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Expedia Bellevue Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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  • Little bit problem for work life balance if you are keen to learn new things you have to give more times to office (in 90 reviews)

  • Expedia continues to higher terrible people managers, whom have never managed people and then are not monitored by upper management (in 47 reviews)

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  1. "Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun company to work for.

    Cons

    Its a great company with lots of potential ahead of it

    Advice to Management

    Management doing great work,


  2. "More opportunity"

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    Former Contractor - Content Editor in Bellevue, WA
    Former Contractor - Content Editor in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and work environment!

    Cons

    I really had no complaints. It was a great experience.

    Advice to Management

    As a contractor, you never really get evaluated by the client. There are high-fives to the team if you're doing well, but really wish there were one2one meetings to simply talk about team morale, progress, and potential learning opportunities.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Software development manager"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work , I've been enjoying working here.

    Cons

    Relocation to Seattle Elliot Bay Area

    Advice to Management

    Stay on east side


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Its a good place to start"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance ... travel benefits

    Cons

    compensation is low compared to other tech companies in the area


  5. "Company great, team gossip not so much"

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    Former Intern - Technical Product Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Former Intern - Technical Product Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Expedia as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interns are treated well
    Travel culture
    Intern hire rate is excellent
    The company perks are awesome

    Cons

    Most teams become cliques
    Poor transparency (I never really heard about the company's vision for the three months I was there)
    Gossip culture
    Hard to switch teams

    I did not win the team lottery. I was an intern for one summer and witnessed a lot of gossip from my mentor & manager about others on my team. It was so hard for me to feel welcomed when I always questioned what they were saying about me behind my back, and from what I've heard you have a high chance of getting a team similar to this.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at your company culture on a team level. Work on encouraging a culture of partnership & respect instead of unhealthy competition and gossip.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Software developer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company is good, good work culture. Work is good too, get to work on new things

    Cons

    They pay less, no free food, should be more active


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Expedia Bellevue"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    not too intense, nice people, great benefits

    Cons

    not great salary at lower levels

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits and relaxed engineering culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of employee perks. Strong benefits. Decent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Especially in an engineering role, it's far better to work under a "brand" or other profit center. While the pressure may be a bit higher, you will get more funding sooner for improvements and technical leadership are more likely to test ideas.

    This is considerably less true within IT, eCP and other shared services.

    Advice to Management

    For over 5 years I've witnessed the transition from 50/50 tech company/travel company, to 30% tech and 70% travel. I get it, the tech is a means to an end goal of selling travel. Though with some major technology boulders to overcome, you need a more prescription strategy than "make sure it scales".


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Team Lead, Lodging Partner Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    salary and benefits are great. management, from low to highest levels, is very approachable and happy to get feedbacks from employees. opportunities to be involved in projects with other departments that make you better understand the overall picture.

    Cons

    talent acquisition strategy seems to be focused only on recruiting young people, just graduated and with zero opportunities to negotiate their salary. no way to jump from a support role to a commercial one.

    Advice to Management

    management should work on a closer integration between support and sales and find ways to make them cooperate.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Software Development Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Overall work-life balance is great with flexible work hours and schedules but this can be team dependent
    - Generally very friendly and nice people with a mostly relaxed and laid-back work environment
    - Decent benefits including travel and wellness reimbursement, travel discounts, standard 401k matching, good vacation policy, healthcare, and matching charitable donations
    - "Test and Learn" culture makes data the main driving force for product decisions

    Cons

    - Generally poor middle management and heavy politics at management levels
    - Some engineering teams have bad ratios of technical product managers/engineering managers to developers that create too much overhead and slow initiatives down
    - Very unclear promotion paths and requirements. This causes a clash between the diversity initiatives and the meritocracy that the company preaches and can lead to a sentiment of unfairness during promotion cycles.
    - Overall average engineering quality with some exceptions. Unable to maintain solid talent from leaving to other companies in the area (seems like Amazon is becoming a top destination)
    - Expedia advertises itself as a tech company, but the culture of average compensation makes the company lag behind tech companies in the area.
    - Constantly playing catch-up to competitors which creates less opportunities to pursue features that innovate or distinguish Expedia in the market
    - Some product decisions feel short-sighted. Just because the conversion numbers are good does not mean it is good in the long run.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep pushing initiatives to look into employee happiness and making adjustments or improvements. This is preached at the top but needs to trickle down to middle management. The Glassdoor rating for Expedia has been dropping for a reason.
    - Keep fostering transparency and openness. Take all feedback seriously. Some questions asked may seem ridiculous, but if they're being asked that means there is not enough transparency into the matter.
    - Push harder on initiatives to modernize the technology stack and performance. There should be no excuses as to why the website is as slow as it is right now.
    - Don't be afraid to try to improve or remove poor performers and management
    - The management stack can be much leaner


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