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Betfair Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 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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  1.  

    Ok

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

    I have been working at Betfair

    Pros

    Salary people markets technology benefits

    Cons

    Location personal dev leadership office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fast paced yet chaotic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - E-Commerce Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - E-Commerce Product Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, some smart people, nice offices with good benefits. Market leading for the gaming industry.

    Cons

    Not great team ethos in some areas of the business. A lot of political climbing not aided by huge staff turnover. A lot of people moved into the wrong roles without much conversation. A lot of meetings/conversations without much work getting done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to create an environment that is stable, constant reorganisation leads to confusion more than opportunity. A lot of square pegs in round holes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Content Producer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Content Producer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Plenty Opportunity
    Nice office
    Fun place to work
    Great people
    Sport

    Cons

    Regular changes to structure
    Can be very demanding

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Too much of a gamble.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Copywriter in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Copywriter in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    There were good benefits and salary.

    Cons

    WAAAAAAAY too many stakeholders! The head of our team had absolutely no clue as to how keep them from micromanaging the creative team. The job we were all hired to do--creative effective advertising for betting events--was so micromanaged that whatever the stakeholder wanted in the ads, went in...no matter how irrelevant, cluttered, or useless it made the ads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You hired the right people...let them do their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Decent

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, no crazy hours, many fun times.

    Cons

    Location of the office isn't amazing. More central would be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace your technology roots more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Interesting times

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Betfair

    Pros

    People were good and I worked well with them , hard working and fun
    Role
    Systems
    Culture
    All good

    Cons

    Bureaucracy got a bit much

  8.  

    flexible and chilled place to work for

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

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

    Pros

    relaxed environment, flexible working time, chilled culture, PS3

    Cons

    low pay
    lack of training and development
    outdated software package
    poor leadership
    no team work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give employees a clear career path and the incentive to progress,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Think twice!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Betfair full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, bonuses, insurance, promotions etc

    Cons

    Think twice before you go for an interview with them. They do not cover any interview + relocation costs. I was left with no job and huge extra cost from going to Malta which is a bit too much for a person who's got no income

  10.  

    Very sterile environment

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Betfair full-time

    Pros

    Some interesting technology and some very bright minds.

    Cons

    Lacks transparency and people are moved around too much without clarity on roles and responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend time in getting management and staff more engaged, communicate goals and changes better, make the workplace more friendly where relationships can happen more easily.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Lacking direction and development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Graduate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Product Graduate in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Like minded people; fun atmosphere; innovation

    Cons

    Poor and lack of management; lack of scruples; few development opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training; more responsibility; listen to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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