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Bet365 Reviews

Updated November 5, 2017
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Pros
  • The job provides a good salary, for interesting challenges every day (in 17 reviews)

  • Good business, lot of facilities like free coffee tea and many outings (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Top heavy on Team Leaders and Seniors (in 9 reviews)

  • Der Ort Stoke on Trent ist nicht der beste Standort (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent place to work."

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    Current Employee - Player Rewards Representative in Gibraltar, MI
    Current Employee - Player Rewards Representative in Gibraltar, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bet365 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent and Long training to make sure you can do your part. Very nice People working there, charming and willing to help. Above average pay, bonus schemes, and extras. Complete kitchen to use and make things easier. Also, Gibraltar.

    Cons

    You have to be honest and hard working. Also computers feel a bit slow sometimes, could use a hardware update. Everything else is just fine.

    Advice to Management

    Some help with relocation would be great, things are great though.


  2. "A good emplyer at difficult times"

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    Former Employee - Cdd Specialist in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Cdd Specialist in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)

    I worked at Bet365 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, many holidays, great working hours

    Cons

    Hiring practices need to be improved as incompetent and low-skill staff is being recruited

  3. "Not a bad job, good for the area"

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    Former Employee - Customer Account Advisor in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Account Advisor in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bet365 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary for the location, good team, free tea and coffee brought to your desk. Good bonus potential. Comprehensive training.

    Cons

    Rotas can often lead to working 10 hour shifts back to back on weekends, and also can end up working 10 days straight. Promotions work on a 'who you know' basis


  4. "Love working here"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bet365 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    fast paced and dynamic company to work for, recently improved benefits packages available to all levels within IT, plenty of internal or self paced web based learning.

    Cons

    could do with more external technology training, external team building days to get everyone involved


  5. "Good employer"

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    Former Employee - International Content Advisor in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Former Employee - International Content Advisor in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)

    I worked at Bet365 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere, job that is rich in variety most of the time, international team, friendly & helpful co-workers as well as team leaders, bonus scheme, inexpensive canteen, free drinks during work, freuqent company parties, subsidized housing etc.

    Cons

    Work can be repetitive at times


  6. "good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bet365 full-time

    Pros

    the conditions are quite good

    Cons

    you will have to work hard

    Advice to Management

    be more pacient with new guys


  7. "You must earn your money!"

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    Former Employee - European Customer Account Advisor in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Former Employee - European Customer Account Advisor in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bet365 (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Being able to have 4 days off together every 5 weeks.
    * As it's a big company - many chances for development.

    Cons

    * The atmosphere can be very stressful, so it's not for the faint hearted.
    * 5/7 shifts can mean anything, even split days off.

    Advice to Management

    * Allow the staff greater freedom with arranging their own rotas, one swap a month is not enough.

  8. "nice company"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bet365 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good business, lot of facilities like free coffee tea and many outings.

    Cons

    Due to exponential growth a bit in dis array of management.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management, Poor development practices"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bet365 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary for the area
    On call system can be a nice earner
    Free Costa coffee

    Place is good as a stepping stone on your career path, but don't stay there too long or you risk insanity.

    Cons

    Code base is in poor state, you are never able to improve code quality, or follow best practices. Always get shot down in overly aggressive code reviews, they prefer a culture of copy-and-paste over clear and clean abstractions.

    God awful source code version control system 'Accurev' which developers hate.

    Management has favorites, and everyone else is just treated as cattle.

    Management like to have a big headcount underneath them to seem more important.

    Claim to practice agile development methodologies, but it is the most byzantine implementation I have ever experienced.

    Far too few parking spaces for the numbers of staff, managed in draconian ways, security guards with speed guns trying to ban you from parking.

    Your PC will be very locked down, as they are absolutely petrified about developers stealing secrets. Though this means you won't be able to install browser extensions, access email, use IDE plugins etc.

    You aren't allowed to speak to people in other teams directly, all communication must occur via a team lead. This bizarre stipulation slows down all work, and may leave developers blocked from progressing for several days. Always having to communicate via a middle-man is like playing a game of Chinese whispers.

    Advice to Management

    Allow developers to improve the code quality, slay the monolith, migrate to a micro-services pattern.

    Engage more with individual developers (I think my manager only spoke to me about 5 times per year).

    Give developers more freedom to communicate, and write good code.


  10. "customer agent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bet365 full-time

    Pros

    great place in which to work

    Cons

    but some of the managers were distance


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