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Priceline.com Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
34 Reviews
3.6
34 Reviews
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  1.  

    Priceline.com where they pigeon hole you and lock you in

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    Former Employee - Web Designer in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Web Designer in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Priceline.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Building has a solid cafe, not bad parking, nice building, company Christmas party.

    Cons

    They pigeon-hole you into position. Barely any mobility, waiting forever for promotions, terrible benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More career development! Focus on employees instead of brining in external people!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Priceline.com full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Outdated technology, they seem to like to build their own tool when there's already better open source applications out there.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 ManagementAdvice

    Consider 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).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Solid but boring time in the technical group.

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator

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

    Pros

    Lots 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.

    Cons

    Boring, 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 ManagementAdvice

    Invest 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  6.  

    Needs improvement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Priceline.com as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    most people are friendly, open work environment, casual dress

    Cons

    upper management seems to have no idea what they are doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care more about your direct employees, and get some training for yourself

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Intern in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Priceline.com as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good team, good learning experience.

    Cons

    Unsure of future of the company.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Norwalk, CT

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

    Pros

    strong brand name and strong history

    Cons

    diminishing market share for the US Priceline.com

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some new blood!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Priceline.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lack 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 ManagementAdvice

    Do another employee satisfaction survey.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Priceline.com

    Pros

    Friendly 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.

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Little opportunity for employee growth

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    Current Employee - Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Manager in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Priceline.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Set 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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