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Updated 8 November 2018
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Pros
  • "Great and Supportive Working Environment" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Fantastic benefits, great office, really good work life balance" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very disorganized - constant reorganization and low retention on senior management positions" (in 14 reviews)

  • "A bit legendary and rusty technology stack" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Software Engineer"

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

    I have been working at OpenBet full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits, great office, really good work life balance. Free fruit is a big plus. Exciting to grow at such a quick pace.

    Cons

    One might get stuck working on old legacy systems/languages (TCL). Other than that I can't think of any cons


  2. "Corporate environment within a gaming company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OpenBet full-time

    Pros

    Market leader in industry, good product

    Cons

    The employee who have been there for 5+ years are treated completely differently to those who are new.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire people from different industries and at a variety of ages from L4 upwards

  3. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OpenBet full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Worked in Openbet for over 7 years. There are many opportunities within the organisation to grow. Chiswick business park is great place to work in.

    Cons

    Salary is considerably low as compared to other technology companies in London. Most of the technology is out dated but I think Openbet has made good effort in last few years to incorporate new technology.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "No words really..."

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    Current Employee - Lead in London, England
    Current Employee - Lead in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OpenBet full-time

    Pros

    If you can go do this, you can pretty much do anything!

    Cons

    Chaos! Chaos! Chaos! Never ever have a I worked in such a chaotic place where senior managers fight each other for resources but you get the blame for not delivering when they take all your resources away! Zero listening from management, and lots and lots and lots of blaming!
    Steer clear..

    Advice to Management

    Go work somewhere else ...


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Ordinary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at OpenBet full-time

    Pros

    Nothing to talk about really

    Cons

    Chaos and no direction at all


  6. "Sucesss"

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    Current Employee - Project Administrator in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Administrator in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Proffesional Young enviroment. Good career oportunities. Good salaries and ok benefits including insurances n pension plan, and other benefits like nursery vouchers

    Cons

    No cons yet. Friendly welcome, well planned training period. All the team members help new recruits. Nice Office and in House services

    Advice to Management

    NA


  7. "First job experience"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer L1 in Elephant & Castle, England
    Former Employee - Software Engineer L1 in Elephant & Castle, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very casual and friendly work environment.
    - Highly intelligent team to learn from.
    - Aljay, a true genius. I would hire that man for £100k to lead my team.
    - Decent benefits.

    Cons

    - Variable workload as it is dependent on clients.

  8. "Great company!"

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

    I have been working at OpenBet full-time

    Pros

    Very diverse culture, great benefits, great remuneration overall. I am actually surprised by some of the negative reviews. Completely undeserved.

    It's set in a really lovely and peaceful business park which also has some enjoyable perks. Food stalls, events etc

    More perk: Ping pong room, Pool room, PS4, library resting area, free coffee, free fizzy drinks, discounted tier 1 virgin gym, flexible working hours, canteen with sandwiches and hot food, freebie fridays, excellent pension

    Cons

    Very big a spacious office, so parts can get quiet. Other than that I can not think of anything else bad to say.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Don't waste your time"

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

    I worked at OpenBet full-time

    Pros

    Nice gaming area
    Chiswick business park is a good area
    Gym discount

    Cons

    Terrible management and mentors
    Expect to be thrown into the deep end with no assistance whatsoever
    Will lie and tell you, your doing good up until the work is to be submitted
    Works on tcl - and for those who know tcl, they don't even have the most up to date version
    Vim is the IDE and good luck asking for help
    Extremely low wage
    Get given monthly bonuses of cupcakes or free desert, but no money

    Advice to Management

    Cop on!!
    You are a successful company, grow your tech base and reward your employees.

    To anyone looking to start - This was my first developers position, it was all I got offered. If you are in the same position as I was, I would say join and get experience as probation is 6 months. If you like the low wage and outdated tech, then by all means stay, but I would advise you to use them for everything they have, build up your skillset and move on. Thats what I had done and I walked into a job with a much better stack and a lot bigger wage.


  10. "Java Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OpenBet full-time

    Pros

    Corporate environment and technically capable colleagues

    Cons

    Legacy Systems and single focus or market

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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