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"Great people who are truly passionate about their business."

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

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

Pros

People who work here really love all things travel. Currently, the company is growing in many ways - it's firmed up their brand presence, it is working to become more innovative and agile, and it continues to add employee benefits to the mix. The company is starting to realize that to be competitive with Microsoft and Amazon they must pay top talent more.

Cons

As with any other company there are silos - often one side of the business doesn't talk to the other. There is no formalized mentoring program, the career is 100% in your hands. Unless you are lucky, you probably won't have anyone that will help you develop your skills, or move to the next step in your career. There is a lack of female leadership on the VP level.

Advice to Management

Develop your talent or you will lose it.

Other Employee Reviews for Expedia

  1. "Marketing opportunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can get broad exposure to all online channels, specialize in the channel of your choice; keep up to date with the cutting edge e-commerce product concepts and consumer preferences.

    Cons

    Organic growth/internal promotion in careers into management positions seems to be very few.


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    "Excellent Opportunities for Growth, Amazing Benefits, Small Company Roots with Big Business Future"

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    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The opportunity for personal development, career growth and promotion is outstanding. If you apply yourself 110%, you will go far with this company. If you are here for just another job or just to get a little experience before moving elsewhere - it shows in your performance! The ability to expand your horizons into different departments is outstanding as long as you take the time to network with others.

    The Executive Leadership Team has a blue sky vision for the company as a whole and they are dependent on the mid-level management to uphold the values and accomplish the tasks. I've found that most management I've worked with are not micro-managers unless they are forced to be (slackers not doing their jobs)!.

    The benefits packages are very competitive. At my tenure, I've got 5 weeks of vacation + leisure travel reimbursement and discounts on hotel reservations. With your IATAN Card, you can also get flight discounts through special airline programs. The opportunity to travel + reimbursement is amazing.

    From a personal development standpoint, they have online classes offered free of charge, college tuition reimbursement, classes for all levels of management and developmental goal setting as part of your mid-year and year-end reviews.

    Cons

    Being in Bellevue, the commute is heavy if you live anywhere but on the east side. I live in the South End near Puyallup / Tacoma and while housing is MUCH more affordable, the hour to hour-and-ahalf commute is brutal unless you have a carpool buddy.

    At times, the work load can be a bit rough - when you are managing 4-5 projects, 3-4 processes and then a "fire-drill" erupts and you must drop everything, it's certainly difficult to NOT stress out.

    Advice to Management

    My advice:
    Be more open about the goals of your department and how those fit into the overall goals of Expedia.
    Get out of your offices, set aside some of the meetings and further understand what other parts of the company are doing to help you achieve your goals.
    Communicate clearly which projects are in the pipeline that will make life easier for your employees
    Provide more praise to your employees when they do a good job, even if it is something small.

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