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Expedia Seattle Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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  • Very demanding, need better work life balance (in 83 reviews)

  • High upper management has in the last 3 years or so started cronyism (in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Fun and Fast-moving"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Interesting colleagues, managers, and senior management.

    Cons

    Could be competitive which can be good and bad


  2. "Awesome Place! Very Helpful people!"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Growing fast!
    Great learning opportunities!!
    Travel perks!

    Cons

    no free food at all :(


  3. "Love this company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Promotes from within and values diversity

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for taking great care of your employees!


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great culture, smart people, does not provide the perks of other tech companies"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Technology in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Technology in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Employees are passionate about travel and like to create great travel experiences for the customers. Good work-life balance. This is the first place I've worked where the executives and senior leaders genuinely advocate for using all of your vacation time to travel and see things. People are smart and capable.

    Cons

    The company is caught between being an online travel agent and a technology company. They do not yet provide the perks of a lot of more innovative tech companies - the compensation isn't as good, stock/equity is not part of the compensation structure, the benefits are not great, the engineering environment is not as open, innovation is slow and isn't encouraged as much, self-exploration isn't encouraged as much, etc.

    It's also a fairly political environment where people pay too much attention to their political posture.

    The company can improve customer service. Not just in the call centers, but how they think about making things simpler and better for customers, and driving their partners (the hotels, airlines, car rental companies, etc) to be better, which provide notoriously poor customer experience.


  6. "Expedia is a nice place to work."

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    Current Employee - Senior Test Design Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Test Design Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, health, maternity, paternity leave, health benefit reimbursement..

    Cons

    401k match is not great. Training is almost non existent for new technologies.For a travel company, the travel benefits should be better.

    Advice to Management

    Less meetings more management. Compensation needs to increase as does stock awards. You are moving to Seattle in direct competition with Amazon. The compensation and benefits need to be commiserate to retain current employees, and attract new talent.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "less efficient more politics"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, interesting travel spqce

    Cons

    Slow tech innovation, business not doing as we)

    Advice to Management

    Need stronger technical leadingship


  8. "technology company with aggressive leadership"

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    Current Contractor - Software Developer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Contractor - Software Developer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    With lots of innovations, it is the place to learn.

    Cons

    Open office with no personal space

    Advice to Management

    Please provide coffee creamer, since you already provide milk.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • 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

    nice people, helpful co-workers, casual dress, great work-life balance, great benefits, great business model, great size company - not too big not too small, management has good vision and solid execution

    Cons

    review process is not consistent from group to group, passive aggressive culture

    Advice to Management

    You say your culture is about transparency. You are great about being transparent about data but many of your managers are not transparent.


  10. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall Expedia name and culture is good.

    Cons

    Slow in making innovative creative changes to the business.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Data Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Great working environment
    Expectations are clear and fair
    Good hours (40-45 a week)

    Cons

    Expedia is a mediocracy. Don't come here if you expect to be surrounded by hyper-intelligent and motivated people.

    Advice to Management

    Pay for talent and hold workers accountable. Otherwise other Seattle based tech companies will continue to poach workers.



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