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"A great place to work, but with some growing pains"

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Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Loads of travel
Autonomy
Great office environment and colleagues
Pay is better than most travel companies (But less than tech companies)

Cons

Work hours can be long, staff expected to work late if required and weekends if necessary
Remuneration is occasionally unequal (some staff get share options, some don't)

Advice to Management

Ensure remuneration is equal across staff on the same grades. when I was there tech staff got large share allocations, private label staff and supply contracting staff didn't.
Deal with problems before they escalate. In the sales based role I was in, several times it got to September before we got annual targets.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Work at Expedia if you live to work!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, great medical benefits, and all the free pop to rot your teeth while they work you hardcore. 20% off hotel rates (even when they're on sale).

    Cons

    Hours are grueling and you get to have a meets expectations rating and keep your job. They reorg every 3-6 months and politics run amok. Promotion is based on luck rather than skill and if you like having your job performance rated on a bell curve against your peers then this is the place for you. Also, you're screwed if you want to have a life with your spouse and children.

    Advice to Management

    How about resourcing your staffing to correct levels so that everyone doesn't have to work like a dog. Also, it wouldn't feel like punishment when you go on vacation and come back to a work environment that doesn't really care about you.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Bloated and lacking in innovation"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool to work for an international company and work with people from all over. Decent benefits package. Attractive, environmentally-friendly and very modern building. Some very nice, smart coworkers.

    Cons

    Salaries are notoriously under-competitive compared with similar positions in comparable companies. Technology is not the latest and greatest. Very political - beware of backstabbers. HR is incompetent. Company branding is weak and doesn't really distinguish itself. Comformity is encouraged - those who speak up are shot down.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage innovation. Be more open to new technologies or you will be left behind. Give less hiring power to HR. And remember that life is not a series of PowerPoint presentations.

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