Priceline.com
3.8 of 5 26 reviews
www.priceline.com Norwalk, CT 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 15, 2014
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Darren Houston


75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Priceline.com

ProsGreat structure, good benefits, nice office culture

ConsHard to move up the ladder

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

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Norwalk, CT (US)

I worked at Priceline.com full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat 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.

ConsOutdated 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 Senior ManagementConsider 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).

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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OK

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Norwalk, CT (US)

I worked at Priceline.com

ProsFriendly people. Very strong stock buoyed by acquisitions and good business model. Open floor "bullpen" layout fosters communication. Shuttle from train station to office makes commute relatively cheap and convenient.

ConsVery corporate and bureaucratic with obsolete tech. Weak middle management. Engineers are mediocre compared to those found at top tech companies. Wasted time & resources on a huge site overhaul that was never going to work.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in tech talent. Recruit from better universities. Promote those with technical chops to upper management and fire those without it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for.

Hotel Database Analyst (Current Employee)
Norwalk, CT (US)

I have been working at Priceline.com full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFlexibility with schedule.
Bonus plan.
Employees activities.

ConsGrowth is based on who manages you.

Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate your employees by promoting from within.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good opportunity for growth

Sales Coordinator (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at Priceline.com full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLots of travel perks for all levels

ConsLittle transparency at times and promoting managers too quickly

Advice to Senior ManagementOffer more training to young management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Little opportunity for employee growth

Manager (Current Employee)
Norwalk, CT (US)

I have been working at Priceline.com full-time for more than 5 years

ProsInnovative people to work with.
Fast paced, open environment.
Stock is very strong.

ConsVery little training for new employees which means many of your colleagues have little understanding of how the business works, so a lot of time is spent redoing things.

Not a lot of accountability. There are a lot of effective, hard workers, but you also have a lot of people that can drop the ball and there are no repercussions which is disheartening for those who are picking up the slack.

Lack of communication. It's very common to find out about a project after it's already completed and only then is it discovered that requirements were completely overlooked because the relevant groups were not consulted.

Lack of career growth. There is very little opportunities to move up in the organization or even laterally.

Many teams are running too lean and it's very difficult to convince upper management to add extra headcount for support teams.

Lack of direction. Goals are not clearly defined by upper management.

Advice to Senior ManagementSet clear, concise goals and expectations.
Create a career development plan and train your employees.
Set a clear concise product vision so your employees know whether they created something successful, are going in the right direction and can feel a sense of accomplishment.
Recognize your talent.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It can be a great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Norwalk, CT (US)

I have been working at Priceline.com full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThere are some truly talented and passionate people who work here that want to build something great.

If you are motivated to set your own goals and work towards them you can carve a niche for yourself.

Flexible work hours and lots of learning opportunities.

ConsYou may not get much direction or support from management.

There is a reluctance to deviate from & evolve the model that made this company money close to a decade ago despite an ever changing competitive landscape.

There are many complacent workers that have had their creativity stifled by years of waterfall management.

Advice to Senior ManagementSetting the overall product strategy and vision for teams to work towards may help to give them a sense of purpose and accomplishment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company to work for

Programmer/Analyst (Current Employee)
Norwalk, CT (US)

I have been working at Priceline.com full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood Managers, interesting work, lots of variety

ConsNone that I can think of

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great experience to work

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Norwalk, CT (US)

I have been working at Priceline.com full-time for more than 8 years

ProsWork with talented people in travel online business. Dynamic working environment with fast changing technology

ConsIt is still a travel company facing competition from competitor.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide better IT training

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Solid but boring time in the technical group.

Systems Administrator (Former Employee)

I worked at Priceline.com full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLots 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.

ConsBoring, 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 Senior ManagementInvest 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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