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Updated May 23, 2017
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  • Very demanding, need better work life balance (in 85 reviews)

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

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  1. "Best place to work and amazing benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + benefits are better than anywhere I've ever experienced
    + trustworthy management
    + super flexible and inclusive
    + international environment
    + supportive of internal transfers to different roles and departments
    + appreciative of everyone's work, ideas and highly values people's input
    + flat hierarchy
    + laid-back, open-minded, welcoming atmosphere

    Cons

    - some departments could be perceived as a little politcal

    Advice to Management

    - keep up the great work

    Expedia Response

    Jan 13, 2017 – Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you SO much for the review! We're thrilled to hear that you are enjoying your journey with us and taking advantage of some of our awesome benefits!


  2. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    This company offers great benefits and the work culture is impressive. Its data department is always updated with new technologies.

    Cons

    Basic salary is sometimes too low and definitively the vertical career development plan needs some improvements. However, lateral career growth plan is really good

    Advice to Management

    Transparency and open communication


  3. "Great culture, interesting work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Lawyer in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Lawyer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've settled in really well here. It's a complex business with different brands and internal businesses, and it takes a while to get up to speed. The work itself and the internal stakeholders can often be demanding and challenging, but also fast-paced, interesting and collaborative. I've been made to feel very welcome and happy here, and the culture compares very well with other companies I've worked for. You can really get stuck in here, and feel that your ideas are listened to and valued.

    Cons

    If you are based in London / Europe, because many key decision makers are in Seattle and on West Coast time, expect to have to work later on occasion.

    Advice to Management

    Great culture here, from top down. Try to retain the freedom to challenge others and to make mistakes, while still being supportive and not letting that turn into a culture of blame.


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  5. "Can't imagine working for any other company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to Senior Management
    Making a difference from day 1 on the job
    Office perks
    Work/life balance
    Company culture is very positive

    Cons

    Not a lot of jobs outside the tech field come up often


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    "Your talent matters tot he company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer In Test - II in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer In Test - II in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loads of tech stuff with members active in tech communities like Accessibility, Design, Test Automation, Selenium, AWS, Cloud Migration, Scala to mention but a few
    Your colleagues believe in you (once you scale the interview)
    Flexible working hours
    Code Academy
    Continuous innovation

    Cons

    I don't know of any

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and the sky is just the start.


  7. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Good environment, smart people, flexible. A company that I would recommend to work with and a good company to progress inside

    Cons

    Can become quite political as any multinational company. Main offices are Singapore London and Seattle, but you can move in many more around the world


  8. "Expedia - an awesome company, top leadership, open culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Test & Learn methodology allows agility, excellent Sr leadership that live & breathe the cultural norms & mission statement for teh company (they model the behaviour; take their roles seriously but don't take themselves too seriously), able to make deicisons/act with autonomy within role, tremendous growth (both organic & acquisition led), travel & tourism mixed with IT/eCommerce - c'mon, could you do any better? Has a board level goal to address workforce diversity & gender balance.

    Cons

    Internal talent marketplace just being launched - due to rapid growth & nature of multi brands, talent was often being hired in; now the workforce is so large, diverse & talented there has to be an opportunity to look within first.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going - I'm loving it


  9. "Partner Marketing Manager"

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for with a variety of pros; only a few to mention would be:
    Employee benefits
    Flexible Work Hours and ability to work from home sometimes
    Location of the office
    People
    Company values

    Cons

    Not too many cons that I can think of but maybe lack of training for directors; also the marketing roles are too technical and require detailed skils that are not specified in the job description


  10. "Hotels.com data science - Awesome team and ethos"

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

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

    Pros

    I worked with the Hotels.com data science team, and they have some interesting tech, and really interesting and intellectually challenging ML and stats projects. But perhaps the best thing about the workplace was the team.

    * Really friendly people both inside my team and in other teams I work with
    * Good perks (even for interns), startup feeling to the environment.
    * Test and learn culture - this is an exceptional part of Expedia. The value placed on using multivariate testing across the company really encourages ideas and exploration and levels the playing field for all contributors.
    * My particular team is incredibly supportive. Everyone is always willing to help each other on problems and give their time up, and the team are very understanding if your new to some of the tech.
    * Great data, ability to work with billions of rows of data and extract real insight.
    * Willingness of team to adopt and learn new tech is awesome.
    * I was able to start work on products/projects almost immediately that had real business impact on the company.
    * There's also what seems like a decent 'meeting' culture, in that people are relatively sparing with meetings.
    * Finally, one of my favourite things about my team here has been that they have a great balance of an academic approach to the work mixed in with business motivations. We are encouraged to explore new research ideas, and supported in turning those ideas into practical tools as quickly as possible.

    As you can probably tell, I really enjoyed it here, and - at least for the hotels.com team - thing it is a fantastic place to do data science.

    Cons

    Currently some problems with overcrowding desks, but hopefully this is temporary. There seems to be a general strategy for sorting this out in the near future.

    Advice to Management

    Great work, but I would love to see test-and-learn pushed even further forwards across the company, encouraging company-wide adoption of more sophisticated and accurate alternatives to the testing techniques that are currently used.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Tax manager"

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

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

    Pros

    The company ethos is great and there are great benefits

    Cons

    The salary is not market rate, the team I was in was not good as the manager did not subscribe to the Expedia ways, so the work life balance and working environment was not good at all

    Advice to Management

    Ensure all team members treat their staff equally, and there is an Expedia way which should be followed or you could just be working anywhere


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