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Updated 15 October 2018
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Pros
  • "Free drinks, awesome parties, gym close to the office, great location" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, Nice people, Chilled" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Little possibilities of career progression" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Working from home is generally frowned upon" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Amazing Company to Work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cares about employees
    Listens
    Engaging work
    Competitve environment
    Recognises achievement

    Cons

    -Unconventional training
    Cliques but this is just part of office life.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Amazing workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gamesys full-time

    Pros

    * great work life balance

    Cons

    * no huge growth in career

  3. "Backend developer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people,
    Great perks,
    Awesome social events,
    Great office
    Cool tech stack

    Cons

    Sometimes teams have problems organizing themselves
    Bonus scheme can be very complicated
    No time for tech debt and get things done

    Advice to Management

    At times it can be difficult to stay motivated, depending on team more time to experiment and let developers own their own projects and a chance to demonstrate their potential


  4. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Gamesys full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced, exciting workplace, challenging (in a good way) work, excellent bonus and LTIP, fantastic colleagues, great location

    Cons

    Office space (desks) are small and poor facilities (not enough toilets (seriously)). Limited career progression.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing but please move to a better specked office.

    Gamesys Response

    16 Oct 2018 – HR Administrator

    Thanks for your comments! Point about toilets understood and already raised with Landlords, but duly noted in terms of importance.


  5. "Great community and social environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people
    Great perks
    Great social life
    Nice office settings and location

    Cons

    Slow legacy technology
    Not very innovative


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Fun but disappointing"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent bonus scheme, fun summer and Christmas parties, generally friendly people, very liberal. London office is in an excellent location.

    Cons

    Little room for progression, ridiculous lack of toilets in the London office (seriously!) Not always provided with the necessary tools to do the job properly.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Former Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is making some money

    Cons

    Awful company. Poor leadership from CEO down. Worked with sportsbook project that was quite possibly the worst organization I’ve seen. Company like to do a lot of PR about how good the place is to work but it’s an old boys network with incompetent management who are friends of the founder. Avoid like a bad plague

    Advice to Management

    Start telling the truth and remove those in positions who are leading projects that lead to you wasting millions (CTO). Stop cramming people in like battery farmed hens, particularly 4th floor

    Gamesys Response

    20 Sep 2018 – HR Administrator

    We feel crap you had a bad experience at Gamesys. We are always learning and we will continue on that journey.

  8. "Amazing environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gamesys full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, amazing benefits (bonus, discount schemes and parties).
    Fun, diverse and thriving working environment.
    Unique outlook on the world of gaming/general business - there’s no fuddy-duddies here!

    Cons

    Task Priorities can get a little lost along the way but what business does that not happen to?


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great company - slow progression"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gamesys full-time

    Pros

    great culture, great people, lovely office and location

    Cons

    pay isn't amazing and progression is very slow. A lot of totally unqualified people in high places.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Growing pains"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gamesys full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The owner, the board, and the perks. Lots of opportunity for progression. It's a fantastic place to work if you're in the right department.

    Cons

    Middle management, lots of the company values trickle down from the top and stop there.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more like the owner and board.


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