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Sky Betting & Gaming Reviews

Updated 4 February 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)

    "Fantastic environment!"

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    • 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


  2. "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.


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

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    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


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Cannot recommend enough"

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    • 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.


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

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    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


  7. "Operations Graduate Scheme"

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    Current Employee - Operations Graduate in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Operations Graduate in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom to explore different areas of the business you are interested in - all managers listen to where you think you are best suited and will get you into the necessary places in order to achieve that.

    Open mindedness - All staff are open to how processes can be improved and there is a genuine appreciation for constructive criticism.

    Interesting - If you're interested in sports and gambling then it's a bit of a no brainer it means work chat when out the office isn't boring!

    Growth - The business is expanding and it's a very exciting time to be at the company! Anybody who has ever worked in a declining retailer or industry knows how miserable meetings can be when business is bad.

    Cons

    Due to the speed at which the company is growing it is sometimes hard to allocate enough time to graduates who need guidance.

    Advice to Management

    Apply a less senior point of contact to the grads throughout their rotations so they don't have to bother line managers who are too busy.

    Keep the culture that has got the company where it is today. Really strong motivated workforce that shows at every level.


  8. "Amazing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Advisor in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Art Advisor in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly approachable team, benefits, bonus, progression

    Cons

    Haven’t come across a negative


  9. "Best company by miles"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - 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

    The company believes in it's people and drives them to strive for greatness. Progression is encouraged and the tools and knowledge needed are provided to make it a reachable target.
    Great people to work with.
    Brilliant working environment with many perks and surprises.

    Cons

    None to mention very happy

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the fun working environment and providing tools to help people reach their potential.


  10. "Graduate Scheme Review - Finance"

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

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

    Pros

    International Exposure, Study Package, Responsibility, Great Culture, Fantastic People, Fast moving and supportive programs.

    Cons

    No cons to date, great company.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the great culture as the business grows.


  11. "Best place to kick-off and develop your career"

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

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

    Pros

    Fun and friendly atmosphere

    Endlessly supportive management teams

    Creative culture that encourages ideas from anywhere in the business

    Great benefits

    Cons

    Heavy focus on highly optimistic weekly results targets can (at times) restrain long term planning

    Advice to Management

    - Loosen fixation on hitting weekly results and consider long-term initiatives to help improve over time.


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