Priceline.com

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Priceline.com Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2014
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3.8 29 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

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Darren Houston

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74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    2 people found this helpful  

    Low pay and poor management, low morale and unhappy environment.

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Norwalk, CT

    ProsGreat people and culture. Priceline participate in a lot of charity events which is great. The work life balance is very good, you can work from home at times. This is the place where you want to start your career but definitely not end it there. get some experience and run for the hill when your ready.

    ConsOutdated technology, they seem to like to build their own tool when there's already better open source applications out there. Management is just terrible. Some manager are very disrespectful and HR does nothing so don't expect support. No reward for hard work, random firing although that's pretty new. If your in IT, be aware of this place. I would never recommend anyone to work here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider replacing some of your manager, being at a job too long may cloud someone judgment and how to work with others. The simple fact that there are so many openings should give you a reason to worry ( as of 4/14/2013).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Solid but boring time in the technical group.

    Systems Administrator (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of free time to spend with my family. No real job stress. New managers every few months, so I never had to bother impressing anyone. And job stability.

    ConsBoring, outdated technology. Risk averse environment. Everything moves very slow and it doesn't feel like individual contributors can make a difference. And despite their crazy growth and profit, they sure don't spread that around to the employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in new technologies. Fire most of your mid-level directors and find some people with real vision. And push employees harder to actually accomplish things instead of sitting and surfing the web all day.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    1 person found this helpful  

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    Senior Network Engineer (Former Employee) Norwalk, CT

    ProsVery 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.

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementDo 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Norwalk, CT

    ProsSmart, friendly people, most of whom are trying to do the right thing.

    ConsLack of communication. Power of ever growing 'conversion' team - most of whom don't know the travel industry and have little guidance. Unrealistic views about headcount required in other departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo another employee satisfaction survey.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    OK

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Norwalk, CT

    ProsFriendly people. Very strong stock buoyed by acquisitions and good business model. Open floor "bullpen" layout fosters communication. Shuttle from train station to office makes commute relatively cheap and convenient.

    ConsVery corporate and bureaucratic with obsolete tech. Weak middle management. Engineers are mediocre compared to those found at top tech companies. Wasted time & resources on a huge site overhaul that was never going to work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in tech talent. Recruit from better universities. Promote those with technical chops to upper management and fire those without it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Little opportunity for employee growth

    Manager (Current Employee) Norwalk, CT

    ProsInnovative people to work with.
    Fast paced, open environment.
    Stock is very strong.

    ConsVery little training for new employees which means many of your colleagues have little understanding of how the business works, so a lot of time is spent redoing things.

    Not a lot of accountability. There are a lot of effective, hard workers, but you also have a lot of people that can drop the ball and there are no repercussions which is disheartening for those who are picking up the slack.

    Lack of communication. It's very common to find out about a project after it's already completed and only then is it discovered that requirements were completely overlooked because the relevant groups were not consulted.

    Lack of career growth. There is very little opportunities to move up in the organization or even laterally.

    Many teams are running too lean and it's very difficult to convince upper management to add extra headcount for support teams.

    Lack of direction. Goals are not clearly defined by upper management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet clear, concise goals and expectations.
    Create a career development plan and train your employees.
    Set a clear concise product vision so your employees know whether they created something successful, are going in the right direction and can feel a sense of accomplishment.
    Recognize your talent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    1 person found this helpful  

    In search of traction as compared its peers.

    Software Developer (Former Employee) Norwalk, CT

    Prosinternet technologies, group companies strength makes it look good to the outside world

    Conslack of internal visibility over employee growth. . Temporary solutions tends to continue for ever. Lack of courage to wake up to reality. Talents are not properly engaged...

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize committed talents.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Understaffed

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsPriceline.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.

    ConsOutdated 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mixed experience, company performs extremely well but very few opportunityes to grow inside the company.

    Director (Current Employee) Norwalk, CT

    ProsFantastic senior leadership. Fastest growing in the space. Sound company with a sound balance sheet.

    ConsLimited opportunities to grow. Base pay less than comparable with peers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind better ways to develop the talent in house and provide more opportunities to grow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    priceline.com, if you are VP and above - great place to work otherwise, you're in the "have not" category

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Norwalk, CT

    Proshigh growth company
    great industry, market - internet, travel

    Consculture of have's and have not's - senior mgt team takes very good care of themselves and vp level and above

    Advice to Senior Managementminimize the bold demarcation line between vp level and above and the rest... more of a team atmosphere vs. a top down culture

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