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Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Very good compnany I would reccomend to anyone for travel.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Springfield, MO

    I worked at Expedia (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    You get great knowledge of geography, benefits , and a great company to work for.

    Cons

    I was disappointed in the way of not being able to tell the people what area they were going to be in if they didn't need to be there,

    Advice to Management

    Needs to acquire better hotels in better locations around the world.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Good Benefits, positive growth

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

    I worked at Expedia full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Excellent use of technology in every team, they use/evaluate almost all current technology trends, including C# .Net to open source micro-services. With incentives for training, one can get a significant growth in different spaces within short time
    - Company values prototyping/poc work,
    - Good growth but not at the cost of 16 hours a day work
    - Benefits, especially the travel benefits are really good.

    Cons

    - Not so easy to change groups, different groups act independently.
    - Re-orgs/Manager changes.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce or limit re-orgs and try not to affect technology focussed developers with repeated management changes. Switching managers is not taken positively among developers as they have to build relationships with new management again and again. Please, try to change once and stick to it for longer duration.

    Expedia Response

    Apr 30, 2015Team Expedia

    Thanks for your thoughtful feedback and advice. We place a strong emphasis on building strong teams and relationships within the company, and while we try to 'test and learn', we understand that ... More


  3. Helpful (2)

    Sr Software Dev Engineer

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Bellevue location for east siders with good schools
    travel benefits
    Great work life balance
    Too much fuss over diversity and too many women in management.

    Cons

    Non technical management, non transparent promotions
    New engineering model, is forced on all, mainly on developers, making some testers having promoted to dev management via reorgs. Nothing is more insulting than, having slogged in computer science and pass difficult interview to get to dev side, to be lost out to tester in promotion.
    Top Management gives lip service for growth of individual contributors, but in reality, power is concentrated in Middle management, PMs and other business types.So needless to say, developers are usually ignored.
    As a old school corporation, its apparent after some years, that personal relationships and showman ships are preferred, for promotions.
    Some developer talent is good, but they can be counted on fingers. Most of them simply putup for lack of options on the east side. ( if they dont want to join MSFT ).
    There is some sense of reverse feminism going on in those non-transparent reorgs. Not sure if this is what everyone wants.
    Salary is also not at par with competition

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at your talent and promote wisely. Some are doled out unwarranted promotions and some are overlooked. Follow what you preach in leadership. Hire and retain great talent, not some +1ers.

    Expedia Response

    May 11, 2015Team Expedia

    Thank you for your feedback. Expedia places a strong emphasis on inclusion and diversity and we are committed to having a diverse workforce across all levels of our organization, as well as ... More


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  5. A place you can explore options

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lodging Operations Agent in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Lodging Operations Agent in Springfield, MO

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to move departments. Good pay in hotel parter support or financial support. Good benefits. Not hard if you're used to call centers.

    Cons

    Slow systems, some in leadership are terrible leaders, monotonous

    Advice to Management

    Respond to employee needs. Actually listen to your employees. Don't cut bonus down like you have recently. Improve your backdoor admin systems. Definitely improve training.


  6. No regrets.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Beaumont, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Beaumont, CA

    I worked at Expedia full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Awesome people
    Something new everyday
    Lots of laughs, tears and challenges
    Awesome team gatherings and events
    Management cared about your opinion

    Cons

    No windows to see outside
    Sometimes to cold inside

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Helpful (4)

    Not enough focus on making developers productive

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Database Developer II in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Database Developer II in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Expedia full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It still has the feel of a growing company. Every day, I feel that I'm contributing towards something big. My team is collaborative and friendly. It'd be a slam dunk if it was only about the people.

    Cons

    Space constraints have us packed in like sardines. Open floor plans mean that a single noisy person can be heard from 50 feet away. AntiVirus is set to "paranoid" causing computers to hang even scanning the same file every day. Too many layers of bureaucracy to release code to production.

    Advice to Management

    We should split our infrastructure to allow easier deployment of non-critical features. Developers need more administrative control over their computers. I recently overheard a comment that MacBooks were a better way to go because they weren't as locked down as Windows. What good are restrictions that people actively work on bypassing?


  8. Helpful (2)

    It's Like a Box of Chocolates... Never know what you will get, but it is mostly pretty sweet.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Expedia full-time

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

    Pros

    - The intersection of travel and e-Commerce is a wickedly cool place to work.
     - Good data driven culture that puts pace of innovation over pet projects.
     - Has committed to have 50% of leadership be Female by 2020.
     - Great growth with potential for even more.

    Cons

    - Very limited upward growth as very few leaders have left in the last few years.
     - Salaries are stagnant.
     - Seeing losses of the best new managers, as they seek roles with upward potential.
     - Moving to Seattle waterfront in 2018, and the commute will be terrible for East-siders.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Excellent company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable, friendly people, room for growth, good pay, good benefits, great work/life balance. Interesting and complex work. Insistence on taking all of your vacation time, and on using sick time when you're sick. Lots of opportunity for cross-training or travel. Flexibility with working from home, subsidies for vanpooling and Zipcars. Great managers.

    Cons

    The commute is a bit of a bear, pay is somewhat less than other local companies. The open office plan is distracting and uncomfortable if you prefer some distance from your team.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Poor Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Expedia full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work in Travel Industry.
    Nice Views from the Headquarters office building in Bellevue

    Cons

    Low Morale
    Pay on the Lower side
    Lack of talent
    Poor Leadership at every level
    Excessive emphasis on Sales
    Poor Ethics
    Excessive Layers of Management
    Band-aid solutions
    Poor Benefits
    No work / life balance
    Ancient Technology
    Insufficient Structure & Process

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the Customer and Vendors and the Stock will take care of itself.


  11. Helpful (1)

    travel consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Expedia (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great training, great colleagues and leadership

    Cons

    Hard to move up, upper management doesn't have a clue what front lines do sometimes



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