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Expedia Software Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 13, 2014
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I applied through college or university and interviewed at Expedia.

Interview Details – Expedia came to our school's career fair, the engineer asked me two basic questions about java, then arranged me for another on campus interview.
The on campus interview last 30 minutes, first talk about what team am I interested in, then a technical question to write on board. Very simple programming question, given an int array, remove the duplicates. The man I met is friendly.
I am waiting for the on site interview.

Interview Question – Given an int array, remove the duplicates.   Answer Question

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I applied in-person - interviewed at Expedia in February 2014.

Interview Details – ask how to implement the DFS and BFS,ask the difference between tcp and udp

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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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I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Expedia.

Interview Details – Applied through college career fair.

1. one simple question immediately in career fair. (How can you find the common element of two linked list?)

2. Then I got a contact by recruiter within a week and scheduled phone interview.
- short questions for my resume
- simple coding question (sorry forgot. )
- what is generic and its advantage

They wanted to checking if there is any hiring in Data Warehousing team since I have strong machine learning background. But it turns out there is no opporrunity in data teams, so they scheduled one more interview for developer position.

3. one more phone interview.
- challenging project
- Given input list A and B, return non-common items from each list
follow up: design test cases

Interview Question – Overall, coding problems were easy.   Answer Question

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I interviewed at Expedia in October 2013.

Interview Details – applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed by phone in October 2013.

Interview Question – stack, heap   Answer Question

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Bellevue, WA

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Expedia.

Interview Details – Online application, contacted by recruiter, 3 phone screen interviews.
1. recruiter-phone screen about background
2. project manager- online coding
3. hiring manager

The hiring manager was 4 hours late than the arrangement. After that, no response for about 2 months. I asked the recruiter through email, they said "this position is moved to another country!". Good luck to your interview.

Interview Question – No unexpected Question   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Expedia in February 2013.

Interview Details – On campus interview

Interview Question – find pair of indices in an array which sum upto a given target value. I answered it correctly but don't know why I did not get to go to the second round.   Answer Question

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Bellevue, WA

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Expedia in October 2012.

Interview Details – I was recruited from a university career fair, and had a subsequent on campus interview and a site interview.
The campus interview had some brain teasers: Google's 2 egg problem, the burning rope problem etc.

The site interview had four one-hour parts: coding, design, behavioral, algorithms, and something else that I'm not too sure of.

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Seattle, WA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Expedia in February 2012.

Interview Details – on-campus interview at first.
Then got an onsite interview

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Reason for Declining – I received an offer from another company which is better for me at this time.

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Dallas, TX

The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Expedia in April 2011.

Interview Details – Received an email from recruiter they try to lowball you right away Figured I would go though with the interview anyways since the name is well known.
Was first given phone interviews. First one was very basic Manager didn't seem to know much about technology. Second call was from a contractor (yes a contractor) Got a feeling they outsource a lot here.
After I got trough those two I was called in for a face to face interview with the team. No real programming questions asked. The focus is on Logic questions like perfect number and round man whole type questions. They watch you as you try to complete. Completed it as I would program it and they told me they wanted it to be completed as a math question. Also was asked why I didn't wear a coat and tie.

Interview Question – Needed to come up with a perfect number algorithm (not in code)   View Answer

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