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Booking.com Language Specialist Reviews

Updated Jan 23, 2019

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Booking.com President and CEO Glenn Fogel
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  1. Helpful (14)

    "Not like it used to be"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Language Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booking.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great teams. Emphasis on personal development. Lots of training opportunities. Quarterly get-togethers. Decent benefits. Fun working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Terrible pay without any explanation of who we’re benchmarked against. Very little flexibility in schedule. Some teams are allowed remote work, others are not. Once annual trip to Amsterdam now scrapped. Double standard with many policies. Favoritism. Inept project managers. Career opportunities lacking in certain departments. Some managers are great. Others love to micromanage.

    Advice to Management

    Be more consistent in management style. Trust in your employees to do their best work and give them more flexibility. Stop with the bogus explanations regarding why certain benefits aren’t given to everyone equally. Seniority should mean something if the employee proves their worth.

    Booking.com2018-12-14
  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Language Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booking.com full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary, Bonus, Hours, Weekends off, Team

    Cons

    Not many career possibilities may demotivate driven people

    Booking.com2019-01-23
  3. "Great working environment"

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    Former Employee - Language Specialist in Amsterdam
    Recommends

    I worked at Booking.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Really nice office, international environment, opportunities for development, food and drinks are taken care of

    Cons

    Salary was relatively low compared to others in the industry

    Booking.com2018-11-24
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Overall an amazing company to work for but the Content Agency is not a good department"

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    Former Employee - Language Specialist in Amsterdam
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Booking.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company culture, lots of room for growth, well structured fast pace so you see the results of your work quickly. New ideas are encouraged as long as their impact is measurable. Monthly Friday drinks and the best lunch ever.

    Cons

    The Content Agency is a rather isolated department and that impedes growth outside of it. Communication with Front End is strained and that has a negative impact on the work of Language Specialists. There is a trend to limit the scope of work of localization specialists to mere translation.

    Booking.com2018-11-12
  5. "An amazing company"

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    Current Employee - Language Specialist in Warsaw
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booking.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People, office, benefits, travel opportunities, annual meeting for most employees in Amsterdam

    Cons

    The biggest con is the salary, which could be higher.

    Booking.com2018-08-16
  6. "Good company overall"

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    Language Specialist in Amsterdam
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booking.com for more than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly and social company with non-formal style of communication. Overtime is not encouraged. Very diverse environment and great working conditions.

    Cons

    Salaries are overall below the industry average. Carrier development chances depend heavily on the department you work in.

    Booking.com2017-10-24
  7. "Really good company"

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    Former Freelancer - Language Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Booking.com for more than a year

    Pros

    Quick feedback and support, they are really professionals.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to talk about, really.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

    Booking.com2017-09-04
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Great company, terrible culture"

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    Current Employee - Language Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Booking.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy job - Monthly, biannual, and annual events - Good to have on the CV

    Cons

    You will learn from your job in the first couple of months and then you will indulge in very strong politics scheme. Promotion and career progress is hardly ever merit based in my experience. Lots of dead-ends.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, that's how it works in big companies

    Booking.com2017-07-27
  9. "Family within a global company"

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    Language Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booking.com

    Pros

    - It's great to work with very talented-yet-humble people at its industry. - There's plenty of opportunities to professionally expand our career based on our interest. - Very open and supportive working environment. - Various activities other than routine works: classroom trainings, workshops, business trip, and other exciting projects. - They're milking cows: free snacks, food, super cool office facilities (photos speak for itself), perks and souvenirs. - A bit cliche, but true, work-life balance here is quite awesome! - They're number one, but still growing! Many things to come...

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    Cons

    - Fast-paced and very dynamic. Like or dislike it's a high tech company where change happens so fast and execution can be done in a matter of clicks. If you prefer more stable and static working procedures with an established system, you may find it hard to adapt. Simple answer: don't go for tech industries. - The rest is still great!

    Advice to Management

    - Keep up the good work, especially with the Booking Culture! -

    Booking.com2016-09-17
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Language Specialist"

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    Language Specialist in Amsterdam
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Booking.com for less than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance. With a variety of topics to translate, seldom get bored.

    Cons

    A lack of respect in proficiency. Bureaucratic. Say one thing and do another.

    Booking.com2016-08-30
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