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    Stepping up a gear

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chiswick, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chiswick, England (UK)

    I have been working at OpenBet full-time (More than 10 years)

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    Pros

    Colleagues are passionate, friendly and at all levels of the business open to helping you. The opportunities for gaining more responsibility are great. Its up to you how your career develops, you can progress without moving away from being technical as I have seen in some other companies. You will get to work on / design very high transaction, low latency systems that cover all aspects of software engineering. In the last few years there has been increased adoption of industry standard frameworks and tools. Openbet for a long time had a write it yourself approach to software development. This is changing and will benefit the company from a technology perspective and for attracting potential employees. Openbet is open to change, if you have a good idea or have picked up best practice from another company you will most likely get to influence and shape the technical direction of the company. Similarly the ability to progress in the company is only limited by your own desire to do so. I think its an exciting time to work at Openbet and i'm looking forward to see the increased efforts of the last few years bear fruit.

    Cons

    Having many fast moving customers means that its hard to build consistent products and avoid duplication and technical debt. Teams need to collaborate more. It was good to see this for ICE but needs to happen all year round. Its a shame to see good work developed by the customers teams not being better publicised. It could benefit the company and other teams. We don't open source enough of the code. We need to give back to the community more. There is the desire in the teams, but it is hard to action.

    Advice to Management

    The new senior hirings look very promising and it feels like the company has stepped up a gear. The last couple of years have been a bit unsettled but the introduction of a more lean approach to software delivery coupled with improved engagement models seem to be working. The company feels like it has some solid goals and there is renewed energy in the development teams. The relationship with the customers seems stronger and more collaborative than ever, which is very positive.


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    Software Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
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    Application

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at OpenBet (London, England (UK)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I have applied via LinkedIn and got a phone call from their Internal Recruiter within few hours. He asked me about my experience, motivation and about the things I am looking for in my next role. I agreed to get my CV forwarded to the hiring team. Couple of days later he phoned me again and confirmed the date for a phone interview. The phone interview was straightforward and took about 30 minutes. I got general questions related to my experience and some technical ones as well. The interview went well and they have invited me for a face-to-face one within a week. I found the process and the people very professional. Even though I decided to accept another offer and turned down the last interview, I had positive feelings about OpenBet and I am sure it is a great place to work.

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100 Best Companies to Work For , The Sunday Times (UK), 2010
Sunday Times Best Companies to Work , The Sunday Times (UK), 2015

Additional Info

Website www.openbet.com
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1996
Type Company - Private
Industry Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

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