Expedia Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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Expedia President and CEO Dara Khosrowshahi
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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 (4)

    Great company to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  2. Work hard play hard

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

    I have been working at Expedia

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, competitive atmosphere. Value work life balance and higher education. Internal growth opportunities. Competitive salaries and incentive programs independence encouraged

    Cons

    Very competitive to move up

    Advice to Management

    More one on one training for new hired


  3. Helpful (2)

    Top-Notch Company with Excellent Benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant I in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant I in Springfield, MO

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

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

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Atmosphere, People, Company Growth

    Cons

    Little to no room for advancement in certain departments


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  5. Great company with tons of growth opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Expedia full-time

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

    Pros

    Lots of new technology development, plenty to learn, benefits are at par with market standards, great work/life balance. The longer I work here, the more I like this company and its technology direction.

    Cons

    Some teams have horrible sr. leadership which can restrict growth. They promote excessive favoritism, no mentoring, politics & plenty of back biting. All the best if you fall with one of those teams.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership needs to take consider the feedback given on bad managers. People leave managers, not companies and some of the recent attrition in some teams has primarily been around horrible managers.


  6. Fantastic Company

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

    I worked at Expedia

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I worked with incredibly smart people doing exciting work. Expedia continues to innovate in ecommerce, social media and travel.

    Cons

    My position involved lots of business travel. Business travel is fun when you are childless, but it was harder once I had children. My boss was supportive and great though, and I have no complaints.


  7. Sad I left....

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Bellevue, WA

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

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

    Pros

    Great company, fun, work hard/play hard culture. Work life balance is great. Senior management is approachable from the CEO, Dara, on down the ranks. Best place I have worked.

    Cons

    There are no cons I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Content Editor

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Expedia

    Pros

    good environment, work and life balance

    Cons

    boring, repeat the same work


  9. Helpful (7)

    Great company, great benefits, opportunities for advancement... what more could you ask for?

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    I've been with Expedia for nearly 14 years and held various positions in multiple organizations throughout the company.

    Biggest pros:

    Majority of Executive Leadership truly cares about their employees and encourages growth both professionally and personally.

    Compensation is very competitive taking into account work / life balance. Sure, you could probably make more money elsewhere but the other non-tangibles far outweigh that minor detail. If I wanted to work 80 hours a week and burn out in a year, there are other places in the greater Puget Sound to do that.

    Vacation, Sick Time and Travel Benefits: As I've been around a long while, I have 5 weeks of paid vacation + holidays + sick time. It's not micro-managed like other companies. You just need to make sure your boss and team know dates you'll be out. Bottom line is, routinely get your work done and no one is going to bother you if you want/need to take a mental break. Also, we have "Leisure Travel Reimbursement" which means depending on how long you work here, Expedia will reimburse you for a portion of your Leisure Travel. Just book on an Expedia Inc. owned site, take your trip and when you get back, submit a receipt / copy of your itinerary and BAM... extra $$ in your account soon! Also, coupons! 10-20% off of various travel products, a website where you pay for your hotel what Expedia pays for your hotel etc!

    Health Care etc. Fantastic benefits plans to choose from and currently, we have a contract with Qliance with a health care office downstairs in the Bellevue HQ Building which makes routine Doctors appointments super convenient. Oh.. did I mention if you do go there, that co-pays are covered? So there's that!

    We have all the basics as well: 401K, Employee Stock Purchase Plan and a host of various corporate discounts from Software to Hardware to Travel related discounts through a multitude of partners.

    In 2018... a new corporate campus in Seattle and from what I've seen... WOW is it going to be amazing!

    Cons

    For those living in the south end (South King and Pierce County) it's a commute... a long commute - but you do have options for carpool and mass transit if the position you are in afford you the option of a set schedule every day.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your people and your customers. CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE is King! Keep driving!

    Expedia Response

    Jun 1, 2015Team Expedia

    Thank you for your very thorough and thoughtful review! We're glad to hear that you are enjoying the journey with Expedia. If you have commute tips you'd like to share please do that through our ... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great job, tough to enter, tons of development if you seek it

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Market Manager in West Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Market Manager in West Hollywood, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great casual office work environment, lots of opportunity to get development, lots of autonomy in the role as long as you are performing well.

    Cons

    The salary isn't extremely competitive with other industries, and the goals set for bonuses are quite high and nearly impossible to fully attain.

    Advice to Management

    Lack of properly cascading details and goals, instead they micromanage individuals too much. Teams should be managed top down through appropriate managers.


  11. Overall good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Laid back culture. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Fast growth sometimes puts process on survival mode



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