Egencia

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5 people found this helpful  

Work with the friendliest bunch of incompetent backstabbers

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Current Employee - Prefer Not to Answer in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Prefer Not to Answer in Bellevue, WA

I have been working at Egencia full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

There's good travel benefits (hotels only - not car rentals or airline tickets).

Unfortunately, there's really no more plus side than that.

Cons

- You won't get paid much - in fact, they will exploit you. And no, the travel deals don't make up for it. The other benefits just get worse over the years.
- They seem friendly, but in reality they will play a whole lot of highschool games because they are bored and not actually doing their jobs.
- You will hate working in a super crowded environment. Everyone is piled on top of each other. There's no longer a common area where people can relax. They went from open cubes to an open office the other year. It's like a rat's nest.
- Perception matters a lot more than reality. If you just show up to a big meeting, that counts far and above you getting any real work done.
- Leadership is fake and has been poisoned by people coming in from Microsoft. They are horrible backstabbers who do not add any value. They have terrible values. They exploit hard working employees and then lay them off. Politics and butt-kissing means everything to them.
- Leadership is always "rah-rah-ing" and never follows up with real, significant changes. They will tell you something will change for the better, then never implement it.
- Most misogynist and backwards company I have ever worked for. If you are a woman, you will NOT rise up in the company. You have NO chance. Better to just cut your losses and leave.
- Acts like a startup. Shoots from the hip instead of having any processes.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Get rid of all former Microsoftees. They are absolute poison.
- Stop pressuring employees to vote for Egencia and Expedia as the BEST COMPANY TO WORK FOR. It's not. That must be earned, not beaten into employees in a fascist way.
- Do what you say. Stop with the two-facedness.
- Stop treating your money like it's Monopoly money.
- Stop acting like this is a startup. The organization is 11 years old and has zero processes. It's one of the most inefficient places I've ever worked.
- Just because you were first in the travel technology game, doesn't mean you'll be the last to survive. Expedia and Egencia are riding on a very old horse. Instead of innovating, they rest on their laurels. The competition is better than you and is catching up.
- Support women - the turnover rate with women is high because they know they have nowhere to go.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1.  

    Working for Egencia is such a treat!

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    Current Employee - Travel Agent
    Current Employee - Travel Agent

    I have been working at Egencia full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Forward thinking company, great colleagues, and awesome technology.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

    Recommends
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  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Very bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Egencia

    Pros

    The only positive is that most of the companies that use Egencia probably don't know how bad it is on the inside.

    Cons

    Management, management, management! At least 7 re-orgs in 2-years with no positive results...

    Doesn't Recommend
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