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Sky Betting & Gaming Leeds Reviews

Updated 9 Jul 2019

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Sky Betting & Gaming CEO Ian Proctor
Ian Proctor
8 Ratings
  1. "Company Impressions"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst 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

    Culture is fantastic. Feels like everyone is pulling in the same direction. And it helps if you are sports mad

    Cons

    Missed out on a Mac!

    Advice to Management

    Can see some big challenges ahead, but to maintain and enhance this culture

    Sky Betting & Gaming2018-07-11
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Technology Resourcer 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

    One of the best things about working at SBG is the culture; it is very laid back with casual dress, flexible working hours and we are very social. The flexible working hours mean my work/life balance is better than it has ever been by far as it allows me to avoid a longer commute at rush hour. I love how social the business is too - we have regular social events as a team and also have bigger company-wide events like...

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    Cons

    There really aren't many downsides to working at SBG, although sometimes it feels like tech employees get preferential treatment over non-techies! For example the extra benefits they are entitled to.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change much! Be aware of preserving our culture as we continue to grow and ensure everyone is treated fairly.

    Sky Betting & Gaming2018-06-22
  3. "Valued and free to achieve"

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    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vibrant, exciting, fast-paced. A place to think big and really achieve things you couldn't in other businesses. People have really strong ideas and are able to put them into practice with the calibre of colleague who can support and unlock potential.

    Cons

    If you're not a strong character able to shape your own agenda it could be too free for some people.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let it get corporate

    Sky Betting & Gaming2018-06-19
  4. "One Team!"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Resourcer in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic Work Culture - The calendar is bursting with events to engage employees, reward hard work and support external organisations; for example The Gathering, York Races and charity fundraisers such as The Leeds 10k and Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. Development Opportunities - There are numerous initiatives in place to learn a new skill, whether it's taking up a German/Italian language course or learning how to...

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    Cons

    Parking - It is very expensive to park in Leeds. It would be great if we could have subsidised car parking at a reasonable rate.

    Sky Betting & Gaming2018-06-13
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Ops don't care about employees"

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    Current Employee - Customer Support in Leeds, England

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

    Pros

    Rest of company other than Customer Ops

    Cons

    Customer Ops Centre min wage + <20% for unsocial hours which cover 19 hours a day (7am to 2am), 365 days a year with no extra for bank hols, any 5 of 7 days with days off not usually consecutive or including a weekend day. 1 week notice during probation 2 weeks after. 3 month probation with majority of cust ops staff getting a 3 month extension. Worked 140 hours overtime in a month or so, no feedback. Getting nearer...

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    Advice to Management

    Check your Customer Ops embedded bad practices

    Sky Betting & Gaming2018-07-12

    Sky Betting & Gaming Response

    July 19, 2018Project Manager

    Thanks for your review. We're sorry you’ve not enjoyed the employee experience at SBG. You’re right that we are absolutely customer obsessed. To provide the 24-hour service support that we pride ourselves on, it means that we have to be on the ball. Our customer experience advisors ...

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  6. "Unique culture. Exciting work. Great benefits."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The focus placed on people is noticeable as soon as you walk in the building. There's lots of opportunities to progress, countless courses to learn something new. Flexible working available and encouraged, the office environment is relaxed and friendly - and the work is fast paced and exciting. I'm paid well, there's a fantastic benefits package, free fruit every morning, an approachable leadership team, 2x free books...

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    Cons

    Greater diversity in the leadership team. However, this is something they've acknowledged they're working on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being transparent. The business has communicated clearly to people it's focus on safer gambling - acknowledging that whilst it may harm income, its the right thing to do. Instils a greater sense of pride in what you do.

    Sky Betting & Gaming2018-06-04
  7. "Amazing place to work."

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    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Analyst 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

    - There is a real caring attitude towards the development of their staff. - The benefits package for the company is amazing and is better than anything ive ever seen or been offered. - There is a real family feel to the company, everyone talks to you as though you're on the same level as them from the CEO right down to customer service operators which for a company this size is unusual to see. - The management genuinely...

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    Cons

    - The company has grown so quick seating within the office can sometimes be an issue as can getting meeting rooms.

    Sky Betting & Gaming2018-05-14
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Pretty terrible"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Company is ambitious to use new technology.

    Cons

    Pretty much everything else. Departments struggle to implement projects sensibly - lots of hype, little delivery. Constant team turnover - the only people who stay are those who are blindly bought into the company image rather than those with broad experience and knowledge of what it takes to actually write good code. Company culture is macho, driven by overwhelmingly white, male upper management - terrible anywhere,...

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    Sky Betting & Gaming2018-06-12
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    You’ve got huge amounts of autonomy and SBG isn’t wrapped up in processes or policies, it does its utmost to remain people centric. There's always something happening in the office, whether it's a talk, incentive or competition

    Cons

    Given it’s start up feel people can sometimes be incredibly unprofessional or lacking in emotional maturity and no one ever seems to call those behaviours out so that the company can appropriately scale.

    Advice to Management

    Place more emphasis on behaviours because when you strip back the word culture, it is how things are done and how people treat each other.

    Sky Betting & Gaming2018-04-29
  10. "A real tech company with cutting edge products and ways of working"

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

    I have been working at Sky Betting & Gaming full-time

    Pros

    Trusting, flexible, agile and dedicated to providing the best Gaming and Betting services out there.

    Cons

    A lot to learn in your first few months but worth it on the other wise of the learning curve

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the culture and keep on encouraging staff to make decisions

    Sky Betting & Gaming2018-05-02
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