Expedia Media Reviews

Updated 7 Feb 2020

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3.1
63%
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Expedia Media CEO Mark Okerstrom
Mark Okerstrom
3 Ratings
  1. "Great work / life balance, but slow progress"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Expedia Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You can't beat the work life balance. Very reasonable hour, everyone is friendly, overall fantastic environment. I can't imagine a chiller place to work.

    Cons

    If you're looking to move mountains, this is not the place to do it. Every moves at a glacial pace and projects are very hard to accomplish because of low peer motivation and red tape. Compared to other tech companies in Seattle their compensation is quite low.

  2. "Really great company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lodging Content Editor in Montreal, QC

    I worked at Expedia Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, fair salary, very open environment

    Cons

    Big company with little opportunity for growth, jobs descriptions are changed frequently to the point where the job you were hired for becomes something completely different.

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  3. "It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times."

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Producer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Expedia Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You get real tight with your teammates, like Marines that have been through a secret war together. There were also cool but unreliable fringe benefits, which is what makes them fringe benefits vs reliable everyday benefits; like Seahawks marching band would party at our offices when it was Superbowl and USA Today covered it. One year, my division of the company had a fancy Christmas lunch at a hotel. But it was just that one year out of more than five I worked there. It was like startup hustle energy everyday so when I left Expedia to work at a real start up, I was well prepared.

    Cons

    HR was non-existent for staff or only there to serve corrupt management. A lot of secrecy about little projects and worry about corporate espionage that would probably never really happen. People brought dogs and kids into the office often, even though we did not welcome kids outside of holiday events, and dogs were banned in our building. The company distributed an annual bonus that was not pegged to your performance but to how well the company did as a whole in the last year. One year our CEO got a bonus that literally broke world records for how much a CEO could make in a year, but the rest of us at Expedia got really small annual bonuses and we were told it was because "the company underperformed." It was implied that we caused the underperformance. I found bags of what appeared to be cocaine at least 2 times in conference rooms my team had scheduled. My manager accused me of having affairs with a teammate but did not give same accusations to the teammate I was supposedly having affair with. They did this repeatedly for years and HR was aware but didn't care.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Expedia inc."

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tier III Customer Service Representative 

    I worked at Expedia Media full-time

    Pros

    Job provided coupons and good discounts.

    Cons

    Management sucks, the schedule sucks, training sucks

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Going downhill"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Saleforce Administrator in Bellevue, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Expedia Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, good people

    Cons

    New leadership lurches from one bad decision to another and struggles when anyone brings up the declining culture and happiness

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  6. "Amazingly hostile environment"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Slave in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros are you are part of bigger Expedia Group, and kick them off and join some other organization within Expedia who values your expertise.

    Cons

    Working in Expedia Media Solutions is awful. Slave like treatment. Seller centric organization. A lot of good people left, or forced to leave. Sales are good (for now), but in-house projects set for a failure. No real expertise in the group.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Stagnant stock growth the last year"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Seattle, WA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Expedia Media full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great pay and full benefits.

    Cons

    Force out middle aged employees

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Local Expert"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Expedia Media

    Pros

    Great social events, nice coworkers, plenty of guest interaction

    Cons

    Disorganized leadership, dishonest marketing, lack of morality in management

  9. "Good benefits and environment"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Translator in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Expedia Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits and work environment

    Cons

    Repetitive work and time tracking

  10. "Great Company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Expedia Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Team Atmosphere and an amazing company to work for. Expedia really supports you as an employee and ensures you are given everything you need in your role.

    Cons

    You can easily hit a ceiling in your job. Changing Levels can we very tricky. Can focus more on how you can progress in your career

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