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Updated 8 Jun 2019

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Badoo CEO  Andrey Andreev
Andrey Andreev
62 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great perks, free food and massages(in 22 reviews)

  • "free lunches, breakfasts, massages, looooots of perks(in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "Russian run company - you'll be inundated with presents but then fired at a moment's notice(in 13 reviews)

  • "Career growth - I believe the company can do a better job here(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good for the short-term, but not to stay"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Badoo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Interesting projects, dating apps are fun to work on and contain a surprising breadth of challenges that will be applicable to a wide range of industries afterwards. - If you're a self-starter it's a great chance to dive in, get significant responsibilities right away and make an impact. I learned a lot in my time working there, but it was mostly self-taught. - If you're not already in the UK (or EU) they're one...

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    Cons

    - No shares/RSUs etc which is *insane.* Do not work long-term in any tech company that doesn't give you this. - Go back and read that first con again. It's really, really unacceptable they don't give you shares, and the pay is absolutely not high enough to make up for this. - While the senior product leadership was mostly good, the company needs more of it--more people with 8-10 years of experience to help bridge...

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    Advice to Management

    I enjoyed my time at Badoo and am thankful I had the opportunity to work there. But I left for very real reasons you need to address. I was not the first to leave over them, and I already haven't been the last. You're a tech company. Give your employees shares and hold yourselves more accountable to them or keep losing them.

    Badoo2019-06-09
  2. "Work hard play hard in every sense"

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    Former Employee - Product Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    With no doubt if you are looking to learn and grow technically this is an amazing place to do so. The Tech, BI and Product teams are top notch and now as a former employee I can see how good things were and how smartly and advanced Badoo works. I know many people who left Badoo to go to tech companies like Google, Facebook, Skyscanner, Amazon, etc. and others going to very promising start ups around the globe! This...

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    Cons

    I still think the way we worked was good for the business but not for the individual. We would have times when we had to push our limits to the very last - great to learn and grow but not so great if you want to stay in a place for a bit longer. Progression and development is not something transparent for the employees and even if we get salary increases, there is no understanding how we can move up the ladder or...

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    Badoo2019-05-31

    Badoo Response

    June 7, 2019HR Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate your feedback. It's great to hear you've learnt and developed during your time at Badoo. You're right regarding our purpose, we have made a lot of investment in this area and have recently launched our new brand proposition. ...

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  3. "Software Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, good salary, high level of the autonomy and good atmosphere in the team. In my opinion it’s one of the best places to work in London.

    Cons

    Compensation level highly depends on the monthly performance, so you need to maintain a fast pace at your work. At the same time it keeps the whole team focused.

    Badoo2019-05-19

    Badoo Response

    June 7, 2019HR Manager

    Thank you for your kind words – don’t forget you get incentivised when you refer your friends! You can also share your positive experiences at work on social media, don’t forget to #badoo

  4. "Great place to work and learn!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Badoo full-time

    Pros

    Startup culture Good leaning curve Excellent benefits

    Cons

    - - - - -

    Badoo2019-04-12

    Badoo Response

    April 24, 2019Badoo

    Thanks for your feedback, it’s great to hear that you are enjoying your time with us. You can #Badoo some of the joys of our employee perks on social media. Don’t forget we also offer a great referral scheme and are always looking for great talent to join the Badoo family.

  5. "Great company to work for as a Designer"

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    Former Employee - Product Designer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perks - pretty much everything that you can think of, hard to find other companies in London to offer you the same. Few of them are private medical and dental insurances, all day meals provided in the office, kitchen full with snacks and drinks, and many more ... my personal favourite one was the daily 5 min massage at your desk. Team - the design team is a strategic part of the product and company. There are a lot...

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    Cons

    Fast moving - sometimes this can be a bit overwhelming, management moves from one idea to another. Career growth - I believe the company can do a better job here.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with people in lower levels. Communicate more the vision and product direction.

    Badoo2019-04-11

    Badoo Response

    April 24, 2019Badoo

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review about our perks, team and company. We strive to ensure that we deliver a great employee experience and will pass your feedback on to the relevant teams. Wishing you success in your future career.

