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Expedia Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
1,061 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The team I work on tries very hard to maintain a healthy work/life balance (in 138 reviews)

  • Good working environment, nice people and travel benefits and good work life balance (in 65 reviews)


Cons
  • work/ life balance *might* make up for this when compared to some companies (in 42 reviews)

  • Without close personal relationships to senior management you will hit a ceiling in your development (in 32 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Most amazing company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance. I have never worked for a company that has such an amazing work/life balance. Also, the people here are so amazing. Work is fun every. single. day.

    Cons

    I wish I would've started working here sooner, to work my way up faster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and treating your employees like such a big part of the company.

    Recommends
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    Expedia Response

    Jan 16, 2015Team Expedia

    Thanks for support, advocacy and enthusiasm! Can we clone you?

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Be a Rockstar

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Expedia has a full spectrum of talent. If you're an A player, you will move to the top. This may mean sacrificing some of that work-life balance. To some, that may mean working an 8 hour day rather than a 5.

    Cons

    Expedia has a full spectrum of talent. There are a lot of people who coast, or call a 5 hour work day "work-life balance".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When it comes to hiring, it is better to get a false negative than a false positive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Expedia is a great Company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Expedia

    Pros

    Great benifits, good pay for Springfield, Mo, and a frindly environment.

    Cons

    The Corporate Executives need to quit micromanaging the managers so that the managers can quit micro managing all of the employees. They need to have more trust in us that we know what were doing. This would boost morale, and make the employees more confident in their abilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more trust and faith in your employees, and let them be more themselves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Love working for Expedia!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Product Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Product Manager in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    * Very healthy work-life balance - they encourage it
    * Lots of opportunity for social interactions, gatherings, celebrating occasions and holidays
    * Great culture of giving back to society.
    * Not very high stress levels
    * Great benefits - travel benefits, wellness benefits, employee assistance, medical second opinion programs, generous sick time, good vacation policy

    Cons

    * Promotions are hard to come by when you are an individual contributors and in lower level positions (i.e. Lower than director) At Director level positions or higher, it feels like promotions are easier to come by - can be a little discouraging to individual contributors
    * Can do a better job at recognizing and growing talent, and providing challenging opportunities to keep people engaged and excited

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Love the company, its culture and its growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    i'm very happy to be with Expedia. The role and responsibilities I take on every day is very challenging and very rewarding. It's my choice where I want to go in the company. Lots of opportunities as there's many Expedia brands to choose from: Hotwire, Car rentals.com and more

    Cons

    Not sure if this is a con but to succeed in this company and likely others you must be able to get along with your peers, have great communication skills, and be able to multitask.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Expedia is the best!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Expedia

    Pros

    #1 the people here are AMAZING, everyone is unique, smart, driven, fun, friendly and it is obvious that we all have the same goal of doing and giving our best to Expedia
    Other notable points:
    Networking opportunities
    Encourage growth
    Amazing benefits, PTO, insurance and other perks
    Competitive pay
    Networking opportunities
    Fun company events, photo opportunities etc
    I've never been more excited and passionate about working for a company.

    Cons

    I don't have much to contribute here, we're growing and expanding so quickly here in Bellevue headquarters so we're quickly running out of real estate space so we've been condensing and consolidating; not a bad problem to have considering other companies are experiencing constant layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good culture, especially if you are into giving back to the community.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced. Opportunities to learn and grow. Love the matching charitable contributions. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Not the highest salaries. The downside of adding on lots of people is that the workspace is quite compressed.

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    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Never a Dull Moment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    In the ecommerce Risk department you'll be surrounded by intelligent analytical people who think two steps ahead. It's exciting and fast paced, never a dull moment. I have been with Expedia for five years.

    Cons

    This could be a pro or a con; there are several positions that seem the same in responsibility but are different in title/pay. Having this discrepancy can work in your favor when creating your own position based on a business need. It can be a thorn in your side when there's someone else out there doing your job with a better title and pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider sweeping all titles and pay grades and level the playing field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Associate
    Former Employee - Market Associate

    I worked at Expedia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Lots of free time
    Good people

    Cons

    A lot of employees lie about production.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Enjoyable time working with a balanced company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer In Test - II in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer In Test - II in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with a leader in travel, a huge industry, it's enjoyable to see your work change the travel space, and the impact quickly.
    The compensation is good (salary+benefits) and for the US, you start with more vacation than most companies and go up from there (15+ days)
    There is also a healthy work-life balance. Most days you can leave work at the door, and the door has sunlight still on it.

    Cons

    Expedia is not a small company and sometimes you can feel it. There is also an existing product, so it's hard to do something really different, but if you are creative you can make it work. Expedia is evolving, but I'm sure someone from a startup would find it naturally slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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