Betfair Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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Betfair CEO Breon Corcoran
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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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  1. Breakthrough technology, high growth, hit plateau

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great gambling company. Was on great track in USA

    Cons

    Now off track in USA

  2. Poor management, dysfunctional Work environment and no room for growth

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    Former Employee - Customer Services Agent in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Customer Services Agent in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Betfair

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun Entertaining Surroundings. Not your traditional stressful call center.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Dubious business practices. Management divides more than it unites it's teams. Leadership is very poor, unreliable and shaky. Be prepared for there to always be a problem with your paycheck. There is no uniformity in management and even less with the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example! Hire competent leadership.
    Invest in developing a team that will generate growth and advancement.

  3. OK

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    you learn new things about the industry

    Cons

    a bit full of itself

    Advice to Management

    you are a sport betting company not Google

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  5. Do not recommend

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Betfair

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

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Too 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 Management

    Be 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.

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Betfair

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Due 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.

  7. I love my job and the people I work with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Betfair

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Betfair 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

    Cons

    Management 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 Management

    Hire 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.

  8. Great people, process and investment in technology.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Betfair

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Betfair

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Some of the easy things are too hard - we need more of the basics polished.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Absolutely no strategic direction...

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Betfair

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Differentiate yourself.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Not recommended

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Betfair

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good location in SF; decent pay

    Cons

    Betfair 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 Management

    None

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