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"Unsupportive, aggressive, volatile, political and bureaucratic."

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Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

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

Pros

Some great people.
Opportunities to travel.

Cons

A fantastic brand to have on your CV, but that's where it ends.

If you are driven by results, don't expect to change or deliver anything here. Unless the CEO thinks its a good idea it will never happen, one of the major reasons that the companies market share and revenues in Europe are in such rapid decline. Because nobody dares question his 'leadership' the culture is one of blame and suspicion, with senior management constantly looking for  someone to point the finger at.

Expedia is a great stepping stone, but don't be fooled into thinking this will be a long term career move. Its a volatile, high pressure environment with extremely high staff turnover, the resultant is constant course correct and a new 'strategy' every few months. Expect to see a re-structure and senior leadership change every six months or so.

The company invests little to nothing in staff development, and the general attitude towards staff is unsupportive and aggressive. Overall the business is incredibly political and bureaucratic. Leadership are all desperately trying to protect their own small corners of the empire and deflect the CEO's gaze onto someone else, so expect little support. Senior management will happily throw you under a bus if it takes the spot light off them for just a moment.

Advice to Management

CEO: stop micro managing the entire organisation and let people get on with what they know how to do. Invest in your employees and foster an environment of mutual support and trust. Stop running the business into the floor.

Other Employee Reviews for Expedia

  1. Helpful (1)

    "interesting and very lucrative!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    lotta incentives and commissions involved....

    Cons

    shifts are round the clock.....


  2. "Great company if you have advocates above you"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Di
    Current Employee - Marketing Di
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment below the Director level, great benefits, start up feel

    Cons

    Questionable senior leadership within the Expedia brand

    Advice to Management

    Get consistent and aligned

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