OpenBet Reviews

Updated 6 Jun 2020

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3.1
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OpenBet Group Chief Executive, Digital Jordan Levin (no image)
Jordan Levin
2 Ratings
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  • "Very disorganized - constant reorganization and low retention on senior management positions(in 13 reviews)

  • "Lack of pay rises across the board(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "All about the money - It's a Non-Technical Company"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Athens
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Normal corporate benefits - Normal salaries

    Cons

    If you are in a place were paying you on time and giving you normal benefits, such as 14 salaries, paid time-off, flexible hours, starts to be considered Pros, then you are in the wrong company. There is a huge lack of responsibility for several technical matters, people holding the pure management positions have no serious experience or skills. In reality, that leads to a place were everybody has an opinion, but nobody takes responsibility. It is a major problem to solve and I do think it can be solved unless people that have key roles are changed/replaced. You cannot have Senior Management with degrees and background in anything else but Software Engineering, just because they come cheaper or because nobody else will come to work for you. You need to step up and take this seriously. The most obvious to an engineer is that Product Managers are more than actual engineers, which does not make sense. Especially, when you lack people to test software or you delay big customer projects.

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  2. COVID-19
    Helpful (4)

    "Bad management decisions"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Athens
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at OpenBet full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    In normal circumstances it is generally a good place to work. Flexible working schedule, good work/life balance, nice working environment.

    Cons

    At the time of need (COVID-19 crisis), the company didn't seem to care about its employees and took immediate actions to reduce its loss by firing people, reducing payments and applying furloughs.

  3. "Not great, not terrible"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  4. "Nice place to start your career"

    3.0
    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

  5. "Great working environment"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    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

  6. "Great working conditions but poor working content"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  7. "Work life balanced"

    4.0
    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

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  8. "Friendly environment but Management issues"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    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

  9. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  10. "Graduate Software Engineer"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    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

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