Paddy Power Betfair Reviews in London, England | Glassdoor

Paddy Power Betfair London Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
105 reviews

Filter

Filter

London, England (UK)

3.7
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Paddy Power Betfair CEO Breon Corcoran
Breon Corcoran
46 Ratings

105 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • Some good people still left from the pre-merger paddy power (in 32 reviews)

  • Great people to work with and great place to work (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Emptying the machines, long hours not getting the best training (in 24 reviews)

  • Don't be fooled by the Paddy Power cheeky charm (in 17 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great place to work!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun and challenging environment, lots of progression, great colleagues and overall just a very positive and happy atmosphere. Really recommend!

    Cons

    None that I have come across. I really enjoy working here.

    If there are any issues management are very approachable


  2. "Use to be a fun company to work for. Now there's too many rules"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tips, Shop bonuses, Decent staff around & shop locations

    Cons

    management, finding cover, business open hours,

    Advice to Management

    Resort back to old ways

  3. "Chaotic - Hammersmith"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Paddy Power Betfair full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Bright and friendly people
    Dynamic products
    Fresh analysis, techniques & ideas encouraged
    Performance is recognised
    Riverside with showers for running
    Informal feel

    Cons

    Responsibilities are beyond unclear
    Technical debt caused by merger remains huge
    More business seems to take place in Dublin
    Everything else pales into insignificance

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the Matrix
    Just ditch it
    ASAP
    Redeploy the lovely people in this business on specific areas with tangible goals and minimal overlap
    Watch collaboration, accountability and productivity all restore themselves


  4. "Amazing place to work!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic people, lots of opportunities for development, competitive pay and benefits, great offices, technology and product is cutting edge.

    Cons

    Nothing major, only positive in my experience


  5. "Shop manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Paddy Power Betfair full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good rewards , good pay, training and development flexibility, team night outs , competitions, bonus, tips,discipline, approachable members of senior management

    Cons

    Long hours, too sales focused recently , need to appreciate staff a lot more especially when they have to cover or cancel plans for emergencies in the shop

    Advice to Management

    It is a customer service role, stop trying to make it so sales focused. Also after progression to shop manager there isn't much to do as most managers do not become district managers


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Admin"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Support Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Support Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The company expanded worldwide where is trying to become a multinational

    Cons

    None internal opportunities unless you are friend of some leader

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees they are the ones to be listened


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Head of Product Optimisation"

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

    Pros

    Technology stack to work with, Staff were driven and friendly and there was a can do attitude

    Cons

    Silo approach, pay was not on market value, management didn't drive personal development of staff

    Advice to Management

    Give more thought to employees and training. Offer advise of core areas to upskill in to benefit the employee and company

  8. Helpful (1)

    "The Tech, The Tech, The Tech"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work in an industry leading Technology team
    - Large number of career opportunities due to the size of the team
    - The people here are really smart and its a real pleasure work with them and learn from them
    - We work with a lot of cutting edge technology which is a real bonus
    - Salaries and bonuses are competitive
    - Its really fast moving - which I like
    - We serve millions of customers every day - its great to know we have that impact

    Cons

    - You need to be proactive - we don't do a lot of hand holding!
    - If you don't like the pace it will not be for you
    - Post merger we still need to sort out some processes

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening


  9. "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Web Developer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, great benefits and 10% bonus. Good location too.

    Cons

    Very siloed. Difficult to get anything done.
    It's not what you know, it was always a case of who you knew.

    Advice to Management

    Try and break down the interdepartmental barriers


  10. Helpful (2)

    "terrible company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    none at all. much better not to work for such a rubbish company. possibly the very worst betting company in the world.

    Cons

    used to be great but got too greedy for their own good. managers care about money, money, money and have no time for staff.

    Advice to Management

    get help. you have ruined a once wonderful company with you contempt of staff and customers. the managers should all be sacked.


Showing 105 of 472 reviews
Reset Filters