Expedia Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Most amazing company to work for!

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    • 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 your support, advocacy and enthusiasm! Can we clone you?

  2. Expedia is the best!

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

    I have been working at Expedia

    Pros

    #1 the people here are AMAZING, everyone is unique, smart, driven, fun, friendly and it is obvious that we all have the same goal of doing and giving our best to Expedia
    Other notable points:
    Networking opportunities
    Encourage growth
    Amazing benefits, PTO, insurance and other perks
    Competitive pay
    Networking opportunities
    Fun company events, photo opportunities etc
    I've never been more excited and passionate about working for a company.

    Cons

    I don't have much to contribute here, we're growing and expanding so quickly here in Bellevue headquarters so we're quickly running out of real estate space so we've been condensing and consolidating; not a bad problem to have considering other companies are experiencing constant layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Enjoyable time working with a balanced company

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

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with a leader in travel, a huge industry, it's enjoyable to see your work change the travel space, and the impact quickly.
    The compensation is good (salary+benefits) and for the US, you start with more vacation than most companies and go up from there (15+ days)
    There is also a healthy work-life balance. Most days you can leave work at the door, and the door has sunlight still on it.

    Cons

    Expedia is not a small company and sometimes you can feel it. There is also an existing product, so it's hard to do something really different, but if you are creative you can make it work. Expedia is evolving, but I'm sure someone from a startup would find it naturally slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Expedia full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    HIgh energy place - lots of fun people to work with - many are very passionate about collaborating together. Great leadership (CEO/CFO) that do a great job of communicating vision, etc. through town halls, etc. Expedia also puts together fun events for employees. In order to be successful here, you need to be able to thrive with constant change.
    Great travel & vacation benefits.

    Cons

    It was difficult to move ahead within my org - but that is not truly representative of the company as a whole.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Software Developer

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle Heights, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle Heights, WA

    I worked at Expedia

    Pros

    Good, smart coworkers.
    Friendly work environment

    Cons

    Not really a lot of cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Be careful whom you trust

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

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

    Pros

    Many smart people who will step out of their way to help you achieve a goal or objective.

    Cons

    High school politics & clique mentality run rampant in many parts of the organization. People are expendable, and turnover is VERY high. Some departments see >80% turnover per year due to poor VP/Directors who are moved around instead of being cut loose, all at the expense of high performing teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan around long-term vision, execute on strategy, and stop focusing on the competition. "Beat Booking" is not a valid strategy, but should come organically via innovation and execution.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Expedia Response

    Feb 25, 2015Team Expedia

    Thanks for your feedback on your experience. This input helps us recognize ways to improve as a company. We are sharing this review with leadership.

  8. Associate Market Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great work culture starting from leadership. Really great onboarding for market management employees that allows to grow network. Always changing to stay ahead of competitors. Very innovative company. Perks for travel is great.

    Cons

    Some may find the change to be difficult to adapt to however they do make changes for the better or it's a work in progress. Travel perks for family and friends could be better. Work life balance could be better as managers are away from home quite often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Market Associate

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

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

    Pros

    Expedia is a great company to work for! The company is always expanding and changing, so the work isn't dull or repetitive; there's always something new to learn. The culture is very team-oriented and supportive, and my office has a very positive and encouraging feel to it. Expedia recently expanded and hired a lot of new people, so as a "newbie," I felt very welcomed into the organization and am excited to see what the next big announcement will be! There are awesome benefits and travel perks that put the icing on top of the cake.

    Cons

    At first, there was some disorganization but now things have settled and everything is in order.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vegas 2015!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. New employee to a new team and loving every minute

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

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

    Pros

    One thing that's standing out is the incredible positivity with everyone I've worked with. Our team has our fair share of technical issues/tool gripes and alignment woes across different teams and geographies, but it's good attitudes all around. I haven't seen egos take over conversations; everyone seems to be genuinely optimistic that we can solve problems together, and we're making progress! Work/Life balance is also much more achievable than I've seen at other companies. I don't work through every weekend anymore, and I feel happy to jump in when needed as a result.

    Cons

    Things move fast, and a lot of decisions happen off the record. It takes a bit of finesse to get up to speed and stay there, but folks seem really open to sharing info--you just need to know when to ask.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into a better system for tracking ideas/process improvement projects that don't need immediate attention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Challenging and rewarding

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Experience
    Current Employee - User Experience

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

    Pros

    - Generous vacation policy. The longer you stay, the more time you get.
    - Leisure travel and fitness program reimbursement
    - Opportunity to work with and learn from smart, engaged people from all over the world
    - Due to technology advancements, changing environment of the travel industry and adapting to user needs, the site is always evolving so boredom is not an issue.
    - Flexibility to work from home
    - When faced with problems, this is a figure-it-out culture as opposed to a finger pointing one.
    - As long as you get your work done well and on time, there is flexibility in what time you start/end your day. (How much flexibility varies by team/function, of course)

    Cons

    - It's a large company, so new ideas/processes take time to filter through.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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