PartyGaming
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Updated May 16, 2014

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PartyGaming Co-CEOs Jim Ryan & Norbert Teufelberger.

Jim Ryan & Norbert Teufelberger.

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44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    top company in interesting industry, above average pay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- top company in interesting industry
    - above average pay and incentive/bonus program
    - stock options
    - good benefits of a mature company
    - learning curve for employees
    - international company, so travel involved
    - referral program

    Cons- long working hours
    - a bit process-heavy
    - make stakeholders in some positions

    Advice to Senior Management- make org slimmer
    - introduce lean and agile in all parts of product development
    - get closer to the empoyees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A roller coaster of a ride - very big highs, massive lows.

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

    ProsAt times a very dynamic company to work for.

    Cutting edge work in the field which I was employed.

    Reasonably good pay and benefits (although there was no pension at the time), although you really have to work for it.

    Some talented individuals. Some of the best I ever worked with.

    Very good training and development.

    Judged on performance not just time served.

    For the most part a flat structure.

    Some good colleagues and generally sociable (if you could get out of the office before 10pm).

    ConsFor all the benefits for working at PG, there were considerable downsides. You needed to dedicate (and were expected to dedicate every hour - waking or otherwise - to the company).

    Unscheduled calls at 6.00am or late into the night for fairly minor matters were not uncommon. Holidays forget about it. Weekends are for wimps. Family - get over it. Grandmother on deathbed? Get her to hang on until after the deal closes. The work culture leads to a sense of constant anxiety - I often used to check emails 10 times per hour at weekends.

    Senior management were exceptionally well paid and in some cases had lost touch with real world - its one thing taking a very short term view of work life balance when you are paid in the millions. Different for those lower down the food chain.

    Bullying and intimidation were common in some departments.

    Extremely political place to work - factionalised. PG needs to partner with Vax to clean up the blood on the carpet.

    Aside from all of that, someone joining the industry needs to consider very carefully if they want to work in gambling - it does eat away at your soul after a time. Before you sign up, stand outside a bookies. Feel the broken dreams of the slightly unwashed man smoking cheap cigs, staring into space and thinking about his next bet. That is what you are selling.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is more to life than online gaming. Not everyone likes or cares about it.

    Hire more people from other industries to get fresh perspectives.

    Its not as good a company to work for as you think.

    The company also needs to improve that share price for the share based benefits to have any meaning.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Archaic development environments lacking even version control

    Flash Developer (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsThere were no reasons to work here.

    ConsMoney isn't good,
    Endless slot game churning

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Its quite good

    Senior Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
    Hyderābād (India)

    ProsGood benefits like Stock options bonus and free cab and good salary structure to save more

    ConsWork life balance is bad

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    S/W Engineer (Current Employee)
    Gibraltar (Gibraltar)

    Pros1) There are Great Technologies to work
    2) Good Management
    3) New Things to learn at work
    4) Compensation is better than industry standards

    Consthe work culture can be a little better and the tech team is not involved a lot during product requirement and design.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Affiliate Manager (Former Employee)
    Tel Aviv (Israel)

    ProsVery open minded company, great people, professional managers.

    Consnone that i know of...

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep this way...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A haven for deluded pencil pushers

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStaff tend to be given a great deal of responsibility and freedom with regards to their roles.

    ConsWhile managers are given great responsibility, this purely is a mechanism for self exploitation. Performance goes unnoticed and unrewarded, and to compensate for everyday chaos HR have created a wall of policies that only serve one purpose: They exist for senior managers to hide behind. Almost everything is smoke and mirrors. For years the company has resisted to provide a pension scheme for employers, instead it hands out meaningless trifles such as the occasional company breakfast.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't rely on the fact that bwin.party is the biggest fish in the pond and people don't have anywhere else to go. They do.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fantastic pre-merger. Post, it felt like being part of a funeral dirge.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Vienna (Austria)

    ProsDepending on where you worked, the facilities were excellent (Vienna, Stockholm), and the company actively tried to ensure that a positive social environment was maintained.

    ConsPost-merger, you were a second-class employee if you came from bwin; the business is run by the former PartyGaming management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreativity and innovation are stifled when workers feel threatened; running a successful company is about more than short-term profits through deep cost-cutting. There's a real danger of throwing the baby out with the bath-water.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Looking at it with a smile in one eye and a tear in the other

    Team Lead (Current Employee)
    Vienna (Austria)

    ProsInternational environment, experience with different cultures, many career opportunities not matter the previous education

    Consakward mixtures of too much and not enough processes, partly still two companies with different approaches, sometimes decision taking is too slow or do not happen at all

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Vienna (Austria)

    Prosqualified people, good atmosphere, lots of new technology

    Consundecisive management, bad career opportunities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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