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Gambit Research Reviews

Updated Aug 20, 2019

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  1. "Fantastic place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hammersmith, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gambit Research full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I've been working at Gambit Research for 6 months and love it. There are flexible working hours meaning you can start your day whenever you like. Holidays are generous (25 days +some extras at christmas), there are training budgets and days off for conferences/ learning etc. And most importantly the work is interesting and challenging. It's a really great place to work

    Cons

    Honestly none - best place I've worked.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.

    Gambit Research2019-08-20
  2. "Amazing Things to Do"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gambit Research full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Amazing things to do and learn (Betting-related). - People are very friendly. - Very smart people from all over the world - Excellent work/life balance - Quarterly bonus - A good visa sponsorship / Relocation package Also: If you are interested in Algorithmic Trading, this company is a very good start point.

    Cons

    Bonus system is not transparent. But I think, after reading many reviews here, the management started to think over it.

    Advice to Management

    - Benefits may be improved. - Career path should be clearer, especially for junior engineers.

    Gambit Research2018-07-30
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gambit Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Very smart colleagues and great company culture. - Lots of interesting projects. - Freedom to pick what to work on. - Many social events. - Healthy work-life balance.

    Cons

    - No working from home (other than exceptional cases). - Good engineering practices adopted somewhat recently. Some of the code base can be difficult to work with.

    Gambit Research2018-06-10
  4. Helpful (1)

    "A great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gambit Research full-time

    Pros

    - Interesting work - Smart colleagues from a range of countries and cultures - Completely flexible working hours - Learning and skill development very much encouraged - Great benefits - Bonuses - Frequent away days / company activities - Great work/life balance

    Cons

    - Sports betting isn't for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Gambit Research2018-05-21
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    "Lovely stuff"

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    Former Employee - Various in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gambit Research full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart people, fast evolution of responsibilities for those that are proactive and driven, very good benefits and remuneration package. Nice working environment, flexible hours. Staff are engaged in matters far outside of their remit. Sociable atmosphere and diverse range of interests among the staff. Ideal learning environment for junior to mid-level and the opportunity to make significant impact at all levels.

    Cons

    Nothing of importance that wasn't already being addressed

    Advice to Management

    Don't Sweat the Petty Things and Don't Pet the Sweaty Things

    Gambit Research2018-01-18
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company but they could be doing more"

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    Current Employee - Developer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gambit Research full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Interesting work, loads of opportunity for learning new skills

    Cons

    There are lots of basic things like working from home, flexi-time, etc. which have been asked for by employees but haven't been considered. Lots of similar sized companies in the tech./gambit industry offer better packages/perks. The pay structure, bonus system and career development is completely opaque.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee requests and be more open about pay

    Gambit Research2017-09-09
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great fun but bad engineering"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gambit Research full-time

    Pros

    Generous bonus Very flexible working hours Good company outings and events Freedom and autonomy in your work

    Cons

    Lack of engineering rigour (CI/Tests) Large messy codebase without test coverage Hacking around on production systems is the usual workflow Many employees are not open to suggestions for improvement

    Advice to Management

    Need more experienced technical leadership.

    Gambit Research2016-12-09
  8. "Developer at Gambit"

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    Current Employee - Developer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Gambit Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere with good working conditions and truly flexible hours. Interesting problems to work on, with the ability to move between projects and find something that suits your personal interests. Intelligent people to discuss possible solutions with.

    Cons

    The annual leave at gambit is competitive, but not the best available. Similar sized tech companies will often offer a slightly better holiday package. Not all of the code is well laid out or documented which, combined with a lack of consistency between projects, can make working on parts of the code base painfully difficult if you are unfamiliar with it.

    Gambit Research2015-10-18
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    "Trader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gambit Research

    Pros

    Excellent bonus system, small and amazing team. Lots of office events and free chef lunch once a week.

    Cons

    company lacks direction. Not sure the CEO understands the potential the company has to grow.

    Gambit Research2015-08-10
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