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Betfair Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
111 Reviews
3.1
111 Reviews
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Betfair CEO Breon Corcoran
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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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  1.  

    Excellent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Hammersmith, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Hammersmith, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Open plan modern work environment
    Sports coverage throughout the office
    Autonomy of work, as a product manager I was able to define and deliver work with a close knit dev team.

    Cons

    Staff retention
    Internal employees not considered for senior roles, external candidates preferred.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage internal promotions rather than employing external candidates. In my opinion it will improve staff retention as individuals will see that peers are promoted based on work ethic and success and not overlooked for external candidates that do not understand the intricacies of the business/industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best place I've ever worked

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    I've worked in a lot of companies and Betfair is the best company that I've ever worked in. My team and colleagues in general are smart, enthusiastic and good friends, they're not simply just (colleagues). We have a great bond and that's why it pays dividends. My workload can be hectic but that's all a part of working for a fast-paced company. The pay is in-line with the industry (if not slightly better) and the benefits package is better than most companies that I've worked in and know about. The senior management team are experienced and are driving the company in the right direction. There's lots of opportunities to learn and develop.

    Cons

    In my first few months, there was a major restructure and it took a while for everything to settle but other than that, there's none. Restructures happen in any large organisation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Desktop Support Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Betfair as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Brilliant place to work. Sport on everywhere!!

    Cons

    None - I didn't see any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N\A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Really good company to work for and amazing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

    I have been working at Betfair full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice work atmosphere and really good HR management that goes out of their way to fulfill the oddest requests from staff. They offer free courses and accreditation and the environment is really good in the dev teams.

    Cons

    Some political fights in the upper management, but that is the kind of thing you see everywhere.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great challenge, great people, a thirst to get stuff done!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technology in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Without a doubt the technical challenge is the most alluring part of working at Betfair. Then you meet the great people who all share the thirst to take on the challenges and deliver. There is no blame culture, everyone is massively supportive, the business is growing. It's great fun.

    Cons

    It's a big business and publicly owned. With this comes the need to assess multiple providers for any solution and undertake due diligence. Yes, it slows things down when you want to progress at 100mph but it is needed and I've seen far worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep encouraging the technical innovation and thirst to find solutions. Promote the Betfair tech brand. The engineering challenges are world class and you have a world class team dealing with it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    They look after staff

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

    I worked at Betfair part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible with commitments, no problems booking time, fun

    Cons

    none that come to mind really

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SPORTS TRADER in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - SPORTS TRADER in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Betfair full-time (more than a 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
  9.  

    Fast paced, challenging and exciting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Technology in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director of Technology in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Betfair full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not afraid to embrace new technology. Lots of great people, very friendly working atmosphere. In Betfair there is always something to learn and always someone able and willing to teach.

    Cons

    Betfair isn't for everyone, it is a fast pace environment with lots of change. To succeed at Betfair you need to flexible and don't be afraid to ask everyone is willing to help, but are probably too busy to notice you need help unless you ask for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head of Marketing Acquisitions in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Head of Marketing Acquisitions in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good people, challenging work place that pushes you and who wouldn't want to work in an office with sports playing 24/7 on huge wall mounted tv's.

    Cons

    I never really had any downsides working at Betfair. Management changed around a bit whilst I was there but that's because it's a fast growing company so if you don't like change....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage the internal changes to the company better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience working for a growing and very dynamic young company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Betfair

    Pros

    Great company full of talented, dedicated and proud people. Love of sport mandatory. Always a good buzz in the office.

    Cons

    Lack of organisational maturity makes it hard to navigate at times. Prone to the occasional knee jerk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little more trust would go a long long way. Keep the faith and push onwards and upwards.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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