Badoo Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
11 Reviews
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11 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was good but it could have been better.

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    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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    Awful

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Badoo full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary, free food. You might think the brand looks good in your CV, but in reality it doesn't.

    Cons

    The product is the worst thing ever. Miles away to something to be proud of. Russian company, a lot of social division. I've not much against Russian, but as persons they are pretty cold. Company culture simply wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, one of the best inmy career.

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    Former Employee - PHP Developer in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - PHP Developer in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    Non-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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go on!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

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

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    You 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Give a bit of flexibility to the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fun place to work

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

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

    Pros

    HQ 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.

    Cons

    Salary is entry level, compared with responsibilities involved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Some great people and potential, but irremediably flawed

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

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Amazing opportunity to be a big fish in a little pond

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    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 an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long hours, very high standards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience was really nice, a bit stressfull

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Badoo part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere, great manager, good overall

    Cons

    stress, a lot of things to do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Flexible and supportive

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

    I have been working at Badoo as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps improve communication between departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Badoo full-time

    Pros

    Diverse 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!

    Cons

    Kooky 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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