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Betfair Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
114 Reviews
3.1
114 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.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.  

    Shapes up your career, very good for your experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visual Designer in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
    Current Employee - Visual Designer in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

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

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Can move up on career ladder pretty quick
    - Business travel and fun
    - You could learn a lot about how to communicate to your clients/stakeholders
    - Business orientated towards employee
    - Good environment for personal development
    - Friendly people, loads of talents

    Cons

    - Upper management changing their strategy / ideas too quick

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Stability - Senior Management is changing their mind too quick - it creates frustrations among employees
    - Define a clear process and strategy and cascade it down

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Desktop Support Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Very disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Very Good culture, good people

    Cons

    Ver Bad decision making, poor visions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with your people that deal with for customers more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Fast paced, enjoyable, challenging

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

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

    Pros

    Great staff, most intelligent company in the industry

    Cons

    Large and complicated at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify the structure, give people the tools to make things happen faster

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    A great example of how to hire top talent and waste it away

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

    I worked at Betfair full-time

    Pros

    In a word: Stability. It's a solid business and provides a stable environment, even in times of economic turbulence. Salaries are good, as are benefits.

    Cons

    Politics are terrible. Management is clueless, selfish and decisions are often made to get the next step up the ladder with little regard for long or even mid term consequences. Siloing and micromanaging are severe and detrimental, accountability is very poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Developing a product takes time and it must be seen as an investment. Stop seeing each day of development as lost revenue and focus on building the product.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Fast paced yet chaotic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a 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
  10.  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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