Expedia is a travel platform that allows users to find affordable or high end options for vacations and other trips. Expedia owns a variety of websites like CarRental.com, hotels.com and Hotwire.com which provides consumers or small businesses a travel metasearch engine and a way to aggregate travel fare.
Expedia puts an emphasis on applicants knowing and understanding their guiding principles. During the interview process Expedia will ask applicants about these principles and how they can relate to them. It is strongly recommended that applicants study the principles before applying and this should give them a step up on the competition. These principles are:
Expedia was founded in 1996 and currently has offices in 18 different countries. Expedia originally was a branch of Microsoft but became an independently operated company in 1999. According to the original CEO, Rich Barton, the name Expedia is a combination of the words “exploration” and “speed”.
Expedia’s summer internship program typically begins in late May and ends in September. The internship program is catered towards undergraduate students and allows students to explore different career paths, ranging from Finance to Software Development. Interns are fully immersed within the company and are able to gain insight into the company culture. Interns also work together on teams to complete projects that have real-world implications and are able to network with senior employees. Recruitment for summer internships begins in late September and typically ends in March.
The recruitment process at Expedia can last about 4+ weeks and starts in September and will run through March.
Depending on the position you are applying for, in this stage you will either have a video interview or will need to take a technical test.
If you pass the video interview and technical test, you will go through 2 or 3 more interviews depending on the position applied. The first interview is personality and behavioral based, the second interview is a technical interview, followed by a programming interview on code efficiency.
Reach out to your alumni network and see if they can offer you insight into Expedia and the interview process
Do research on Expedia, such as their culture, current projects, company goals, etc.
The positions are very competitive to get, so doing your research and preparing for behavioral-type questions is imperative.
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