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A great place to work, but with some growing pains

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Former Employee - Business Development Manager  in  London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)

Pros

Loads of travel
Autonomy
Great office environment and colleagues
Pay is better than most travel companies (But less than tech companies)

Cons

Work hours can be long, staff expected to work late if required and weekends if necessary
Remuneration is occasionally unequal (some staff get share options, some don't)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ensure remuneration is equal across staff on the same grades. when I was there tech staff got large share allocations, private label staff and supply contracting staff didn't.
Deal with problems before they escalate. In the sales based role I was in, several times it got to September before we got annual targets.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do Work Son!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst

    Pros

    Wear whatever you want, chew what you want, smoke what you want - as long as it's legal
    Incredibly diverse group of people
    Established brand and market leader in e commerce
    Never a lack of work to be done

    Cons

    Leadership will vary according to department and projects. With that comes an inconsistent process of execution and inaccurate planning of resources and defining of responsibilities The huge lack of knowledge retention puts an unfair amount of pressure on a small handful of people who fully understand how the business operates. Without these individuals - the company would implode.

    Documentation is a joke - because the standard is tribal knowledge. When you find one of those individuals mentioned above, hold onto them for dear life, they are your ticket to succeeding or utter failure

    Feedback is hard to come by neither positive or negative.

    Communication is either overkill (on non important matters) or non-existent on critical issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define a standard proven methodology to execute ALL project. Reduce the scope of the projects to ensure success and feasibility. Shut down the revolving door of talent that comes and go.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work at Expedia if you live to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst

    Pros

    Good salary, great medical benefits, and all the free pop to rot your teeth while they work you hardcore. 20% off hotel rates (even when they're on sale).

    Cons

    Hours are grueling and you get to have a meets expectations rating and keep your job. They reorg every 3-6 months and politics run amok. Promotion is based on luck rather than skill and if you like having your job performance rated on a bell curve against your peers then this is the place for you. Also, you're screwed if you want to have a life with your spouse and children.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about resourcing your staffing to correct levels so that everyone doesn't have to work like a dog. Also, it wouldn't feel like punishment when you go on vacation and come back to a work environment that doesn't really care about you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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