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Expedia Overview

Bellevue, WA
10000+ employees
1996
Company - Public (EXPE)
Internet
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) is one of world's largest travel platforms. We help knock down the barriers to travel, making it easier, more enjoyable, more attainable and more accessible. We are here to bring the world within reach for customers and partners ... Read more

Mission: We are the world’s travel platform. Our purpose is to bring the world within reach.

We believe in being different. We lead humbly. We act as ONE TEAM. We believe in the scientific method. We organize for speed. We believe in transparency.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2016 (#16)

Top CEOs: 2017 (#39), 2016 (#21), 2015 (#11)

Company Updates

  • We are the world’s travel platform. Our purpose is to bring the world within reach. We are Expedia Group.

  • Want to gain some insights on our CEO including his management style and his thoughts on the business in China? Have a look here!

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    For online booking boss, the world is his oyster

    Dara Khosrowshahi, the CEO of Expedia Inc, said he didn't know how much he would love it, when he first joined the company 11 year ago. Under his leadership, the global leader in the online travel industry has grown to more than 18,000 employees with $6.6 billion in annual revenue.

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Expedia – Why Work For Us?


We are the world’s travel platform. Our purpose is to bring the world within reach.

 We are the world’s travel platform.  Our purpose is to bring the world within reach. We are Expedia Group.  

We are among the largest technology companies in the world, and our work is solely dedicated to one of the most socially and economically important activities on the planet – travel.

Travel is a force for good.  Travel connects us culturally, emotionally and physically – not on a device or via a screen, but in the real world.  Travel opens our eyes, our minds and our hearts.

Travel makes people better.  Travel makes the world better.

But travel can be complicated, intimidating, frustrating and expensive.  These challenges create barriers that can make the people and places of the world seem farther away from one another than they really are – and for many, seemingly out of reach. 

We are here to help knock down the barriers to travel, making it easier, more enjoyable, more attainable and more accessible, and in doing so, ultimately bring the world within closer reach.  We believe our success can make the world a better place.

At Expedia Group, we believe in a work well, live well approach and offer benefits to meet your professional, personal, and family needs. Below are samples of some of the benefits offered to our U.S. employees.

  • Check-Up Time:  comprehensive medical, dental, vision, prescriptions, flexible spending accounts, onsite flu shots, life and AD&D plus disability insurance, and more.
  • Down Time:  paid vacation at 3 weeks your first year (going up to 5 weeks based on tenure), company holidays, and sick leave.
  • Travel Time:  reimbursements for leisure travel each year ($250-$750 USD, depending on tenure).
  • Wellness time:  annual fitness reimbursement, onsite health clinic in the Bellevue HQ, biometric screenings, lifestyle management coaching program, Expert Medial Opinion service (free second opinion on a medical treatment / diagnosis), online health and wellness tools and trackers, and much more.
  • Investment Time:  401(k) savings plan with company match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, plus retirement education.
  • Other Perkstuition reimbursement, transportation benefits, pet insurance,matching charitable gift program, adoption assistance, employee assistance program, group legal program, new parent benefits, employee rewards and recognition, retail discounts, employee referral bonus program, company events / activities, and no stuffy dress codes.


Expedia Cares - Corporate Citizenship Program

undefinedAt Expedia, Inc., our success is fueled by a shared belief that every individual can make an impact, bringing our talents together to accomplish amazing things. Whether it’s serving communities around the world as part of our Global Day of Caring, giving in-kind consulting advice to help a charitable organization thrive, or providing grants to philanthropic initiatives worldwide, we believe in people helping people to make a difference.

Giving @ Work

Our commitment to giving back in our communities is a direct reflection of the interests and passions of our more than 14,000 employees worldwide. Read our virtual Expedia, Inc. Giving Report to learn more about our giving efforts.

