Expedia
3.3 of 5 706 reviews
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Expedia Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2014
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3.3 706 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

Expedia President and CEO Dara Khosrowshahi

Dara Khosrowshahi

(486 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Some groups have good work life balance, and the culture is positive and friendly"
    in 87 reviews
  • "Benefits include travel benefits and co-workers love to talk about travelling"
    in 52 reviews
Cons:
  • "Though work-life balance can make up for some of the difference"
    in 31 reviews
  • "Without close personal relationships to senior management you will hit a ceiling in your development"
    in 31 reviews
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Great innovative company with really good benefits.... needs better work life balance

Market Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Expedia for more than 5 years

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Market Manager (Current Employee)
Montreal, QC

I have been working at Expedia full-time for more than a year

ProsTravel Benefits and perks and bonus based on performance

ConsPriority to U.S. divisions then Canadian

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Good learning experience but.. - Montreal Branch

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Montreal, QC

I have been working at Expedia full-time for more than a year

ProsVery learning environment. Senior programmers are skillful and knowledgeable.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementThere 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..

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Marketing Analyst (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at Expedia full-time for less than a year

ProsLots of pros at Expedia

ConsNo cons in working at Expedia

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company to work for

Test Analyst (Current Employee)
Montreal, QC

I have been working at Expedia full-time for more than a year

Prosnice boss, nice co-worker and nice HR

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great work environment but it reminded me of highschool

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Montreal, QC

I worked at Expedia

ProsFlexible 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

ConsVery 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Stagnant, plagued with politics.

Software Developer (Former Employee)
Montreal, QC

I worked at Expedia

ProsGood pay
Some nice colleagues
Nice venue

ConsDull 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 Senior ManagementShut down the Montreal office.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at Expedia

ProsThanks 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.

ConsNot 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 Senior ManagementAddress 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.

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regain your competitive edge, redefine travel of tomorrow: before someone else does

Account Manager (Current Employee)
Montreal, QC

I have been working at Expedia

ProsIts big - there are bright, intelligent and driven colleagues

ConsIts big - makes it harder to adopt quickly to the ever changing environments

Advice to Senior Managementtake Expedia private: be bold - and try something new - quickly

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Mixed fealings

Software Design Engineer (Former Employee)
Montreal, QC

I worked at Expedia

ProsSalaries and challenges. Great potential for the leisure/travel industry.

Cons40 hours a week and more. The projects are more important than the employee.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind good managers to help your employee grow in the company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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