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Updated January 19, 2018
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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 92 reviews)

  • Lack of support from upper management (in 48 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great company, smart people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analytics Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analytics Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great team spirit. Supportive managers. Fast pace. Great place to be the first to try new technology and tools. Opportunities to show leadership all the way down to the most junior employees.

    Cons

    Bias for action sometimes a substitute for achievement. Silos. A lot of redundant information floating around. Teams can block each other due to lack of shared objectives. Strong product focus, not enough customer focus.

    Advice to Management

    Define clear objectives.
    Do more ecommerce.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free soda. Comprehensively complicated benefits package. Kudos for working at a company most people have heard of.

    Cons

    This is the most toxic environment I ever worked in. Lots of needless pressure to live up to the impression you gave at allll those interviews. The pressure gets worse as time goes on.

    This company has no interest in diversity or supporting women, carers, basically anyone with a life outside of work.

    My advice: Take your job ad/description, and throw it in the trash. It will bear no relevance to what you end up doing there, so go with an open mind. This place is all about speed - don’t let people push you just because they’re the loudest in the room. Stand by your principles and demand a certain quality of work.

    Advice to Management

    As your workforce inevitably gets older, they will value time with their families over espressos on bean bags in the office.

  3. "Avoid Finance department"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    In overall friendly people

    Cons

    - underpaid
    - full of auditors from big 4
    - bulling , micro management
    - not very diverse on middle or senior managerial level.
    - mediocre managers


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Fail to understand why it is top employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    laid back attitude. Goldmine if you are a manager/director since you have zero accountibilty

    Cons

    No Career progression
    lots of talks nothing on the ground
    They created a feedback group who will feedback to HLT about the shortcomings and guess what who's in that feedback group just managers directors

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, actions on the ground instead of just fake talks in meetings


  5. "Senior Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Expedia full-time

    Pros

    Multicultural environment and great culture

    Cons

    My position too specialised not allowing me to see the whole

    Advice to Management

    Make easier for employees to change position


  6. Helpful (1)

    "It's about your Ideas & Execution, not your job title...."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Humble, but very bright leadership team. Lots of learning opportunities for growth. Internal promotions favoured over going external. Sideway moves into other job areas encouraged.

    Cons

    As the company is at the forefront of the tech/travel space, it changes continually. So you have to be able to thrive in an environment like that. Need to put more emphasis on product design to match the tech underneath.

    Advice to Management

    Show us where you want to take us in the next 3-5 years, rather than just the next 1-2 sprints


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Good job ruined by poor management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice benefits, flexible working hours, great office space and colleagues. Opportunities to learn new skills (code academy) and many career opportunities.

    Cons

    Poor management who's not involved in day-to-day operations.

    Advice to Management

    Show more interest in the team and focus effort on how to help. Acknowledge hard work and achievements.

  8. "Great place for work/life balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Expedia as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The environment is very friendly and young, most people go out from work around 6pm and the facilities are very nice.

    Cons

    Sometimes a bit slow and bureocratic, but I guess that it is what it takes to be such a large corporation with multiple brands.


  9. "Great environment and great people to work with"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Database Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Database Developer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    not enough training and slow career promotions

    Advice to Management

    let talented people grow before they leave


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, but some opportunities for improvement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with some of the smartest people in the industry is great. Flexible working is encouraged.

    Cons

    Teams operate in silos and knowledge and best practice are rarely shared. Roles are often highly ambiguous and it can be difficult to get buy-in for projects that don't originate in the US headquarters. Women typically get stuck at senior manager level.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring a few female directors wouldn't go amiss!


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