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Booking.com B.V., part of Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN), owns and operates Booking.com™.
Booking.com was established in 1996 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has grown into the world’s leading online hotel and accommodation reservations company . Booking.com is still operated from Amsterdam and supported by over 150 offices in over 50 countries.
8,300+ people right across the world are dedicated to serving Booking.com’s customers and property-owning partners. Our Account Management and Content teams work from local support offices with our property partners to support transparency, availability, and best pricing for all our customers. Our multilingual Customer Service team provides 24/7 dedicated assistance and advocacy to make sure our customers’ stays meet or exceed their expectations. Our IT teams, based in Amsterdam, take care of creating a perfect shopping experience for our customers.
We want to be the best team of motivated and skilled people in the industry. Over 100 nationalities are employed at Booking.com. We are a melting pot of people from all over the world working together. Employees are encouraged to develop their own talents. We have a variety of trainings and other methods within our Booking.com University program to help to do just that.
To help leisure and business travellers, whatever their budgets, easily discover, book, and enjoy the world’s best places to stay.
Picture yourself as part of our international team and join in on the innovation at our headquarters in Amsterdam or in one of our 150 offices worldwide. We offer an international dynamic work environment with a culture that is open, innovative and performance oriented. Does a successful career to you mean challenges, delivering results and winning? Should it be an environment that values your individuality? Our scale and scope, Amsterdam roots, commitment to people, and high standards of integrity make Booking.com a great place to grow your career.
There are many benefits in joining the Booking.com Team. We offer a competitive salary, attractive bonus plan, commuting reimbursement, a pension plan, travel perks, and training opportunities. We constantly find good reasons to celebrate our success! Together with over 8,300+ employees globally, we make sure hard work pays off with a relaxed working environment.
Development opportunities abound at Booking.com, where your ambitions and ideas will be encouraged. Be part of our fast-paced, innovative work environment by lending your expertise, or come aboard ready to learn and grow!
The application process is simple: just browse through our vacancies, upload your CV and we will get back to you. We look forward to receiving your application!
What Booking.com employees are saying...
Vivian, Senior Technical Coordinator for the Asia-Pacific region
Vivian joined Booking.com in November 2007 as an Operational Team Leader Hotels.
Asked to describe her work at Booking.com in 3 words, Vivian quickly replied: "fun, friendly, flexible. Fun because Booking.com encourages an open, international work environment, friendly because building good working relationships is key for our success and flexible because at Booking.com we are all given the opportunity to grow and try our hand at new challenges.
So what makes Booking.com different to other companies? The fact that such large emphasis is put on developing staff. Sharing knowledge is part of our everyday work and it is inspiring to work for a company that nourishes interaction and learning about the business."
Eric, IT Developer in Amsterdam
Eric joined Booking.com on February 1st 2010 and is a Team Lead in the IT department.
"Developers at Booking.com are truly empowered to make changes.
Sometimes there will be problems and that's ok. We get more done by taking bold strides than carefully walking on eggshells.
We're operating on a huge scale and growing at a staggering rate. That makes our work challenging, but also a great learning environment. Our focus is scaling up and thinking ahead.
And Booking.com is a fun place to work. We have great people from all over the world. We work hard and play hard, laughing and learning is what we do."
Xaveer, Area Manager Hotels in New York
Xaveer is at Booking.com since November 2008 and works as Area Manager Hotels - New York.
"It's great to work in a company that feels small, but is actually one of the biggest players. All of my colleagues are motivated to give their best.
Account Management at Booking.com is much more than maintaining regular contact with hotels. It's about creating win-win situations and being open to change. In my role I also have the benefit to coach my own team to excel and improve my management skills in the process.
Everybody at Booking.com is stimulated to think outside the box and develop new skills. That ensures interest and makes me, personally, happy to come to work each day."
Gianbattista, Area Manager
Gianbattista joined Booking.com in March 2008 as an Account Manager Hotels
"I enjoy experiencing the incredible flexibility we all work hard to maintain. To be able to address challenges and needs immediately in order to satisfy our customers is one of our key strengths.
Booking.com is all about team work and its that constant cooperation that keeps us motivated. If you think something could be improved, your input is always welcome.
