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Expedia Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
919 Reviews
3.8
919 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.  

    Smart, energetic, and great growth opportunities

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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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Office culture, career and personal growth opportunities, strong leadership team, enthusiasm for the company's success, compensation, and team-building atmosphere.

    Cons

    Narrow niche responsibilities and some lack of clarity when trying to find the person to talk to when looking for answers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Concierge in Poipu, HI
    Current Employee - Concierge in Poipu, HI

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, able to move up within the company, able to move globally. Located in top resorts.

    Cons

    Not all hires are locals, or have been here for a very long period of time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SEM Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - SEM Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Fare with their compensation.
    Flexible, to your personal life. A lot of people was able to work 1 or 2 days less every week, relocate or work from home 50% of the time, due to personal reasons.
    Very smart people.
    Good benefits

    Cons

    There is not a clear career path. If you work at it, have frequent conversations, network, and you are good at what you do, you will grow. If not, it is hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fast paced and Fun Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great benefits (wellness, travel, health, various discounts), fun workplace and events, casual atmosphere, friendly people, fast paced and quick changes make it interesting. Look forward to coming to work and engaging with teammates - especially sharing recent adventures. Free drinks - occasional snacks. Work-life balance is awesome! Seen several people get promoted across the org as well. All Hands / Town Halls seem genuine and are energetic. Philanthropy (i.e Day of Caring, various affiliated orgs, etc.) and affinity group opportunities are abundant.

    Cons

    Only been here a few months, but noticed some teams play favorites and can be difficult to work with. Several organizational changes in the few months I've been here - don't think it has to do with budget concerns, but it can seem like a revolving door. Hit and miss with managers who know how to help their reports advance. No outlined growth path could see people with potential, but not self advocating get left behind. Onboarding could be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop more transparent programs for realizing growth potential. More manager training in recognizing and developing people. Overall have a good feeling about the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great work/life balance but low chances of career progression

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive enough salaries
    Good benefits (health etc.) and also travel benefits
    Need to call out that FTEs start with 15 working days PTO and get 20 after 3 years (besides 8 public holidays, 2 personal days and 10 days sick leave).
    Interesting work, especially if you like travel
    Autonomy in your role.
    Marketing has fun and interesting people to work with

    Cons

    Mid-level management has more mediocre people than superstars.
    Organizational decisions are driven by relationships and people's personal feelings as opposed to org design principles. Can be frustrating to deal with.
    Unobjective performance review process that can make pay rise and bonus decisions seem arbitrary.
    Company doesn't focus on customer experience or service, just maximizing transactions from customers. Works well in the short-term but doesn't take a long term view

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up your processes for career progression.
    CMO needs to think more about marketing strategy than re-orging every few months.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Operations Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Expedia

    Pros

    The benefits are really good.

    Cons

    The Salary seems to be below fair market average across all positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people what they are worth.

  8.  

    I love working here. The culture, work life balance, people everything is just great. Best place to work in Seattle!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    People, Culture, communication everything is spot on

    Cons

    Benefits could be a little lesser than the companies that are present in the Seattle area but depends on what you are looking for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent place to start or continue with your career

    • 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 full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Supportive Environment
    Room for creativity
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Could stand to be a little more cutting edge on technologies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to start career in Corp. Finance

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

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - interesting and growing business
    - high degree of responsibility given early on
    - tech focused
    - great finance leadership

    Cons

    - training opportunities
    - engagement with senior leaders
    - compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Bring the latest cutting edge Technology to mainstream super fast and great company to work for

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

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    latest technologies
    great Bellevue location
    fun work environment
    good benefits

    Cons

    work life balance - most people keep working after office hours expecting others to be working during the time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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