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OpenBet Reviews

Updated Dec 6, 2019

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3.4
72%
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OpenBet Group Chief Executive, Digital Jordan Levin (no image)
Jordan Levin
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  • "One might get stuck working on old legacy systems/languages (TCL)(in 27 reviews)

  • "Very disorganized - constant reorganization and low retention on senior management positions(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Not great, not terrible"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OpenBet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance The management within Australia is/was competent and cared about the employees Fun team to work with Really smart engineers Occasionally interesting problems arise and it's a fun challenge as an engineer to find a solution

    Cons

    Everything you heard about the tech being legacy is wrong. It's not legacy, it's ancient. You should be a paleontologist to be working with something that ancient. The primary language used is TCL and the database is Informix, enough said. Pay is much lower than what you could earn at competitors. Let's just say you are looking at a 25-30% raise if you switch jobs. The local management within Australia is great,... but I can't say the same about the ones at the top of the food chain. The company has been sold thrice in the few years I have been there. Their primary focus is constantly looking for higher bidders instead of focusing on making a sustainable product or rewriting the decades old code. The tech debt is, well let's just say at Chernobyl levels and it's a testament to the engineers that the product is still managing to hold well even though it's dated.

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    Advice to Management

    Focus on making the product better and pay your engineers what they are worth. Gradually rewrite the platform before it's too late to revive your TCL code base from the dead. Focus on employees which will eventually lead to happier developers and inturn happier customers.

    OpenBet2019-12-07
  2. "Nice place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at OpenBet full-time

    Pros

    People culture, offices, international exposure

    Cons

    Complex organization, minimum understanding of decision making process, limited documentation

    OpenBet2019-04-10
  3. "Great working environment"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Athens
    Recommends

    I have been working at OpenBet full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, great office and benefits, work life balance. Good career opportunities. Java teams

    Cons

    Legacy tech stack such as TCL

    OpenBet2019-02-24
  4. "Great working conditions but poor working content"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chiswick, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at OpenBet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great multicultural colleagues - Great working conditions - Good Benefits

    Cons

    - Outdated technologies and methodologies - Tasks set from external "customer" companies could end up being dull - Strict hierarchy could block new members from being involved in more interesting tasks

    OpenBet2019-03-01
  5. "Work life balanced"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at OpenBet full-time

    Pros

    Great vacation package. 3rd year reaches 6 weeks.

    Cons

    Try to get the highest salary because after that, there won't be much raise

    Advice to Management

    Make salary raises more competitive, otherwise employees will keep on leaving

    OpenBet2019-02-11
  6. "Friendly environment but Management issues"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OpenBet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Very friendly collaborative environment - Very good work/life balance

    Cons

    - Not good people's management - Medium to low salaries - Outdated technologies

    OpenBet2019-02-23
  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Athens
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OpenBet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Worklife balance Nice people Good attitude from the management

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons.

    OpenBet2019-02-07
  8. "Graduate Software Engineer"

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    Graduate Software Engineer in Chiswick, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at OpenBet for less than a year

    Pros

    + Really nice people in the company + Very flexible working hours + Very nice office + Training + Fun working enviroment + Nice location in Chiswick park

    Cons

    - Legacy tech stack (TCL, informix) - Customer focus

    Advice to Management

    My suggestion is to limitize the work in TCL only to the old developers and to try move quickly in Java.

    OpenBet2018-11-22
  9. "Good company overall"

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    Former Employee - SRE in Athens

    I worked at OpenBet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very relaxed environment, Good working hours, no overtime

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for salary progression

    OpenBet2018-11-02
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Nice people doing mundane tasks with outdated tools"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Athens

    I have been working at OpenBet full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Openbet has some really nice and friendly people. The company treats its employees well (at least by today's standards) and there's a general culture of openness and understanding which makes for a pleasant working environment. There are no forced overtimes, or excessively long hours, so you can have a healthy work-life balance. There are also opportunities to travel around the world which is a nice plus.

    Cons

    This company is "customer-centric" to a sick degree. The are two basic pillars in Openbet: 1) The customer is always right and 2) any technological advancements must be funded by a customer in order to be realized. On top of that, this is a big company. This means: ridiculously outdated tools, nightmarish monolithic code, bloated software products, lots of bureaucracy, chaotic communication between teams and lots... of repetitive and mundane tasks for developers.

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    Advice to Management

    It's time to invest on the actual technologies, tools & processes used in this company. It's a company that sells software after all.

    OpenBet2018-10-31
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