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    Fun and rewarding fast-paced engineering environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Concord, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Concord, MA

    I have been working at Kayak.com full-time

    Pros

    Agile style development
    Little time spent in meetings
    Very team-oriented environment
    Very little micromanagement
    Flexible schedule, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Location outside of the city

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Kayak.com Interviews

Updated May 7, 2014
Updated May 7, 2014

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Stamford, CT
    Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Kayak.com in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied to a job posting online. A week or two later, an HR rep emailed me to scheduled a phone interview. A week after the phone interview, the HR rep called again and asked me to come into the office for an in-person interview. On site, I met with five different people individually. Eight days after the in-person interview, I was told that I was rejected for the position.

    The office in Stamford has a 'start-up feel'. A wide-open, barn-style building of a few floors.

    Definitely not the most professional interview process. The people were friendly, but ...

    1) The dress ranged from kind of business casual to sweatshirts/jeans. The HR rep never told me this, so it did feel awkward being there in a suit and tie.

    2) The hiring manager who I spoke with on the phone never met with me in person, even though I was told that she would meet with me. Kind of unprofessional and rude.

    3) Wayyyyy too many people interviewing me. One person who sat down with me said, "I haven't even looked at your resume". That was very unprofessional on his and the firm's part.

    4) No discussion about starting date, salary, etc.

    5) No feedback following the interview, apart from the rejection eight days later.

    Although their business is doing well, they really need to step up the recruiting process. Simply put, it's not that professional, and definitely not the top of fast-moving process that will get them top talent.

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Kayak.com Awards & Accolades

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Website www.kayak.com
Headquarters Stamford, CT
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Travel & Tourism
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

Centralizing online travel deals is smooth sailing for Kayak Software. Through its websites (KAYAK.com, swoodoo.com, and SideStep.com) in about 15 countries, the company displays rates on airfare, hotels, rental cars, and cruises from more than 500 other travel websites. Kayak Software offers fare information from Continental Airlines and American Airlines, as well as prices from Funjet Vacations, Marriott International, and InterContinental Hotel Group, among others. In addition to booking, the firm's websites and mobile applications provide destination information... More

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