Badoo Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    It was good but it could have been better.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Badoo

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Bad maitainance , not so sufficent locations, unstable propositions.

    Advice to Management

    I will adivce that they should have more locations and a better propositions.


  2. Sometimes frustrating

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Moderator in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Web Moderator in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Badoo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Choosing own hours Potential for large earnings Working from home Very 'trendy' offices in London Free food at the offices!

    Cons

    Frustrating lack of communication sometimes with managers Often expected to work unrealistic amounts Little opportunity for promotions Often very 'buggy' interface Lack of positive feedback


  3. Helpful (4)

    Great perks, utterly mad culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Badoo

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

    Pros

    Cool sleek office and very clever coworkers. You'll also soon rack up enough crazy stories that when you move on to a sane employer you'll be able to delight and amaze them with tales of eccentric Russians for years to come.

    Cons

    you'll probably get fired at some point, on a whim. No warning, no procedure, very high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Tone down the crazy


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Fun but insane

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Badoo full-time

    Pros

    With so many users and so many developers you can quickly implement product changes and see results almost instantly. Highly skilled colleagues. Free food, booze and lots of parties

    Cons

    It's completely insane and unstable.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Recomended

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Badoo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Badoo has a lot of talented employees which makes it a great place to work at. You learn new things everyday.

    Cons

    Not much i can say here. Sometimes that are peak times where we have to work hard to get releases out there.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Probably one of the nicest places to work in London

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mobile Web Developer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Mobile Web Developer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Badoo full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Besides the great perks (free healthy lunches, Cycle to Work scheme, gym membership discount, full stocked kitchen, etc.), the company is very organised and efficient. The people are very nice, the office is big and sunny and is right in the center of London (Tottenham Court Road).

    Cons

    The only one I can point out is the work itself. It’s not exactly challenging or motivational. Sometimes you might feel more of a factory working (just assembling stuff) than actually discussing and promoting good solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Better support and openness towards honest (and fast) feedback. Let your employees fail and learn, and don’t blame them for that. Also, I know the product must be stable and functional, but for an engineer, to fiddle with new things is crucial. Give them time and resources to do that.

    Badoo Response

    Dec 9, 2014 – HR Advisor

    Thanks for the feedback, it's really important to us to hear exactly what our employees think - both the good comments and the areas for improvement. We love that you've described us as one of the ... More


  8. Helpful (2)

    Best job I've ever had

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mobile Web Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Mobile Web Developer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Badoo full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is accountable at all levels, we're provided with a rich learning environment, we're allowed a great work-life balance, the feedback system in place actually works, and proactivity is encouraged and recognised.

    Cons

    I have yet to find a con that's specific to this company. We only have seven brands of oat meal in the kitchen. We could have eight, I guess.

    Badoo Response

    Dec 9, 2014 – HR Advisor

    We're glad to hear you've had such a positive experience at Badoo so far and that you would recommend us as an employer. We're always looking for new ways to improve the employee experience so we'll ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    Roller coaster ride

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Badoo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Young and dynamic, with some outstanding individuals. Challenging environment, with unbeatable Soho office environment and benefits. Fast moving company with genuine opportunities to develop if you have the drive and ability.

    Cons

    Still has a start-up mentality but going through transition as the business grows into more mature business - brings challenges with communication and direction.

    Advice to Management

    Trust in your employees


  10. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Badoo full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to impact lots of users, learn a lot from established brand

    Cons

    No product innovation, russian culture a bit too much embedded in company. No engineering culture.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Good place to work for Developers, not so much for the rest

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Badoo full-time

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

    Pros

    Impressive tech infrastructure Great place to learn about tech and mobile app ecosystem Cool Soho based office Free food/snacks

    Cons

    No Executive Management Team No cohesive business strategy Teams work in silos - poor communication Office politics Limited career growth potential Weak office culture

    Advice to Management

    Establish a clear Vision / Mission and overall strategy and communicate it to the whole company Bring back seasoned Execs to have a credible Management Team



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