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Updated June 23, 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 360 reviews)

  • work environment compared to Amazon (in 149 reviews)

Cons
  • Very demanding, need better work life balance (in 86 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. "Great tech company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Associate in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Market Associate in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel benefits, great 401k and stock options, flex hours and opportunity to work from home, People at the top genuinely care

    Cons

    Can be very political in terms of promotions. It's more of not what you know but who you know that will really help you get ahead


  3. "Awesome place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    - Incredible work/life balance
    - People are fun

    Cons

    - Standards for quality of work need to improve (i.e. bar is too low)


  4. "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


  5. Helpful (6)

    "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. "A great company for the right person"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - some great people
    - if you're good at one thing you can do it well

    Cons

    - lots of silos
    - I didn't see much creativity, lots of yes people playing it safe

    Advice to Management

    What you're doing works for the right people. I'm not one.


  8. 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.


  9. "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


  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


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