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Gamesys Overview

London, England
1001 to 5000 employees
2001
Company - Private
Gambling
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
From a handful of talented designers, developers and operators, to a multi-award-winning team of over a thousand, we’ve come a long way since 2001. Back then, Jackpotjoy was our only venture; now we operate some of the world’s biggest and best gaming sites ... Read more

Mission: Together we invent, play and discover; crafting experiences that thrill our players and rock the world!

We are on a mission to become the world’s most entertaining online gaming company.

Company Updates

  • Gamesys Summer Party 2019! With this years 70's theme there was plenty of fancy dress, groovy dance moves and Saturday night fever fun bringing together our employees and their families

  • We've had a fantastic couple of days attending the Women of Silicon Roundabout event, meeting and speaking with so many interesting people. Thank you to everyone that stopped at our stand. One particular highlight was having Tina (Director of People), Miguel (Development Manager) and Amanda (FE Developer) giving a presentation on the topic 'Why businesses need to embrace Intersectionality'

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Gamesys – Why Work For Us?


These are the values we admire, live by and have coursing through our genes.


We really care about and respect our players. We understand what thrills them and what they find fun.  We take the time to learn our propositions and to understand the customer experience, regularly coming up with great ideas about how things can be improved.


We show very smart thinking in our areas of expertise. We are able to be analytical in making decisions and use our judgement to do the right things at the right times. We can connect what we do with the company’s business success.


We are real team players, who always work collaboratively. We contribute to the team as a whole, communicate well, and keep people informed. Our collaboration is equally good across teams, and other functions. We always think about Team Gamesys first and ourselves second.


We are highly self-motivated and action orientated, with a great work ethic. We leap out of the blocks, own issues, and get on with doing what’s needed. We demonstrate time and again that we get the job done. 


We take great pride in our work. We’re not satisfied with something being ‘just good enough’. We’ve got high personal standards, and we work consistently to get the quality right, even if it means going above and beyond in terms of effort. We’ll always go out of our way to do things that make a positive contribution to the company and fellow employees.


We are thirsty for knowledge and constantly curious. We always keep our skills up to date and are focused on and prepared to invest time in our self-development. We’re happy to coach and mentor others and share knowledge. We’re always open to others ideas, as we don’t assume we always know best.


We keep calm and carry on in all circumstances! We’re tenacious, adaptable and comfortable with changes in priorities. We calmly deal with ambiguity, absorb pressure; and re-group quickly if there’s a problem. We always keep the end goal in mind.


We are slightly cheeky, into everything, don’t take ourselves too seriously and are forever young at heart. A collective of individuals who manage to play nicely together…and are not afraid to show their wonderfully weird sides. There’s a slightly quirky, unique edge which marks each Gamesys employee. We don’t prescribe it, but we know it when we see it!


London, UK
Based in the heart of the West End, the London office at Piccadilly Circus, is the group’s worldwide headquarters and home to over 600 talented developers, designers, marketers and analysts.

Here we work to design, develop and produce our award winning games and technology platforms, to deliver thrilling online experiences and gaming products across desktop, mobile and tablet.

Also here is the group’s internal marketing agency Mice & Dice, which provides marketing services to all the Gamesys owned brands and our strategic partner brands. Plus our Corporate Services teams are here doing their Corporate Services thang.


Staffordshire, UK
Since 2005 our UK Customer Operations and Player Entertainment Centre has been the heart of our customer support, chat hosting and member services operating 24 hours, 7 days a week to ensure our members are continually supported and entertained.

Gibraltar
In 2008 the Group opened operations in Gibraltar, located on the southern tip of Spain’s Costa del Sol. Since then we have established ourselves as the local employer of choice with a vibrant team of around 50 dedicated staff looking after customer support, fraud, gaming finance, and operations.


Jersey City, NJ, USA
Overlooking the Hudson and the skyline of Manhattan, Gamesys US LLC’s NJ office opened its doors in February 2014. Here we house our operations, customer support, fraud and marketing teams for our NJ partnership with Tropicana AC including Tropicanacasino.com and Virgincasino.com

Estonia
Based in the heart of Tallinn, the Gamesys Estonia office sits in the cosy and friendly urban environment of Rotermann City. If you love historical atmosphere, outstanding and tantalizing architecture as well as a central location, you’ll love this office!

Technology is at the heart of what we do at Gamesys. Our whole platform is developed in-house and is currently serving over 430 games across desktop, mobile web and native. Our team takes great pride in building the world-class technology platform that powers the entertainment we provide to our 120,000 daily active users.

