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Sky Betting & Gaming Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 11 Sep 2019

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Sky Betting & Gaming CEO Ian Proctor
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  1. "A tech company that also does betting and gaming"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Technology-first company - focus is on building and operating the best products. Very friendly to diversity. Actively puts effort into helping problem gamblers. Excellent pay, bonuses and benefits. Wealth of knowledgable colleagues, you'll always be learning. Heavy investment on personal development.

    Cons

    Feels like it's lost its way since the Stars Group purchased it. Strong lad culture. Most technical roles are filled by white men.

    Advice to Management

    There is a quiet culture shift going on away from how we used to be - you have to choose the culture you want us to experience and lead by example

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-09-11
  2. "Fantastic place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, fantastic environment

    Cons

    No defined pay brackets for a specified role.

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-05-22
  3. "Great place to work with a real commitment to great software."

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    Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sky Betting & Gaming for 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 & Gaming2018-03-02
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Cannot recommend enough"

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

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

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    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.

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    Sky Betting & Gaming2017-12-19
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