Expedia Senior Director Interview Questions

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Senior Director Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
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Positive Experience
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Application

I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Expedia (Bellevue, WA) in November 2013.

Interview

Initial communication was an informal discussion with the hiring manager, then contact with the company's executive recruiter. Over the next week, conversations were scheduled with 6 people, including 4 people who reported directly to the hiring manager, one peer of the hiring manager and one employee who would report to the position I applied for.

All along the way, the Exec Recruiter was in-touch to inquire how the process was going for me, and to ensure that I was still interested, and that nothing I learned was causing me to have second thoughts.

Throughout the process, the interviewers were very candid about feedback, which was refreshing and helpful in preparing for the next few conversations.

After the initial gauntlet of 6, I again spoke with the hiring manger, who let me know I would next interview with additional peers of his and his boss.

It was a very thorough and detailed process, and given my tenure with the company, not the first 'loop' I had been through. The results and overall experience were positive.

Interview Questions

  • One of the interviews asked me what the 'first principle' of the problem space was. I had truly never given it thought in those terms before, so it took me a while to come up with an answer. Thankfully, the interviewer was eager to explain the principles of 'first principles' which definitely helped.   Answer Question

Negotiation

I was an internal candidate, so negotiation is very difficult given the very strict 'transfer' policies. I was able to negotiate a salary increase, which less than the promotion I applied for, but more than I expected once the promotion was taken off the table.

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    Senior Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Expedia (Bellevue, WA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    I had an interview loop with 5 people. 1 Hr each. Very sophomoric interview questions. It seemed like I was being interviewed to educate the Expedia staff.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Initial low ball offer.

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    Senior Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Expedia (London, England (UK)) in December 2010.

    Interview

    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

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