Betfred Reviews

Updated Jan 20, 2022

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2.5
27%
Recommend to a Friend
31%
Approve of CEO
Betfred Chairman Fred Done
Fred Done
180 Ratings
Pros
  • "Easy job, very laid back even as a shop manager, Never short of hours(in 14 reviews)

  • "There are many positive aspects of working with Betfred(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours, sometimes on your own(in 44 reviews)

  • "If you don't want to have a life then betfred is for you(in 23 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      nice

      Nov 18, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay Good hours Flexible with life

      Cons

      Not a fun job though

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Fun job, but poor hours/pay.

      Jan 19, 2022 - ASM- Assistant Store Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun, sociable, watch sport, relatively easy

      Cons

      Poor hours Weekends Not great pay

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good digital team but started cost cutting

      Jan 5, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Enjoyable and friendly digital team. Initially there was plenty of ambition but when I left there was more of an emphasis on keeping costs low. Fair enough though given that was the strategy.

      Cons

      Not quite market leaders and can't see it happening but never say never!

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Don’t work here

      Jan 10, 2022 - Shop Manager in Market Harborough, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Long hours good for money

      Cons

      Under payed after long hours which is not good for money

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Do not try

      Jan 4, 2022 - Sales Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It is a job I guess

      Cons

      Absolute rubbish. Don't care about you

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Don't stay too long - only good for temporary source of income

      Jan 4, 2022 - Assistant Sales Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. You get to meet a lot of people in your area 2. You get to learn the different nuances in the gambling / betting industry

      Cons

      1. Long hours, like 14 hour shifts, especially 2-3 days on the trot when someone's on holiday then someone ring in sick. 2. Closing at really late hours - 10pm. Especially if the shop is situated in a not-so nice part of the town. You either get that random rude person or there are dangers lurking outside the shop. 3. No work life balance because of the long shifts 4. Rude customers, especially during summer. Blatant verbal abuse on several occasions. 5. Because there is no work life balance and long shifts, some shop managers are not fair when they do rotas. They hog all earlies and morning shifts, leaving the long and night shifts to the other staff. If you are not complaining and a hard worker, you will get all the crappy shifts. 6. Single manning. Yes, shops have security measures to use especially at night but its never nice when you work alone, in a betting shop. Anything can absolutely happen. 7. Constantly being exposed to the misery of gambling and how it wrecks people's lives. It's the customer's choice / decision for some part of it but the industry is definitely milking it out of people's poor financial management / choices 8. One of the reasons why the shops are still open late at night is because of the FOBT / fruit machines.

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    7. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Overworked, underpaid.

      Jan 20, 2022 - Sales Manager in Whitehaven, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Plenty of overtime available. Fair bit of downtime.

      Cons

      Anything else that you could think of although the job varies greatly depending on your team and customers.

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Okay I guess

      Jan 14, 2022 - Cashier in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent wages Good customers There’s not really much else to say

      Cons

      Long hours Single manning even when you are a women Stupid unnecessary disapliniary

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Terrible company culture

      Jan 13, 2022 - Head Office Worker 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nothing - Everything they offer is basically the bare minimum required by law

      Cons

      No progression, limited training opportunities, management with no forward thinking or open to hearing any ideas, list is too long to write in this review.

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Ok

      Nov 23, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Easy job and great for sport

      Cons

      Long hours and you need to work weekends

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