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Paddy Power Betfair Dublin Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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Paddy Power Betfair CEO Breon Corcoran
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Pros
  • Some good people still left from the pre-merger paddy power (in 29 reviews)

  • You will find here great people to work with (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • can be long hours but can get many days off in a row which makes up for long days (in 20 reviews)

  • total compliance is rewarded and hence encouraged in senior management (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company culture with fast progression possible if willing to put in the work. Yearly performance assessed bonus almost always gaurunteed.

    Cons

    Higher salaries available in other companies. Merger with Betfair seems to have slowed everything from access to necessary tools to do your job to contracts right down.


  2. "Good Temporary Time, stopped by merger"

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    Former Contractor - Inplay Football Trader in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Contractor - Inplay Football Trader in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Paddy Power Betfair as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, company gives you extras, drinks, parties.

    Cons

    Short of staff at the time due to a hiring freeze meant staff were stretched. Felt a bit impersonal at times.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. "Okay place to work, but not great"

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    Current Employee - Payment Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Payment Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    lunch break is paid and included 9-5 working day.

    Cons

    Office politics, poor management at least in payments. No extra pay for overtime and compulsory to work long days over festival period.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together and ensure lower level management are pulling there weight.


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  5. "PPB"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting data
    Face paced environment
    Good software
    Good equipment
    Flexible hours to an extent
    Pizza once a month

    Cons

    Little direction
    Poor communication of internal events
    Poorly directed competitive environment
    Always expected to work over a 40 hour week
    Little training
    Terrible food in restaurant

    Advice to Management

    Strategy is key. Every team needs a strategy or a mission statement and this should be understood by all members of staff


  6. "Great company gone stale"

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    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary with great benefits.
    Great people in there with excellent technical knowledge and a real want to make things better.
    There was a great atmosphere and had some great friends when things were good but since the merger last year everything changed.

    Cons

    Really good place to work for but there are a lot of levels of management which makes it hard to get anything through sometimes.
    Toxic atmosphere that is not changing. They said they are trying to introduce new ideas to help but it's too late.
    Anyone good that is left will most likely leave over the next 6 months now that they have their annual bonus.
    Easy to fall between the cracks in here and get by doing very little. Only some managers care about the progression of their teams and they are few & far between.

    Advice to Management

    Look after the people that made the company what it is and made you want to merge the companies. Admit it was a Betfair takeover as everything since the merger has been more for the benefit of Betfair getting better than anything for Paddypower.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "They finally killed a great Irish story of success"

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

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

    Pros

    It used to be the most exciting place i have ever worked at. Technical excellence, innovation, fun and respect for people were fundamental values

    Cons

    The merger with Betfair changed everything. Technology and process regressed by about 5 years. The new CEO is a bully that bangs his hands on the table, talks over other people, disrespects people's opinions and got rid of every Irish leader bar the yes men. I have been personally insulted by this man in more than one occasion because i dared disagree with a policy. My new boss talked to me for the first time after 2 months he was appointed. He lied to me blatantly on many occasions and is clearly incompetent. It pains my heart to see what was the pinnacle of technology innovation in Ireland transformed into an outsource factory of lowly paid order takers.

    Advice to Management

    Empower people to do their job, get rid of dictator bully CEO and bring back the development function to Dublin


  8. "Product Owner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Paddy Power Betfair (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people and nice office

    Cons

    HR made a lot of mistakes with contracts and didn't follow up on issues.
    Didnt do job I was hired for.
    Non consistent in approach to innovation or projects

    Advice to Management

    Be more consistent in decision making regarding projects and innovation.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Spinning out of control due to uncaring management"

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

    I have been working at Paddy Power Betfair full-time

    Pros

    Interesting technologies and it should be easy to get hired because they are desperate to replace all of the leavers of the past few months

    Cons

    The strategy of the company is to cut costs and inflate the stock in the short term, innovation and product development had to be sacrificed so that they could save money and move most of IT operations to "low cost centers". The remaining IT operation in Dublin is just enough to keep the lights on short-term and employees are valued accordingly, most of the talented engineers remaining are just waiting for stocks to vest so that they can escape and the less talented ones are just waiting for an opportunity elsewhere. PP today is but a shadow of the the place to work that it was a year ago and it's really sad for those of us who enjoyed working here to witness such destruction.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to deceive your employees, everybody can see through your story and you are making a bad morale situation even worse


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not good"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -free beer and pizza weekly

    Cons

    -minimal training
    -High stress
    -Expected to work long hours with no warning
    -unsociable hours
    -Teams that you liaise with, particularly security team, are rude and unhelpful
    -Little to no guidance given
    -Little to no employee rights
    -Appalling sickness policy
    -Rude customers
    -The service provided to customers is very poor, and front line staff bear the brunt of this.
    -None customer-facing staff are incompetent with little incentive to improve
    -Pays lip-service to combatting gambling addiction when in reality very little is done to combat this.

    Advice to Management

    The whole place needs an overhaul, structurally and culturally.


  11. "Good place to work overall, could do better though"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting industry, always challenging, decent employee benefits

    Cons

    Confusion in depts since merger, excellent staff let go after merger, not as competitive in terms of salary from around the industry, always changing strategic direction.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff more


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