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Expedia Bellevue Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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  • Very demanding, need better work life balance (in 83 reviews)

  • High upper management has in the last 3 years or so started cronyism (in 46 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Amazing Experience"

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

    I have been working at Expedia full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work, you are encouraged to try new things that can help improve ways of doing business, lot's of growth opportunities, flexible work schedule, extremely bright and professional co-workers, strong leadership with little micro-management, casual dress code, stocked kitchens with great coffee and other beverages, up to date equipment and plenty of resources to accomplish what you are asked to do.

    Cons

    Not much to say here. If you don't like to move really fast, this may not be the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide the support you already do.


  2. "Friendly environment, but a bit undisciplined"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Former Contractor - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Expedia as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compared to Amazon or Microsoft, Expedia is much less stressful and intra-competitive. It's a people-oriented culture.

    Cons

    Expedia lacks the execution discipline of Amazon and Microsoft. I witnessed some spectacular failures that would not happen in well-run organizations.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the leadership has changed, which is good, but there really needs to be a culture of accountability. People seem to be OK with making mistakes or letting bad things happen.


  3. "Dont just leave , run away as fast as you can"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel benefits
    Slacking is encouraged,so that way great work life balance, if you know how to play

    Cons

    rampant cronyism
    poor growth opportunities
    low pay


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Senior Engineering Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Expedia is an enormously innovative company and they are open to new ideas for sure. You can get a great opportunity to work on leading edge stuff.

    Cons

    The people. I can't say this enough: the people in Expedia are needlessly fearful, argumentative, and stuck in a management strategy pioneered by former Microsoft hacks who have been laid off over the past 8 years.

    The Move: Expedia is moving to a horrible campus in Seattle. Yes, it's got the right zip code. No, the new location has none of the amenities Management believes will allow it to hire it's target market of Millenials.

    Advice to Management

    1. start incubating small, fast
    2. stop using small teams competing on the same products. the benefit from competition doesn't pay off compared with the benefit from focus and agility
    3. more orbitz people in leadership roles
    4. get ready for competition from google and amazon; they will rock your socks and soon


  6. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Get hours and benefits. People and Culture.

    Cons

    Blind to internal talent, where ever you come in the organization determines how high you can go no matter the talent and improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Make your actions reflect your words and policies and you will be a great company.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Technical Product Manager"

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

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Good team
    Good salary

    Cons

    Nepotism to advance (family or friends or favoritism of the ladies)
    Lack of Transparency at the top. Do as I say, not as I do.
    Corporate speak of inclusion but reality not

    Advice to Management

    Allow teams to really contribute and not just say you do to meet goals. Advance people based upon achievement and not friendships and backroom deals.


  8. "Best company I've worked at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Localization Specialist in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Localization Specialist in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Expedia (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great attitude to employees, great work and life balance

    Cons

    Elaborate team hierarchy, little flexibility


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Process analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Content Editor/Writer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Contractor - Content Editor/Writer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Expedia as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company vibe, and it feels like all ideas are welcome. There is an enthusiasm for the company and its many subsidiaries. There is also a great sense of transparency. Salary and benefits are competitive, the location is convenient, and the new building in Interbay is amazing.

    Cons

    In IT, where I was, there had been a recent re-org. At first that led to a culture of excitement and openness but it quickly turned to one of caution and fear. This led to paranoia and pettiness. It's odd because everyone is very talented but it's like someone came in and said, You're spending too much, and everyone just froze. New ideas were taken as ways to waste money and conversations were stymied for fear of sounding mutinous.

    Advice to Management

    Don't clench when your costs go a little high, just course correct gently. The enthusiasm of your employees is your greatest asset. Making one little group work nights and weekends simply because you won't hire some help is a great way to lose the whole department.


  10. "Senior Project Manager"

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

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great flexibility and working environment
    Great senior management

    Cons

    moving to Seattle and salaries aren't competitive enough


  11. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great company to work with, learn lot of cool stuff and work with the best people in industry

    Cons

    - shifting priorities
    - tight deadlines



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