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Sky Betting & Gaming Overview

Leeds, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
2001
Company - Private
Internet
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
We're a tech company born out of Sky, and we’re aiming to be the UK’s best digital business. 1000+ colleagues, developing some of the country’s biggest brands in online betting and gaming including SkyBet, SkyVegas, Soccer Saturday ... Read more

Mission: We're on a mission to make Betting & Gaming Better!

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Leeds, England (UK)
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    I have been working at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast moving company, following agile processes
    Tech is at the heart of concerns
    Feel valued and what I said is taken into consideration
    Proud to work somewhere that takes their social issues seriously, and tries to lead the way in responsible gambling
    Fantastic colleagues
    No seriously, utterly amazing colleagues
    "Now that" bonus scheme recognises contributions instantly
    Seemingly random "fun" things such as free breakfasts, lunches, or events really keep morale up

    Cons

    Marketing still has too much control over tech roadmaps (or rather, pushes tech out of it)
    Disparity between standards of office (LWP2 objectively worse than 6 and Sheffield) - but overall the standard is still incredibly high!
    If people aren't prepared to speak up or aren't "loud" personalities, they can be overlooked for career progression

    Advice to Management

    Stop recalculating targets! It's so disheartening to see "missed target by X", when actually we've smashed the original target at the beginning of the year - we've just missed the recalculated target(s). "But we've spent more money on marketing and people" that's not how targets work?! If you hit it, you hit it. By all means raise the bar, but don't pretend like the original didn't exist.

    Roadmaps change so much they're almost pointless doing (they're certainly pointless disseminating). It's almost Q3, and the roadmap still isn't finalised. If you make a roadmap, stick to it. Build some wiggle room in for the unexpected stuff.

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Sky Betting & Gaming Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leeds, England (UK)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Sky Betting & Gaming (Leeds, England (UK)) in December 2017.

    Interview

    A recruiter contacted me; they told me that I was good at the phone interview and they will contact me next week. The contact didn't happen. I asked about next steps but I didn't have any response.

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Sky Betting & Gaming Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, The Sunday Times (UK), 2017
  • The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For, The Sunday Times (UK), 2016, The Sunday Times (UK), 2016
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