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"OK"

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Product Manager
Current Employee - Product Manager

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good career opportunities
An environment in which you can learn many things (technology and product wise)
Good benefits

Cons

Changes too often (as organization, management, processes)
Chaotic more times than it should
Political environment

Advice to Management

A more clear and stable direction
Invest more in people and in more people

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    Excellent place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to gain experience; go through change management processes and technically challenging projects

    Cons

    a bit political sometimes and you need strong influencing skills to get around

    Advice to Management

    find the right organizational structure and do not change it every year


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    Prospective employees beware -- company in turmoil

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Location (if you live in West London). There are some great people to work with (not always easy to find though!)

    Cons

    Highly political environment, lack of clearly communicated vision/strategic direction, very poor internal communications. Not a fun working environment (which is highly ironic, considering it's a gaming company -- felt more stifling and depressing than working for a large bank/conglomerate). A bit of a race to the bottom as poor performers don't get penalized and good employees aren't rewarded (and therefore get frustrated and leave).

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect, not as numbers/cost savings. Reward & make an effort to retain your good employees (it should be pretty obvious who they are). Pay attention to morale - people have many other choices of where to work, you are no longer the *hot* company that everyone is dying to get into. Worry about damage control - you've made 100s of people redundant over the past several months - those former employees are now out in the wild and aren't necessarily painting Betfair in the best light. This will make it very difficult for you to recruit new employees to backfill the void you've created. Remember: people do talk to each other!


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