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Expedia Reviews

Updated 22 November 2014
Updated 22 November 2014
915 Reviews
3.7
915 Reviews
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Expedia President and CEO Dara Khosrowshahi
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company is really a fun place to work and embraces a great work life balance (in 127 reviews)

  • Good working environment, nice people and travel benefits and good work life balance (in 64 reviews)


Cons
  • work/ life balance *might* make up for this when compared to some companies (in 39 reviews)

  • Upper management is always looking to offshore your job so if you don't kiss a lot of butt you're out (in 33 reviews)

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  1. 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

    I worked at Expedia full-time (less than an 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
  2.  

    Great online company

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    • 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
  3. 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.

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    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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!

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  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    What a refreshing company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Pros are as follows:

    - Strong, friendly work culture
    - Work life balance is seen as very important by all
    - Very supportive management team
    - So many perks! Free breakfast once a month, travel, health etc.

    Cons

    I have to write twenty words in order to submit this form but I don't have any cons. Nineteen. Twenty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the strong communications! Really feels like I know what's going on at all levels!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work - full of opportunities

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

    I worked at Expedia full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong growth in this space means that there are consistently opportunities to learn new things and take on additional responsibilities. Generous vacation policy and benefits.

    Cons

    The size of the Expedia brand within EI means that there is some added overhead associated with managing change or getting things done (but most teams work together well).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Working at Expedia - What you need to know

    • 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 as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Good benefits
    Excellent Paid Time Off
    Can make an impact
    Great co-workers
    Family friendly
    Cutting edge technology
    Leader in the online travel space

    Cons

    Salaries can be a little higher but they are just average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't wait to bring in Talent. Hire more recruiters. Expedia is a great company. It still functions like a start-up but really needs to get more aggressive in attracting top talent. Great group of managers but they tend to work with just enough folks but can get caught not having enough resources when it gets super busy. Expedia really is a great company. It's the people that make the company. The management team can pretty much let most fly on auto pilot and you rarely hear of micro-management like you do over at some very large Seattle based companies. If you want to work for a company that values your work and input, then Expedia is the perfect place where you can hang your hat.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Recruiting process experience

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

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

    Pros

    Expedia does care with every single candidate application. Once you are contacted by a Recruiter you are constantly informed about the process status and what next steps are. Recruiting Coordinator are also fundamental in order to make the process fast and to keep the flow.

    Cons

    Even though the process of interviews runs very smoothly, perhaps the number of interviews could be slightly lower, giving more speed into the work flow.

  10.  

    I love this techno-travel company, yo!

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Expedia highly encourages creativity, taking action and working collaboratively to accomplish goals. The environment is very dynamic, ever changing, very fast paced and less political and bureaucratic than most corporate environments; You'll find a group of people, at all levels in all parts of the organization, that have one outcome in mind: to work together to create a great product and to uphold the mission to revolutionize travel through the power of technology. Expedia is also very dedicated to diversity and inclusion and giving back to communities. As soon as you enter the building there's a palatable energy! There are also great travel benefits, an onsite clinic and great health and wellness benefits. Because Expedia is in growth mode it affords a lot of professional growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Things change very quickly and could seem chaotic at times. Expedia is not an environment for the faint at heart. No stock offerings for most employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Wonderful and challenging (in a good way)

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation, desire to take risks and focus on technology. Constantly changing, improving and upgrading

    Cons

    Limited scope for growth in company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More seating space. Open seating structure is not optimum.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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