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Pros
  • "It's great to see how your work can change lives, both for our winners and for good causes(in 14 reviews)

  • "I feel I have a good work life balance and love being part of the Camelot team(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "About 10 minutes from Watford station though there is a shuttle bus(in 10 reviews)

  • "Some of the senior management don't have a clue(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Weird place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watford, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Camelot Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Raise lot of money for good causes No one works very hard - easy life. Draw the money and put your feet up.

    Cons

    Very civil service feel. Not commercial Lots of little cliques trying to sabotage the careers of people who's faces don't fit Poor office location CEO employs his mates NOT a meritocracy Lives in the past Little innovation or embracing the modern world Scary witch hunts to find whoever writes a bad review on glass door with whispering campaigns to match Promises made by senior management that aren't kept No privacy - I heard things about how people reacted when they were made redundant that should have been kept private (X was in tears etc) it's not right that this leaks out

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    Camelot Group2018-04-03
  2. Helpful (6)

    "Don't be fooled by showcase...."

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    Current Employee - Prefer Not to State in Watford, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Camelot Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The office s very modern with good facilities in Watford, approachable CEO and some great people (few). Good causes days and fancy events which are in place to please external's

    Cons

    The company is ever changing with each time there's a new leadership thinks they can change the world however it always goes back to where its always been as a result the field staff suffers. The new company cars are downgrade and with laptops and car trackers there is no sense of trust- I am sure there will be a guess who with this review and pointing fingers therefore prefer to stay anonymous which goes to show what sort of leadership is in place. There's a bullying culture with no sense of privacy/ honesty within the whole company.

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    Camelot Group2018-03-30
  3. Helpful (4)

    "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watford, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Camelot Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It's great to see how your work can change lives, both for our winners and for good causes. I really like the working environment, the offices are nice and colourful and there is a good atmosphere. There is opportunity to have a good work/life balance, staff are treated like adults and can manage their work accordingly.

    Cons

    I'm not able to win any of the massive jackpots on Lotto or EuroMillions

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    Camelot Group2017-10-12
  4. Helpful (10)

    "Correcting the course"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Watford, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Camelot Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - great office environment - small company, you get to know most people soon. - you are helping Good Causes - canteen food is great - good package

    Cons

    - Management has tried to do too much change too fast and people were not ready. - The whole A Player' concept has been damaging to the behaviors and morale, drop it already. - Limited shelf life since the License is up for renewal in 5 years and chances of getting a 4th one are slim.

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    Camelot Group2017-03-28
  5. Helpful (8)

    "Schizophrenic and Struggling to Change Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watford, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Camelot Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Despite being a large business commercially, Camelot is a relatively small business (c. 700) and so you'll get exposed to initiatives you otherwise wouldn't have the chance to. I would recommend Camelot to a senior manager (Grade 4 or senior grade 3 in their language) or as a grad/ junior starting out as you'll get a breadth of experience beyond your functional role if you're happy to put your hand up and get involved. Nice new office refresh shows the intent to shake up the culture The link to Good Causes and the co-created values are real high points of the culture

    Cons

    The business is going through a tumultuous culture change. Historically led by Dame Dianne Thompson, the business had some strong values. However, Andy Duncan is trying to shake things up and lead the business through a digital transformation (admirably). However... 1. as the culture changed has stalled, the tone from senior leadership has changed significantly and there is now a clear 'fire the dead wood' agenda without really the HR tools or support to drive this 2. location is a challenge in getting the right digital talent to work there and the much vaunted partnership with Camelot Global is a disaster in terms of delivering functional services on time 3. new senior hires (CDO, CFO) seem to have been recruited with no regard for the company values (see below) and have driven extensive change with very mixed results. CFO has now left suddenly and CDO experiencing very high turnover in a previously high performing team with some key individuals leaving the business. 4. the business has some great values but day to day pays lipservice to them. Morale is currently low and market performance has taken a significant downturn following some poor decisions (eg increasing no of balls in Lotto) 5. a large no of middle managers are dumped on from on high. Directors have a very different pay scale to the rest of the business but don't feel PART of the business. Comms style is sermon from on high rather than we're in this together. If you're a grade 2/3 manager you're likely to be under significant pressure with little support.

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    Camelot Group2017-03-27
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Unhealthy and don't recognise real talent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Camelot Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The 12 days a year development days are a great idea. Benefits are good. Good Causes is a strong point for Camelot and they should do more to promote it.

    Cons

    Unhealthy environment where the performance review process became a dreaded experience as it focuses solely on the negative and is bias. Senior Management don't listen and grade 1 - 2's can't be honest when it comes to the annual staff survey, they don't want to understand what the issues are and where they stem from. The Senior Management team bang on about values that they don't live by. They are concerned with having a team of A players - but if you ask Senior Management what is an A player they don't know. If in their eyes your not deemed as an A player they would rather you leave, then spend time developing you. They recently re-decorated the office in an attempt to paint over the cracks. A lot of the team who had talent and experience have left and this has made them vulnerable.

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    Camelot Group2017-04-23
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Sinking ship"

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     in Bedford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Camelot Group for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Causes Some Great people to work with A day a month for development

    Cons

    No guidance All about profit return Employees are no longer valued

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    Camelot Group2017-03-17
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Retail Business Manager in Watford, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Camelot Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people are great, one day a month for development is a bonus. The company continues to evolve and this makes it exciting. The link to good causes gives you a real sense of reward and the company encourages you to get this link. Most years a bonus is achieved. New ideas and creativity is encouraged.

    Cons

    To many changes at once. There is a real determination to cut costs and run the business as lean as possible. The business is lacking a clear plan and some of the decisions made by the senior team have had a detrimental impact on sales. The external stakeholders who were foundation of this business have lost trust in the company. Flat structure within the sales team, little chance to progress.

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    Camelot Group2017-01-16
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Jump off the boat before it sinks!"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Watford, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Camelot Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Immediate team, great people, investment in personal development, contribution to good causes. Flexibility to work around childcare if required. Many roles can work from home.

    Cons

    Leadership team have no people/management skills, treated as a number rather than a person. CEO never takes time to get to know anyone outside of the leadership team. Retail leadership team really poor, no decision maker, no focus on retailers or players. Recent restructure lost really good employees due to arrogance of the company.

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    Camelot Group2016-08-30
  10. Helpful (8)

    "Once a fantastic company but now going down hill very fast.."

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Camelot Group

    Pros

    Great Brand, but losing trust with public and retailers alike Recently re-branded estate. Modern images. Returns to Good Causes 1 day of a month to focus on personal development Trying to embrace digital era, but a cost to retailer customer services & communication strategy

    Cons

    Simply too many to list, but here are a few.. Projects consistently over-run. No-body takes ownership Want to bring everything in-house but haven't got expertise to manage Incentives / Packages etc have been cut massively - you may be lucky to get an ice lolly in summer though. Bonuses cut massivley once 20% now 10% but into various categories and it even means there is a change you get nothing. Management class Camelot as a medium business therefore say paying medium packages.. IE quality of employee now recruited is poorer and i'd guess have a higher turnover of staff Service levels are very poor. Finance, Credit, on hold for hours, Retailers unhappy and feel neglected. Old values didn't need to change, they just needed enforcing. Majority of Senior Sales Team members, during recent restructure opted for the 'pots of death' in order to loose their positions and obtain a payout!

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    Camelot Group2016-07-01
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