Expedia Interview Questions

Updated 8 Apr, 2015
Updated 8 Apr, 2015
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    Network Engineer Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Expedia.

    Interview

    Possibly the worst show of recruiting I've ever seen. Process took just over a month, with 10+ day gaps between my emails and the recruiter's replies.

    Started off with a standard non-technical interview with HR, it went well. The woman was nice. I was then handed off to a recruiter in Bellevue. On a Friday, they asked for my availability for the following week, for a technical interview. I promptly replied with many available times. A full week later, I get a reply apologizing for the delay, asking for more available times. Then this series of events repeats itself. You get the picture. By the time it was all said and done, they had filled the position. What a joke, and a waste of my time.

    From the initial interview, it sounds like Expedia pays well and has a few nice perks. Otherwise, though, I have no idea how they expect to hire top talent when they treat their candidates this way.

    Interview Questions

    • They described a scenario and asked how I would go about remedying the situation.   Answer Question
  2.  

    Associate Market Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Expedia (Vancouver, BC) in December 2014.

    Interview

    By far, the most professional company and HR process I've ever been through.
    First contacted by their HR person in Texas, quick phone interview. Then they set up a skype interview in two weeks time, with someone on the east coast. Went well, very stiff, but standard, traditional interview questions, kind of scripted. Two weeks later had another skype interview with another manager in Texas..He was very pleasant and more personable. Then two weeks later, they invited me to go visit the hiring manager for a face to face. By the time I got to the face to face, I knew someone else had already been hired.. interviewer's body language was CLOSED FOR BUSINESS! I went home, still kind of hopeful, and then contacted my HR recruiter via email a week later. she said that the hiring manager went with another candidate (surprise). I honestly thought i had the job up until I sat in front of the hiring manager with bad body language, that said it all.

    I would definitely apply for another position with this company, it was a good experience from the get go, they were polite, prompt and professional.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked every time about Rev Par. Why do you want to work for expedia. If I asked your friends/family what you knew most about, what would they say.   1 Answer
  3.  

    Associate Market Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Expedia in November 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online. Had a telephonic interview within a week. Then I had a technical Skype interview with an area manager that went really well. Its been over a month since I have heard from them. I followed up with the assigned recruiter at Expedia through email but go no response. I left a few voicemails still never heard from her. I have the right to know even if I wasn't selected for the next round. So instead of waiting forever, I took up another job offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard questions: Explain negotiation experience? How would you entertain a potential client if he is not interested?   Answer Question
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    Associate Market Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Expedia (Montreal, QC) in October 2014.

    Interview

    First, HR screening interview: few and easy questions (professional experience, salary expectation, qualities, ...) then Skype interview with an a regional manager based in US, role-play questions focused on associate market manager missions and basic calculus.. The day after Skype interview with area manager based in Toronto. Role play questions as well. The next step would have been face to face interview in Toronto offices but did not make it.

    Interview Questions

    • What's the biggest risk you have taken?   Answer Question
    • How would you convince a hotel to work with Expedia if their occupancy rate is at 98%?   Answer Question
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    Program Manager Interview

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    Very disorganized and unpleasant experience. Started quite standard with an initial phone screening and a conversation afterward with the hiring manager and the VP. Oddly they indicated to me that there were two other roles that I was being considered for that I did not apply to. By the end of both phone interviews (hiring manager and VP) I was told that they wanted to fly me out. Heard nothing from either or the recruiter for 3 weeks. Then received an email message from the recruiter that I was no longer in consideration but suggested I apply elsewhere. Total waste of time, I do not mind not being chosen but the "cone of silence" treatment for so long is unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

  7.  

    Marketing Associate Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Expedia in October 2012.

    Interview

    I applied online, to an interview located at a job fair. It was a first round interview, with 30 minutes allotted time to speak with a person in management. The whole process was pretty straight forward, with the majority of the time spent in behavioural interview questions. Mostly very broad questions that focused on soft skills that would be applicable to the company/position.

    Interview Questions

    • What skills can you bring from your degree to the job?   Answer Question
  8.  

    Software Development Engineer II Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Expedia (London, England (UK)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Initial 30 minute rushed phone call ( scheduled to be 2 hours.. very rude ), live, remote coding test in batches of 4-5 people via IRC ( ! ). Test consisted of 3 "problems" for some of which they supplied their own map/reduce "framework" implementation ( bonus points for that, however, experience with hadoop was a requirement.. )

    Interview Questions

    • Basic hadoop join questions..   Answer Question
    • Extremely open ended project management ( ? ) question : " What do you do if a customer files a bug report? " ...   1 Answer
  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Applied through recruiter and had an initial phone interview. Had an initial discussion about my work, technologies I work on and then he explained about the job role. Then went on with coding question. The overall experience was good.

    Interview Questions

    • Given a set of pairs
      e.g (5,4) (6,2) (9,3) (2,5) (4,9)
      Find the longest contigious sequence
       
      Answer Question
  10.  

    Software Engineering Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Expedia.

    Interview

    Career fair, then I get phone interview. most of my friends get coding questions like 2 sum. For me, I don't know. I did answer the question well. I don't know why I get rejected.

    Interview Questions

    • Java concept, abstraction,Encapsulation, Polymorphism, Inheritance.   Answer Question
  11.  

    Market Associate Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Expedia.

    Interview

    It was a telephone interview. Started with personal questions, then asked a lot about my previous work experience and especially about my last job, and then I was asked a lot of senario questions (i.e. communication and negotiation with hoteliers/ revenue management). The interview lasted about 20-25 minutes. They also aksed me what salary would be satisfactory for me, and they said that they would get back to me with the result of the interview in 1-2 weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • They first asked me about my past work experience, job achievements, skills and then they concentrated on "hypothetical senario" questions (e.g. What would you do if....). They insisted a lot on this kind of questions even though I didn't have previous experience on this position - very stressful - not friendly behaviour.
      Furthermore, I was asked why I am interested to work for the company, what do I know about the company, which are their products - they wanted details.
      They also aksed me what salary would be satisfactory for me, and they said that they would get back to me with the result of the interview in 1-2 weeks.
       
      Answer Question

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