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Updated Apr 15, 2014

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Senior Program Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Bellevue, WA (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Expedia in November 2013.

Interview Details Step 1 - Phone screen with a recruiter. This was a basic 10 minute chat.
Step 2 - Call with Hiring manager. The HM missed our first call which resulted in lost personal time I had used for the interview. Had to reschedule with them.
Step 3 - In person group interview. Met with 7 people at Expedia's office. Overall the experience was disorganized and disappointing. First, they never sent me detail on the JD as I had requested, so I went into the in person interview blind. Second, they bumped up my interview start time by an hour and did not notify me until a couple hours before my interview, which caused me to rush out of my current job and get there in time. Interview was also not set up with the hiring manager, so they had to reschedule some of my sessions so they could fit the manager in. Then, while in the middle of spending the afternoon interviewing they said they were also going to do a couple more phone screens. Very surprised that they couldn't gain the necessary opinions in the time already allotted and this stretched the process out over several more weeks.
Step 4 - Two more phone screens
Never heard back from them. No feedback whatsoever, not even an official decline. In total, invested a lot of personal time over many days for this process and two follow up emails were ignored. I don't mind not getting the job, but a formal notification to close the loop, especially after the negative experience, would have been professional.

Interview Question – Questions were very basic and high level. The question repeated most often was "What is your weakness?"   Answer Question

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Market Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and interviewed at Expedia.

Interview Details I applied online for a DC position, and had a first round phone interview. Immediately after the phone interview, I was told the DC position had been filled, but they wanted to consider me for other locations. I then had several more phone interviews for different locations, before going out to the Dallas office and having four in-person interviews. Was notified a week later about the outcome.

Interview Question – Who is a historical figure you look up to?
If this wall was a brick wall, and you were a brick, where would you be in the wall? What impact does this (your location) have on the wall as a whole?
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Senior Product Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
San Francisco, CA (US)

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Expedia in March 2014.

Interview Details 1 phone interview with Principal Product Manager. It's important to note that I feel strongly my interview was not an interview at all, but more for information/idea sourcing, which is becoming increasingly common among companies. The actual job opening, may or may not have existed, but it was clear from right off the bat, the interviewing manager was looking for monetization inspiration about a future product offering they were prepping to put out. Every question revolved around the new product feature, and the lack of hiring sincerity was fairly obvious.

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Software Engineer Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Expedia.

Interview Details Phone interview after being refered

Interview Question – How the random number generator works   Answer Question

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Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Expedia.

Interview Details Reasonably difficult. Interviewer didnt allow me the space to express my ideas and was very rigid

Interview Question – implement a recursive solution for a double linked list in java   Answer Question

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Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I interviewed at Expedia in February 2014.

Interview Details Applied online on the website and got the HR mail to talk in the next 2days. The HR was very busy or short of time ,took 1week to schedule a telephonic with her. She mentioned that the hiring process has to be quick. Scheduled telephonic.

Interview Question – basic oops concepts,discussion on types of testing done in the previous projects,reverse string using stack and linkedlist. What I did not liked was she asked me for a particular project that I had worked on,why this manual testing was done and not automation.   Answer Question

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Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Bellevue, WA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Expedia in March 2014.

Interview Details Campus interviews, 1 on 1 with white board coding. Simple problems using Binary search tree traversal and binary search for a scenario. Interviews went well and got invited for onsite interviews at Bellevue HQ. It was challenging and fun; 3 back to back interviews. Two interviewers were fun, while one of them was uptight with hardly a smile. Expedia is quite generous in reimbursing the travel/lodging costs. $75 per day on meals.
Got the offer within 10 days. The pay rate is the best part, exceeds expectations. The whole process was quick, efficient and enjoyable.

Interview Question – 1] Given a series of data, cluster it into sub components. It was for a specific use case which was fun to solve. Prepare HashMap well.
2] Given 2 rectangles, find out the smaller rectangle which is formed by the intersection of the larger rectangles.
3] Given a 2D matrix filled with 1s and 0s, find out the number of connected components of 1s.
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Project Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Expedia.

Interview Details Friendly interviewer - did not feel intimidated despite high ranking with company. Half "get to know you" questions and half "case interview" style question. Be prepared for a case interview question but don't stress too much over it. Just be confident in your answer and stick to your gut reaction in answering it.

Interview Question – Case interview question dealt with letting a CEO know whether or not data supported his/her new initiative. Interviewer might give data that does not support initiative - do not be afraid to say no.   Answer Question

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Lodging Operations Agent Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Prague (Czech Republic)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Expedia in February 2014.

Interview Details The process is in 3 steps, an interview call, a personal interview, and then the response.

Interview Question – Not unexpected, just I think they like to let people waste their time   View Answer

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Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Expedia in February 2014.

Interview Details I got this opportunity through career fair, then I was contacted by recruiter and set the day for phone interview. At first, asking some database and OOP problems then 2 coding problems and 1 algorithm problem.

Interview Question – What makes a database relational?   View Answer

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