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  1. 2.0
    Former Employee

    poor leadership, heard they are doing better

    Feb 16, 2021 - Data Scientist in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    * experience with terrible management

    Cons

    * they literally have no women on their ds team -- such a boys club

    4 people found this review helpful
  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Fyre Festival 2.0

    Jul 7, 2020 - Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Decent salary and a lesson in political theatre

    Cons

    Company goal and vision is a constant moving target. Lots of hostility and lack of communication between departments. No respect or loyalty to employees. No clear path to growth within the company. I agree with almost all the cons from other reviewers so no need to repeat here. Honestly, if you’re thinking about joining think REAL hard and then run in the other direction.

    9 people found this review helpful
  3. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Doomed Company

    May 14, 2020 - Machine Learning Researcher in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The big boss finally fired the CEO's who destroyed the company.

    Cons

    So many that its far too much to list. Avoid like the plague.

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    8 people found this review helpful
  4. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Sinking Boat

    Apr 13, 2020 - Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    There was a good time many talented people gathered together and worked on innovative projects. When I joined the company, it had a very good culture and kind leadership. I worked with a lot of smart and brilliant people.

    Cons

    Leadership are not capable of making correct decisions. Always miss deadlines, change company's goal from B2B to B2C and then back to B2B, honestly they don't know what to do but layoff people to cut cost. A few months after layoff entire DS team of around 30 people, they again let go 50% employees with excuse of COVID-19. It's not surprising because current CEO is not technical at all and just want to save money. I was surprised that the CEO keep aggressively questioning a team lead during a weekly demo, being really not kind and treat employers as his servant/slave? Anyway, not worth joining now! And I think they will never be able to go back to its peak time. It was a very good place to work at before 2020. So I feel sad seeing the company now looks like a sinking boat. However, all my great/brilliant colleague has left the company so its a good time to leave.

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    19 people found this review helpful
  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    PLEASE TAKE CAUTION

    Apr 15, 2020 - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    there are absolutely no pros to this company.

    Cons

    Management looks lot for themseslves. No budgets.

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    14 people found this review helpful
  6. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Case Study in Poor Leadership

    Apr 10, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The only thing that used to be a pro was the promise of a booming sports betting industry, which got promptly boomer-remover'ed this past month

    Cons

    I think the cons have been thoroughly covered by other reviewers. The only thing I would disagree on is when people say this company will teach you a lot about office politics. That is false. Actual companies don't tolerate the naked backstabbing and favoritism of every kind that has occurred here on a regular basis. To anyone entertaining a job offer from this ticking SEC probe, try reaching out to a few former employees on LinkedIn and ask for a 10-minute phone call. Speak to people who worked different roles and different teams. You'll make up your mind real quick.

    13 people found this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Exciting company with many challenges

    Mar 6, 2020 - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    SimpleBet has a really interesting product and a talented team building it. The technology that they have built is extremely impressive. SimpleBet is comprised of some really smart people who are motivated by the company's vision and the current opportunity in the market.

    Cons

    SimpleBet has gone through many growing pains getting to where it is right now. Some of the cuts on the data science side were painful, but the company feels like it is on the right path now.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  8. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Political Hot Mess

    Apr 4, 2020 - Machine Learning Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    A few smart, decent people. You will get better at office politics.

    Cons

    I feel obligated to warn people to stay away from this company. In my career, I've worked at almost a dozen companies, and never have I felt more disgusted by leadership and even many rank-and-file employees. There is very little humanity, and employees are tremendously selfish - this has significant ramifications on your mental health. People are very opportunistic, and many employees, recognizing the technical deficiencies of the senior executive team, use small tech wins to sway leadership into ridiculous stances. For example, a couple engineers who were asked by leaders to complete a certain project, upon completion, convinced leadership to get rid of many talented technologists. They took control, commanded massive unwarranted pay increases, and even embarked on a campaign to change everyone's titles. Noticing the success of these two technologists' political games, other employees quickly began ingratiating themselves with leaders, lobbying for pay increases and firing their political enemies. This is a nasty group of people at SimpleBet, playing unprecedented politics. Finally, the senior leadership team burns money at magnificent levels, paying themselves millions a year, for doing almost nothing useful except deluding investors.

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    16 people found this review helpful
  9. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Young Team, Fun Culture, Startup Vibes

    Feb 24, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    By and large, SimpleBet is a team filled with young, hardworking professionals. They thinned out their ranks by filtering out a largely unneeded (yet impressive) DS team in a move that signaled that they accepted a mistake by hiring a team of that scale and are doubling down on their desire to put something of note out into the market place. Despite being a company for nearly two years, they are still clearly a startup (and startups are prone to making the kinds of mistakes they did). This isn't a negative thing - this is merely a byproduct of a young company in a field that hasn't really attempted anything like they are attempting now. You take a series of hardworking professionals, combined with a fun office environment and proximity to a major train station (easy commutes are a big win for a young company), and you have the laid groundwork for successful company of grinders that aren't going to be burnt out by the work anytime soon.

    Cons

    It seems like the major points of contention are the recent layoffs (I guess no one has ever worked at a startup before, welcome to the real world) and the unclear vision for the future. It's tough for an early-stage (even two years in) startup to have a set-in-stone foundation or vision for the future when the market they are in is trying to fundamentally change how it has historically operated. Enduring companies are not one trick ponies. Even if they'd had a successful first showcase or demo, you need to be malleable and be able to execute again and again. Failures are bound to happen with startups, that's simply a nature of the game. Market preferences, technological capabilities, and regulations change. Does SimpleBet have work to do? Absolutely. But that's to be expected. Do they still have a high ceiling if they succeed? One hundred percent.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  10. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Stay away

    Mar 25, 2020 -  
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The founders are really good at getting money at least initially.

    Cons

    I’ve seen many startups, and this is the worst. Too much politics. People are dishonest and play many dirty tricks either internally or externally. If you want to be a politician, come and get trained.

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    15 people found this review helpful
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