Gamesys Reviews

Updated June 19, 2015
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Gamesys CEO Noel Hayden
Noel Hayden
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Pros
  • The building itself is nicely configured, nice meeting rooms, free drinks (in 7 reviews)

  • Nice working environment (friday drinks, freed rinks/sweets/fruit, nice offices, good people, some capable people (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Career progression is not very structured so if you want to progress you have to take it into your own hands (in 8 reviews)

  • Old technologies , no flexible hours (in 4 reviews)

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  1. More than worth to get experienced

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

    I have been working at Gamesys

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

    Pros

    Open management, Nice perks, etc...

    Cons

    pretty hard relationship between subordinates and superiors

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  2. Helpful (2)

    Gamesys = Family

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

    I have been working at Gamesys full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary, awesome bonus scheme, great benefits, owners genuinely care about staff, fearless, friendly and fun, ambitious, family culture.

    Cons

    Overstaffed in some areas, some things get lost in translation.

    Advice to Management

    Review Technical / Product roles and structure - some wastes of space and money.


  3. Great place to work, every day is interesting.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Gamesys full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Company culture is fantastic, the office is located right across an amazing view of NYC; Relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    The benefits leave a lot to be desired, very basic health plan.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gamesys

    Pros

    Cool peeps, decent pay, nice location

    Cons

    No cons - cool place


  6. Analyst

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

    I have been working at Gamesys full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun , laid back organisation. People are very friendly and enthusiastic about the company. Good bonus scheme.

    Cons

    Culture may be too relaxed for some. Very low starting salary.


  7. Work Hard Play Hard

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

    I have been working at Gamesys (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great culture, ethos, and still feels like a family after substantial growth

    Cons

    Frustrations can happen around sudden changes in priorities but that's life!


  8. Helpful (4)

    Don't do it.

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

    I have been working at Gamesys

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Free alcohol on Friday nights. Big parties .Noel is a nice guy.Office is in a good location.

    Cons

    Gamesys has serious problems in the form of nepotism.Should you want your career to progress, the best path is to marry or date into a group of Gamesys elite known as the 'Untouchables'.If you somehow manage this, expect to reap the rewards; All expenses paid trips to Vegas,big bonuses and payrises.You can even be really bad at your job and skyrocket through the ranks. Before you know it you'll be managing your own team.Don't worry if nobody thinks you're good, all that matters to the Untouchables is that you're happy.

    Advice to Management

    Admit you're wrong about a lot of things.Make changes.You have some great employees being held back by poor, undeserving, managers.


  9. Worst place to work

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

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

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

    Pros

    There is nothing I can think Good of this place. Very rude people. Company politics will make your life miserable. Take my advice. Don't work in this company.

    Cons

    Near to the tube station and color ful office. Other than that nothing attracts me. I would advice everyone not to join this company as myself and one of my other friend left the company because of company politics.

    Advice to Management

    You can see how many people are leaving you. It will never stop no matter what you do.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Smart Directors

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

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

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

    Pros

    Wow, selling Jackpotjoy and associated brands but retaining complete control of the technical stack was a really smart move by the board. They have released capital which will keep the shareholders happy and also fund a major payout of the staff long term bonus plan whilst retaining one of their most exciting brands; Virgin Games. This is a company where bonuses get paid!

    Cons

    The company has been growing fast and that naturally generates some pain. The organisation has has to adapt to its new size and occasionally that has not gone smoothly but the overall trajectory is for the better and people are not afraid to experiment and write it off as a learning experience if it doesn't turn out well. Career progression used to be a bit dependent on luck and who you knew, but this has improved markedly with the automatic advertising of all senior roles to internal applicants.

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating and adapting and keep investing in staff. The recent initiatives to train and look after staff are a very welcome movement away from having a start-up mentality towards behaving like an established major player in the industry.


  11. Positive, friendly environment with loads of extremely talented people.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Front End Developer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Gamesys full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - very talented and friendly developers and designera
    - great location
    - very nice benefits package
    - interesting projects

    Cons

    - not the most understanding management
    - deadline-delivery style in many cases
    - a number of old technologies still need

    Advice to Management

    Leadership differs. Compensation is poor. Training opportunities are good.



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