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Lots of Re-Organizations and Turnover

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Bellevue, WA (US)

ProsVacation benefits, medical, relaxed environment. The employees are friendly and have varied backgrounds.

ConsFrom my experience it can be difficult to work for Expedia and not feel like a guest rather than an employee. Turnover seems to be massive at this company and a lot of people seem to leave at about the two-year mark. There are frequent senior leadership changes which causes attrition in the ranks. New leaders often end up re-organizing entire groups which forces some people out of
work. You can be very happy and well-suited to the job you were hired for and then suddenly come to work one day to find that you are on a new team with a different manager. This new team may have different expectations and work which you are not as suited for. I'd already been through a few re-orgs and then one day I came to work to find HR giving a few of us our walking papers due to yet another impending re-organization. They didn't give us the option of looking for other jobs internally, they simply took our badges and walked us out of the building which was very cold, in my opinion.

I've worked for many large companies and can honestly say that there are more re-organizations
and employee turnover at Expedia than i've ever seen. I understand that re-orgs are a part of corporate life, but this was ridiculous. Be aware of this for anyone re-locating from a long distance to join this company.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompensate employees fairly so they do not turnover so often. Also, limit re-organizations which causes attrition. Some managers need to learn to keep work-life balance in check and also treat subordinates with respect and limit yelling or condescending behavior.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a good, fast-moving technology company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bellevue, WA (US)

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


    Pros: Expedia is a good place to work. There are lots of bright… Cons: Expedia is going through some growing pains; things that worked… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Expedia is an awesome company to work!

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Bellevue, WA (US)

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


    Pros: Live and Work balance is outstanding. Great compensation and lots… Cons: Employees don't get awarded any stocks. Advice to Senior Management: Start giving out stocks! Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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