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Expedia Reviews

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
846 Reviews

3.6
846 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company is really a fun place to work and embraces a great work life balance (in 117 reviews)

  • Benefits include travel benefits and co-workers love to talk about travelling (in 60 reviews)


Cons
  • work/ life balance *might* make up for this when compared to some companies (in 36 reviews)

  • Without close personal relationships to senior management you will hit a ceiling in your development (in 31 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good place to work, Great work/life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II  in  Bellevue Hill
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Bellevue Hill

    Pros

    Good work culture
    Lots of challenges & opportunities if one is ready to pursue
    Great work/life balance
    Nice benefits
    Good/Focussed leadership

    Cons

    Some teams tend to have less team culture
    More time spent on putting off fires

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart people, innovative company

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

    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
  3.  

    Great online company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good but not great yet...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Director in Sydney

    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
  6.  

    Great place to learn about Online Marketing

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

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun company culture. Mantra: Work smarter, not harder

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bellevue, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA (US)

    Pros

    Work with smart people and acquire new skills
    Fun events and happy hours
    Casual environment
    Dynamic and fast moving (with some exceptions to old tools and processes)

    Cons

    Always expected to do more with less. This means less staff, need to learn multiple skills above and beyond job description and you often don't get paid for it. If you come into the company at too low a level, it's very hard to negotiate a competitive salary once you decide to move up (like most large companies I imagine). Senior level leadership have their own agenda and politics, to the detriment of getting work done - delays projects and frustrates lower level functional workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Schedule regular 1 on 1s with your staff/ICs. Know that the climate is on the floor. Promote from within, develop your people for future growth opportunities. There's a lot of good internal talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun but lacking in direction

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator  in  Bellevue, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Bellevue, WA (US)

    Pros

    Expedia is a nice, stable place to work for the most part. The people are great and the environment is fun and rewarding.

    Cons

    Lack of technology direction and the size of the company causes some poor decisions. What you are working on today may change completely overnight and you are left directionless. They drive to do more with less causes most groups to be severely short-handed and the current technology direction is alienating most of their prior staff causing massive turn-over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to what you were doing better a few years ago. Focus more on your current employees and give them more aid in what they need now.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Go Anywhere...Be Anything

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

    Pros

    At Expedia, you have the ability to become nearly anything. You have the opportunity to go anywhere. Your goals are only limited by your own imagination. Expedia is an excellent company to work for and have benefits that will make you ask..."and you're still going to pay me!?"

    Cons

    In such a large company, it is hard to get recognized for outstanding achievement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a closer look at mid level management and be sure they are promoting growth and not afraid of it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Technical Product Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Product Manager  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Product Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

    Pros

    Relaxed enviroment, room for growth, work life balance

    Cons

    the company is over all slow to change, they are very set in manual and labour intensive methods of change management. There is little serious work in data driven and system automation at scale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Yes you can go for it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Flexible hours
    good pay
    Nice seniors
    overall its fine
    great company for freshers to learn

    Cons

    HR should keep in mind they are hiring engineers and not IAS/PCS candidates and should ask them accordingly.
    A bit of diplomacy is there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on HR training tell them higher quality engineers good on technical fields not someone who can change the world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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