Learning & Development

As part of the tech department, you will have access to a wide variety of online resources to further your development including Safari Books and LinkedIn Learning. In addition, we run frequent learning lunches (Brownbags), internal training sessions run by you or your colleagues, formal training and conferences depending on your discipline. 

In 2017 we spend over £100k on conferences sending 178 people to a wide range of conferences including React, SoCraTes, Velocity and Women of Silicon Roundabout.

Career Progression

A long time ago we realised that not every techie wants to be a manager and introduced tech career pathways to provide routes that didn't just focus on the traditional upwards movement. 

We like to promote internal movement across teams to keep the challenges fresh and provide opportunities for you to craft your career to be a functional expert, a leader, or something completely different; the choice is up to you.

Our Tech Teams

For us to continue to be one of the largest online gaming companies in the UK our tech teams need to be at the forefront in providing innovative, smart solutions. We use a scalable microservice architecture and continuous delivery pipelines to ensure zero downtime for our players meaning they can play anywhere and everywhere 24/7, 365 days a year.

We encourage free thinking and collaborative problem solving within and between our teams. We also want our teams to be autonomous by deciding the most effective processes & methodologies (Kanban/Scrum) to get things developed in the most efficient way. We also want you have the best tools for the job which is why we provide the latest Mac Book Pros.

With technology continuously evolving it’s key that you are motivated to stay up to date with the latest developments. We can help you with that by providing world class training and conference passes.

We have put a lot of effort into our release process, enabling teams to deploy independently from each other and to push new ideas and features directly to our players quicker than ever. Being able to see our player’s respond to our updates with such a quick turnaround makes all the hard work worthwhile. Our platform is powered by cutting edge technologies and tools including – Kubernetes, Docker, Big Table, Fluent, Google Cloud and AWS. As technology evolves so does our tech stack.

High-level Goals

  • A positive and inclusive group 
  • Build women's confidence to make the most of their careers 
  • Allow a voice for women to be heard in a safe space 
  • Retain and attract women to gaming, tech and Gamesys
  • Connect with the extended women in tech network 
  • Improve inclusivity within Gamesys via support and education

Aim

Build and maintain a Gamesys Pride social group that is open to all employees. It will offer support, promote openness and celebrate diversity across all of our offices, making the working environment fairer for all.

Long-term Goals

●      Offer support and advice to LGBT+ individuals
●      Offer support and advice to all employees around the subject of LGBT+
●      Maintain a social group that brings everyone together
●      Help shape current HR policies to better represent LGBT+ people
●      Organise speakers to come in to talk about LGBT+ subjects
●      Have a visible presence within the organisation

Short-term Goals

●      Update the corporate site with reference to Gamesys Pride
●      Update starter packs with reference to Gamesys Pride, including our aim

Health & Wellbeing

  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Life assurance (3x Basic Salary)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Fresh fruit and soft drinks

Reward & Recognition

  • Performance pay bonus
  • Ideas awards
  • Kicking the lamp award (outstanding achievement)
  • Patent incentive scheme
  • Refer a friend (recruitment bonus)


Socialising & Entertainment

  • Free Friday drinks
  • Summer and winter parties
  • Team building events
  • Sporting and social clubs

Learning & Development

  • Brown bag sessions and meet ups
  • Internal and external training
  • Safari books (online learning tool)

Communities & Clubs

  • Sports clubs: Football, Netball, Rugby, Squash, Dodgeball, Chickboxing, Cricket and more!
  • Employee Communities: Gamesys Pride (LGBT+)
  • Technical Communities of Practice & Guilds
  • Social clubs: Board Games, Life Drawing, Cheese, Poker

Other benefits

  • Corporate and local discounts
  • Pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

Gamesys Reviews

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly Staff, a lot of unpredictable gifts from the company like parties etc.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, taking to long to implement things

    Advice to Management

    Nothing I could think of, right now.

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Gamesys Photos

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Gamesys Interviews

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    Insight Analyst Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Gamesys (London, England) in February 2019.

    Interview

    The process was very straightforward, an initial phone conversation followed by a face to face competency interview with two team members. The interactions with the recruitment were great with prompt responses and a lot of flexibility.

    Interview Questions

    • The standard competency topics such as previous experience, approach to strategy projects, personal motivations for the company / job, etc.   Answer Question
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Gamesys Awards & Accolades

  • Best Online Bingo Chat Team, WhichBingo Awards, 2018
  • Best Mobile Bingo Experience, WhichBingo Awards, 2018
  • Best Online Bingo Site, WhichBingo Awards, 2018
  • Innovation in Slots Award, E-Gaming Review, 2013
  • Innovation in Bingo, E-Gaming Review, 2013
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