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Betfair Reviews in Dublin, Dublin

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
107 Reviews
2.9
107 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Then you meet the great people who all share the thirst to take on the challenges and deliver (in 10 reviews)

  • Good Environment,good people,fun events, television all over the company (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Some projects had unrealistic timelines that led to long hours and really was affecting my work-life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • takes too long to get anything done, too much turnover amongst senior members of staff and therefore no clear direction (in 5 reviews)

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    Very positive experience. Everyone was very welcoming and there was very little giving out.

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    Former Employee - SPORTS TRADER in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - SPORTS TRADER in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Nice people, relaxed atmosphere. Lots of nights out and bonding exercises. Nice canteen. Free tea and coffee.

    Cons

    Messy structure. Nobody knows who is answerable for what. High staff turnover. People are constantly leaving and there is new staff every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They just need more time to get organised.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Prison would have been more enjoyable

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

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

    Pros

    The management team are so inept at Trading that you could tell them whatever you want and they'd believe you.

    Cons

    I think it was South Park that called someone a 'succubus' - a woman from hell sent to earth to suck the life out of you and spit you out. Something similar applies here to the Trading managers. Except you will get excreted on too. You will get run into the ground for little reward. If you show you are capable you are in trouble.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Have more respect for yourself than working for Betfair.

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    Current Employee - Promotions Team in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Promotions Team in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Your next job will seem like a breeze.

    Cons

    Top heavy. No organisation or structure had three team changes in 4 months. A lot of bullying and back stabbing. Expected to work crazy hours for minimal reward. Turnover of staff is ridiculously high. The whole fun place to work is a complete joke, especially when your manager is harassing you at night and days off with emails and phone calls. Pity I seen the ladder for growth get taken up the minute you join. The product they offer is below par against any of the main players.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the fat and stop looking down your noses a the people on the frontline.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    No value placed on employees

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    Current Employee - Sports Trading in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Sports Trading in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Betfair full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Can watch live sport, reasonably relaxed atmosphere, free tea/coffee, everyone has interest in sport. Career progression is Ok, there are opportunities, just don't expect to get the financial reward that you deserve.

    Cons

    Very poor morale. Extremely low wages, very poor communication from middle level management. Not very flexible when dealing with the anti social hours you are required to work. Don't even bother introducing new employees to their new workmates. Experienced members of staff dont bother introducing themselves to the new employees even when they need their help with a project/task. Pretty poor training and performance feedback also despite some effort made to standardise it, what they say and what happens

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The low wages/ high staff turnover policy won't work forever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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