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"Fast paced, challenging and exciting"

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Current Employee - Director of Technology in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Director of Technology in London, England (UK)
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Paddy Power Betfair full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Not afraid to embrace new technology. Lots of great people, very friendly working atmosphere. In Betfair there is always something to learn and always someone able and willing to teach.

Cons

Betfair isn't for everyone, it is a fast pace environment with lots of change. To succeed at Betfair you need to flexible and don't be afraid to ask everyone is willing to help, but are probably too busy to notice you need help unless you ask for it.

Other Employee Reviews for Paddy Power Betfair

  1. "Great people and work environment."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Paddy Power Betfair full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As per the title, people are friendly and approachable. I find most people are really positive and optimistic about the company, but some of the "old guard" can be very cynical and nostalgic for the chaotic company of old. Company has switched in the last few years to Agile, and it's an immense improvement.

    Cons

    Too many people pulling in different directions - sometimes it feels that there in't a big picture.
    Traffic can be really bad around Clonskeagh.
    Rating system being introduced is controversial.

    Advice to Management

    Create and communicate a vision, and share it with everyone. Stop living from financial quarter to financial quarter.


  2. "Strong product, interesting projects, but too many cooks at mid-management."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Hammersmith, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Hammersmith, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Love gambling? So does everyone else.
    * Several satellite offices -- malta, dublin, gibraltar -- together with conference season, means that if you have the appetite for travel and regular social outings, you'll get this in a career with Betfair.
    * You're never standing still, drama and change is always around the corner. For the good or bad.

    Cons

    * Too many managers, not enough executors.
    * "Flavour of the month initiatives" means considerable effort sunk into the whim of a director, that are quickly forgotten within the month, suck up everyones time and make zero impact on the business.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the dinosaurs. Hire more Junior to Mid Execs to execute smaller relevant projects. Too many managers sitting around slides and discussing initiatives to death, that they don't have the capacity to execute.


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