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Priceline.com Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
34 Reviews
3.6
34 Reviews
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  1.  

    Needs improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Priceline.com as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    most people are friendly, open work environment, casual dress

    Cons

    upper management seems to have no idea what they are doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care more about your direct employees, and get some training for yourself

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Intern in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Priceline.com as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good team, good learning experience.

    Cons

    Unsure of future of the company.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Priceline.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    strong brand name and strong history

    Cons

    diminishing market share for the US Priceline.com

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some new blood!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Priceline.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart, friendly people, most of whom are trying to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. Power of ever growing 'conversion' team - most of whom don't know the travel industry and have little guidance. Unrealistic views about headcount required in other departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do another employee satisfaction survey.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Priceline.com

    Pros

    Friendly people. Very strong stock buoyed by acquisitions and good business model. Open floor "bullpen" layout fosters communication. Shuttle from train station to office makes commute relatively cheap and convenient.

    Cons

    Very corporate and bureaucratic with obsolete tech. Weak middle management. Engineers are mediocre compared to those found at top tech companies. Wasted time & resources on a huge site overhaul that was never going to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in tech talent. Recruit from better universities. Promote those with technical chops to upper management and fire those without it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Little opportunity for employee growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Manager in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Priceline.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Innovative people to work with.
    Fast paced, open environment.
    Stock is very strong.

    Cons

    Very little training for new employees which means many of your colleagues have little understanding of how the business works, so a lot of time is spent redoing things.

    Not a lot of accountability. There are a lot of effective, hard workers, but you also have a lot of people that can drop the ball and there are no repercussions which is disheartening for those who are picking up the slack.

    Lack of communication. It's very common to find out about a project after it's already completed and only then is it discovered that requirements were completely overlooked because the relevant groups were not consulted.

    Lack of career growth. There is very little opportunities to move up in the organization or even laterally.

    Many teams are running too lean and it's very difficult to convince upper management to add extra headcount for support teams.

    Lack of direction. Goals are not clearly defined by upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set clear, concise goals and expectations.
    Create a career development plan and train your employees.
    Set a clear concise product vision so your employees know whether they created something successful, are going in the right direction and can feel a sense of accomplishment.
    Recognize your talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    In search of traction as compared its peers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Priceline.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    internet technologies, group companies strength makes it look good to the outside world

    Cons

    lack of internal visibility over employee growth. . Temporary solutions tends to continue for ever. Lack of courage to wake up to reality. Talents are not properly engaged...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize committed talents.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Understaffed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Priceline.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Priceline.com is indeed a leader in online travel industry which is an attractive proposition. The work hours are reasonable and the work load isn't too bad.

    Cons

    Outdated technologies make the job more difficult than it really should be. Teams are generally understaffed so everyone is juggling multiple projects at once which burns people out after a while. Too much production support work leaving a little time for actual development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Mixed experience, company performs extremely well but very few opportunityes to grow inside the company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Priceline.com

    Pros

    Fantastic senior leadership. Fastest growing in the space. Sound company with a sound balance sheet.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to grow. Base pay less than comparable with peers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better ways to develop the talent in house and provide more opportunities to grow.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    priceline.com, if you are VP and above - great place to work otherwise, you're in the "have not" category

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Priceline.com

    Pros

    high growth company
    great industry, market - internet, travel

    Cons

    culture of have's and have not's - senior mgt team takes very good care of themselves and vp level and above

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    minimize the bold demarcation line between vp level and above and the rest... more of a team atmosphere vs. a top down culture

    Approves of CEO

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