Paddy Power Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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Pros
  • If you are motivated to learn you will learn a lot and from the best teachers and sources (in 2 reviews)

  • I got to work on some interesting projects (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Forget about work-life balance if you want to succeed (in 3 reviews)

  • Long hours, out of touch senior management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Server

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    Current Employee - Food Server in Westerly, RI
    Current Employee - Food Server in Westerly, RI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    they offer a Great atmosphere for employees and the owners are awesome and laid back! they have many opportunities and generate a lot of business!

    Cons

    Stressful due to volume of business. otherwise i have no cons. they offer good service and the employee collection is very family like


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great people at ground level

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    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 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Generally there's lots of great smart people working in Paddy Power who drive the business forward from the ground up. Your days are busy and fly by. Good pay and good perks.

    Cons

    Lots of management layers within the organisation. Can be tough dealing with several layers above you. There's a strong meeting culture in paddy's, Meetings about meetings. Location of head office in clonskeagh can be a nightmare for traffic problems and accessibility for public transport but the Luas 20 min walk away.


  3. Good place to start or develop, but not for everyone

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Paddy Power full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some great training available, track record of investing in people. A great place to learn and develop. They tend to promote from within and there are good opportunities for movement (though see Cons). *Almost* agile environment and becoming a tech giant in Ireland. It is one of the best brands in its industry. Relaxed atmosphere, mostly relaxed and friendly work colleagues. Office in nice area of Dublin (traffic not so great but they can't be blamed for that - they provide loads of parking)

    Cons

    If you're the type of person that needs recognition or to feel appreciated for your work forget it. You're unlikely to get so much as a grunt of thanks from senior managers and little in the way of encouragement. If you have any qualms about working in the gambling industry forget it. I spoke to many people who had a problem with gambling and didn't feel good about working for Paddy Power. If you're thinking about it, thinking carefully. While it’s very good they hire from within, cronyism is a problem the higher up you go. For that reason, it doesn’t attract (or won’t hire) external leadership with fresh perspectives. The industry seems to be a bit of a closed shop. I got invited to a lot of pointless meetings that should have been just an email. My advice would be to show a healthy disregard to invites, regardless of who sends them.

    Advice to Management

    For middle managers I'd say speak up. Your job isn't to suppress feedback. For senior managers don't be so scared of recognising good work or showing some appreciation in person (actually talking to the human beings who did the work). Saying thank you is free.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Mainly good but times changing?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Paddy Power full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Originally a great place to work, with well integrated teams and a good convivial atmosphere leading to motivated employees and good delivery rates. Went downhill somewhat when the head office moved building with divides created between departments and a more "corporate" atmosphere. Industry pay generally good and PP was above average within it.

    Cons

    Slow tech progress due to legacy systems, and less motivated workforce recently. Many talented employees left the business in recent years with not enough done to progress them and keep them involved. Betfair did well out of that though...

    Advice to Management

    Company values need to brought to life rather than just written on the walls. The business has grown but the culture is struggling to survive.


  6. Padbrokes

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shop Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Shop Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Paddy Power full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If your prepared to work hard sometimes unpaid then this job is for you

    Cons

    You don't get to empty the machines till the door is locked at 10pm then you have to stay to count all the notes and hundreds of coins that players have put in since 8am

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time working in a shop for a full day not turning up just before lunchtime spending the day on the phone and leaving before closing time and see just how hard your staff work! Stop employing Ladbrokes ex staff


  7. Can be fun at times but a lot of the staff in the shops are out for themselves

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    Current Employee - Senior Cashier
    Current Employee - Senior Cashier

    I have been working at Paddy Power

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A fun place to be if you enjoy your sports and gambling (although you can't bet with the company) some really great customers who you get to know really well as they come into your shop most days can build some really strong relationships with them and sometimes feels like your not even in work when your having a laugh with customers and co workers. Good reward schemes if you have been with the company longer than a year. If shop meets targets you are entitled to a bonus. This is split between the shop team with the manager getting 50% the assistant manager 25% and the remainder being split equally between the other members of staff.

    Cons

    Seems to be very disorganized at times, the company is rapidly expanding with new shops opening regularly which is putting more pressure on the district managers therefore there is often a delay in issues being dealt with. Some shop members reluctant to accept responsibility for incidents that have taken place whilst they are acting as duty manager in the shop. Seems they would rather save their own skin and drop their co worker in it. Shops are pretty much left to run themselves so at times people take liberties For example leaving one staff member in the shop to go out during the busiest period, leaving the other staff member unable to cope. A lot of the rules and procedures placed in the shop are generally ignored, which sets a bad example to newer employees and can often result in members of staff being disciplined when the procedures are not followed.

    Advice to Management

    Better training for new employees, so they know the rights and wrongs especially if they are no previous betting shop experience.


  8. 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 a 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 Management

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


  9. Fun, watch sports

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    Former Employee - Trader in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Trader in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Paddy Power full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Short breaks, hard enough to get shifts changed

    Advice to Management

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


  10. Ok

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Paddy Power full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy work, but can be boring

    Cons

    Long hours, out of touch senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time out in the shops.


  11. Helpful (2)

    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 Management

    walk the floors



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