Priceline.com

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Hotel Database Analyst in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Hotel Database Analyst in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Priceline.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility with schedule.
    Bonus plan.
    Employees activities.

    Cons

    Growth is based on who manages you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees by promoting from within.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good opportunity for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of travel perks for all levels

    Cons

    Little transparency at times and promoting managers too quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more training to young management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Little opportunity for employee growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    It can be a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    There are some truly talented and passionate people who work here that want to build something great.

    If you are motivated to set your own goals and work towards them you can carve a niche for yourself.

    Flexible work hours and lots of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    You may not get much direction or support from management.

    There is a reluctance to deviate from & evolve the model that made this company money close to a decade ago despite an ever changing competitive landscape.

    There are many complacent workers that have had their creativity stifled by years of waterfall management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Setting the overall product strategy and vision for teams to work towards may help to give them a sense of purpose and accomplishment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company with great success but no career progression plan for employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Priceline.com full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Tremendous leadership at the Priceline Group level that has driven industry leading growth over the past 5-10 years.

    Cons

    No ability to move within the company. No career development plan for employees. Significant need to grow the talent within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT

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

    Pros

    Work with talented people in travel online business. Dynamic working environment with fast changing technology

    Cons

    It is still a travel company facing competition from competitor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better IT training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Norwalk, CT

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

    Pros

    Good Managers, interesting work, lots of variety

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    In search of traction as compared its peers.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Norwalk, CT

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    lack 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 ManagementAdvice

    Recognize committed talents.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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