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Kambi Reviews

Updated 28 November 2018
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  1. "Perfect company to work for."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kambi full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Work Environment, Colleagues , Activities, State of the Art offices, Easy going atmosphere.

    Cons

    Salaries could be a little bit higher. A lot more people could be trusted working remotely.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and the high standards


  2. "Work with lovely people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 Kambi full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility in working hours
    Fun place to work
    Lots of autonomy in my role

    Cons

    Feeling of being constantly under pressure because there is so much going on all the time.

  3. "Experts in their specialism, awful at people management, leadership and running a business"

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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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is unofficially run by Swedes, so everyone is inherently lazy and with a 'tomorrow is another day' attitude. So it's a good place if you want to coast through your career and not have to work too hard.

    Cons

    Not for ambitious or career orientated people, nothing gets done, lots of gossip and everyone plays the 'blame game'.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  4. "Incredible. A cut above the rest"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous in London, England
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The home of insanely talented people in a fascinating, booming industry. Welcoming, enthusiastic colleagues, modern management with a scandinavian twist.

    Cons

    Free cheese and biscuits. my waste is taking a beating

    Advice to Management

    Be proud of what you have created..... keep it going


  5. "The place to be in bookmaking!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hammersmith, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hammersmith, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management are very supportive. Many training opportunities available. Modern office and friendly colleagues. A very multicultural firm.

    Cons

    The pay is below average for the industry, there is no extra pay for weekend work.

    Advice to Management

    Improve incentive structure. Other than that an amazing company!


  6. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - In-play Sports Trader in London, England
    Current Employee - In-play Sports Trader in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working in sport
    Flexible hours
    Intelligent colleagues
    Room for growth
    Management rewards hard work and talent

    Cons

    Weekend and evening work (although focusing on sport so not so bad)

    Advice to Management

    Focus on being a premium sports book and try avoid falling into the trap of copying industry standards.


  7. "Good company to work for!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 Kambi full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fruit 3 times a week
    Afternoon tea on Friday
    Great Christmas and summer parties
    Great colleagues
    Free coffee and tea

    Cons

    Parts of new management - not great!

  8. "can"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    plenty of travelling opportunities
    relatively free to self-manage
    nice facilities
    flexible working conditions

    Cons

    practically no development opportunities
    poor corporate comms
    increasing staff turnover
    relatively poor salary given its business and no good benefits

    Advice to Management

    improve business strategy and communications


  9. "In Play Sports Trader"

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    Former Employee - In-play Sports Trader in London, England
    Former Employee - In-play Sports Trader in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is relatively modern in terms of technology.

    There are a selection of decent hard working people there.

    Cons

    The first thing is the low pay, if you are considering a job in sports trading I would recommend looking at competitor salaries before working here. I was offered just £10.70 per hour (around £1 an hour more than McDonald's).

    The work life balance is awful, new starters are given a zero hour contract on the fixed hourly rate, this means in order to earn a decent monthly wage you have to put in as many hours as possible. Having worked in the industry a few years I realised I was needing to do 60 hour weeks to maintain a similar salary as my previous jobs which were the average 35-40 hour weeks. You are expected to work 3/4 weekends although I don't think there was any way of monitoring this. If you were an office favourite you could get as many as you want, where as someone working every weekend would get no credit for this.

    The company offers very little benefit/ incentives to employees. Whilst working there the most generous thing they offered was a cup of coffee and a few cakes on a Friday afternoon, though if you are a trader you will struggle to get any of this as they are left in the communal kitchen where a mad scramble ensues between staff to see who can get there the quickest.

    Management are very inexperienced, there is very little structure and the organisation seems poor. If you ever had a problem it was hard to raise it, and if so it would normally fall on deaf ears.

    I did work with some decent people but moral in the company is very low, most people do not talk to each other and I often went whole shifts without the person next to me saying a single word. There are a lot of different nationalities working here and people seem to stick to talking to who they know. Newcomers are not really made welcome.

    Do not apply here if you are an experienced trader, any ideas or methods you may suggest will be strongly rebutted, even if your solution would be more efficient than the Kambi methods. You will also be put to the bottom of the pile, despite being more qualified/ experienced than the majority of traders.

    Senior management are very sly. They will act friendly to your face but this is all for show, they are constantly firing people and offer starters zero hour contracts meaning that they can get rid of anyone at a moments notice (you have no rights)

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff better and keep them motivated, if you want good workers you have to reward them.

    Kambi Response

    14 Sep 2017 – HR Business Partner

    We are sorry your experience at Kambi wasn’t great.
    We offer many benefits to our permanent employees including private health membership, pension, subsidized gyms, fitness classes, summer parties... More


  10. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kambi full-time

    Pros

    Fast Growing Company
    Fun environment
    Multicultural
    work life balance is insanely good.

    Cons

    As it has grown, there it has become increasingly slow in getting things done