Our Giving Philosophy

  • Corporate Charitable Partners
    As a global company we are committed to supporting the life-changing work of organizations around the world like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Free the Children through direct grants, in-kind donations, and giving campaigns.
  • Matching Gift Program
    Employee donations to eligible non-profit organizations are matched 1:1 up to $4,000 USD each year. In addition, employees that volunteer their time can have $15 USD per hour donated to a non-profit organization (up to $1,000 USD of their matching gifts benefit).
  • Employee Volunteerism
    Our employees are passionate volunteers, giving their time and talents to organizations that reflect their interests, as well as community needs. In addition, our annual Global Day of Caring event held in September provides an opportunity for employees worldwide to put work aside for a day, gathering with colleagues to make a tangible impact for local charities.
  • Community Grants
    Throughout the year, we provide special financial grants to a variety of charitable organizations to help deliver programs in the local communities where we have employees.


Rachael – Technology

undefinedCareer Path @ Expedia
Software Engineer in Test Intern (Bellevue) → Software Design Engineer (Bellevue)

School
University of Michigan

Describe your most memorable Expedia moment.
I was on the flights team and at the end of the summer we had a party to celebrate the changes on the air team, and I was able to see the CEO dancing around with all the employees!

What's a typical day at Expedia like for you?
My team normally gets into the office around 9:30 a.m. During the mornings it's pretty quiet, and everyone is focused on work. Almost every day a group of the team will grab a bite to eat somewhere in downtown Bellevue. The afternoon is the best part – everyone is refueled and there are lots of conversations going on, mostly about work but we are not perfect and do get off topic. People always have good stories to tell, and of course there are the nerd gun fights to give our team a little break.

What's the best part about working here?
The people. The work. The results. The parties. 

What are three words you'd use to describe working here?
Exhilarating. Rewarding. Worth it.

Why did you choose to work at Expedia?
The people. Everyone that I talked to had nothing bad to say about the company, and always had a smile while working. Everyone works hard, but Expedia knows how to have a good time and lets the employees know when they have done great job.

 

Umang – Business Development & Strategy

Career Path @ Expediaundefined
Product Manager MBA Intern (Bellevue) → Product Manager (Bellevue) → Sr. Product Manager (Geneva) → Director, Strategy & Business Development (Bellevue) 

School
MBA – Darden Graduate School of Business Administration (University of Virginia)
Undergraduate - Gujarat University

Why did you choose to work at Expedia?
I chose Expedia because of its dynamic work environment, the competitive industry it leads, the many international opportunities it provides, and the smart and friendly people I get to work with.

Describe your most memorable Expedia moment.
When I was asked to make a presentation to several senior executives (including the CEO of my group) at the end of my summer Product Manager MBA internship at Expedia. 

Tell us about your most exotic destination.
Capri, Italy. It has the bluest water, the most sheer cliffs, the most winding roads, and the most spectacular villas I've ever seen. 

What's the best part about working here?
The responsibility you're given is significant - whether as a full-time or an intern. Your efforts and decisions have a real impact on the business.

What do you do for fun?
Bike, hike, yoga; chill out with family and friends.

Expedia Reviews

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    I have been working at Expedia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance
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    Medical Benefits are the best!

    Cons

    Org restructures are common
    Still a growing company

    Advice to Management

    None! Keep up the good work!

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Expedia Photos

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Expedia Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Expedia.

    Interview

    I applied online same day, was contacted the next day via phone call by the recruiter to set up a phone screen that week which was about 45 minutes and pretty thorough. After the phone screen is a video interview and then an in-person interview, all one-on-one. The recruiter was extremely professional, always followed up, gave feedback at every stage, and provided suggestions on what to prepare for. Communication was easy and great, and I really value the professional, swift, and positive experience I had interviewing with Expedia. Each person I talked to was really friendly, open, outgoing, and patient.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you get a client to give you blocks of rooms during peak season?   Answer Question
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Expedia Awards & Accolades

  • Employees’ Choice Award - Best Places to Work UK, Glassdoor, 2015
  • Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2017
  • Best Place to Work(#1), Glassdoor, 2016
  • Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2014
  • Caring Company Award, Hong Kong Council of Social Services, 2014
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