How to get a job at

Expedia

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.

What

Expedia

Looks For

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:

  • Put Yourself in the Shoes of our Customers and Partners
  • One Team, Group First
  • Have a Bias to Action
  • Relentlessly Strive for Better
  • Think Big and Small
  • Be Data Driven and Business Judgment Led
  • Simplify
  • Be Open and Honest
  • Be Humble
  • Be Positive.  Assume Positive Intent


History of

Expedia

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”.

Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Accounting
Administration
Corporate Strategy & Partnerships
Finance
Human Resources / People / Talent
IT/IS
Legal / Public Policy
Marketing
Operations
Sales / Account Management
industries
Tech
office locations
Greater Seattle
2019 Revenue:
$12.07 Billion

Expedia

Internship Programs

Internship Program

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. 



Internship Info

Number of interns (2019):
Preferred education level:
Expedia looks for students in all grades and even offers a High School Development Apprentice program for interested high school students.
Perks:
  • Leisure Travel Reimbursement
  • Travel Discounts

Expedia

Interview Process

The recruitment process at Expedia can last about 4+ weeks and starts in September and will run through March.

1. Video Interview or Technical Test

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.


2. 2-3 Webcam Interviews

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.



How to Prepare

Use your network

Reach out to your alumni network and see if they can offer you insight into Expedia and the interview process


Do your research

Do research on Expedia, such as their culture, current projects, company goals, etc.


Practice makes perfect

The positions are very competitive to get, so doing your research and preparing for behavioral-type questions is imperative.


Common Interview Questions at

Expedia

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