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92 Ratings
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  • "Long hours you can feel rushed to understand things at times(in 44 reviews)

  • "The recent merger with Paddy Power has made the company a lot less efficient by introducing levels of bureaucracy(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Paddy Power Betfair full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good HR system in paddy power

    Cons

    I can't think of any for now

    Advice to Management

    none

    Paddy Power Betfair2018-06-13
  2. "Nice people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Paddy Power Betfair full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, much better when it was only Paddy Power.

    Cons

    Very slow progression for international employee Low salaries

    Paddy Power Betfair2018-09-16
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Retail treated poorly"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Carrigaline
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Paddy Power Betfair full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very little pros with working for Paddy Power

    Cons

    Company treats staff like self stackers and lack of communication with the company preferences to online business rather than over the counter trading. The company pays pittance to staff and constantly told staff about profits when they told staff the couldn’t give pay rises

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff with respect and pay them properly

    Paddy Power Betfair2018-08-29
  4. Helpful (5)

    "A company living off previous triumphs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Paddy Power Betfair full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Paddy Power Betfair was a great place to work before the merger, smart people aligned with the company values/strategy. Currently the company is in disarray with lack of direction between the two brands Paddy Power and Betfair. Restructure is the solution to all of its problems rather than adding value to the customer.

    Cons

    Restructure every 3 months Lack of direction Salary Bonus Work/life balance Poor managers

    Advice to Management

    Look to add value to the customer and implement trust in the workplace. Looking for small wins internally will not help the company in the long run.

    Paddy Power Betfair2018-05-20
  5. Helpful (9)

    "A great place gone wrong!"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Paddy Power Betfair full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Before the merger, Paddy Power was an amazing place to work. Always fast paced and with a large workload but also fun, challenging and with a community feel. Post merger, none of this is left.

    Cons

    Everything. The salary and bonuses are nowhere near enough to compensate for the workload. Work/life balance doesn't exist. Even the pretense of "Great place to work" schemes aren't kept up anymore. People management doesn't exist. People are seen purely as a resource to bleed dry. The few managers who do focus on their people are sidelined or ignored. Advancement opportunities go to the teacher's pets and not the the ones actually doing the work. The culture has moved from a great environment to a cut-throat, political one that is not conducive to great work.

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    Advice to Management

    Don't just say it, actually focus on your people and listen to them.

    Paddy Power Betfair2018-05-15
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Staff morale has become toxic"

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    Current Employee - Retail Betting Assistant in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Paddy Power Betfair full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Colleagues are great. -Bonuses are fair for the industry. -SOME customers are nice. -Company values are good if management would implement them fairly.

    Cons

    -Long thankless working hours (no work/life balance) -Poor pay for long days/late working hours -Since merger with Betfair, staff are being treated like objects (Paddy Power "fun" is long gone!) -Working conditions change on a whim without consultation. Employees are expected to just deal with. -Staff morale is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Get your house in order, before it's too late.

    Paddy Power Betfair2018-05-04
  7. Helpful (7)

    "A shell of what it used to be"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Paddy Power Betfair full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It used to be one of the best places I have ever worked. Great atmosphere where innovation and and utilizing the bleeding edge of technology was encouraged. Met some great people there who are still good friends 5 years later. Employees were valued once upon a time and there was always some fun events taking place in the office and after work hours. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Since the merger, everything mentioned above is dead in the water. Its hard to believe that its the same company anymore. Most of the good people and talent were shown the door when betfair took over. It was not a "merger" as they would have you believe. In an effort to cut costs and keep the shareholders happy, the people who helped build the company were turfed out, and their work was outsourced to "low-cost" centers. The atmosphere during my last 2 months there was awful and from what I have heard from friends still working there, it's only gotten worse. Don't be fooled by the Paddy Power cheeky charm. It was a great company once, the best in fact, but not anymore. You missed the good times, look elsewhere.

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    Advice to Management

    The merger damaged the rep of this company very badly, make an effort to restore the fun and friendly atmosphere if you want people to stay, let alone attract new talent.

    Paddy Power Betfair2017-07-03
  8. Helpful (1)

    "End of an Era"

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    Former Employee - Sports Operator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Paddy Power Betfair full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pre Merger there was great people in the company that got things done. Good atmosphere. There was plenty of chances to progress higher up in the company. Good social outings. Good Bonuses and pay increases.

    Cons

    The merger. Well i call it a merger but it was really a takeover by Betfair. They took all the prominent roles and forced out all the hertiage staff of Paddy Power. They seem to be outsouring all the roles they can to cheaper labour countries. A lot of departments just made redundant after the merger without having the decency to say it to the people affected face to face. Finding out by rumours is appalling behaviour. Company also ran for benefit of the 9 to 5, Monday to Friday people. The fact that the money is being made by people who work evenings and weekends seems to be ignored. The canteen food is awful and despite being a canteen for all staff it stops serving food at 7pm mon to friday and 3pm on weekends. Its overpriced for the quality too.

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    Advice to Management

    Its too late now to say anything to you as you never listened before to the feedback from your "great place to work" surveys. Thats some banter if i ever heard some. The damage has been done. It may not show straight away as you can probbably ride the coatails of the people you made redudant success for a while yet.

    Paddy Power Betfair2017-04-11
  9. "Great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Paddy Power Betfair full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A fast paced growing company with lots of possibilities. Online gaming is an expanding market and Paddy Power Betfair is leading the way in innovation. There is a young and vibrant atmosphere with a lot of benefits.

    Cons

    At times it can feel as though management are too insular and there is a "need to know" culture.

    Advice to Management

    Keep changing and innovating.

    Paddy Power Betfair2017-02-23
  10. "A shadow of it's former self"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Paddy Power Betfair full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some good people still left from the pre-merger paddy power. Some teams using great technologies which helps to keep things interesting. Flexi time is nice. The coffee shop is good. Good location (for now... rumours of the HQ moving to citywest).

    Cons

    A lot of good people jumping ship post merger. The company use to have a great reputation for being fun to work for, sadly since the merger the atmosphere and 'fun' has completely died out. Even the 'Values' that they've recently redefined have removed fun in place of 'low ego'... haha still funny to say out loud. In the technology department, there's limited capacity for progress, i.e. there's not many ways to move up from the position you land. Lack of innovation in terms of technologies, there's a strong resistance to change. The company is looking for more and more ways to move work out of Dublin to cheaper offshore locations. The canteen is the worst, the only thing they can't mess up is the sandwiches. They're not willing to invest in employees to help train and upskill them (conferences, trainings, certifications etc...) a lot of talk in reviews and catch ups but nothing comes of it. Really, it's just sad to see such a legend of a company slowly morph into a shell of its former self. There's many a tale of the good old days from those who have been around a while, and it's a real shame to see where it is now, and where it's heading.

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    Advice to Management

    Remember to take a look back to where you've come from, and remember it's what got you to where you are now. Invest in the good people you have.

    Paddy Power Betfair2017-01-11
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