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Expedia Reviews

Updated 25 February 2015
Updated 25 February 2015
1,104 Reviews
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Pros
  • The team I work on tries very hard to maintain a healthy work/life balance (in 138 reviews)

  • Good working environment, nice people and travel benefits and good work life balance (in 65 reviews)


Cons
  • work/ life balance *might* make up for this when compared to some companies (in 42 reviews)

  • Without close personal relationships to senior management you will hit a ceiling in your development (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    1 person found this helpful  

    Great team environment!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    While I'm sure it differs from team to team, the one I'm involved with is wonderful! Everyone is really there to help each other out, but also push each other to do the best work possible. The atmosphere is positive, energetic and innovative.

    Cons

    There is constant change in the travel industry, which means constant change trying to keep up with new processes, rules, etc. This can be a little overwhelming for a new-hire, but you get used to going with the flow as you become more familiar with your position and the tools you work with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Expedia Response

    Feb 24, 2015Team Expedia

    Thanks for your honest and detailed review. Thanks for being an important part of our team! Here's to great travel adventures to come!

  2.  

    Expedia is a Great Place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

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

    Pros

    - Fantastic Industry and able to be in the heart of an exciting, ever changing technology company with a passion for travel
    - Great Benefits especially related to travel
    - Global opportunities to grow your career

    Cons

    - Change is constant and you need to be adaptable to that type of environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor acquisition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Brisbane
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Brisbane

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

    Pros

    Expedia acquired Wotif and I was offered a position to continue working at Expedia.

    Cons

    - VPs from Expedia doesn't seem to understand Wotif employees.
    - Take it or leave it kind of contract, where the role is never mentioned. So if an employee is not happy for the new role, there is nothing to do apart from leaving the company.
    - Really poor salary, no increase were offered.
    - Longer and less flexible working hours, also Expedia might expect you to work during your weekends or evenings.
    - Almost every benefit given from Expedia is legally minimum (such as personal leave)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't think that you're at the same level as Google. Google innovates and engineers the future. Google also cares about their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great opportunities for success

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Account Management in Sydney
    Current Employee - Director, Account Management in Sydney

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

    Pros

    The company is committed to growth, innovation and market leading experiences for our customers, it is an exciting time to be working here with many opportunities to display your talent and learn from other very talented individuals. The company also offers some great employee benefits and promotes a focused and positive culture.

    Cons

    Lack of systems/processes in some areas of the business due to fast paced growth. Internationally based HO and support teams can create delays for day to day operational duties and internal IT needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Additional focus on defining an identity and culture for our brand and region. Motivating staff to succeed and achieve results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It's fabulous to be part of Expedia!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The open culture is what I like the most. Expedia provides career growth and supports staff development.

    Cons

    To be honest, I can't really tell if there is anything I dislike here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart people, innovative company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Offices are great and benefits are good. Expedia offers healthcare, gym, phone, laptop, travel discounts and study assistance to name just a few of the benefits. Salaries are in line with the market.

    From a work-life balance perspective Expedia was good. Plenty of flexibility to work from home and flexible hours when needed.

    The great thing about expedia is the calibre of individuals working for the business and the innovative solutions for revenue generation. It feels great to be part of something this exciting.

    Cons

    Career paths were limited and internal development needed to have a bigger focus. Expedia buy in the talent externally or expatriate people around the world who have the necessary skills. There isnt much internal talent development happening which makes career progression quite limited for the individuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your staff and offer exciting career options.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great online company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I have been working at Expedia

    Pros

    Smart people, good online expertise

    Cons

    Lean structure, wouldn't mind having more ressources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you have been doing over the last 2 years. Expedia AU rocks!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good but not great yet...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Sydney
    Current Employee - Director in Sydney

    I have been working at Expedia

    Pros

    Expedia is at the heart, very much a tech company as well as a travel company. The people at Expedia are fantastic (most of them at least). At Expedia I've met some of the most driven (to the verge of being workaholics), intelligent and witty to date.

    Cons

    Major change has been happening for over 2 years. You would like to see it settle down, but it hasn't. There needs to be more strategic thinking in what direction the company should be heading.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set the direction and empower people to execute. Stop thinking about hitting next quarters numbers and invest a little in the core platform and strategy on the long run.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to learn about Online Marketing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Sydney

    I worked at Expedia

    Pros

    Expedia has a great, fun and friendly atmosphere. It's a fun place to come to work when things are going well. Expedia is a truly global compnay so there is the ability to tap into a global knowledge network which is hard to beat. There is a good lifework balance, although this probably depends on which office you work in. There are opportunities for travel.

    Cons

    Little Innovation and very hard to break through the traditional way of doing things. The company is now too big to be innovative and even small website changes now take months or even years. Competitors have not only caught up, they have already run past!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Constant focus on the bottom line has caused Expedia to take their eye off the ball. Remember why Expedia was started in the first place!

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting Workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Expedia

    Pros

    very dynamic. company believes in quick test, learn & optimize. strong growth. many internal opportunities

    Cons

    can sometimes feel hierarchical and promotion policies are somewhat rigid

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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