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Updated September 21, 2017
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Pros
  • You get to be part of an industry-leading company while work-life balance is still achievable in the Market Associate position (in 373 reviews)

  • Great culture and work environment (in 156 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. Helpful (15)

    "move over merits, politics are here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Expedia (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -modern work culture w/ emphasis on diversity and social responsibility
    -in 80th to 90th percentile, overall, for innovation and methodology and tech
    -very good benefits overall, you are actually expected to use your PTO
    -very stable financially and gaining share
    -excellent CEO, creme de la creme IMHO

    Cons

    -programs come and go like the wind, i.e. very inconsistent
    -lethargic mid to long term discipline and vision
    -mentorship programs do not exist
    -poor work space planning and slow to react; very very crowded
    -fat middle management layer riddled with outdated skills and indecision
    -advancement relies on political posturing and games rather than merit and vision
    -very poor equity programs/distribution for anyone not in senior management
    -below avg. retirement plan options

    Advice to Management

    good tech people are leaving because you won't address the infected management and director layer riddled with incompetence and political posturing


  2. "Amazing Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Expedia full-time

    Pros

    Team environment, positive support best benefits I ever had

    Cons

    fast paced, sometimes unsupportive leadership

  3. "Absolutely loved working at Expedia. I was there for 16 years."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are unbeatable. Health, wellness reimbursement, leisure travel reimbursements. Relaxed atmosphere and dress code. Basically be yourself. Allowed to be creative. Teamwork.

    Cons

    Systems are old and need to be updated. Not a lot of mentoring. Promotions appear to be based on popularity rather than merit.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. Be more involved.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Market Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, leading in travel industry.

    Cons

    Micro Managers, Technical issues too often


  5. "Front end developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Best work location and well maintained office.

    Cons

    Needs improvement on agile and teams are big.


  6. "A lot of travel opportunities!"

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    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting business and a lot of advanced tool you can play with

    Cons

    No significant cons so far


  7. Helpful (2)

    "great benefits, needs better managers and transparency"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Market Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Global Market Management in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    travel benefits, 401k, good vacation time, tries to keep startup culture. good hours

    Cons

    management has no transparency. whoever kisses up the most and has the last word gets promoted. lots of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    keep it real.

  8. "Cog in a wheel"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company, plenty to do

    Cons

    You are a cog in a wheel

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the politics and the not invented here syndrome


  9. "Good Place to Work"

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great opportunity to grow within, and a company that values its employees. Good work/life balance

    Cons

    The only negative thing I would say is not enough mid-sized conference rooms, and too many meetings, when an email would be just as effective

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Used to be a great place to work..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice offices, free snacks, friendly people.

    Cons

    Low salaries, too much internal politics, lack of inspirational leadership.


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