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Expedia Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
1,073 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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Expedia Response

    Jan 16, 2015Team Expedia

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

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Love working at this fast-paced, upbeat, fun company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Pros

    The biggest pro for me is that employees are trusted for what they do. In circumstance after circumstance, I find that I am respected for my role because I was hired and have the job that I have. I appreciate the 5 year goals that the company is managed to at every level.

    Cons

    Fast-paced can be a double edged sword creating situations where you really can't get it all done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read your email -- all of it. Sometimes there is just so many meetings and so much email that requests are missed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for, good culture, friendly and we're a big happy travel family.

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

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

    Pros

    Travel deals, employee share of voice, friendly environment, Great benefits & much more to add on in addition to decent compensation.

    Cons

    Moving up b/n teams has some limitation. Though each team/dept. encourages to move up in career ladder, the tricky system does not allow to be equally compensated. I mean to say that if they hire a external candidate the compensation is much better than moving within the system. HR & compensation policy must be reviewed to help employee move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Same as Above (HR & compensation policy must be reviewed to help employee move up). Other than this, this company is a cool place to work, lots of learning, investment in technology keeps you challenged and learn more. Great working here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very appreciative of their employees

    • 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

    Pros

    Great company, good benefits, attracts a certain type of employee.

    Cons

    moving up may be difficult after huge hiring spree

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to over manage lower level employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • 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

    Pros

    This place is full of smart, good people who are passionate about travel and leading the online travel space. Work/life balance is good in most groups, and the pay and benefits are mostly on par for the area and type of work.

    Cons

    Promotions can be hard to get as the orgs are relatively flat (which is a good thing in my opinion) and people tend to stay once they reach Senior Manager or above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stock options would be great, the senior leadership has been rewarded quite handsomely from this benefit. It would be great if we had a plan that was close to what other local companies like Amazon, T-Mobile, Microsoft or Starbucks offers for mid-level employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, still working out some processes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Pros

    Smart, fun colleagues, work/life balance, push for excellence, great benefits, fun culture, growth opportunities

    Cons

    Processes need to be streamlined, need a stronger push for innovation, better telework policies, open workspace makes it hard to focus/get work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a lot of really motivated, talented people on your team, but disjointed processes and legacy systems prevent us from doing our best work. Remove these blockers and we'll be able to do really innovative work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 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
  11.  

    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

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