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Betfred Reviews

Updated 17 October 2018
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  • "Long hours for not a lot of money or respect and under values also being moved on various days" (in 15 reviews)

  • "It is low pay for the work you do" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "betfed"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in London, England
    Current Employee - Cashier in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Betfred part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great great great great great great

    Cons

    long hours, rude customers, it is very boring

    Advice to Management

    n/1


  2. "Network Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Contract/package poor
    Outside of IT is a different company.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in staff more.

  3. "Don't bother you will regret working for this company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Betfred full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    can't think of anything positive

    Cons

    they don't value you, will pressure you into working all day, no training, no morals....i could go on forever.

    Advice to Management

    don't pressure your staff into working 50/60 hours a week.


  4. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Can watch football on TV

    Cons

    Poor senior management and high employee turnover


  5. "Another brick in the wall"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Betfred part-time

    Pros

    There are some good, underappreciated people working at Betfred

    Cons

    Good workers are underappreciated
    I've seen managers work constant days of open till close (8-10).
    Shops close at 10 everyday, even on Sundays where business becomes slow, essentially burning money on employment and electricity for a lot of nothing.
    Minimum wage and the work leaves people feeling unfulfilled and even depressed.
    The whole industry exploits people's addictions and you wake up everyday feel you've made the world a worse place.
    General lack of care for people who are ill, they are made to feel like they are to blame.
    It builds a dog eat dog world, where people are made to feel worse that they don't work as much as others.
    Managers have way too much to deal with, no wonder there's a lack of them, especially in rougher areas.
    A sinking industry which will lose out in the not too distant future.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that without the People behind the counter, management doesn't have a job and there is no business.
    The industry and company aren't important and that people's live need to come first. They don't live just to work here, this is to help them live.


  6. "Shop Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Betfred full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, Air con, some good staff.

    Cons

    Long hours, late nights, too many weekends, forced to work in other shops as low staffing levels.

    Advice to Management

    Close earlier, keep your good staff happy not annoy them and continually looking for new work.


  7. "Terrible pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Betfred full-time

    Pros

    balanced shift pattern and to gain customer service experience.

    Cons

    poor pay rate can be improved to mach competitors

    Advice to Management

    increase the salary

  8. "betfred"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    immediate bosses are good to work with

    Cons

    area management are difficult to please

    Advice to Management

    employ quality instead of quantity


  9. "Out of date"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Betfred full-time

    Pros

    The people are friendly and make the place a good place to work.

    Cons

    You are made to feel like a goldfish in a fish bowl

    Advice to Management

    Think about those below you and their experience. How can you improve their working life and make it worth coming in for pennies


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Just modern day slavery"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Harlow, England
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Harlow, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Betfred part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some customers are really nice.

    Cons

    Long hours working on your own, always short staffed, middle management off er no support and only care that a shop is open even at the expense of having untrained staff working alone. Work/home life balance is near non-existent. Low wages, no extra pay for working Sundays or Bank Holidays, will deduct 30 minutes wages if you work 6 hours or more for a break, but if you work on your own and do not have a break they still deduct the 30 minutes wages. Training is done by the shop manager providing the shop has a manager, which means that a lot of staff are poorly trained and every shop will work differently from the next. It may be my area only but we are not allowed 2 days off in the week together. Meaning you don't get time to do things with your family or to look for another job so effectively Betfred have got you where they want you. Managers are never informed or consulted about things that affect their shop.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of the problems come from middle management, they are hard to contact, offer no support or encouragement when you can get through to speak to them. The only time we really see them is if they have come to the shop to discipline someone. Training should be carried out at area centres that way staff would all be trained at a consistent level.


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