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Understaffed

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Current Employee - Software Engineer
Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

Pros

Priceline.com is indeed a leader in online travel industry which is an attractive proposition. The work hours are reasonable and the work load isn't too bad.

Cons

Outdated technologies make the job more difficult than it really should be. Teams are generally understaffed so everyone is juggling multiple projects at once which burns people out after a while. Too much production support work leaving a little time for actual development.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Allows you freedom to explore ideas.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Priceline.com full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Innovative culture, flexible hours, great management

    Cons

    Run a little too lean on resources.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    senior network engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Norwalk, CT

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

    Pros

    Very lax'd work environment in regards to start time. Most managers are incompetent since they get promoted from within with very little or no management training.

    Cons

    Management unable to properly gauge good from bad technical talent. The environment tends to be status qua in regards to technology. No longer has the feel of an eCommerce site, but feels more like an insurance or banking institution. Company is very frugal with buying decisions and picks price over quality with regards to buying decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do away with new management layers and go back to a flat model. The new reorg has bloated the company with regards to executive decision red tape. To much middle management introduced in regards to employee management ratio. This leads to slow decision making process as well as delivery times associated with project delivery times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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