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Paddy Power Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
47 Reviews
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  1.  

    London HO

    Current Employee - Ops in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Ops in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Paddy Power full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Betting company doing well; lots of responsibility; plenty of time in the field in Ops; decent money

    Cons

    Betting industry; high staff churn; dog eat dog; harsh environment; lack of resouces; industry becoming increasingly regulated and no doubt shrinking in size so what will the future hold; poor work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To treat staff fairer and consider their needs as well as to give them the tools they need to do their job

  2.  

    Fun, watch sports

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trader in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Trader in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Paddy Power full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, good structure, money was above average so i was told

    Cons

    Short breaks, hard enough to get shifts changed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what middle-management more, increase bonus system for everybody

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Paddy Power full-time

    Pros

    Easy work, but can be boring

    Cons

    Long hours, out of touch senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time out in the shops.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    tough

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Paddy Power part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    smart people, good office location

    Cons

    has become political, food not great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    walk the floors

  6.  

    A good place for juniors and mid experienced Engineers

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Paddy Power full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work in a nearly optimal Agile environment
    Excellent Development Process (ATDD)
    Can write on walls!

    Cons

    Basically impossible to progress in your carrer.
    Technical tasks non equally divided to Senior team members.
    Awful communications skills. Promotions and awards are kept secret. Nearly no trasparency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Equally divide opportunity to excel to all the senior employees.
    Openly announce promotions, career paths and so forth for all the member of the team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ambivalent feelings

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Paddy Power full-time

    Pros

    Nice and smart people, good benefits

    Cons

    Huge workload, hectic environment, constant firefighting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grasp all, lose all

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place but needs better management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Support Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Tech Support Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Paddy Power full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many interesting projects and technologies

    Cons

    Lack of planification in most of the projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Glass ceiling is everywhere, very traditional and old fashioned structure

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Paddy Power full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people work there and it is definitely growing in size.

    Cons

    Can be very sexist in its nature, as other reviewers have mentioned its really hard to get promoted and the bonus structure is deeply flawed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your staff and ensure that there are equal opportunities for everyone. Promotion tends to be about favourites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Difficult to get promoted or have a career path.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Paddy Power full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Relatively low pressure and good work / life balance. 8 hour days typical for most staff.

    Cons

    They aren't generous with bonuses, and unless you're one of the few yes men in the inner circle it is difficult to get ahead and get promoted. If you take a job here, be prepared to do that job for a long time for the same money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop losing valuable staff, develop good career paths for people to progress and grow in the organisation - they might just surprise you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A job you will love to hate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Paddy Power full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working hours are very flexible, depending on your manager. Some customers can be a joy to have around on a daily basis. You can generally have a laugh at work.

    Cons

    Senior management have no real connection with staff who work in the stores. Level of abuse from customers can be quite dangerous. You play many roles e.g counsellor and door security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create an approachable relationship with staff.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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