Badoo
4.1 of 5 10 reviews
badoo.com City of London, United Kingdom 150 to 499 Employees

Badoo Reviews

Updated Mar 29, 2014
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4.1 10 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Badoo CEO Andrey Andreev

Andrey Andreev

(4 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    It was good but it could have been better.

    Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Charlotte, NC

    ProsBecause of financial structure,proper managing stratergy, great compensation,great financial payment.

    ConsBad maitainance , not so sufficent locations, unstable propositions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI will adivce that they should have more locations and a better propositions.

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    Great company, one of the best inmy career.

    PHP Developer (Former Employee)
    Moscow (Russia)

    ProsNon-trivial tasks, really unusual! Very exciting expirience. Free access to few conferences per year, english trainings, great coworkers. A lot of very high-qualified developers nearby. Really great compensations.

    ConsBecase of huge codebase company often use a lot of old-school technologies and code patternds, and very slow introduce something new.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo on!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing office and perks, talented coworkers but a bit Russian dominated

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsYou get to work in a beautiful office in a prime location in London (Soho). All the people I've met so far have been really talented and friendly. There is beer and drinks every Friday and the company parties are an extravaganza. The environment is very much like a young startup, the technologies are new and fun to work with.

    ConsThe company tends to be a bit Russian dominated, given the founders are Russian. This results some subtle Russia vs UK politics.

    And the pay is a bit sub-par compared to the industry standards, they try to compensate it by giving you great benefits but increasing the salaries a bit would be nice.

    There is little flexibility to work remotely, you must provide proper justification every time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive a bit of flexibility to the employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun place to work

    Customer Service (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsHQ is equipped with 2 kitchens, with all free food available to employees. Office also has a games room. Benefits includes gym membership discount, season ticket loan, Bupa health and dental insurance and 10% annual bonus.

    ConsSalary is entry level, compared with responsibilities involved.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Some great people and potential, but irremediably flawed

    Former Employee (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsThe working environment is an envy to many with its games room, terraces, open areas and fantastic, fully-stocked, kitchen. At Badoo you will be surrounded by some really nice and bright individuals with whom, however, you will very likely share a lot of frustration.

    ConsThe founder (as another reviewer also mentioned) is the irremediable flaw.
    Drives hidden internal politics to achieve personal targets or objectives, hijacking developers or teams in complete secrecy to work on secret pet projects, constantly superseding senior management and any form of structure. Micromanages certain aspects of the company, while completely disregarding other, broader, areas.
    No belief in long term projects, nor marketing, nor people in general mean that working in certain areas is very volatile, with no guarantee of when your last working day will be.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing opportunity to be a big fish in a little pond

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsCreative, energetic, fun atmosphere, good food, great offices, lovely roof terraces, good benefits / perks, well paid

    ConsLong hours, very high standards

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My experience was really nice, a bit stressfull

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice atmosphere, great manager, good overall

    Consstress, a lot of things to do

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Flexible and supportive

    Customer Support (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsConstant improvement of network system; additional paid work offers; continuous education and training; help and support from superiors available

    ConsDepending on the type of job, it can be monotone or anti-social (lots of sitting in front of the computer)

    Advice to Senior ManagementPerhaps improve communication between departments

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good work experience for juniors, not for those who wish to use their skillsets

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDiverse culture, very different working practises and always something happening, has a kooky founder and a big talk factor. Fantastic offices and lots of free food and drinks!

    ConsKooky founder has a bad reputation and the resulting shifting senior management makes it unstable from a strategic perspective. Very political and fragmented workplace. Don't expect investment or development this is a hot house startup (which has its pluses and minuses), focused solely on the founders vision of how to achieve user and revenue growth- whatever the cost, or implication.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Grows day by day

    Senior PHP Developer (Current Employee)
    Moscow (Russia)

    Prosone of the largest social dating

    Consto many work every day, non stable working day

    Advice to Senior Managementall clear!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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