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Expedia Seattle 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. Helpful (25)

    "move over merits, politics are here"

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    • 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    -fat middle management layer riddled with outdated skills and indecision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. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Expedia full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture, teammates I worked with were amazing, good benefits,

    Cons

    "Leadership" didn't seem too insightful, one "leader" was never there, and when she was would stay in her office all day - very disconnected from the team she was supposedly leading.

    Advice to Management

    Engage more with your team, and actually listen to their insights.

  3. "Great work place , Cool team environment."

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

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

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule , No work pressure , Just keep the number high managers just want work to be done.

    Cons

    Still little behind from amazon and Microsoft with technology prospect


  4. "Software developer at Expedia"

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

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

    Pros

    work life balance is great, opportunity to work on latest cloud based technology

    Cons

    compensation is low compared to other tech companies in the area


  5. "Bad Place for Women"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good benefits
    -Decent work life balance

    Cons

    -Can be a very uncomfortable place for women to work. Men get away with inappropriate behavior because it is the cultural norm.
    -The global product group at brand Expedia epitomizes the "bro culture" in the tech world.

    Advice to Management

    Management & HR say they are focusing on helping women succeed, but they need to do a better job at looking at the culture in some of the smaller groups. Quite a few areas of the company are toxic.


  6. "Talk about and have gender balance, but it doesn’t equate to gender inclusion or promotion."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Work life balance. Good benefits. Travel perks. Free beverages if that’s important to you. Like the fitness benefit.

    Cons

    Lower pay than industry. Slow to get things done. Too many chiefs in the kitchen. Good old boys in leadership roles. Internal promos aren’t as common and they often hire men from the outside for M level and above. Slow hiring process too.

    Advice to Management

    Slow hiring process too. Good people are snatched up quickly. EI if we want to get them we have to move fast and make wages more competitive for the region. Allow for more empowerment to drive for folks not in management.


  7. "Good experience"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Former Intern - Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Expedia as an intern

    Pros

    Work environment, flexibility, work life balance

    Cons

    There are no cons of working here

  8. "SDE 2"

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

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

    Pros

    Good, Work life balance , LEarnings

    Cons

    Low compensation Low growth Politics


  9. Helpful (1)

    "So much potential.."

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant II in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant II in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I didn’t come from the tech industry, so a lot of the perks are nice, nice office, free coffee and drinks, etc and a casual atmosphere.

    Cons

    The company hasn’t really been as advertised, the travel perks are not very generous, the workers seem to be caught up in fights among themselves, and folks are not engaged in the company’s mission as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    I think there is room to remove some layers of management and get the company to work with more agility.


  10. "Expedia Inc."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vacation, professionalism, humble atmosphere

    Cons

    Parking, faster pace, ever changing environment


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