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Paddy Power Betfair Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Some good people still left from the pre-merger paddy power (in 32 reviews)

  • Great people in there with excellent technical knowledge and a real want to make things better (in 22 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)

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  1. "Paddy Power"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of people, flexible hours, positive work place. There always seems to be a buzz about the building.

    Cons

    Sometimes dealing with the customers can get you down but you have to realise you are working in the gaming industry.

    Advice to Management

    No real advice the management team I had did a fantastic job. I hope my next job will have a similar group of managers


  2. "Television Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Paddy Power Betfair full-time

    Pros

    Solid Company. Good Pay. Interesting Industry. Fast Paced Environment. Television plus Horseracing plus Gaming website.

    Cons

    Disorganized and revolving door management at US office. Culture of blame others and not take responsibility. Morale is a problem since Management won't really listen to employees. Many legacy employees are being pushed out to make room for younger less qualified/ cheaper replacements.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees. Take Real action not just offer platitudes. Give folks a chance to grow. Clean up culture of blame.

  3. "Poor communication"

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    Former Employee - Telephone Sports Broker in Malta, MT
    Former Employee - Telephone Sports Broker in Malta, MT

    Pros

    easy going work atmosphere,friendly colleagues,good wage for local market,good working conditions excellent staff parking and canteen and eating facilities

    Cons

    poor communication from middle management about day to day running of business being kept in the dark all the time even about changes to working practices that were changing the same day

    Advice to Management

    be more transparent with staff about what is going on,make sure managers employed in certain positions have the correct qualities to carry out job they are employed to do


  4. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Food Server in Westerly, RI
    Current Employee - Food Server in Westerly, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    they offer a Great atmosphere for employees and the owners are awesome and laid back! they have many opportunities and generate a lot of business!

    Cons

    Stressful due to volume of business. otherwise i have no cons. they offer good service and the employee collection is very family like


  5. Helpful (9)

    "Poor management, dysfunctional Work environment and no room for growth"

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    Former Employee - Customer Services Agent in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Customer Services Agent in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun Entertaining Surroundings. Not your traditional stressful call center.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Dubious business practices. Management divides more than it unites it's teams. Leadership is very poor, unreliable and shaky. Be prepared for there to always be a problem with your paycheck. There is no uniformity in management and even less with the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example! Hire competent leadership.
    Invest in developing a team that will generate growth and advancement.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "If you actually are passionate about what you do! Don't join pp!serious politics and senior management have no ethics!"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary! However in interview you are promised the sun, moon and stars! This does not happen!

    Cons

    They seem to just want to train monkeys to do jobs and once you want to have an input or try improve things, managers quickly clip your wings in fear of you being better than them! No room for progression! No ethics at all! I've never worked somewhere that has made me question something I love doing! My advice- get in and get it on your cv as agencies and recruiters seem to love pp, then get the hell out before you resent your job and yourself for putting up with it!

    Advice to Management

    Complete overhaul needed for middle management! Most have just inherited their positions through length of service and don't really have a clue! Oh and stop being such bullies!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "OK"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Paddy Power Betfair full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    you learn new things about the industry

    Cons

    a bit full of itself

    Advice to Management

    you are a sport betting company not Google

  8. "Breakthrough technology, high growth, hit plateau"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Paddy Power Betfair full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great gambling company. Was on great track in USA

    Cons

    Now off track in USA


  9. "Do not recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good location
    Causal environment, you can wear jeans at work everyday if you are the 'blue' fan
    Various snack, wine and beer
    Certain senior management are really good hits.
    Have good opportunities to learn new things.
    Business and product has good system knowledge.

    Cons

    Too much politics, it can be very difficult to work sometimes.
    Less vision and inexperienced in regarding to technology.
    Hardworking taken granted.
    benefits only sound great as in the ad.

    Advice to Management

    Be brave to appreciate your employee.
    Do not hesitate to get rid of bad people.
    Be fair and discipline the troublemaker.
    Your employee need to live their life, work and life balance. Do not take granted.


  10. "I love my job and the people I work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Betfair is by far the best place I've ever worked for. There's a lot of opportunity to learn new things and the compensation is competitive. The people are very professional and management is on top of things. You should try to work here... if you can get in lol

    Cons

    Management was trying to hire very rapidly and in the process they hired a few bad apples, but these people didn't last, you have to know your stuff to be last here.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people on a contract-to-hire basis so you can get rid of them quickly if it don't work out. Don't hire FTE off the bat.


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