Expedia Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
869 Reviews
3.6
869 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 128 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.  

    Good place to work, Great work/life balance

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

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

    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

    • 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 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
  3.  

    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
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  5. 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SEM Manager in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - SEM Manager in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Fare with their compensation.
    Flexible, to your personal life. A lot of people was able to work 1 or 2 days less every week, relocate or work from home 50% of the time, due to personal reasons.
    Very smart people.
    Good benefits

    Cons

    There is not a clear career path. If you work at it, have frequent conversations, network, and you are good at what you do, you will grow. If not, it is hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Expedia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Fun, vibrant
    -Amazing offices in London
    -Good people, team spirit
    -Discount on hotels and deals
    -Great opportunity to move up and across countries

    Cons

    -Working hours are sometimes unsociable due to workload and US reporting lines
    -You have to be prone to change to fit in

    Recommends
  9.  

    caught between a rock and a hard place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Bellevue, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    great working climate
    knowledgeable dedicated people
    very laid back environment, but not too laid back

    Cons

    too large to innovate
    could do so much better with less value on the process and more on the outcome
    some employees stuck in the mud of process, too comfortable to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    drive innovation and imagination, automate process.
    trust in the workers, and tell the workers, by actions and by words, that they need to be worthy of that trust and live up to it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Love It

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

    I have been working at Expedia full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I've been here for many years. The people are awesome. Management and org changes often, but the people are always smart and hard-working.

    Cons

    Always too much to do and not enough people to do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Performance-based and professional culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Manila, Manila (Philippines)

    I worked at Expedia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great international exposure, performance-based culture

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to advance for employees in the Philippines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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