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"Good, but can be political"

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Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Scale is great, opportunities are great and with some recent changes even better. There are some tough problems to solve and I'd argue the titanic is shifting direction.

Cons

Still haven't shaken the whole Microsoft way of doing things - it's getting better. Think waterfall with some pockets of Agile/adaptive methodologies all the way from planning to delivery with monster release nights

Advice to Management

Change is good - embrace it!

Other Employee Reviews for Expedia

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Amateur, inexperienced management and declining margins create panic and cause talent flight"

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    Former Employee - Operations Lead in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Operations Lead in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally nice people - at least to your face
    The travel business can be interesting (but in Expedia's case - tough competition and declining margins is creating panic)

    Cons

    Immature approach, processes - at least compared to leading Seattle companies.
    You can be better paid at a number of better run companies, even consulting jobs.
    Many people have been "stuck" in Expedia a long time and can't think outside of their bubble.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in technology. Invest in operations controls. Otherwise you just run people ragged and they leave to work for "better class" companies - where they get a better deal.


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    "This is a large, stable, good company to work for,"

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    Former Employee - Supplier Relations Tier III in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Supplier Relations Tier III in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Expedia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    During the rough economic times, Expedia held up very well. It was nice to have that feeling of security. The benefits were also pretty good. And, the HR department in the Las Vegas office held classes with suggestions on how to move ahead in the company. I was grateful for that, and the for the tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    In the Financial Operations department, the upper management makes rash decisions when they don't truly understand the job functions that they make decisions about. This might sound like a common complaint in big companies, but, with Expedia, it really affected a lot of us in the worst way. The Las Vegas office had very amazing and intelligent management, and was always expected to jump in and save the Springfield and Dallas offices (when Dallas was still open).

    Advice to Management

    I would say stop and think about how your decisions affect the quality of the work from your employees. It is never OK to make it mandatory to do 20 hours of overtime a week. When you reach that point, it is a clear sign that your processes are not working, and it's time to go back to the drawing board and find efficient ways to get the work done in your department.

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