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"Fast paced, technology driven company"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Paddy Power Betfair full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Betfair are not afraid to embrace new technologies and processes. sometimes they make mistakes, but that's how you move forward. I've worked with brilliant people there and learned a lot.

Cons

Sometimes the life at Betfair was too chaotic. Some projects had unrealistic timelines that led to long hours and really was affecting my work-life balance. Too many re-orgs.

Other Employee Reviews for Paddy Power Betfair

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    "Brand and Size don't matter if philosophy and culture are wrong."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Paddy Power Betfair full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fair pay according to marketplace standards.

    Nice office location

    Canteen

    Cons

    The main Con for me is that they are not an agile tech company or at least I think they have a very wrong understanding of the agile philosophy(Below my reasons):

    1. Highest priority is customer satisfaction(Yes they are good at this!)
    2. Welcome changing requirements (No, very defensive in what regards requirement change)
    3. Frequent delivery of software(No, always delays and missing requirements)
    4. Business people & developers cooperating daily (No, BA's copy paste customer feedback into emails and Developers figure out what their are supposed to do)
    5. Build projects around motivated people(Yes, this is right there are lots of motivated people in there)
    6. Face-to-face conversation is best(Yes they encourage it but not everybody is approachable)
    7. Progress measured by working software(Not clear objectives due to lack of transparency)
    8. Sustainable development pace(Not at all)
    9. Continuous attention to technical excellence(No, the priority is deliver on time not excellence)
    10. Simplicity(No)
    11. Self-organizing teams(No)
    12. Regular reflection & adaptation(No)

    Apart from that:
    -Very individualistic atmosphere, lack of cooperation and teamwork. Every man and every team for himself.

    -Huge communication problems

    -Lack of transparency at many levels

    Advice to Management

    You have to change PaddyPower from upside down if you want to success.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "An experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Paddy Power Betfair full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    HQ location is good and the company still has a few knowledgable people. For many years the company employed people with the correct profile now, its just anyone with a bit of enthusiam.

    Cons

    Company has gone backwards since new maagement has taken over (basically since it went from being a IT based company to a spnortbook).

    Advice to Management

    It might be too late but the employees make the company.

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