Expedia Group Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Nov 2, 2020

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  1. "Great Company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Compliance Program Manager 

    I worked at Expedia Group full-time

    Pros

    Travel Discounts on Hotels all over the world

    Cons

    Work life balance needs to improve

  2. "Great People"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Service Delivery Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Expedia Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Outstanding Team Members and Great Benefits. Expedia offers a welcoming and diverse environment.

    Cons

    Depending on the project finding a work-life balance can be difficult. Training for the role was minimal and all training was derived through relationship building and self-study.

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to retire to if you are a TPM or PM."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Expedia Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Product Managers and Technical Project managers get a lot of perks.

    Cons

    Management doesn't have a handle on the tech we use. Avenues of growth are riddled with nepotism. Work Life Balance Pressured from manager to make less ethical decisions, including jeopardizing my health. Mentorship is a joke. Been under paid for 5 years.

  4. Helpful (2)

    "12% layoffs"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Expedia Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Work/life balance was good - Smart, helpful colleagues - Nice office and location

    Cons

    - Layoffs, 12% of workforce, due to 1 quarter of below-forecast financial performance - Snide remarks from upper management about work/life balance, calling into question the future of this benefit

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "good place to work, if you only want to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Database Developer in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Expedia Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good benefits, they had a good health plan, and offer good benefits for paternity/maternity and paid parking. lots of company sponsored lunches, events. Good communication from executive team, ample of townhalls and email communication. awesome holiday party and halloween celebrations.

    Cons

    upward mobility is difficult, if you do not mix around with the right folks and get along with them. a lot of secrecy in decision making, even in simple things like approach to a project. seems like they want people to just agree and do what is told, without understanding anything :( . middle management is only concerned about keeping up their appearances with upper management, and will sabotage any efforts by the team members to shine. depending on the team, work life balance can be impossible , but not all teams are like that.

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Expedia Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very fast paced and challenging environment

    Cons

    Work/life balance isn't what it used to be. The move to Seattle is difficult for east siders

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  7. Helpful (6)

    "Give them a couple more years to finish shakeup"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for internal movement due to the upcoming move and expected employee loss and reorgs and lots of work to be done. Decent culture, holiday party, etc.

    Cons

    They are in the midst of significant reorg efforts, I’d recommend waiting it out a year or two. They are also notorious for low pay with work life balance not great either.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "very different experiences on different teams"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Expedia Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Expedia is a great company overall, if you are comfortable with a large corporate environment. They provide good benefits and a nice downtown office. I absolutely loved this company and this job before a particular person came into their management position. I was passionate about the business and excited for what was next.

    Cons

    I had my work/life balance privileges "suspended" for 2 months (eligible after 6 months, I received at 8 months with the company). She allowed other employees on our team who had been working here for less than 6 months to work from home and leave early for things such as hair appointments, while denying every request I made in this regard. These instances were a huge deterrent to me, and my confidence level plummeted, as I was being treated obviously differently than my peers. I had many meetings with my manager about the management and feedback style that works best for me, as well as what I respond best to as an employee. She continued to disregard my requests and only notify me of mistakes and shortcomings, never an encouragement nor a thank you. The continuous negativity towards me took a real toll on my morale as an employee. My manager's way of "coaching" me was to reiterate that me working for Expedia was like “trying to fit a round peg in a square hole” and that it would be “very mature” of me to decide that this job isn’t for me. In my opinion, because of someone who’s role is to grow and develop a team of people, I felt extremely discouraged and almost pushed out. I felt marginalized, disrespected, and discouraged by my manager almost every single day, and this took a sincere toll on my confidence and self-respect.

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  9. "Typical Call Center"

    1.0
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    Current Contractor - Lodging Support Specialist in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia Group for less than a year

    Pros

    One of the highest paying call centers in the area. In this position you speak to hotel staff, and are kept one step removed from sympathy seeking, needy, entitled customers.

    Cons

    Training is less than sufficient. You're learning an entire trade in four weeks, when it should really take a minimum 3-6 months. The amount of software, login names and passwords seems entirely unnecessary. They use software that is extremely non-intuitive and complicated. It's a headache to maneuver through buggy interfaces and trying to make sense of each prompt that reads like computer coding. Despite not being there for a very long time I've noticed that many of the floor support for the trainees are in that position as an excuse not to be on the phones and know the right people to get them off. I found out during training that a particular floor supporter requested to be allowed not to assist me because my "Arabic" appearance made her feel scared of me. so every time I needed help doing my I job I was waiting 15-20 minutes for assistance while I had someone on the phone. I thought that was just vile that this person felt so secure in her job that she openly expressed a discriminatory attitude to a manager and that manager ended up indulging her. The trainer himself was visibly annoyed, and would bite heads off when anyone outside of this one girl asked him questions. The training class felt like he was carrying on a private conversation that everyone else had the nerve to interrupt. Pretty much everyone fell behind in class, because of his training style of giving short to the point responses, or burying people in word-salad information. There was already a feeling of walking on thin ice during training. My experience has lead me to believe that managers, and supervisors are on a power-trip and think they really are intimidating just because people are going to go along with what they say to avoid being fired. It's likely the lack of work-life balance the causes the management to think that about themselves. The constant feeling of being on thin ice will eventually backfire when being unemployed seems better than the high stress of having to have your life on suspense and having to dodge bullets every day with just the reward of being able to do it the next day. The contracting to FTE process is so disingenuous that I don't expect to be converted to FTE, and that's if I even make it that long in that company. They withhold and are vague about any information about becoming a FTE. Judging from other promoted staff I'd say It's a total popularity contest you win by bringing food to work, looking a certain way, and socializing with the right people outside of work. It's difficult to have the confidence to do your job, while being grilled by unreasonably hostile supervisors who tell you that you're not doing anything right and shave your self-esteem down to a small nub that's only enough to simply get out of bed in the morning.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Pay more"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people Benefits Travel benefits Lots of work

    Cons

    Compensation Growth Work life balance

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