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5 people found this helpful  

Smart people, shame they don't stick around.

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Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

I worked at Expedia

Pros

A lot of smart people, good investment in meaningful projects. Good recruitment, competitive and fair salaries. Great off-site meeting once a year. Big budgets mean your work has a significant impact.

Cons

Long development cycles mean projects can take forever. Poor retention of talent.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Admit that despite your saying otherwise, this is a highly political organisation.

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Mostly wasted talent

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Expedia

    Pros

    Talented and smart colleagues. Also, the combination of travel and online puts it at the leading edge of online marketing.

    Cons

    Senior people, veeps and s veeps, employ management by numbers in both the litteral and allegorical senses. They have little sense of direction and therefore strategy suffers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example and don't delegate complexity.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Still drafting off the early investment and vision of past leadership.

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Expedia

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities to shine because upper management is pretty weak, so you can look fairly strong compared to VP level people.

    Cons

    Weak management at a senior level, especially in North America. Management is so focused on short term results that they aren't investing in the core business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set the direction and empower people to execute. Stop thinking about hitting next quarters numbers and invest a little in the core platform. Get your technology sorted out, break the HTX code. Need to give the business back to people with some vision and reduce the impact or control of finance on the entire company. The HR department is incompetent - I think we need a change in direction.

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