Betfair

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Betfair Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 84 reviews

39% Approve of the CEO

Betfair CEO Breon Corcoran

Breon Corcoran

(28 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good people, great office in a decent location, ample staff perks(in 5 reviews)

  • There are some great people to work with (not always easy to find though(in 5 reviews)


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

  • the lack of work - life balance, extremely long hours and high expectations(in 3 reviews)

84 Employee Reviews
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    Breakthrough technology, high growth, hit plateau

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat gambling company. Was on great track in USA

    ConsNow off track in USA

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    OK

    Project Manager (Former Employee)

    Prosyou learn new things about the industry

    Consa bit full of itself

    Advice to Senior Managementyou are a sport betting company not Google

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    Do not recommend

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGood location
    Causal environment, you can wear jeans at work everyday if you are the 'blue' fan
    Various snack, wine and beer
    Certain senior management are really good hits.
    Have good opportunities to learn new things.
    Business and product has good system knowledge.

    ConsToo much politics, it can be very difficult to work sometimes.
    Less vision and inexperienced in regarding to technology.
    Hardworking taken granted.
    benefits only sound great as in the ad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe brave to appreciate your employee.
    Do not hesitate to get rid of bad people.
    Be fair and discipline the troublemaker.
    Your employee need to live their life, work and life balance. Do not take granted.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Betfair's development office in San Francisco is a very friendly environment.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsThe people are friendly and are willing to help others to be successful as well.

    ConsDue to the chaos (like any other start-up environment), getting some answers to issues are a bit delayed at times....but will be received evidently.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I love my job and the people I work with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsBetfair is by far the best place I've ever worked for. There's a lot of opportunity to learn new things and the compensation is competitive. The people are very professional and management is on top of things. You should try to work here... if you can get in lol

    ConsManagement was trying to hire very rapidly and in the process they hired a few bad apples, but these people didn't last, you have to know your stuff to be last here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire people on a contract-to-hire basis so you can get rid of them quickly if it don't work out. Don't hire FTE off the bat.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, process and investment in technology.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsThe company is growing fast in San Francisco, picking up more and more talented people. It is a good chance to work with a company that has the look and feel of a start- up with international a foot print.
    Betfair has a great product and will change to face to the betting industry in the US.

    ConsAs like many fast growing technology companies some of the managers needs some work on the basic skills of managing people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great opportunity for growth and challenge while at the same time making a difference with an exciting mission

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsOpenness, willingness to do the right thing, challenge, mission, scale, experience, people, excitement. It's got good bones and huge potential.

    ConsCompany has grown very quickly and it needs to rationalise performance levels across the group

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome of the easy things are too hard - we need more of the basics polished.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Absolutely no strategic direction...

    Product Manager (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsIf the US online gaming market ever opens, a sports exchange will be a next top ten online consumer product.

    ConsUntil then - just another company trying to make a penny by chasing Zynga.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDifferentiate yourself.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not recommended

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGood location in SF; decent pay

    ConsBetfair US is not a place I can recommend. Senior IT management is incompetent. Opportunities for growth are not as good as you might expect in a large global company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A great learning experience

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

    ProsThe culture and atmosphere is very exciting; inclusive, vibrant and fast moving. You will get on at Betfair if you can stand on your own two feet, find things out for yourself and carve your own path. The benefits and salary are very competitive.

    ConsContinuous change and upheaval has left existing employees jaded. Even with a change in management the culture still feels very chaotic. A long hours and presenteeism culture still pervades even with the drive towards promoting work life balance and the need to work efficiently.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStick with a limited number of new organisational initiatives every year, or stop changing them. There have been various changes in strategy over the past few years which have been confusing to employees; hopefully the current strategy is now the correct one and is fit for the long term.

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

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