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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 for more than 3 years

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 ManagementAdvice

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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    Once revolutionary, now struggling with direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Betfair full-time for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Fast paced, technology driven company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Betfair full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Betfair are not afraid to embrace new technologies and processes. sometimes they make mistakes, but that's how you move forward. I've worked with brilliant people there and learned a lot.

    Cons

    Sometimes the life at Betfair was too chaotic. Some projects had unrealistic timelines that led to long hours and really was affecting my work-life balance. Too many re-orgs.

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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