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Strong product, interesting projects, but too many cooks at mid-management.

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Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Hammersmith, England (UK)
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Hammersmith, England (UK)

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

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

Pros

* Love gambling? So does everyone else.
* Several satellite offices -- malta, dublin, gibraltar -- together with conference season, means that if you have the appetite for travel and regular social outings, you'll get this in a career with Betfair.
* You're never standing still, drama and change is always around the corner. For the good or bad.

Cons

* Too many managers, not enough executors.
* "Flavour of the month initiatives" means considerable effort sunk into the whim of a director, that are quickly forgotten within the month, suck up everyones time and make zero impact on the business.

Advice to Management

Fire the dinosaurs. Hire more Junior to Mid Execs to execute smaller relevant projects. Too many managers sitting around slides and discussing initiatives to death, that they don't have the capacity to execute.

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  1. Embryonic in terms of corporate structure.

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    Former Employee - Security in Hammersmith, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Security in Hammersmith, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment, with some really talented people working there. Cutting edge IT is some areas, with the focus on technology.

    Cons

    Poor understanding and pursuit of processes - Needed to become accustomed to implementing change control across Dev, Staging & Prod areas rather than just Prod. Senior (Exec) management out of touch and arrogant.

    Advice to Management

    Become a process driven, change controlled organisation.


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    Once revolutionary, now struggling with direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Betfair full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good people, great office in a decent location, ample staff perks

    Cons

    takes too long to get anything done, too much turnover amongst senior members of staff and therefore no clear direction

    Advice to Management

    It's a gambling company first and foremost, technology second.


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