Expedia Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
843 Reviews
3.6
843 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company is really a fun place to work and embraces a great work life balance (in 117 reviews)

  • Benefits include travel benefits and co-workers love to talk about travelling (in 60 reviews)


Cons
  • work/ life balance *might* make up for this when compared to some companies (in 36 reviews)

  • Without close personal relationships to senior management you will hit a ceiling in your development (in 31 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It's ok...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Expedia as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Talented people, group support, and motivation.

    Cons

    Projects being pushed through with too much oversight. Our particular project ended up scrapped after 3 months into it. Waste of time, resources, and patience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many barriers for groups to efficiently work together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A large company with a startup culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    - Great technology and infrastructure.
    - Good policies for employees.
    - Work life balance.
    - Opportunities for internal job movements.

    Cons

    There may be a need for a Sr director for all directors in India to balance the difference ways of working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    it ssucked

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cruise Travel Agent  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Cruise Travel Agent in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Expedia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    no pros everybody just whines about calls

    Cons

    management micro managin
    no room to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont micro manage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Depends how lucky you get and whose your manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Expedia

    Pros

    Good company, very solid strategy

    Cons

    Depending on the team and location some people managers are very unprofessional and build teams which suite their own preferences rather than stimulating creativity and productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve people management

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Love this company, dislike my group

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people to interact with both professionally and outside of work. Decent pay. Great benefits. Awesome community engagement.

    Cons

    If HR doesn't want you to transition or wants to have a say in an internal transition you will be blocked. How do you grow in a company if you are not able to move around and experience other groups and organizations?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employees that are hungry to move internally without having HR have the say of whether the employee can really do so or not. To be told that the team needs you and you aren't finished with your work on the team after 2.5 years, when the employee is clearly ready for a new and possibly bigger challenge is a great way to encourage your talent to leave.

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

    Great Company, Sometimes Questionable Middle Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Training Manager
    Former Employee - Training Manager

    I worked at Expedia full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fantastic perks (discounts on hotels, airfare, attractions, etc)

    Cons

    Hire people who fit in the "Expedia" culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I worked for the company for years and seen my fair share of people come in and go out. Please hire people who are a good fit for the company culture. My last boss was a robot who lacked any sort of emotional intelligence. The organization thrives based upon a its passionate, engaged workforce. I believe "chemistry" has a lot to do with why Expedia is successful. Why hire individuals who are not team oriented, look for new and creative ways to avoid co-workers, and would be absolutely fine with having "no" human interaction? In the end attitude matters, if you plan on hiring a department head they better know a thing or two about motivating and empowering a team.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good start and Nice People

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

    I worked at Expedia for less than a year

    Pros

    The People of the Company are really a big plus. very international and very young and fresh

    Cons

    The leadership and promotion opportunities was not avaliable in the office in Prague, they dident seem interested in it either. and seen from a professional point of view that made many of the best people leave within one year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    differntiating the markets is necessary in a field where you are working with individuals from many diverse backgrounds

  9.  

    Good Work-Life Balance

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

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Recommends this place.

    Cons

    Can't think any at the moment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't think any at the moment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company has the worst HR in the world

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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

    Pros

    Great OTA, one of the giant. Company as a whole treat employee as assets, so benefit is good.

    Cons

    Horrifying local HR culture. Despite the company trying really hard to maintain its great value, local HR in Hong Kong has ruined it all. HR has made the working environment and local culture suxks. As HR is the dominating power, our messages can never passed to management. It is a very political environment to work at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Internal surveys to all employees, be open to changes. Look into HR performance, because local HR shapes company culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Expedia Response

    Sep 15, 2014HR

    We take all feedback seriously and appreciate hearing about your experience. We have a dedicated, third-party hotline and Website that is equipped to take any information confidentially, which is ... More

  11.  

    Overall a good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer In Test - I  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer In Test - I in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Free meals, beverages are amongst some perks and easy going work on cutting edge technologies

    Cons

    Work quality is not good in the way that no timelines are followed strictly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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