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Playtech UK Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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  1. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Ipswich, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Ipswich, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed, informal working environment.
    Flexible working hours
    good starting point for graduate

    Cons

    A bit underpaid.
    limited prospective to grow your career


  2. "Good working environment"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Hammersmith, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Hammersmith, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Playtech full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed, informal working environment. Flexible working hours

    Cons

    A bit underpaid. Not much prospective to grow your career, although it's excellent starting point

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing your current resources rather than constantly striving to acquire new ones.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Big group of companies, conditions may vary greatly"

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    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Hammersmith, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Hammersmith, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Playtech full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Informal, flexible environment
    Stable, profitable company
    Good facilities

    Cons

    Lack of communication from and faith in senior management
    Lack of product/project management resources
    Very small pay rises
    Frequent mergers
    Outdated technology
    Very little training
    Very large group, reviews don't help much because it all depends on the division you end up

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people more; learn how to do a merger without leaving employees with a sense of uncertainty and doubt. Invest in training.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Resign soon"

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    Current Employee - Game Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Game Developer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Playtech (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are friendly. nothing else i can tell

    Cons

    no chance to get promoted. pay rise is almost nothing, good place to work for a short term but don't work for a long time. people keep leaving because nobody feels happy to work here.

    Advice to Management

    Please make employee happy and give them a better career.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Java Developer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Java Developer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Playtech (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment.
    Working with latest technology
    Work hard, play hard

    Cons

    I can think of any


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Employer"

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to get on with doing the job without outside interference.

    Cons

    Better communication from the uppper management


  7. Helpful (1)

    "OK but not great"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Playtech full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Playtech are a huge company with lots of big clients so you do get to actually work on software that is used by a lot of people, which is pretty interesting.

    They are often hiring so you have a lot of scope to move to team lead roles and do mentoring.

    Cons

    They have bought up lots of other companies so you might be spending a lot of time integration with sub standard technologies.

    We also had to do a fairly insulting personality / honesty test after working there for a couple of years.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your staff more

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Playtech full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of clever people
    The working hours are respected
    There are plenty social activities in the company

    Cons

    Complex Systems and complex operations


  9. Helpful (12)

    "Challenging, but dissatisfied after a long time"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work at the company is challenging, and software developers are very talented.

    Cons

    The management is very poor. Team leaders don't engage much, there's lack of information as they don't say what's going on until they've done what they wanted. I haven't felt particularly engaged because of that.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Leadership needs improving"

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    Former Employee - Operations in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Operations in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Playtech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great people to work alongside, office facilities OK. Flexible working environment..

    Cons

    lack of understanding of company goals. Poor appraisal process. Senior leaders do not communicate effectively. Always delays in renumeration pay reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Have a proper leadership team


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