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Smarkets Overview

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London, England
51 to 200 employees
2008
Company - Private
Financial Transaction Processing
£25 to £50 million (GBP) per year
Competitors

Paddy Power Betfair, Bet365

Smarkets takes a stand for integrity with its superior online investment platform for honest, user-centred trading on sports, politics and other events.

Mission: Betting is an activity that has been done for thousands of years but surprisingly it’s still poorly presented to consumers. The average margin for a sports book is around 10%. That means for every £100 you bet, you lose £10 to the house. However ... Read more

Smarkets Reviews

  • "Great environment"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great food, beautiful office, friendly coworkers, initiative is rewarded, positive failure culture, honest, transparent, open minded, reflective culture. Very approachable leadership team, and direct communication between leadership and all employees . Would recommend to people who like to get actively involved.

    Cons

    bad gender diversity in engineering (I saw people taking this seriously and trying to improve it, but change is slow). Guidance is sometimes lacking. Although most people are very supportive, confidence and assertiveness is sometimes more useful here than skill.

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Smarkets Photos

Smarkets photo of: Foyer
Smarkets photo of: Deloitte Fast 50 winners again!
Smarkets photo of: Second annual Smarkets Hackathon
Smarkets photo of: Leap 100 Company of the Year winners
Smarkets photo of: Second in the Tech Track 100
Smarkets photo of: Foosball fun
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Smarkets Interviews

Experience

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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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    Software Engineer() Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Smarkets (London, England).

    Interview

    Applied online, had an intital non technical phone screen, very relaxed, talked about what they do, my background etc. Then given hackerrank online test, it had 2 questions weighted 50:75, these were standard Leetcode easy/medium nothing special

    Then had onsite which was a short intro from the CTO and 4 30 minute interviews (2 algorithms on whiteboard and 2 pair programming exercises), I found these quite tough

    I was given lunch at their in house kitchen which was excellent

    I did not receive an offer but I did get a call with feedback which was a nice touch, overall very good experience, good communication and professional people

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Smarkets Awards & Accolades

  • The Sunday Times Tech Track 100, The Sunday Times (UK), 2016
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 50, Deloitte Technology Fast 50, 2016
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