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Pocket Kings Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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  1. "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pocket Kings full-time

    Pros

    Employees allowed latitude in project development. Smart, driven individuals retained with good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    CEO co-mingled funds and was indicted.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of who you hire and how their actions reflect on the company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Difficult environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Great salary, all the tools you'd need to do your job are provided, multi-cultural workforce. great perks and benefits.

    Cons

    Shark tank atmosphere, no knowledge sharing, aggressive colleagues, no comms from mgmt, no social side, location wasn't great. Lot of firings.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the staff

  3. "Great place to excel"

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

    I worked at Pocket Kings (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you worked hard and show an appetite for more, you were given opportunity to grow
    Invested in development of employee up skilling

    Cons

    Not a place to go for 9 to 5 work
    Lots expected over and above standard work rate

    Advice to Management

    Keeping rating in staff up skilling


  4. "Good exposure to technology but gone through some rough times"

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    Former Employee - Systems Architect in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Systems Architect in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Lots of different languages and technologies make it an interesting place to learn.
    Chief Technical Architect is probably the best I have worked with. Both at technical and personal level.

    Cons

    Gone through some rough times
    Too much testosterone, and super stars.
    Career progression and lack of willingness to reward employees to their level/quality of contribution caused a good few people to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Get off the high horse, stop the politics. and come learn what is going on in the trenches.


  5. "Was good at the time"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at Pocket Kings (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, subsidised canteen, smart people

    Cons

    Bad management, legal issues, office politics


  6. "Gaming or Gambling"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pocket Kings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gourmet Lunch and free snacks

    Cons

    Nature of the business itself


  7. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pocket Kings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to organize your own time in order to reach targets. Ability to work closely with different teams on site and understanding of requirements.
    4 day week.

    Cons

    Weekend shifts are required and 10h shifts to compensate 4 day week.

    Advice to Management

    Give operators more opportunities to prove themselves and progress with the company

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Multinational Mafia Operation"

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    Current Employee - CS Agent in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - CS Agent in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pocket Kings full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good food. Did I say Good Food. Yes? Well, that's about the only positive thing which can be said about this stinky operation.

    Cons

    Incompetent management promoting nauseating business practices. Ugly work environment with continuous spying by sorry so called team leaders and KGB / Stasi like management who ordered you to lie to customers.

    Advice to Management

    Get a life!


  9. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pocket Kings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, good people to work with, young and fun.

    Cons

    Some manager are really uncompetent but I guess that is in every company


  10. "Worst company I worked so far"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Pocket Kings full-time

    Pros

    Good Package
    Food(this quickly went away after Black Friday)

    Cons

    Working atmosphere(sometimes felt like war zone)
    The only way to progress is to wait until people leave
    Management

    Advice to Management

    I hope PokerStars not going to make same mistakes.


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