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th.j.v.hoesel

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  • Commented on booking.com - a toxic company for developers
    Sounds all familiar: http://blogs.perl.org/users/bookingemployee/2012/03/truth-about-bookingcom.html Further more, I can not comment on anything mentioned in either posts as I do not work for the company. I only know some great people working at 'the Bank' which do provide the community with...
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  • JustOneOfMany commented on booking.com - a toxic company for developers

    As a "core employee" of Booking I would like to take this opportunity to make further comments to some of the replies and how this whole thing is working.

    The "chaos" they try to "control" (one of the principals here at Booking) is slowly getting "out of control" as with company grow , lack of proper workflows makes it everyday more "unstable"

    In reply to @Haico:
    "Untrue. Most people get permanent contracts from the start at Booking.com"
    --> Unfortunately I have seen many occasions where a "promise" of permanent contract never got fulfilled.

    "Untrue. Qua…

  • Evy van Gorp commented on booking.com - a toxic company for developers

    At first glance Booking.com seems a professional and decent employer. I can not judge how it is like to work for them. I can only share my experience on the lame way they dealed with my application.

    Briefly: After submitting my motivation and curriculum on a Front End Developer position. The booking portal confirmation page displayed a message reading I would hear from them soon. After more than 3 weeks (which I think is not soon), out of the blue I received a standarized email.

    It said Booking.com wanted to know me better. To prove my skills and to find out how I would handl…

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