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Really a good company and growing good

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Current Employee - Perl Developer  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Current Employee - Perl Developer in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

I have been working at Booking.com full-time for more than a year

Pros

Wide opportunity to work in different team...

Cons

some of the teams require more structuring.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work and focus more on talent development and more initiatives required to make the company one of the best place to work.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Short-term efficiency is the rule

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    Former Employee - IT Developer  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - IT Developer in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I worked at Booking.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - awesome colleagues
    - informal atmosphere
    - lots of opportunities as long as you are interested in them
    - growing fast
    - multinational
    - great location
    - cool premises, above average canteen, for the Dutch standarts
    - regular fun events

    Cons

    Everything is treated as an experiment to prove if it’s efficient in the short term. If its not, it gets discarded. This includes people too: as long as you are full of energy and initiative, things are rolling, but if for some reason you lose the heart, you’ll get replaced by someone with more energy available. So when you feel that you lose the focus, be proactive and find a way to stay motivated, or get lost.

    On the grander scale of things, the whole company development is the living example of how to develop a complex system using TDD approach + organic growth philosophy, with all advantages and disadvantages of that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not sure if they need it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Credit Control Amsterdam is not a nice place to work.

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    Former Employee - Credit Controller  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Credit Controller in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I worked at Booking.com as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The Office is in the Centre of Amsterdam so it's easy to get to. It's an International environment and there are many nice people so it's an OK place to start your life in Amsterdam. The Company Parties are good fun as are the end of month (Free) drinks at two bars close by..

    Cons

    A truly awful place to work. I worked in the Amsterdam Credit Control Department and had hoped to secure a permanent contract. I left when it became evident that in order to procure said contract I'd have to learn to "Play the Game".

    From the moment you arrive you are subject to monitoring by Team Leads who are in turn overseen by a Senior Manager. You are expected to make over 50 notes per day and log in and out of the "System" should you leave your desk.

    It's a very difficult environment to work in as many of the processes are amateurish. The company's motto of "Booking Blue" came to stand for "Out of the "Blue" your colleague is no longer sitting next to you. People come and go and the staff turnover is high.

    There is a lot of office politics so becoming a Team Lead or Manager requires a lot fawning and subservience to the Manager above you. I also witnessed fellow colleagues being bullied and treated in a manner unbecoming of such a large organisation.

    It's quite amusing reading the "Very" positive reviews about the company as its obvious these were written internally. The irony is that Booking.com has a very strict policy to deal with Hotels who write their own "Fake" reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no point offering advice to Management as they are more than aware of what goes on. Targets and profit are all that matter and there are always plenty of New Hires to "Mould" into the perfect employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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