Expedia Reviews

Updated 24 October, 2014
Updated 24 October, 2014
867 Reviews
3.6
867 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.  

    Successful Global Leader in Online Travel

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Expedia

    Pros

    Great industry, great leadership team, committed to winning and having fun.

    Cons

    Most positions are not 9-5 M-F jobs.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    The whole company has very skilled people.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Talented people. You can usually work from home when necessary, salaries are good. Some projects are great, you can learn a lot in that company. Good vacation and health benefits.

    Cons

    Salaries are good but salary increases do not follow inflation. Managers tend to work for their own success. Montreal office is heavily controlled by the HQ. Product quality is less priority then cost of developing it which create bad designs sometimes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Hotel Market Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Manager in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Market Manager in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Travel Benefits and perks and bonus based on performance

    Cons

    Priority to U.S. divisions then Canadian

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great innovative company with really good benefits.... needs better work life balance

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    Former Employee - Market Manager
    Former Employee - Market Manager

    I worked at Expedia (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, lots of team activities, lots of smart hardworking people

    Cons

    Organization should be more open to mobile work opportunities especially being an innovative leader in online business.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Lots of pros at Expedia

    Cons

    No cons in working at Expedia

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good learning experience but.. - Montreal Branch

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Very learning environment. Senior programmers are skillful and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is little out being working as a developer in this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be a balance between productivity(work) and the personal life importance and higher management should make sure that the balance is being supported by the company, not any specific side..

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Analyst in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Test Analyst in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    nice boss, nice co-worker and nice HR

    Cons

    The career levels are too well defined to easily get promoted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great work environment but it reminded me of highschool

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC

    I worked at Expedia

    Pros

    Flexible hours-you can come and go as you please as long as you get your work done on time
    Casual environment-allowed to listen to music and surf the internet during company time
    Nice location
    Free drinks
    Extensive training for new hires
    Collaberative team work

    Cons

    Very clique-y, i.e. different departments didn't interact with each other, senior management wouldn't talk to or acknowledge entry level staff and temps, new hires and temps were excluded from company meetings, events, and outings
    Work was repetitive and boring at times
    No benefits
    Pay was a bit low
    Lack of job security-management would layoff employees on short notice

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stagnant, plagued with politics.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC

    I worked at Expedia

    Pros

    Good pay
    Some nice colleagues
    Nice venue

    Cons

    Dull job
    Incompetent management
    No innovation
    The Montreal office has not developed anything significant since its acquisition a couple of years ago (was another company back then). Incompetent management; innovative individuals are despised. Do not go there if you are talented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shut down the Montreal office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Walks like a duck, talks like a duck, could become a dinosaur-duck in the technology race if it isn't careful.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Expedia

    Pros

    Thanks to the absurdly long interview loop, you usually end up with a pretty good pool of talented coworkers. There are also some incredible gems in management. Great parties.

    Cons

    Not a clear or obvious career path. Lack of documented process leaves too much room for decisions-on-a-whim from upper management. Due to industry-leader status, innovation can fall to the wayside in favor of an if-it-ain't-broke-don't-fix-it mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address morale issues immediately, as that's the more destructive than a fluctuating economy. Keep in mind that some business decisions have a huge impact on the group, and an employee is more likely to invest themselves if they feel informed of your your logic. Create an environment in which employees feel inspired and the rewards will come back 10-fold.

    Approves of CEO

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