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"Environmental CHAOS"

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Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Bellevue, WA
Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Bellevue, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Expedia as a contractor

Pros

Good rate, good work life balance, free drinks and constant free food. Moderately interesting work. Some nice people.

Cons

I found most of the FTE's to be very dismissive.

If you are the type who likes quiet and the ability to concentrate and be productive... this is NOT the place for you. Tons of overhead in the form of excessive levels of management, endless meetings, project tracking admin. It wasn't unusual to get only 3 or 4 productive hours out of a day. The 'open collaborative' work space was a nightmare. Packed in like sardines with no place to escape. With a desk in the middle of the large open lunch room (which had multiple, loud events per week), bathrooms, and multiple conference rooms (where a singing group sometimes practiced) and all the traffic that results in, there were times I had to go outside just to think.... but wifi doesn't go there,

Parking at $240/month and often in another building blocks away, was ridiculous.

Advice to Management

Go around and count the number of people wearing headphones and then talk to me about collaborative environments. I don't know what the new offices look like but I sure hope they are more WORK friendly. As much as people bad-mouth Cube Farms, they are far better than the current setup. Have events is closed off areas or off site. Provide quiet area if staff don't have a full time private space.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Good company; good benefits, incompetent middle management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good products and services
    - Good location
    - Excellent top leadership
    - Good benefits
    - Diversity

    Cons

    - Overly political; cliquish like middle school; croanism
    - Lack of meritocracy and transparency
    - Too much dispersion
    - Crowded space
    - Below market wages
    - High turn over

    Advice to Management

    Incompetent managers are driving talent out the door. Hire competent managers and add talent retention performance criteria.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Expedia cruise sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cruise Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Cruise Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back office atmosphere, good crew of people to work around, good reimbursement program for fitness and travel

    Cons

    Earning commission is based on luck of the incoming calls, supervisors are nice but overall arent too helpful

    Advice to Management

    CHANGE COMMISSION STRUCTURE

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