Expedia Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Expedia President and CEO Dara Khosrowshahi
Dara Khosrowshahi
867 Ratings

Pros
  • Work life balance is good if not great (in 138 reviews)

  • Travel benefits are good (not excellent though) (in 65 reviews)

Cons
  • The work life balance is normal for a corporate environment M - F hours vary by department in mine chose to work from 6:30- 3 with a 1/2 hour for lunch (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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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    Pros

    Reasonable hours, clear project goals, smart managers, always something to look forward to, generous health care coverage

    Cons

    None really, it's the best place I've ever worked

    Expedia Response

    Apr 20, 2015 – Team Expedia

    Thanks for the review - we're glad you're enjoying your journey with us!


  2. Great work/life balance and truly agile teams

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work / life balance, transparency with upper management, great culture

    Cons

    The commute and transit options to Bellevue from the Seattle-area are not great

    Advice to Management

    Dara and Aman are great leaders, keep up the great work!


  3. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance Good benefits Great work culture

    Cons

    I personally don't see any comparing to same size companies


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good coworkers

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Associate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Market Associate in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun team, supportive work environment, interesting lodging partners, easy hours, outside the box thinking is encouraged.

    Cons

    Can be a monotonous day to day, division of work and job descriptions creates lag times when working with other teams, tools often have glitches and/or are unusable for several hours, kool-aid

    Advice to Management

    Stream line interdepartmental teams and boost transparency


  6. Great benefits, ok pay

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager of Technology in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager of Technology in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Expedia full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits package is really great - especially if you love travel. With tenure, you gain more vacation time, up to 5 weeks when you work there for 7 years. The company is really large so there are pockets to find your nitch.

    Cons

    Doesn't feel like a unified identity for Expedia because of the multiple brands pulling in different directions. The pay at lower levels is not great and if you progress your career there you will be left behind because pay increases are not market based.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your longer term employees what they are worth in the marketplace, not what your HR growth rules have stipulated.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Hit or miss, depending on the team

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Expedia full-time

    Pros

    Great renewed technology platform, reinvigorated brand, strengthened position in the marketplace.

    Cons

    Some teams are like a revolving door and high turnover makes institutional memory memory and long term planning irrelevant. SLT members don't all play well together (although some do). At the Expedia Inc level, Dara thinks like a banker and not like a product leader, so he looks at the world like a portfolio and makes decisions to optimize shareholder value and not necessarily to build sustainable competitive advantage. But hey, with the stock's performance who am I to complain?


  8. Work-Life Balance Paradise

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great travel and health benefits along with friendly, hard working culture. My job typically ends at 5pm every day. Lots of free food around the office.

    Cons

    Rapidly running out of space at the HQ office in Bellevue. There is reluctance to bring up the salary offers to candidates for software developers up to market rates.


  9. Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing work/life balance. Intelligent management, relevant projects, great and smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Honestly, I have had no bad experiences during my time here.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you're doing, because it is working great!

    Expedia Response

    Aug 26, 2015 – Team Expedia

    Thanks for your review - we're glad you're enjoying Life@Expedia!


  10. Lots of Opportunities with Some Challenges

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    Current Employee - Business Analysis Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Business Analysis Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Absolutely the greatest company I've worked for with the best co-workers you'll find anywhere. Lots of challenging work and growth depending on what department you're in. Many travel perks that add up to real value.

    Cons

    Merit increases are typically cost of living for most departments outside of technology. Career path and rewards very dependent on your manager.

    Advice to Management

    Employees have families to support and working for below market pay will drive away great employees. Financially reward the employees who you want to keep.


  11. Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia full-time

    Pros

    Great Travel incentives, fun environment, and good commission opportunity when its structured correctly.

    Cons

    Many changes to commission structure and no ability to get your preferred shift...it all luck.



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