  6. "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing company and people probably the best place I have been in terms of my career. Exciting things happening Cool and you people The company really take care of the employees.

    Cons

    Not many and I am happy where I am :)

    Badoo2019-04-09

    Badoo Response

    April 24, 2019Badoo

    Thank you for your kind words – don’t forget you get incentivised when you refer your friends! You can also share your positive experiences at work on social media, don’t forget to #badoo

  7. "Great company and people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Designer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a designer you can influence products a lot. The team always expect from you a top-notch work done in a timely manner. Here you can become an effective problem-solver and raise your knowledge ho to build successful mobile apps for people. - Mission-drived social projects - Minimum bureaucracy - Talented people - Freedom in methods, tools, approaches - Amazing lunches, fabulous team-buildings, positive culture...

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    Cons

    Remote-friendliness can be a bit more friendly. Also giving a critique can be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Focus a bit more on leadership, expectations and processes.

    Badoo2019-04-05

    Badoo Response

    April 24, 2019Badoo

    Thank you for your kind words – don’t forget you get incentivised when you refer your friends! You can also share your positive experiences at work on social media, don’t forget to #badoo

  8. "A truly great place to grow as a Designer"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    • Modernistic company – always up-to-date with the trends and technology, culturally-rich and open environment, you are not forced to stay in one place the whole day to work. • You are well-looked after – the perks are unparalleled: food of all sorts day in, day out, massages, health and wellbeing events, private medical and dental insurances, to name a few. You work hard, and you also get to play hard. We throw big...

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    Cons

    • Immensely fast-paced that sometimes you lack the time to properly explore some projects, though we do go back to them most of the time to constantly improve our work. • We have a pool of strong-minded individuals who are very tenacious with their ideas and opinions, which can cause friction most of the time. However, with enough evidence and arguments about your confidence with where you stand with your work, it...

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    Advice to Management

    I have been at Badoo for nearly 2 years now and I can say that it has improved massively, and it is now so different to how it was painted on really old reviews here. Keep on going, things are getting much better, and I appreciate how I am seeing more and more women in the company 💪

    Badoo2019-04-05

    Badoo Response

    April 24, 2019Badoo

    Thanks for your feedback, it’s great to hear that you are enjoying your time with us. You can #Badoo some of the joys of our employee perks on social media. Don’t forget we also offer a great referral scheme and are always looking for great talent to join the Badoo family.

  9. "Winning Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The investment in people, from healthy catered meals which include, breakfast, lunch, tea time and dinner through to food that you can grab on the go and unlimited beverages. Another great perk is weekly onsite beauty treatments and a daily 5 minute massage at my desk which poses minimal disruption to my day whilst keeping me energised. Whilst these perks make me more productive and from a business point of view, bring...

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    Cons

    Honestly, I can't think of any.

    Badoo2019-04-03

    Badoo Response

    April 24, 2019Badoo

    Thanks for your feedback, it’s great to hear that you are enjoying your time with us. You can #Badoo some of the joys of our employee perks that you've mentioned on social media. Don’t forget we also offer a great referral scheme and are always looking for great talent to join the ...

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  10. Helpful (5)

    "Bullies, cowards & keyboard warriors..."

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

    I worked at Badoo full-time

    Pros

    I hate to leave negative feedback but truth has to be told. As great as the benefits are, it is not enough to cover up the bad practice that takes place. Very little consideration for their employees welfare. If you are not part of the elite Russian (& Italian) management community, you do not have a voice and you are very disposable. If your voice poses an alternative to the "norm" then this is a huge problem and...

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    Cons

    Great benefits and some amazing people

    Advice to Management

    My heart goes out to some of the hard working managers / employees that are used as punching bags, instructed bearer of bad news, unappreciated, and first to blame if anything goes wrong. Maybe management should question why the turnover rate if so high? Rather than finding the roots of internal issues, they scold all departments and find excuses. Listen to the voice of your employees. Dont just hear, but LISTEN and...

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    Badoo2019-05-02

    Badoo Response

    June 7, 2019HR Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we always recommend discussing any issues with your line manager or HR, I can see that you are no longer with Badoo and wish we could have discussed these issues to improve your experience during your time with us. We wish you the ...

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