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Paddy Power Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
38 Reviews
2.6
38 Reviews
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Paddy Power Chairman and CEO Patrick Kennedy
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  1.  

    competative

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

    I have been working at Paddy Power full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    personal growth training business growth

    Cons

    non non non non

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leadership

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    If you actually are passionate about what you do! Don't join pp!serious politics and senior management have no ethics!

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    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources

    I worked at Paddy Power full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent salary! However in interview you are promised the sun, moon and stars! This does not happen!

    Cons

    They seem to just want to train monkeys to do jobs and once you want to have an input or try improve things, managers quickly clip your wings in fear of you being better than them! No room for progression! No ethics at all! I've never worked somewhere that has made me question something I love doing! My advice- get in and get it on your cv as agencies and recruiters seem to love pp, then get the hell out before you resent your job and yourself for putting up with it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Complete overhaul needed for middle management! Most have just inherited their positions through length of service and don't really have a clue! Oh and stop being such bullies!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to kickstart your career: global culture, coworkers and perks will make you want to never leave it

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    Former Employee - SPORTS TRADER  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - SPORTS TRADER in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Paddy Power part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive Salary
    Great culture aimed at bringing the best in employees
    If you are motivated to learn you will learn a lot and from the best teachers and sources

    Cons

    New hires with extensive experience in the field are often too overqualified for the basic work they are doing in sales or support
    Average management is often very average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Some good people and pay, terrible atmosphere and culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Paddy Power full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There were a lot of great people I got to work with at PP. And the pace of things is fast - you don't get bored. I got to work on some interesting projects. The pay and perks were decent. The strategists in PP know how to make money, so there's no worrying about the viability of the company.

    Cons

    The company structure is extremely hierarchical and political. Good ideas, good decisions and good people are ignored if they don't orginate from the right level of the hierarchy. There was a lot of blatant sexism and bullying. There often was no recourse for this if the bully was higher up the food chain (see extremely hierarchical). As a result people put up with a lot of behaviour that would get someone fired at a different company. The turnover is high because the work environment is stressful and negative in a lot of areas of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rigid hierarchy is not conducive to innovation. The political, combative culture of the office leads to high turnover. Perhaps an anonymous review of managers by their teams would uncover who is driving talent away. For this to happen someone in charge would have to acknowledge that non-management employees could possibly be valuable employees or that a manager could make mistakes, and everything points to these as not beliefs upper management holds.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  6.  

    Good benefits for unsociable hours

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    Former Employee - Senior Cashier  in  Galway (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Senior Cashier in Galway (Ireland)

    I worked at Paddy Power as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great staff nights out & well communicated company. Well structured induction and training for new employees, with refresher training throughout.

    Cons

    Late hours during summer racing. Managers sometimes are not trained adequately in managing their teams, this should perhaps be an area that is looked at for future development.

    Recommends
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  7.  

    Fun, watch sports

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    Former Employee - Trader  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Trader in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Paddy Power full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, good structure, money was above average so i was told

    Cons

    Short breaks, hard enough to get shifts changed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what middle-management more, increase bonus system for everybody

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Ok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Paddy Power full-time

    Pros

    Easy work, but can be boring

    Cons

    Long hours, out of touch senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time out in the shops.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    I wouldn't work there again! Poor treatment of employees lower down on the ladder.

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    Former Employee - Former Employee  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Paddy Power full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary was better than some places.
    The colleagues were the ones that kept me sane enough to come back to work each day.

    Cons

    Extreme unsocial hours.
    The management structure was too top heavy.
    Needed to go through four different people to get help.
    Treatment of employees was poor.
    High turnover of staff because of people leaving due to bad working conditions and because the training bonus rewarded to management.
    Customers were allowed to speak to employees with foul language and management allowed it.
    Work morale at a low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are just looking for customers and money, stick to why you are doing, but if you are interested in employees, sort out the management structure.
    Try nurture the employees you have, instead of retaining a high volume of staff.
    The HR dept ignored bullying at various times so that needs to be looked at

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wouldn't recommend to a friend

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Paddy Power full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good overall. Offices are ok but not great compared to rest of tech companies in Dublin

    Cons

    No ethics and upper management will have no problem with treating their staff poorly

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Hard work, but good rewards and beginning to get their heads around career plans

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    Current Employee - Trader  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Trader in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Paddy Power full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Paddy Power are growing at a rate of knots and it is only recently that the career progression and training process has improved, but it's improved beyond recognition. If you work hard here and are prepared to sacrifice then you will get on.

    Cons

    Leadership can be cumbersome and there is a long bedding in period before you start earning decent money. Forget about work-life balance if you want to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carry on along the recent path and create more defined career paths for employees. Consider more cross-promotion and inter-departmental secondments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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