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Sky Betting & Gaming Leeds Reviews

Updated 12 Jun 2019

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Sky Betting & Gaming CEO Ian Proctor
Ian Proctor
6 Ratings
  1. "Wonderful Place to work"

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

    I have been working at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Culture/Good progression opportunities and an ambition to make it a great place to work

    Cons

    Hard to get a meeting room!

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-03-18
  2. "Good company, great perks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perks - Free Sky TV full package, discounted SkyMobile tariffs, health check-ups, gym membership, free fruit. Great people & ethic. Subsidised taxi travel to/from office during unsociable hours shifts

    Cons

    Hours can be unsociable, not always recognised for effort.

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-05-20

    Sky Betting & Gaming Response

    June 4, 2019Project Manager

    Thanks a lot for your feedback, really happy that you're getting the most out of the benefits we have on offer. Sorry that you feel the hours are unsociable. We do try to make sure that colleagues aren't always working the unsociable shifts. But due to the nature of what we do, ...

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  3. "Stars have destroyed it - toxic culture"

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

    I worked at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Used to be a great place to work with a great people focused culture and atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pay is low for the industry. Favouritism and politics are rife. There is basically nothing left now Stars have bought it. The culture clash is huge, you could have been proud to work at SBG, but Stars are just another massive gambling outfit who will stop at nothing for profit. Stars leadership are a joke and think they know better even though their culture is toxic, their products are poor and some of their leaders...

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    Advice to Management

    To SBG - leave before the ship sinks To Stars - it's too late, you've already ruined it

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-06-12
  4. "Not the same...."

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    Current Employee - Sof 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 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, flat structure, 10% L&D time

    Cons

    Taken over by Poker stars group, who have pretty much slowly destroyed the previous working culture. No focus on staff progression routes, salaries are dropping, bonus's scheme due to be under review next year. Lot's of redundancies, current staff have to pick up the work that still needs doing. Really stress full place to work at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Don't loose the people first culture, that is what made SBG what it is today.

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-05-19

    Sky Betting & Gaming Response

    June 4, 2019Project Manager

    Thanks for your feedback. We appreciate that in times of change, things can seem stressful. But our fantastic People & Support Tribe are here to help you with anything that's stopping you having a 5* experience at SBG. Please talk to your People Experience Manager or drop a line ...

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful place to work... almost."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    SBG has an excellent working environment which would rival any other high flying tech company. Marvellous benefits, perks and treats. Great community presence in Yorkshire and willingness to tackle inequality in the industry. Corporately speaking, you can feel as included or excluded as you want to.

    Cons

    Some “leadership” actions leave many of those in the trenches completely baffled. Decisions are made on little to no domain experience and often borne out of nepotism. This has a detrimental impact not only on day to day delivery but the morale of those expected to deliver. Couple that with a practically nonexistent forum for career management and progression (ironically, this is contrary to a huge investment in developing...

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    Advice to Management

    I once heard this quote which I will always associate with SBG: “Just because you shout the loudest doesn’t mean that you’re right”. Take time to actively talk to AND listen to the people around you and underneath you and make informed strategic decisions, some of which won’t be easy, instead of applying a shortsighted “shoot from the hip” approach because everyone gets hurt.

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-05-07
  6. "OK place to work..."

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice perks. Nice facilities. Some progression opportunities. Some nice people. The work can be interesting as it is a fast moving industry.

    Cons

    It is a culture built on favouritism rather than merit. Great inequality between job roles. Not just in pay which is expected but in how you are treated as a person, which is not. Other reviews have said this but a great many roles are filled by people who have no business doing them. I gave 3 stars to be nice but I did lean towards the 2.

    Advice to Management

    Value the folk at the bottom and they'll work hard for you.

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-05-09

    Sky Betting & Gaming Response

    June 4, 2019Project Manager

    Hi there, really appreciate your feedback. It's really important to us that we're open and transparent about what we need to improve on. Sorry to hear you've not had a 5* colleague experience at SBG. We'll make sure to pass your feedback on to our People Experience team. Thanks ...

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "New culture taking its toll!"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free gym and modern office

    Cons

    Dull atmosphere, lack of progression, uninspiring leadership, waiting for problems to happen and not being pro-active in identifying issues.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better staff, stop with the 8 hour working day, people are only productive for about 2, rest of the time is spent gambling

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-05-08
  8. Helpful (2)

    "A year ago would have been 5 stars"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * Arguably one of the most relaxed places I have worked in terms of working culture. * Great set of benefits. * Tribe culture means teams are empowered within their own teams to deliver without much corporate red tape. * Agile pedigree, lots of teams operating in different ways and more is being done to share that working * Work hard, play hard mentality with some great annual events * Lots of leadership will take...

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    Cons

    * Techies are treated like children that need to be pandered too the amount of money squirrelled away to allow techs to do what they want with tech instead of delivering valuable product is on the rise. There is a very unhealthy culture of tech having a say so with some pretty negative and non pragmatic people in senior roles. * Recent exodus of very well respected leaders that got SBG to where it was and unclear expectations...

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    Advice to Management

    * Just because someone is good at a tech role does not make them a leader, all too often you see strong techies without the skills needed to manage people and has led to several people I know leaving or moving in the business. Make sure those people are being supported to be good people managers (ideally before putting them in those positions) * Clearer direction needs to be given, emphasis on the word clear, lots is...

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    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-04-04
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Slowly becoming the same as every other company"

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    Former Employee - Service Operations Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fast paced tech company in an interesting sector.

    Cons

    Slowly becoming the same corporate culture as every other workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on D&I and more on just doing the work.

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-03-28
  10. "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
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