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Expedia Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 809 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

Expedia President and CEO Dara Khosrowshahi

Dara Khosrowshahi

(565 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company is really a fun place to work and embraces a great work life balance (in 117 reviews)

  • Benefits include travel benefits and co-workers love to talk about travelling (in 60 reviews)


Cons
  • work/ life balance *might* make up for this when compared to some companies (in 36 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)

    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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    The whole company has very skilled people.

    Software Development Engineer (Former Employee) Montreal, QC

    ProsTalented 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.

    ConsSalaries 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hotel Market Management

    Market Manager (Current Employee) Montreal, QC

    ProsTravel Benefits and perks and bonus based on performance

    ConsPriority to U.S. divisions then Canadian

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    Great place to work

    Marketing Analyst (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    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 learning experience but.. - Montreal Branch

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Montreal, QC

    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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    Good company to work for

    Test Analyst (Current Employee) Montreal, QC

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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