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PartyGaming Reviews

Updated May 16, 2014
Updated May 16, 2014
16 Reviews
3.1
16 Reviews
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PartyGaming Co-CEOs Jim Ryan & Norbert Teufelberger.
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  1.  

    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 for more than a 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
  2.  

    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 for more than a 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
  3.  

    To give a more balanced view...

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    Current Employee - Head of Department  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Head of Department in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at PartyGaming

    Pros

    I am puzzled at the comments on this site for PartyGaming. I am a senior manager in the london office also and have been for many years and thinks it's the best place I have ever worked.

    The pay and benefits are above market rate and the morale is good overall. The sense of team spirit here is also really good.

    This week we've even had bacon butties to celebrate St. Patrick's Day - these kinds of events are common and the management do a lot to make working life here good.

    I would definitely recommend PartyGaming as a great place to work and hope to stay here for many years more.

    Cons

    I haven't anything particular to say here other than all process can feel frustrating sometimes but all businesses have them with the aim of making things run more smoothly. PG is no different.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep these great social events going. The HR policies, as with all companies have to be there. They just mean that managers need to follow some processes.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    top company in interesting industry, above average pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  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 for less than a 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 positive experience...

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

    I have been working at PartyGaming

    Pros

    PartyGaming has really supported my career development over the past few years and I have been given opportunities that I doubt would have been available to me at other companies - I have always received regular feedback from the management team on my performance and I have been able to really progress within my role/career here and I feel fairly rewarded - (promoted twice in the past 2.5 years).

    Communication within the company has vastly improved over the past few years with regular communication from the exec team and local town hall meetings for business/company updates. There is even an open forum where I can ask a member of the exec team a question and they respond within a few days which - I am not aware of many companies that would provide this opportunity.

    Overall engagement and atmosphere in the office is healthy and the recent bowling event was a great idea!

    In summary I am happy at Party, I feel motivated in my role and supported by the company and I actually have recommended it as a good place to work to my friends.

    Cons

    Party can be very fast paced (which I personally find exciting) but may not suit everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only to continue with the current level of communications - this has been a great improvement and only have a positive impact.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at PartyGaming full-time for 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Vienna (Austria)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna (Austria)

    I worked at PartyGaming full-time for more than a 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
  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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead  in  Vienna (Austria)
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Vienna (Austria)

    I have been working at PartyGaming full-time for 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Vienna (Austria)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Vienna (Austria)

    I worked at PartyGaming full-time for 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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