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Sky Betting & Gaming Reviews

Updated 19 March 2018
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Pros
  • It's a great environment to work in and extremely fast paced (in 5 reviews)

  • Relaxed environment, fast growth, good pay and great benefits (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Career progression isn't always clear (in 4 reviews)

  • None to mention of at the moment (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work in every way"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trader
    Current Employee - Trader
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The main aim of the company is to look after you

    Cons

    There aren't really any cons

    Sky Betting & Gaming Response

    12 Apr 2018 – Project Manager

    Thanks for the 5 stars and for taking the time to write this review! We really appreciate your feedback and we're happy to hear that you're enjoying yourself in the trading team.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Graduate Software Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Developing your own skills is very important to the company
    Learn something new every day
    Very friendly atmosphere
    Really love coming into work
    A lot of benefits, such as the gym and private healthcare

    Cons

    No parking available on site

    Sky Betting & Gaming Response

    12 Apr 2018 – Project Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about life at SBG. Its nice to hear that our commitment to people development is helping you learn new skills at work. Our culture comes from our... More

  3. "Great place to work with a real commitment to great software."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sky Betting & Gaming (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very committed to getting software right, line managers very supportive, plenty of opportunity for personal development, great benefits.

    Cons

    Some conflict between software & other areas of the business. Seems to be a high staff turnover for some reason.

    Advice to Management

    Conflict is always going to happen, but try to hide it better from the rest of the staff.

    Sky Betting & Gaming Response

    12 Apr 2018 – Project Manager

    Thanks for the review! Glad to hear you had a good experience at SBG.
    Our focus on technology is so important to us, and we wouldn't be where we are today without adopting a tech-led approach.
    As... More


  4. "This is how work life should be"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time

    Pros

    They understand we have a life outside of work and allow you to work around this with zero fuss.
    Benefits reflect how they really want to take care of your wellbeing.
    Bleeding edge technology means there's always fun work.

    Cons

    Carparking is expensive so you'll want to commute another way.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Keep it agile and prevent managers from slipping into micromanagement during times of stress.

    Sky Betting & Gaming Response

    12 Apr 2018 – Project Manager

    Really appreciate your feedback - thanks for taking the time to leave a review!
    Glad to hear that our commitment to our people is working for you :) We think that happy and engaged colleagues is... More


  5. "Utter Shambles At Lower Levels"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Risk Executive in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Risk Executive in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Reasonable Salary.
    Progression good if your face fits.
    Welcome box containing useful bits and pieces.

    Cons

    Shambolic lower level management.
    Teams completely disorganised and poor restructuring.
    Disgraceful training programme, terrible organisation.
    Spoken to like children by 'managers' barely out of nappies themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out your restructuring and training before you start bringing in streetwise staff who will understand your shortcomings. Appalling treatment of someone who has been in the industry for a long enough time to see your errors!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic environment!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for progress
    Supportive environment
    Fast paced
    Constantly evolving

    Cons

    Rates of pay for senior developers is a little below market


  7. "Great place to work!"

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

    I have been working at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Excellent social culture with regular events designed to bring together employees from different departments. This helps relationships grow and really brings us together as one team.
    - Approachable senior management team who always have time for employees regardless of the hierarchy. I feel as comfortable talking a director as I do my colleagues on the same level as me.
    - Everybody genuinely seem to care about our brand, it’s reputation, position in the market and achieving short, mid and long term goals.
    - Fantastic range of benefits for all staff. Something so simple as private medical cover which in most companies is available to senior managers is available to everybody.
    - Career progression is key and many people who start in the Contact Centre go on to play key roles in other departments, not making it what some may consider a ‘dead end job’.
    - The Gathering - one of the best working days of my life.

    Cons

    - Lots of financial information is starting to be restricted which, whilst I understand the reason behind it, doesn’t make me personally feel as involved as I used to do. I enjoyed daily business mix updates as it made me feel like it wasn’t just a company I worked for, but it was my company. The excitement of following results and seeing the impact they had on daily figures has gone which is a shame.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep the culture the way it is, even as we get bigger. The Gathering needs to happen every year.

  8. "Need to remeber their staff in their journey"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Fast paced
    All ideas listened to

    Cons

    Still a bit old boys club - this is a culture that needs to change
    So fast paced that at times don't stop to think about the staff and effects that changes may have

    Advice to Management

    Staff are your most valuable commodity - don't lose their respect


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Cannot recommend enough"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast moving company, following agile processes
    Tech is at the heart of concerns
    Feel valued and what I said is taken into consideration
    Proud to work somewhere that takes their social issues seriously, and tries to lead the way in responsible gambling
    Fantastic colleagues
    No seriously, utterly amazing colleagues
    "Now that" bonus scheme recognises contributions instantly
    Seemingly random "fun" things such as free breakfasts, lunches, or events really keep morale up

    Cons

    Marketing still has too much control over tech roadmaps (or rather, pushes tech out of it)
    Disparity between standards of office (LWP2 objectively worse than 6 and Sheffield) - but overall the standard is still incredibly high!
    If people aren't prepared to speak up or aren't "loud" personalities, they can be overlooked for career progression

    Advice to Management

    Stop recalculating targets! It's so disheartening to see "missed target by X", when actually we've smashed the original target at the beginning of the year - we've just missed the recalculated target(s). "But we've spent more money on marketing and people" that's not how targets work?! If you hit it, you hit it. By all means raise the bar, but don't pretend like the original didn't exist.

    Roadmaps change so much they're almost pointless doing (they're certainly pointless disseminating). It's almost Q3, and the roadmap still isn't finalised. If you make a roadmap, stick to it. Build some wiggle room in for the unexpected stuff.


  10. "Fully supported training plan and offer of a masters degree after 3 years"

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

    I have been working at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, fast growth, good pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Graduate training plan with Sheffield Hallam is still in its infancy


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