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Paddy Power Betfair Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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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 21 reviews)

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

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  1. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Paddy Power Betfair full-time

    Pros

    - Brilliant training and continuous learning
     - Great staff to work alongside
     - Very interactive whereby you get to know your customers really well
     - Shifts are very flexible
     - Good pay and bonus schemes

    Cons

    - The work can become quite monotonous
    - Having to deal with bad customers (but you are more than trained for this)
    - The hangover after Paddy Power xmas/end of night parties :)

    Advice to Management

    Try and listen to initiatives from the shop floor staff; by involving all stake holders in decisions it will lead to greater success


  2. "Be prepared to have no work/life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learn a lot of systems that you can use across the industry.

    Cons

    Lower pay for starting positions mean you will always be on the lookout for something more financially rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    Lose some of the attitude.

  3. "PPB"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    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


  4. "Good but quite stressfull"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good salary ,great team, dynamic work environment

    Cons

    most of the time there is allot of stress


  5. "hard work but very rewarding and great people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Paddy Power Betfair full-time

    Pros

    I worked in the HR dept of PP (Pre merger with BF) for a year - really enjoyed it, made some great friends and worked alongside a fantastic team. The training was brilliant, it was a really fun place (especially during Cheltenham and the Olympics!) and overall my experience was hugely positive. Its not for the clockwatchers, you will work very hard, but you are compensated very well.

    Cons

    Bit too many politics at times! Reasons that didnt make sense formed part of decisions, those coming from other large org's didnt bat an eyelid at this, those of us from smaller environments struggled getting our heads around it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep running BAU as its a really good organisation and dont lose the fun culture as this was one of the most attractive things about working in PP.


  6. "Senior shop manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun company, flexibility, progression opportunity, rewarding.

    Cons

    can be stressful, customers can be difficult to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    create a good shop team


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "Clicky"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice office, good facilities, fun

    Cons

    A lot of clicks, inexperienced management

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training


  9. "Funny environment, zero meritocracy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rome (Italy)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rome (Italy)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The environment was funny, the company used to organize a lot of events. The salaries are not bad, maybe no the best in gaming industry

    Cons

    Bonus scheme totally unclear. I never saw a real meritocracy and some manager was completely inadequate for the role covered.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention when hire someone


  10. "Great Company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior QA
    Former Employee - Senior QA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    On the job learning. Intelligent and proactive staff/colleagues. Encouraged to learn

    Cons

    Review process more annoying than satisfying. Changed a lot since the takeover...possibly has something to do with 350+ people laid off

    Advice to Management

    Get back the PP culture


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