)
- Senior Director (3)
- Revenue Specialist (3)
- Software Design Engineer (3)
- Software Developer (3)
- Systems Engineer II (3)
- Media Producer (3)
- Marketing Manager (3)
- Software Engineering (3)
Market Manager Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Expedia in November 2014.
I submitted my resume online and it was a few weeks after until I heard back. I then had a phone interview with a recruiter from their home office mid-week. She followed up and scheduled a second phone interview with another manager on the following Monday. Shortly there after I was asked to meet with their team in person. I met with them twice in their offices. Everyone was outgoing and friendly. I met with several different team members and each had their own different questions and styles of interview.
- They asked many questions that were originally used by Microsoft. How would you sell hot chocolate to a guest in Las Vegas in July; why are manholes round? 1 Answer
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Got an email from HR, and the process (until the final round of interviews) took about 3 weeks. First interview is a screening call from HR, followed by a skype call by a manager, then a face to face interview with the hiring manager. Only during the last interview I was informed about requirements of the position that were not listed on the job description posted on Expedia Jobs website
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I applied through college or university – interviewed at Expedia (Bellevue, WA) in February 2012.
Started with a face to face interview, then they fly you out to their headquarters in Washington or Texas and you have a day full of interviews, afterwards you have a Skype interview.
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Expedia (Bellevue, WA) in July 2010.
I interviewed with seven people. Some interviews were 1 hour some were 30 minutes. The interviewer's skill levels were varied amonth the group. All were kind. Some just wanted to "chit chat" others had clear objectives for the interview. I twas good that i had studied up on the company and product as I was asked specific "what would you recommend in this situation" kinds of questions.
- What do you think is the unique selling proposition for the product? Answer Question
Very little negotiating. I tried.
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I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Expedia (Las Vegas, NV) in July 2010.
the interview was great. the interviewer asked your typical questions and was very knowledgable. However, I did not get a good feel for the company and decided to decline the offer. The compensation was there as Expedia is obviously a large company, however like I said I did not get the warm fuzzy feeling.
- What would you do with a black rock and a piece of glass? 1 Answer
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I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Expedia (Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)) in February 2015.
Hiring process was very chaotic, a real annoyance!
Applied beginning of December and did not hear anything from Expedia, despite following up on several occasions by e-mail and phone, until end of January. Nobody could tell me who is responsible for the hiring process and even the person, who posted the ad on LinkedIn was totally clueless at what stage the hiring process was or who was responsible for the recruitment.
After about 6 weeks - ok, I have to be fair and have to mention that the Christmas and new years holidays were during this time - I received an e-mail from a recruiter (for the sake being able to follow this messy story, let's call her "recruiter A") over LinkedIn, approaching me for a job at Expedia, that she was hiring for. I mentioned in my reply, that I applied for another job already and maybe she could help me with getting in touch with the correct person.
Shortly after that I received an e-mail from another recruiter (let's call this one "recruiter B"), who wanted to have a brief telephone screening with me. As I was not available at the proposed time I asked for another appointment.
Before recruiter B could answer with a new date and time I received an e-mail from recruiter A, telling me, that my skills were not matching the job description and she would not proceed with my application.
The next day I open my inbox, only to find a new appointment proposal from recruiter B for the telephone screening. I answer her e-mail and let her know that recruiter A already said, that they would not take my application into consideration anymore.Already being quite upset with the obvious chaos in their recruitment department, I asked recruiter B to talk to recruiter A in order to figure out, what is up with my application.
Quickly after my last e-mail I received clarification: Recruiter B was actually not hiring for the position I applied to, but a totally different position in a totally different location - she never mentioned that before. In my answer I explain to her, that I am neither interested in the other position nor the other location and that recruiter A should get in touch with me to let me know if she still wanted to talk to me - keep in mind, that recruiter A already said, she would not continue with my application.
Next thing is an e-mail from recruiter A inviting me for a telephone screening with a proposed date and time. Since I was not available that time I answer recruiter A with general time frames that I am available. Next appointment proposal from recruiter A is outside these time frames. I answer her, that I am not available and refer to my last e-mail and the given times I am available. Next proposal worked for me - took only (what seemed like) 27 e-mails to find a date for a bloody telephone screening.
Telephone screening was OK. Was supposed to take 10-15 minutes, took 45 minutes!
General questions about my career (asked myself numerous times "did she even read my CV?!"). and my previous experience. General questions about skills and how they would benefit Expedia and the position I was applying to. Nothing too difficult. She mentioned that she was uncertain about my language skills and also said openly, that this might be a problem.
- How will Expedia benefit from your skills and expertise?
How do your skills and experience match the position you applied to? Answer Question
- How will Expedia benefit from your skills and expertise?
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I applied online – interviewed at Expedia.
The opening interview by the recruitement manager was really cold and without any relevance to the particular role. I felt uncomfortable. But the second interview with the hiring manager was great and very kind.
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I applied online. The process took 7 weeks – interviewed at Expedia.
Applied through job posting on linkedin.com, within a few days received a call from a recruiter in Hong Kong to setup the first telephone interview with a HR specialist based in Singapore. There's an opportunity to discuss work experiences during first interview, which was quite broad. Subsequent interviews were more focused on key competencies for the job. I would suggest you study them in the job description and be able to give real-world examples.
- What skills do you have that will contribute to your success in this role? Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Expedia (London, England (UK)) in February 2013.
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.
- At the second phone interview: are you holding a pen in your hand? Sell it to me. 1 Answer
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