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Priceline.com Reviews

Updated January 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work life balance, I was surprised some reviewer(s) said they have to be online 24/7 because that's not the case for anyone on my team (in 23 reviews)

  • Incredible resources, friendly people and an exciting/active work environment (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • The lack of COO is driving upper management to lose focus on what happens to the customer dollars once they make it in the door (in 5 reviews)

  • Very corporate, hard to move the needle on change (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "No longer a great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Historically a Great work-life balance, but slowly dwindling due to new rule of being online 24x7 (slack, email, phone).
    Great stocks and bonus.

    Cons

    New management treats women poorly. Not a place for a female to get ahead, get recognized, or even feel safe in her position.

    Advice to Management

    Look closely at your recent management changes. You have some very bad people who are going to hurt your reputation. Treat all employees fairly. Stop promotions based on boys club and go back to performance based.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Awesome for fresh candidates. Not so for experienced."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot to learn from. Technologists get to work on industry leading products and software. Employees are pushed to their limits.

    Cons

    Not all teams are fun to work with. Not much career development in certain departments. Certain people are not very welcoming.

    Advice to Management

    Pay and recognize better to retain employees.


  3. Helpful (8)

    "Once great company on downhill side of success"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Marketing in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Offices are open plan, cool looking space especially Norwalk. People respect the brand when you say you work here. Some managers offer flex time or remote options. Work can be interesting depending on team.

    Cons

    Many VP level managers have out dated or very poor information of market and technology and general culture, especially in Marketing, where you would expect hip, knowledgable, young people, but here no, the opposite. You see great innovative people allowed to quit wo/ counter offer and many top talent laid off month after month, makes a oppressive atmosphere. No one explains why the lay offs or who new employees are, or what they do.
    Terrible inner office communication. Not great pay.

    Advice to Management

    Stop eliminating the best talent because they cost more of at least explain to we remaining staff why our prominent innovators just vanish. Pay more reasonable base salary. Eliminate cruel and ignorant VPs who treat staff like pests replace them with people with real management skills. End culture of bullying that exists in some departments.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Consider your options"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Priceline.com full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The name looks great on your resume, restricted stock scheme.

    Cons

    Terrible work - life balance. Pay is not competitive. Horrible communication between departments. Almost no investment on employee development. Very low glass ceiling. Extreme pressure to deliver high results. Understaffing.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Low pay and poor management, low morale and unhappy environment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Priceline.com full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people and culture. Priceline participate in a lot of charity events which is great. The work life balance is very good, you can work from home at times. This is the place where you want to start your career but definitely not end it there. get some experience and run for the hill when your ready.

    Cons

    Outdated technology, they seem to like to build their own tool when there's already better open source applications out there. Management is just terrible. Some manager are very disrespectful and HR does nothing so don't expect support. No reward for hard work, random firing although that's pretty new. If your in IT, be aware of this place. I would never recommend anyone to work here.

    Advice to Management

    Consider replacing some of your manager, being at a job too long may cloud someone judgment and how to work with others. The simple fact that there are so many openings should give you a reason to worry ( as of 4/14/2013).


  7. Helpful (4)

    "senior network engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible office hours, nice location.

    Cons

    Disorganized, no career opportunity, no room for new ideas.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Great company, horrible growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company benefits. Summer party and holiday party.

    Cons

    If you are not a male working at this company you will go nowhere

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of sexism against females


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Unfortunate lack of appreciation or willingness to improve"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some teams have created happy little microcosms of familial culture and for a while it's a joy to get to spend each day with the people around you. Unfortunately that's not enough to keep the good people around.

    Cons

    No career plans, no opportunity for growth. When a position does open up they hire externally, often people who have no experience in that field and no experience managing people for a management position. It's very unfortunate.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they're worth. Promote people when positions open up or create opportunities for progressing.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Don't Believe the hype and look for something else"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good name to have your name on
    Good life/work balance
    Some smart people to learn from if you are just starting out in the corporate world.

    Cons

    If you are in TECH - Look somewhere else , but if you can't find anything give this company a shot.

    Compensation it is not at par with other big tech companies. You have to beg for a minimum raise every year.

    Benefits - They present them as great but there are way much better benefits in other companies.

    If you live in NY - there are much better companies there.

    Management is the worst.
    They still work on a 90's mentality.They don't encourage employees to better themselves .If you come up with a good Idea, expected to be shut down , then stolen by your direct upper management and be presented as his.

     Don't expect to get promoted at all - even if you are a great employee. -
    Promotions are only given by management to their "golden boys" who kiss their behind all the time. If you like that, this is your place

    Do your job and get paid, but don't put your hopes too high. Learn what you can and if want advancement move on.

    Working and Complete any project is a mess. Once you started working on something, out of the blue they change gears to something totally different which is fine sometimes but constantly only shows lack of leadership and vision.

    Booking.com child company is fine but only have sales team in the US.


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