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12 people found this helpful  

False Hope

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Booking.com full-time (more than an year)

Pros

You get to meet some truly nice people.

Cons

False promises of advancing. Managers promote who they go drinking with, rather than those who perform. Extremely catty environment. Pay isn't good compared with market average. Competitors of Booking pay 30-40% more for same job. HQ and senior management is severely out of touch with what goes on in most offices.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop acting like you're in high school, and be professional. If you tell someone they are in line for a promotion, act on it.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 11 people found this helpful  

    Common theme here is low pay, favoritism, and low morale

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Booking.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Fun growing company. Holiday party in Amsterdam. Offers a better product than other companies. When you wear company swag people on the street yell BOOKING.YEAH!

    Cons

    Pay is very low for the industry and the amount of work required. Promotions not based on merit but how much your boss actually likes you. If your boss doesn't like you, even if you are always overachieving goals and helping your team achieve theirs, your accomplishment mean very little. The most productive and talented employees are not respected. The public group firing was very unprofessional. There are some very good people working here. Let their numbers do the talking, not the politics. These are common complaints for EVERY office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company has acknowledged that they do read these reviews, however instead of offering higher salaries, they increased work load. Stop fostering a company culture where favoritism is highly valued. You will see an increase in morale and productivity. You are making it so that the natural leaders have the lowest morale. So instead of wanting be a positive force they do the bare minimum to not get fired and keep collecting checks. Study successful companies and their leadership values and maybe these negative reviews will turn around and increase the companies revenue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 13 people found this helpful  

    A land of make-believe with inexperienced managers who award the brown nosers and true talent is viewed as a threat

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    Former Employee - Revenue Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Revenue Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    - Good entry position if looking for a way into the industry.
    - Can advance fairly quickly if you focus your time on making friends in the company and attending booze sessions with your boss.
    - Paid trips to Amsterdam and other parts of the world and country.

    Cons

    - Very low morale
    - Not a good place to work if you have a family, or want one
    - Not judged on your merit, but on who you're friends with.
    - Senior management inexperienced
    - Everything is in beta test mode always (throw everything to the wall and see what sticks)
    - Low pay compared to competitors
    - Too much focus on office gossip and industry gossip
    - Closer to a clubhouse atmosphere than a professional corporation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some management training so that you can stop feeling threatened by employees that possess real talent and expertise. Reward your employees based on merit instead of who you want to be friends with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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