Expedia India vs Walmart Labs India

Expedia Group HSNj67
Nov 6 30 Comments

I am evaluating two competing offers from Expedia Gurgaon (counter-offer) and Walmart Labs in Bangalore. The money on offer is similar. I am wondering which one is a better company in terms of work culture and benefits.

I have heard that WML India really gets projects "dumped" by the US org. Is that true?

Current TC: 65 L
YoE: 13
Raise offered: 25% on both sides. WML includes RSU while Expedia is mostly hard cash.

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  • Microsoft / R&D ^^^
    Your choice is simple. Traffic or pollution?
    Nov 6 0
  • Walmart p31027
    What you've heard is true. Domain is king in Walmart Labs, not tech. I worked there for 2 years and didn't find any engineering best practices there. They're okay if you push buggy code to production and support day and night. They assign a project and give you 3-6 months to push to production and you are evaluated based on that, so people are in a hurry to code something and just deploy. Lot of the managers are there to advance thier own careers by making the team overwork/micromanage, rest are there to retire. They are on a mass hiring spree and the culture is messed up. Hikes are substandard and they have forced stack ranking ( you might ask why implement this and overhire as well.. no one knows), lot of politics. Most of them are leaving or planning to leave. Very high attrition. Some teams are good though, but i wouldn't recommend it since it's quite risky. If you had asked the same question a couple of years back, i would have said Walmart Labs, but not anymore. Because you know, times change :)
    Nov 6 1
    • Oracle jinkdf
      Agree every bit of above and this can be confirmed way recent reviews on Glassdoor are going. Place has gone downhill since last two years.
      Nov 9
  • Apple KGHP41
    TC or GTFO
    Nov 6 0
  • Expedia Group ApDN57
    Expedia India for sure
    Nov 6 7
    • Expedia Group HSNj67
      OP
      NCR region
      Nov 6
    • Adobe adobebest
      Is expedia offering a Manager role or Director role? I believe Walmart offers RSU amount of 4 years in their offer.
      Nov 6
    • Expedia Group HSNj67
      OP
      Yes, Expedia is offering an EM role, while WML is offering a Principal role.
      Nov 6
    • Adobe adobebest
      Walmart principal is equivalent to Sr.EM2 role
      Nov 6
    • Expedia Group HSNj67
      OP
      From what I know, Expedia doesn't have a Sr. EM role. It's EM (level M) and then Director (level N). So how do the two roles correspond now?
      Nov 6
  • Amazon Rmzd72
    If you can share something about the pillar or team , I can provide more relevant info. In general it is a good place. The employee benefits are decent. Engineering in several orgs is quite good , while in some its meh . There is a culture to ship things fast and if you will have to support the service if it has issues. This might lead to an impact in WLB.

    Also it is not that non interesting projects are dumped from us , sometimes it is the opposite (read dollar rupee ) arbitrage .In fact benefits in India offices are more than US. If you are in right team you might get a chance to drive and own high impact projects,.
    Nov 6 5
    • Expedia Group HSNj67
      OP
      Can you tell me more about pillars at WML? I'll source more info and post here
      Nov 6
    • Oracle jinkdf
      Are above details about Expedia or Walmart ?
      Nov 9
    • Expedia Group HSNj67
      OP
      About WML, I believe. Because I'd raised apprehensions about the work quality in my original post.
      Nov 9
    • Oracle jinkdf
      Where are you working currently. Your tag shows Expedia ? Is it a counter offer on top of Walmart offer ?
      Nov 9
    • Expedia Group HSNj67
      OP
      Yes. Counter office. The numbers I shared elsewhere on my thread are my current ones at Expedia. They're exactly countering Walmart's offer, which is roughly 25% above my current Expedia comp, including WMS RSUs
      Nov 9
  • Adobe adobebest
    What is fixed/base in expedia?
    Nov 7 2
    • Expedia Group HSNj67
      OP
      50 + 17.5% bonus + 10 L additional bonus
      Nov 8
    • Adobe adobebest
      How is this 25% hike on 63l . This looks like 70l with 10l(is 10l sign-on) ? No RSUs? What is the base you are getting in Walmart?
      Nov 8
  • Expedia Group HSNj67
    OP
    From what I know, Expedia doesn't have a Sr. EM role. It's EM (level M) and then Director (level N). So how do the two roles correspond now?
    Nov 6 2
    • Adobe adobebest
      Look at Expedia stock today. Walmart RSUs have four year vesting but they include that in TC
      Nov 7
    • Expedia Group HSNj67
      OP
      So, what is your opinion? Go with Expedia?
      Nov 7
  • Orion / Eng
    benevolent

    Orion Eng

    PRE
    Qualcomm, Essential, Avegant, Nokia, Tata Communications, Reliance Industries
    benevolentmore
    Which city is more expensive? What is the TC in USD?
    Nov 6 2
    • Walmart p31027
      Bangalore is more expensive. It is the tech centre of India. And its way way more civilized than Gurgaon. OP's Current TC is $93k
      Nov 6
    • Orion / Eng
      benevolent

      Orion Eng

      PRE
      Qualcomm, Essential, Avegant, Nokia, Tata Communications, Reliance Industries
      benevolentmore
      Thanks
      Nov 6
  • Oracle jinkdf
    What is the break up of both offers ? Can you update that ?
    Nov 9 0
  • Expedia Group HSNj67
    OP
    Any further insights, folks?
    Nov 7 0
  • Palo Alto Networks take👆
    Tc
    Nov 6 0

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