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Sky Betting & Gaming Engineer Reviews

Updated 11 Oct 2019

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Sky Betting & Gaming CEO Ian Proctor
Ian Proctor
7 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work-life balance people culture location environment A truly great place to work, people and culture are fantastic.

    Cons

    Not enough meeting rooms break out space limited

    Advice to Management

    Act like you want us to be 'The Best' place to work

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-10-11
  2. "A tech company that also does betting and gaming"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Technology-first company - focus is on building and operating the best products. Very friendly to diversity. Actively puts effort into helping problem gamblers. Excellent pay, bonuses and benefits. Wealth of knowledgable colleagues, you'll always be learning. Heavy investment on personal development.

    Cons

    Feels like it's lost its way since the Stars Group purchased it. Strong lad culture. Most technical roles are filled by white men.

    Advice to Management

    There is a quiet culture shift going on away from how we used to be - you have to choose the culture you want us to experience and lead by example

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-09-11
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place To Work"

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

    I have been working at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    + Fantastic office environment purpose built around people + Rewards & recognition + Learning & Development (Ninja Fund of £1000 per person) + Culture. Genuinely great teams & people who want to do the right thing (no office politics) + Flexibility re working hours / remote working + Fast paced environment with loads of opportunities to progress + Good communication for such a large company. Lot's... of ways to find out what's going on in the company & ask questions direct to senior managers.

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    Cons

    - Some uncertainty since acquisition by Stars Group which can be unsettling

    Advice to Management

    Keep putting people at the centre of everything we do. Happy & engaged people generally do great work.

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-08-16
  4. "Great place to work."

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    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sky Betting & Gaming for more than a year

    Pros

    The people. Great range of tech areas to get involved in. Location. Nice offices. Overall good vibe.

    Cons

    Got a bit frosty and cliquy after the Stars Group takeover, with certain people being promoted/rewarded beyond their abilities, but that's big companies for you. Not everyone wants to work in online gambling.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it fun.

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-08-27
  5. "Fantastic place to work"

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

    I have been working at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, fantastic environment

    Cons

    No defined pay brackets for a specified role.

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-05-22

    Sky Betting & Gaming Response

    June 4, 2019Project Manager

    Thanks for leaving a review. Glad that you're enjoying you're colleague journey in our Sheffield office. All the best.

  6. "Fantastic company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, great people and fantastic leadership teams

    Cons

    Decoupling from old systems becomes slow due to policy restrictions.

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-04-05
  7. "Good chance to use the latest tech"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Software Engineer in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Uses the latest tech, good people

    Cons

    They are short sighted at times

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-03-10
  8. Helpful (8)

    "Poorly managed graduate scheme"

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    Current Employee - Software Academy Engineer in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some great people work here Decent benefits

    Cons

    Graduates treated like children with their feedback ignored. Told most important part of the job is to be 'brand ambassadors' or to positively advertise the company - people who do this get rewarded. Higher ups don't care about the employees and reward people they are friends with rather than those who deserve it.

    Advice to Management

    Try and care more about the people who do the actual work and make the company money. Stop allowing people in high positions to employ their friends even if they are not competent at the job they are given

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-02-26
  9. "Good place to work generally"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Relatively good pay - Good bonus/perks - Exciting high volumes of traffic - Work with and learn from lots of intelligent people - Helpful culture

    Cons

    - Can be too delivery/velocity focused - Senior management favour some parts of the business over others

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on deadlines/velocity and more on value delivered, to customers or other members of staff.

    Sky Betting & Gaming2018-12-10
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Graduate Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Developing your own skills is very important to the company Learn something new every day Very friendly atmosphere Really love coming into work A lot of benefits, such as the gym and private healthcare

    Cons

    No parking available on site

    Sky Betting & Gaming2018-03-09

    Sky Betting & Gaming Response

    April 12, 2018Project Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about life at SBG. Its nice to hear that our commitment to people development is helping you learn new skills at work. Our culture comes from our people, so it's a big thankyou to everyone for creating a friendly atmosphere! We're working on the parking situation in Leeds - as you know it's a bit of a squeeze in WP! Thanks again.

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