Betfair

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1 person found this helpful  

Great technical challenges, shame about the distractions

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • 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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Still a lond way to go

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    I have to say that in Betfair the work environment is original, there are many smart people and most of the time the atmosfere is positive and professional.

    Cons

    The HR organisation is ineffective, redundant, antiquate and that reflects in staff being disillusioned about how the company operates internally. The company focuses more on cost cutting than growing its staff professionally, no career plans, low salaries means the best will leave the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a real shake up into the HR, including compensation, talent management and career planning inside the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    We like amazing.....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen to all staff and provide better feedback

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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