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  1.  

    top company in interesting industry, above average pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PartyGaming full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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

    I worked at PartyGaming full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    At 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).

    Cons

    For 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 ManagementAdvice

    There 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Archaic development environments lacking even version control

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Flash Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Flash Developer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at PartyGaming full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There were no reasons to work here.

    Cons

    Money isn't good,
    Endless slot game churning

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Its quite good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at PartyGaming full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work life balance is bad

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Really Satisfied

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - S/W Engineer in Gibraltar (Gibraltar)
    Current Employee - S/W Engineer in Gibraltar (Gibraltar)

    I have been working at PartyGaming full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A haven for deluded pencil pushers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    While 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don'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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna (Austria)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna (Austria)

    I worked at PartyGaming full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Creativity 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Affiliate manager

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    Former Employee - Affiliate Manager in Tel Aviv (Israel)
    Former Employee - Affiliate Manager in Tel Aviv (Israel)

    I worked at PartyGaming full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very open minded company, great people, professional managers.

    Cons

    none that i know of...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep this way...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Vienna (Austria)
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Vienna (Austria)

    I have been working at PartyGaming full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    akward 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manaager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Vienna (Austria)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Vienna (Austria)

    I worked at PartyGaming full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    qualified people, good atmosphere, lots of new technology

    Cons

    undecisive management, bad career opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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