Employee Experiences

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Working at HomeAway

Kayla Chance | Employer Brand Digital Media Specialist, HomeAway in Austin, Texas

1. HomeAway is actually part of Expedia Group. By working here, you get the best of both worlds – access to lots of data AND the opportunity to directly impact the vacation rental marketplace.

Employees of Expedia GroupPhoto taken outside of Expedia Group HQ Office

2. Our “Domain Free” Slack channel is the most happening place to be. Employees offer up free lunch and other goodies. It’s always a race to see who can snatch them up first.

Photo of cupcakesPhoto of cookies

3. We’re scientific AND creative. Our UX and Product Design teams practice the creative process of user-led design thinking to continuously improve the HomeAway app and website.

4. We’re very passionate about diversity. Women are represented in leadership across all functions of the company, including Tina Weyand, our Chief Product Officer and Katrina Riehl, Director of Global Data Science.

Photo of HomeAway employeesPhoto of Tina Weyand, Mark Okerstrom, and John Kim

5. With offices around the world, employees frequently pop in to visit HomeAway in other countries to say hi and to take a few photos.

Picture of Golden Doodle dog in HomeAway officeHomeAway employees standing in front of Christmas TreeHomeAway employees eating a meal

6. Giving back to our local communities around the world means a lot to us. Team HomeAway is encouraged to use two paid days a year to get out and spend time with the charity of their choice.

HomeAway employee posing with a childHomeAway employees volunteering

7. We like being active as much as we enjoy coding and creating. HomeAway Runners, HomeAway Hoops, and our cricket team are just a few ways we break a sweat.

HomeAway employees playing volleyballHomeAway employees running marathon

8. No matter which team you’re on, you’ll be implementing tests. We love to test and learn then iterate so there’s always something new happening.

9. Our Penn Field office in Austin houses the Wagon Queen Family Truckster from National Lampoon’s Vacation. It makes for a great Instagram pic!

 

Want to join Team HomeAway or check out other cool perks we offer? Visit our careers page!

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