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Pocket Kings Reviews

Updated 1 October 2018
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  1. "Maturing after a lot of change"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people, who are totally focusing to doing awesome things. Some of the most technically strong people I've ever worked with. Lots of interesting work with a range of technologies. Never dull!
    Lots of change in the last while - mostly for the good.
    Top of the range hardware - latest tools and kit.
    Good salaries, good bonuses, good perks.
    Great food! Lots of free snacks - both healthy and unhealthy - 'all you can drink' caffeine and soft drinks policy.

    Cons

    Pressure environment - they hire you because you either have the potential or are already a really strong developer - then they expect delivery. High expectations of people who join them.
    Fast moving and fast growing market - very competitive in the marketplace putting demands on the teams to deliver fast and accurate code. You'll either love it for the dynamic environment, or you weren't good enough to be here.
    Recognition can be slow to come.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more feedback to the teams - sometimes we're flying in the dark as to how well we're doing. Recruit more people fast!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Difficult environment"

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    Former Employee - Content Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Content Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pocket Kings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great salary, all the tools you'd need to do your job are provided, multi-cultural workforce. great perks and benefits.

    Cons

    Shark tank atmosphere, no knowledge sharing, aggressive colleagues, no comms from mgmt, no social side, location wasn't great. Lot of firings.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the staff

  3. "Great place to excel"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pocket Kings (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you worked hard and show an appetite for more, you were given opportunity to grow
    Invested in development of employee up skilling

    Cons

    Not a place to go for 9 to 5 work
    Lots expected over and above standard work rate

    Advice to Management

    Keeping rating in staff up skilling


  4. "Good exposure to technology but gone through some rough times"

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    Former Employee - Systems Architect in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Systems Architect in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Pocket Kings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of different languages and technologies make it an interesting place to learn.
    Chief Technical Architect is probably the best I have worked with. Both at technical and personal level.

    Cons

    Gone through some rough times
    Too much testosterone, and super stars.
    Career progression and lack of willingness to reward employees to their level/quality of contribution caused a good few people to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Get off the high horse, stop the politics. and come learn what is going on in the trenches.


  5. "Was good at the time"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at Pocket Kings (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, subsidised canteen, smart people

    Cons

    Bad management, legal issues, office politics


  6. "Gaming or Gambling"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pocket Kings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gourmet Lunch and free snacks

    Cons

    Nature of the business itself


  7. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pocket Kings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to organize your own time in order to reach targets. Ability to work closely with different teams on site and understanding of requirements.
    4 day week.

    Cons

    Weekend shifts are required and 10h shifts to compensate 4 day week.

    Advice to Management

    Give operators more opportunities to prove themselves and progress with the company

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Multinational Mafia Operation"

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    Current Employee - CS Agent in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - CS Agent in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pocket Kings full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good food. Did I say Good Food. Yes? Well, that's about the only positive thing which can be said about this stinky operation.

    Cons

    Incompetent management promoting nauseating business practices. Ugly work environment with continuous spying by sorry so called team leaders and KGB / Stasi like management who ordered you to lie to customers.

    Advice to Management

    Get a life!


  9. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pocket Kings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, good people to work with, young and fun.

    Cons

    Some manager are really uncompetent but I guess that is in every company


  10. "Worst company I worked so far"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Pocket Kings full-time

    Pros

    Good Package
    Food(this quickly went away after Black Friday)

    Cons

    Working atmosphere(sometimes felt like war zone)
    The only way to progress is to wait until people leave
    Management

    Advice to Management

    I hope PokerStars not going to make same mistakes.