Expedia Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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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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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    Great team environment!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    While I'm sure it differs from team to team, the one I'm involved with is wonderful! Everyone is really there to help each other out, but also push each other to do the best work possible. The atmosphere is positive, energetic and innovative.

    Cons

    There is constant change in the travel industry, which means constant change trying to keep up with new processes, rules, etc. This can be a little overwhelming for a new-hire, but you get used to going with the flow as you become more familiar with your position and the tools you work with.

    Expedia Response

    Feb 24, 2015Team Expedia

    Thanks for your honest and detailed review. Thanks for being an important part of our team! Here's to great travel adventures to come!

  2. Helpful (2)

    Good Benefits, positive growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Expedia full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Excellent use of technology in every team, they use/evaluate almost all current technology trends, including C# .Net to open source micro-services. With incentives for training, one can get a significant growth in different spaces within short time
    - Company values prototyping/poc work,
    - Good growth but not at the cost of 16 hours a day work
    - Benefits, especially the travel benefits are really good.

    Cons

    - Not so easy to change groups, different groups act independently.
    - Re-orgs/Manager changes.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce or limit re-orgs and try not to affect technology focussed developers with repeated management changes. Switching managers is not taken positively among developers as they have to build relationships with new management again and again. Please, try to change once and stick to it for longer duration.

  3. Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Expedia

    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, 2015Team Expedia

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

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  5. Helpful (1)

    It's Like a Box of Chocolates... Never know what you will get, but it is mostly pretty sweet.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Expedia full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - The intersection of travel and e-Commerce is a wickedly cool place to work.
     - Good data driven culture that puts pace of innovation over pet projects.
     - Has committed to have 50% of leadership be Female by 2020.
     - Great growth with potential for even more.

    Cons

    - Very limited upward growth as very few leaders have left in the last few years.
     - Salaries are stagnant.
     - Seeing losses of the best new managers, as they seek roles with upward potential.
     - Moving to Seattle waterfront in 2018, and the commute will be terrible for East-siders.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Not enough focus on making developers productive

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    Current Employee - Database Developer II in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Database Developer II in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Expedia full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It still has the feel of a growing company. Every day, I feel that I'm contributing towards something big. My team is collaborative and friendly. It'd be a slam dunk if it was only about the people.

    Cons

    Space constraints have us packed in like sardines. Open floor plans mean that a single noisy person can be heard from 50 feet away. AntiVirus is set to "paranoid" causing computers to hang even scanning the same file every day. Too many layers of bureaucracy to release code to production.

    Advice to Management

    We should split our infrastructure to allow easier deployment of non-critical features. Developers need more administrative control over their computers. I recently overheard a comment that MacBooks were a better way to go because they weren't as locked down as Windows. What good are restrictions that people actively work on bypassing?

  7. Helpful (1)

    travel consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Expedia (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training, great colleagues and leadership

    Cons

    Hard to move up, upper management doesn't have a clue what front lines do sometimes

  8. Helpful (1)

    Excellent company!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Knowledgeable, friendly people, room for growth, good pay, good benefits, great work/life balance. Interesting and complex work. Insistence on taking all of your vacation time, and on using sick time when you're sick. Lots of opportunity for cross-training or travel. Flexibility with working from home, subsidies for vanpooling and Zipcars. Great managers.

    Cons

    The commute is a bit of a bear, pay is somewhat less than other local companies. The open office plan is distracting and uncomfortable if you prefer some distance from your team.

  9. Data Integration Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work flexibility, with good benefits and a very informal approach to work (typical of new high-tech companies).

    Cons

    A lot of Managers that lack the proper skill-sets to be Managers, with too much freedom. It is just a reflection of a typical fast growing company.

    Advice to Management

    Train Managers, formalize management approach.

  10. Helpful (1)

    QA lead

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Expedia full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lot of benefits and free drinks

    Cons

    relocating to seattle which is very far

    Expedia Response

    Apr 10, 2015Team Expedia

    Thanks for your review - we're glad you like the benefits (and the free drinks!) We understand that the relocation to Seattle is a big change, but please know that there will be many (many ... More

  11. Helpful (2)

    Revolutionizing Travel through Technology

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Focused on driving value for customers
    Relentless, fast-paced innovation through technology
    Global footprint and expansion

    Cons

    Maintaining many independent brands diversifies the company but taxes shared teams

    Advice to Management

    Continue taking every opportunity to leverage technology to improve the travel experience for customers. They should be delighted and raving to their friends about Expedia.

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