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"A great place to work, but with some growing pains"

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Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Loads of travel
Autonomy
Great office environment and colleagues
Pay is better than most travel companies (But less than tech companies)

Cons

Work hours can be long, staff expected to work late if required and weekends if necessary
Remuneration is occasionally unequal (some staff get share options, some don't)

Advice to Management

Ensure remuneration is equal across staff on the same grades. when I was there tech staff got large share allocations, private label staff and supply contracting staff didn't.
Deal with problems before they escalate. In the sales based role I was in, several times it got to September before we got annual targets.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "A company that's forgotten how to succeed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Major e-commerce site - good learning experience
    Lots of capable & interesting people
    Recognized brand
    International opportunities as a global company

    Cons

    Lack of coherent strategy, or even a plan for competitive advantage
    Highly political atmosphere - favors those who talk , not those who produce
    Hindered by its dated technology, company is unable to move quickly

    Advice to Management

    At the very least, Expedia management needs to figure out how to differentiate the company from Orbitz, Travelocity, Kayak, etc. Expedia's own research shows that most of its customers can scarcely distinguish the brand from competitors.

    In private discussions, employees are nearly uniform in referring to the Expedia HQ as very political. Promotions and management opportunities appear to be based on cronyism and posturing, apparently divorced from actual contributions. Steadily decreasing scores on employee satisfaction surveys testify to the dissatisfaction - pay attention to them! To keep & retain quality staff may require a wholesale reconsideration of how goals are set, expectations are communicated, and real work is rewarded.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Addition by Subtraction"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Recent technology leadership changes are very positive. Old ideas lost to progressive elements. This can only help with attitude and productivity.

    Cons

    It is a shame the cuts didn't go deep enough. Constant churn at the VP layer suggests something may be amiss higher in the group.

    Advice to Management

    Is this clumsy collection of infighting, internal politics, and mediocrity the best way forward? Come on Dara, you can do better than this.

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