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"Good Company, Still growing"

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Current Employee - Senior in Faro (Portugal)
Current Employee - Senior in Faro (Portugal)
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Neutral Outlook

I have been working at Booking.com full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Best spirit company to work

Cons

Huge company, still in process of growing

Advice to Management

Continuing the good work in motivating the company

Other Employee Reviews for Booking.com

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Comfortable in all aspects, reliable, but not enough opportunity for fast-growing ambitious young professionals."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rates and Availability Associate
    Former Employee - Rates and Availability Associate
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - sufficient an regular salary
    - business trips and international environment
    - valuable corporate experience

    Cons

    - rather slow promotion pace
    - lack of innovative activities


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Politics Politics"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some very talented people to work with!! Absolutely solid business model and great methodological approach to the business.

    Cons

    The company extensive new hires program alone isnt enough if you dont have support and guidance from your direct manager.

    I personally didnt have much guidance from the 2 different direct managers I had.

    Company culture seems to be that you ought to learn how to swim quickly and alone.
    This could be tricky if you come from another business environment and take on a position Senior position of responsability because Booking.com has a very unique way of doing business.

    As I got on board, for the first quarter I focused 100% on my team achieving my target (I was in a Senior commercial position) later on somebody confessed me that your performance is not just related to target achievement... you need to find your way to ADD something else in.

    I may agree, but one needs more than 1 or 2 quarters to do that if you dont have appropriate guidance and your manager is not supposed to be just there controlling and evaluating your job,
    should also give you the support you need.

    It seemed to me that failure to engage into internal politics may be lethal.
    Regrettably (and I say regrettably because I wouldnt expect from a company as Booking.com) if you are in the graces of your manager you can do your job normally and sleep tight, your reviews will likely be in your favour.
    Should this not be the situation, well then... you have no more then 1 or 2 quarters left.

    Consideration of other people (and not only strickly about your job) seemed to be very important and HIGHLY VALUED when deciding an appraisal result.

    Must DOs: go to parties, engage with people and win the graces of your colleagues in any department as they are going to decided over your future in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Company invests heavily in internal courses for staff and management, make that worth by truly making management evaluate the associates on the basis of their job and potential and not their popularity.

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