Booking.com - A land of make-believe with inexperienced managers who award the brown nosers and true talent is viewed as a threat | Glassdoor
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"A land of make-believe with inexperienced managers who award the brown nosers and true talent is viewed as a threat"

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Former Employee - Revenue Manager in New York, NY
Former Employee - Revenue Manager in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I worked at Booking.com full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

- Good entry position if looking for a way into the industry.
- Can advance fairly quickly if you focus your time on making friends in the company and attending booze sessions with your boss.
- Paid trips to Amsterdam and other parts of the world and country.

Cons

- Very low morale
- Not a good place to work if you have a family, or want one
- Not judged on your merit, but on who you're friends with.
- Senior management inexperienced
- Everything is in beta test mode always (throw everything to the wall and see what sticks)
- Low pay compared to competitors
- Too much focus on office gossip and industry gossip
- Closer to a clubhouse atmosphere than a professional corporation

Advice to Management

Get some management training so that you can stop feeling threatened by employees that possess real talent and expertise. Reward your employees based on merit instead of who you want to be friends with.

Other Employee Reviews for Booking.com

  1. "I LOVE MY JOB!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator
    Current Employee - Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booking.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    We have a comfy work atmosphere. Our team building events help to keep coworkers on one accord. The management team is eager to help those who want to move forward within the company by assisting with a plan of action. They also meet with you as much as you'd like them to, for an update on progress and/or challenges. We work close with other departments for a common goal...100% customer satisfaction.

    Cons

    Offices only located in large, popular cities and not large, not so popular cities. This means the cost of living is higher.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. There is a reason for the low turnover rate. Stock options would make everything perfect.


  2. Helpful (18)

    "Unethical Practices, Poor Management; Uneducated HR Staff, Like High School"

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    Former Employee - Credit Controller in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Credit Controller in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Booking.com full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are many wonderful people there- just none in management.

    Cons

    Nothing done to stop the harassment and bullying of employees
    Unethical, management is a joke, human resources is a joke. It takes 10 months for an investigation while forced to work in an uncomfortable environment.
    Very high work load, a lot of pressure, interfered with personal life too much. Cut throat.

    Advice to Management

    Hire HR managers that are familiar with state and federal laws. Promote people that deserve to be promoted and have provided excellence oppose to your drinking buddy.

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