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11 people found this helpful  

Don't believe the hype

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Developer in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Former Employee - Software Developer in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

Pros

- Fun international environment
- Great end-of-year partys
- Okay bonus scheme - if you qualify
- Half-decent lunches, by Dutch standards
- Developers get a certain amount of autonomy - depending on the team/system
- Technical environment designed for Perl & Linux hackers

Cons

- Disappointing base salary compared to other tech companies, for juniors and seniors
- Developers, sysadmins, DBAs, & network admins kept segregated - be prepared to file lots of tickets in JIRA
- IT department in general, and sysadmins particularly, resist new technology
- Lots of politics in some sections, and two-faced behavior from management
- Dull and noisy office environment - some renovations have been done, but not enough
- Bad allocation of hardware and developers - the company uses hindsight rather than foresight (strange when making so much money)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Provide more than just bread and circuses - partys are fine, but not everybody drinks alcohol
- Increase base salary
- Be more transparent - lots of coworkers in many departments hear one message from management but see something different in reality
- Put more effort into the office, it's still dull and grey

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    It should be an great company to work for, but they ruin it by bad management, taking advantage of their employees.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Executive in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Executive in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    The Co-Workers, the environment, the opportunities for growth and to get to know people from all around the world.

    Cons

    You get pushed and stressed for no reason and don`t get paid for your effort.
    You might be forced to worked in an language you have no knowledge of and are forced to use google translate to satisfy your customers, witch again leads to misunderstanding and complaints that result in bad personal scores that effect your salary and your future within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the right people for the right positions. My experience was that the shorter the skirt was the higher position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great working place!

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

    I have been working at Booking.com

    Pros

    Love the working environment and colleagues

    Cons

    No cons as yet, very satsified

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue empowering us

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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