Amazon vs Expedia

New ecc2048
Aug 18 38 Comments

Offers from Amazon and Expedia for SDE 2. Both are offering the same TC for a role in India.

I am inclined towards Amazon due to future growth potential . My concern is that my Amazon team has high operational load. This is bad from wlb perspective but might help in learning about scalability.

Expedia is more of Greenfield coding opportunity where they are making a new product.

Also Amazon on resume looks better than Expedia.

TC 55k

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TOP 38 Comments
  • Expedia Group bebdbxbx
    I would say, join Amazon. Thank me later
    Aug 18 0
  • Expedia Group / Eng
    00001001

    Expedia Group Eng

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    00001001more
    Don't join Expedia!
    Aug 18 1
    • Expedia Group uPrs84
      Why!
      Aug 29
  • Expedia Group
    ProdMan1

    Expedia Group

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    Amazon, Intuit
    ProdMan1more
    I have worked with Amazon and Expedia in the US. And work regularly involved working with teams in India. I myself have been SDE and product manager both in the US and in India.
    Basically, I have the info you need to make that tradeoff decision.

    When I was at Amazon, they treated India office like outsourcing partner. Mostly non critical and often boring work went to India. (Don't know if it has changed.)

    Expedia has increasingly more important engineering groups moving to India. The way things are moving, general consensus is that increasingly more things will be built out of India. There are more opportunities for promotions in India than the US. (Something folks in the US complain a lot)

    Expedia in general is more decentralized than Amazon both in terms of tech and business decision making.

    Financially, Amazon generally works out well if you get stocks. Work life balance will be better at Expedia. Expedia has lower reputation for being at the cutting edge of tech, something you can probablly keep yourself up to date with the extra time you'll have. At Amazon, if you're stuck with a grunt work project, you will have no time for doing anything on the side.
    Aug 18 2
    • Expedia Group
      ProdMan1

      Expedia Group

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      Amazon, Intuit
      ProdMan1more
      If I were you, I'd ask to meet the director you'd work for at Amazon and Expedia and ask them very direct questions about things you care about.
      1. What are the chances and time frames for promotions. Ask for numbers on average promotion times.
      2. What tech you will work on and where is the group going? Ask for examples of more cutting edge projects and what percentage of time do their engineers spend on those.
      3. Ask about who will be your mentor and the kind of support you can expect
      Aug 18
    • Expedia Group toovjbv
      Another thing to consider is how much time outside of a typical 9-5 you will have to put in for work (on-call and outside of on-call)

      Certain teams within Expedia are just inherently decentralized and require constant communication with teams in other parts of the world. You may find yourself taking a lot of meetings during weird hours just to do sync ups and even more time coordinating design
      Sep 3
  • Expedia Group / Eng interviewm
    What's your caste? Your growth at Expedia depends on your caste
    Aug 19 1
    • Expedia Group pERd08
      Which one is advantageous in Gurgaon office?
      Sep 7
  • GoDaddy hola-amigo
    Which team in Amazon India?
    Aug 18 2
    • Expedia Group bebdbxbx
      Is that you, AB baby?
      Aug 18
    • GoDaddy hola-amigo
      Yes you got that right!
      Aug 19
  • Expedia Group / Mgmt
    techemme

    Expedia Group Mgmt

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    techemmemore
    I have worked in both companies in India.
    Amazon - definitely looks good on resume. WLB depends on team you join. If you are looking for Gurgaon - don't go for it. They do not have good projects. Lot of politics too. As someone already mentioned Amazon India is still considered as outsource partner and all decision making is done from Seattle.
    Good part - the tech will cutting edge.

    Expedia - Most of the brands of Expedia group like BEX, VRBO, Egencia, Hotels.com, ECP etc. Have presence in India and are defining the platform. You get to work and define the next Gen platform. WLB is very good.

    Amazon invests in customers and Expedia invests in Employees.
    Aug 18 1
    • Expedia Group / Eng
      mytype

      Expedia Group Eng

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      mytypemore
      Expedia doesn't invest in employees at all! Too much politics in the company with so much backstabbing. If you don't align, they'll make your life miserable.

      Go where the tech and better reputation as a real tech company - Amazon
      Aug 18
  • Expedia Group
    JJ2329

    Expedia Group

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    JJ2329more
    I've been in both companies. I'd strongly suggest to go to Amazon. It's better in resume as more recruiters ask my Amazon experience vs. Expedia. Also, it's easier to move around in Amazon once you're in. Expedia wins in WLB though.
    Aug 18 0
  • Amazon duck@
    Future growth at Amazon.. Haha Haaa...
    Do you even know what kind of shitty projects they have in india?
    Aug 18 12
    • Amazon duck@
      Which org? I will try internal transfer there
      Aug 18
    • Amazon / Eng Somebdy
      I work in Payments and have friends working in Alexa and AWS teams in India. Most of them are pretty happy!
      Aug 19
    • Amazon duck@
      I have friends in alexa and aws too but they r not happy.. Few of my friends left payments within a year because they didn't like
      Aug 19
    • Amazon / Eng Somebdy
      To each his own. I guess generalization doesn't work here. Amazon gets you more resume creds than Expedia anyway
      Aug 19
  • Expedia Group oytI85
    Join Amazon, get the brand name on your resume.
    If you don’t like it at Amazon, go to Expedia or anywhere else with a promotion/raise in an year or so.
    If you want to move to US, better chances with Amazon. I see so many more folks moving here on L1 with Amazon compared to Expedia.
    Aug 18 0
  • Qualcomm / Eng qcomSam
    Tc breakdown and Yoe?
    Aug 18 0
  • Expedia Group RESTup
    What? !!! 55,000/ month?
    Aug 18 2
    • Expedia Group RESTup
      If this is really the case, you should reconsider both. For Dev 2 msft pays 20-40 LPA
      Aug 18
    • New ecc2048
      OP
      It is the dollar value of per year TC. 35 lpa INR.
      Aug 18
  • Expedia Group uQnx47
    Don't join Expedia... There India office is more politics less tech
    Aug 18 1
    • Expedia Group pERd08
      This is so spot on
      Sep 7
  • Expedia Group / Product wandertime
    Amazon will look better on your resume for future roles.

    Expedia - in a couple of groups we have been shifting the more strategic projects from Gurgaon to Bangalore. Some of the Bangalore stuff is exciting and valuable for our platform moving forward. But ymmv.
    Aug 18 0
  • New fImp02
    I believe both companies are good and will look good on resume.
    Aug 18 0
  • New / Eng TDHD16
    Bro just gave an interview at expedia. Just wanted to know how much time after the interview the and recruiter contacted you back
    Aug 22 0
  • New fImp02
    How you can compare two companies with different focus? I don’t see the point.
    Aug 18 0