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Sky Betting & Gaming Reviews

Updated 4 February 2019
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Pros
  • "Relaxed environment, fast growth, good pay and great benefits" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Very committed to getting software right, line managers very supportive, plenty of opportunity for personal development, great benefits" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "The company has grown so quick seating within the office can sometimes be an issue as can getting meeting rooms" (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    One of the best things about working at SBG is the culture; it is very laid back with casual dress, flexible working hours and we are very social. The flexible working hours mean my work/life balance is better than it has ever been by far as it allows me to avoid a longer commute at rush hour. I love how social the business is too - we have regular social events as a team and also have bigger company-wide events like the races, charity ball and the gathering.
    SBG also has a great benefits package which includes a free gym membership at a gym across the road. This means I can exercise on my lunch break and therefore have more time to relax at home in the evening.
    Finally, SBG have really good opportunities for growth and personal development. Hard work is recognised and rewarded and there are loads of opportunities to learn new things.

    Cons

    There really aren't many downsides to working at SBG, although sometimes it feels like tech employees get preferential treatment over non-techies! For example the extra benefits they are entitled to.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change much! Be aware of preserving our culture as we continue to grow and ensure everyone is treated fairly.


  2. "Great tech team and culture"

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

    I have been working at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Lots of smart and motivated people
    - Collaborative and supportive environment
    - There's time and desire to automate manual effort
    - Teams have autonomy with just the right amount of central support
    - Great focus on learning and the development of people
    - Senior management are approachable and engaged

    Cons

    - Communication and co-ordination across many teams is hard
    - Office space can be noisy, depending on the area you work in

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on responsible gambling and remain open and honest with the communication.

  3. "Great company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with super-smart, creative, passionate people who want to do the right thing; always solving a different problem rather than having a routine; having the ability to make a difference and see rapid results; working in small, self-sufficient teams; working for a company actively committed to taking responsibility in the gambling sector.

    Cons

    In recent years the company has grown significantly, and some of the ways of working that were really successful as a smaller team haven't translated well to larger, geographically separate teams. Autonomy is good but at the cost of communication; teams would do well to share more about what they're working on.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to make that great culture of autonomy/mastery/purpose work within a growing company, and especially becoming part of a public, international group. Stay passionate, engaged, and proud of the work you do.


  4. "Unorganised graduate scheme"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good company culture, benefits package, approachable colleagues.

    Cons

    Unorganised graduate scheme which interferes with normal day to day team work.


  5. "Good place to work generally"

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

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

    Pros

    - Relatively good pay
    - Good bonus/perks
    - Exciting high volumes of traffic
    - Work with and learn from lots of intelligent people
    - Helpful culture

    Cons

    - Can be too delivery/velocity focused
    - Senior management favour some parts of the business over others

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on deadlines/velocity and more on value delivered, to customers or other members of staff.


  6. "Insight"

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

    I worked at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, some great career opportunities.

    Cons

    Lack of middle management training, with a surge in growth a lot of people were promoted that didn't have management skills which had a knock-on effect on those they were managing. Hopefully they've addressed this issue, the terrible manager I had is no longer a manager.
    Work-life balance wasn't good at all, you were expected to answer emails at all hours outside of your normal working hours and when I raised a concern that I was really struggling with time to get my work done, the head of the department said that others in the team worked a lot more hours than me. A 37.5 hour week was unheard of.


  7. "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package, including sky Q
    Approachable and engaging leadership team.
    No obvious hierarchy.

    Cons

    There aren't any cons as of yet.

  8. "Fantastic place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Ambitious but informal. Open to new ideas and ways of thinking. Flexible and open minded company.

    Cons

    Very fast paced environment that some people may struggle with if they like a lot of structure.


  9. "Contact centre Specialist"

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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

    Good pay, good benefits and good location

    Cons

    lack of training, and too stationary


  10. "Commercial Graduate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    Really Great Culture, Real responsibility with the support you need, Good Opportunity to rotate in placements around areas of interest. A fantastic start to your career in all honesty

    Cons

    Bit airy fairy, but it's a great place to work and nothing really sticks out as con

    Advice to Management

    As the company gets bigger and bigger focus on keeping the great culture