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Great technical challenges, shame about the distractions

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

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

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

Pros

- Interesting and complex technical challenges
- Good opportunities to learn for people earlier in their careers
- Good career ladder into management

Cons

- Feels like there's a glass ceiling beyond a certain point unless you want to go into management
- Often feels like we're trying to move in too many directions at once
- The company is trying to be a bigger company than it needs to be - feels like there are too many distracting HR fads (e.g. engagement surveys).

Advice to Management

Ditch the management fads, especially meaningless engagement surveys, that detract from getting good product out of the door.

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  1. We like amazing.....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Helpdesk Shift Lead in Msida (Malta)
    Current Employee - Helpdesk Shift Lead in Msida (Malta)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some great people, excellent benefits and salary

    Cons

    Some ops teams are ignored and left feeling highly unmotivated and unappreciated
    Tech is not where it should be

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all staff and provide better feedback

  2. Used to be a good company to work for...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative
    People
    Environment
    Work life balance
    Financial package
    Atmosphere
    Unique proposition
    multi cultural environment

    Cons

    Heavy administrative processes
    Structure
    Management
    Political games
    Hard to make change

    Advice to Management

    People should be rewarded for what they deliver and not who they are friend with

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