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Fast paced, challenging and exciting

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Current Employee - Director of Technology in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Director of Technology in London, England (UK)

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

Pros

Not afraid to embrace new technology. Lots of great people, very friendly working atmosphere. In Betfair there is always something to learn and always someone able and willing to teach.

Cons

Betfair isn't for everyone, it is a fast pace environment with lots of change. To succeed at Betfair you need to flexible and don't be afraid to ask everyone is willing to help, but are probably too busy to notice you need help unless you ask for it.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Lack of direction and terrible morale.

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

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

    Pros

    Some good people, good location. Some intelligent members of staff.

    Cons

    Middle management too often take credit for other peoples ideas. No career progression. Intelligent staff have to leave to get recognition. Lack of direction from above. Morale among staff sunk to unrecognisable levels in my last year there, resulting in a mass exodus. The Betfair product itself has lost its identity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the talent in the company rather than the huge number of middle management types. Current culture stifles innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Become a process driven, change controlled organisation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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