Just like the city’s active residents, Booking.com employees benefit from mobility—but cycling isn’t required to scale the career ladder. Even though the opportunity to grow and earn promotion is common, the team sticks with a top-down understanding that titles mean nothing. As a result, accountability reigns as the core quality of the leadership style—with lots of freedom and zero micromanaging.
Booking.com has more than 180 offices around the world—but there’s nothing like cruising down the canals of Amsterdam by boat with co-workers after a day’s work. The close-knit team regularly squeezes in facetime by hosting monthly parties, handfuls of team-building events, and even yoga or dance classes to keep a healthy work-life balance.