Then there's the company culture. At Booking.com you're not just a number, you are respected for working hard and helping the team achieve the best it can."
Elodie, Team Leader Customer Care
Elodie joined Booking.com in June 2008 as a Customer Service Employee
"I like that Booking.com has let me develop a customized career that has taken me as far as my ambition and skills have allowed. I started as a Customer Care executive, transitioned to a senior role on the weekend shift, and now I am a Team Lead responsible for a group of really enthusiastic people.
At Booking.com, your colleagues are also your friends. We put a lot of energy and hard work into our jobs, but still manage to have lots of fun. Working for a company that grows so quickly and welcomes immediate change makes you want to fully commit to give your best every day."
Per, Team Leader Credit Control Greater China
Per joined Booking.com in November 2010 as a Credit Controller.
"Booking.com is filled with people who love what they are doing, coming to work looking to make a difference. The company is based in the fast-paced online industry, meaning that exciting changes and opportunities are always present.
Many companies pride themselves on having their people as their most important resource but in Booking.com you really feel it - every day - and this creates an inspiring atmosphere to work in.
I feel that I can make a difference and that I have total support for my development, professional as well as personal. Also, working with people from all over the world means that everyday you learn something new."
Alessandro, Global Credit Control Manager in Amsterdam
Alessandro joined Booking.com in August 2007 as a Credit Risk Administrator.
"It's incredible how much this dynamic international company has grown over the past ten years and most of that growth is due to the ability of its very committed and flexible employees to address challenges immediately.
In Booking.com, we are never simply happy with what we have already achieved, but are always implementing new ideas and looking for ways to improve performance.
This works for us because we never lose sight of the personal dimension and the importance of personal growth. Together, we have created an environment that gives people the confidence and freedom to take decisions that have a positive impact on the company."
Booking.com is not just looking to put destinations on the map, we’re looking to create the Booking Cares effect. We want to improve our destinations by donating our time and expertise to our partner organizations.
Together with our colleagues, we can look for ways to contribute to the growth and sustainability of our destinations by combining our effort, talent and creativity. Booking.com Cares for the needs of our environment, our cultural heritage and sustainable tourism.
In 2014, several hundred Booking.com employees joined a Cares project, more than 30 new projects were submitted, and over 60 of our offices now have a Cares project online.
Check out this fantastic video from Ivan Babko of a Booking.com Cares project to clean the Amsterdam canals in partnership with Plastic Whale:
Be a part of something larger than yourself. Together we can improve our Booking.com destinations and really make an impact!
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I have been working at Booking.com full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
Great company culture and work life balance. Love the people I work with and love the job itself. The company offers incredible development training's and travel to other offices worldwide. Encouragement of best practice sharing and open environment. Opportunity for career advancement if you are willing to move.Cons
compensation and benefits- pay is lower than most online travel companies. They are growing so quickly, they are opening offices all over the world and not trying to retain top talent and people who have been with the company since it started. They do not offer travel perks unless you consider, you have to pay for your perk and then they reimburse you only 100 euro. If you have a family and are not single or willing to travel, advancement will be difficult. They expect 50% travel and regimented scheduling for account managers globally. They roll out procedures without testing them. I used to love this company so much but it has changed since it started in Amsterdam.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Hire managers that care about their teams and not sure the formula of the company.Be transparent and work on employee retention. Continue to offer training and development for all leadership as well. This has died down in the past 2 years. Look at benefits for all employees, especially the one's that might want to start a family soon and not travel as much.RecommendsNegative OutlookApproves of CEO
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The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Booking.com.Interview Details
Applied online then was contacted via email to set up an interview a week later. Had a quick chat about my skills what the company was about. The recruiter said she would call me the next day for a follow up. Never got a phone call. A few days later I contacted her again via email. She said she would call me next week for a follow up. Never got a phone call. Very unprofessional. I just left it at that.Interview Questions
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Booking.com, part of the Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is one of the world's leading e-commerce companies. We were established in 1996 in Amsterdam, Netherlands and are truly global with over 150 offices worldwide. We are the world leader in booking accommodations online. On average, we book over 750,000 room nights every 24 hours.
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Mission: To help leisure and business travellers, whatever their budgets, easily discover, book, and enjoy the world’s best places to stay.