Priceline.com

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Priceline.com Reviews

Updated January 8, 2015
Updated January 8, 2015
35 Reviews
3.6
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  1.  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance, compensation, organizational structure, team environment, evolving culture

    Cons

    More training and development needed

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

    Understaffed

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

    I have been working at Priceline.com full-time (more than a 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    Outdated technologies make the job more difficult than it really should be.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
  3.  

    Allows you freedom to explore ideas.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    senior network engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Down to earth people, relaxed atmosphere.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Norwalk, CT

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

    Pros

    The stock is really strong right now. It wasn't a very stressful place to work. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Salaries are about average. In some groups they might be a little under market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think there are very competent leaders at Priceline.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall it's a nice place to work in.

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

    I have been working at Priceline.com

    Pros

    Great benefits, including discounts on travel.

    Cons

    Some senior management are not very good in their supervisory duties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your team.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Priceline.com

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better ways to develop the talent in house and provide more opportunities to grow.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Priceline.com has provided many positive opportunities for career advancement and mentorship.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Priceline.com

    Pros

    strong leadership
    brand recognition
    srong relationships are formed here
    an industry leader
    fast-paced
    little redundancy allows you to
    reviews conducted at the mid-year and end of the year

    Cons

    There is little redundancy in most roles, so you have to be able to multitask and troubleshoot in a fast past environment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Priceline.com

    Pros

    high growth company
    great industry, market - internet, travel

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Solid but boring time in the technical group.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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