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Sky Betting & Gaming Leeds Reviews

Updated 21 Aug 2019

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Sky Betting & Gaming CEO Ian Proctor
Ian Proctor
11 Ratings
  1. "Never stands still"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Technology 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

    I've been working at SB&G for over three years. In my time here, I've learnt so much about technology, people and delivery. It's a company that never stands still, always wants to improve and has a great culture. If you are someone who wants to set your own path and isn't afraid to roll your sleeves up then SB&G is a great place to learn and make a difference.

    Cons

    It's a fast-paced organisation, if you aren't good at context-switching and keeping up with the pace then you may find it a struggle.

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-08-21
  2. "Great place to work and develop your career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Technology 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

    The people who work in at SBG are essentially what make it what it is, and they are some of the most hard working and talented people in technology in Yorkshire. There are very few places where people have the sort of autonomy over technology and empowerment in ways of working that SBG squads do, and this is the cornerstone of its success and allows the company to get the right things done. Coupled with this the social...

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    Cons

    Parking is always an issue in Leeds, also finding really good people to bring into the company is always difficult with the standards required, which can limit the opportunities we can go after.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture, take care of people, really focus on picking the key opportunities that deliver value to and take care of customers

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-08-21
  3. "SBG has been a career changing company for me!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Director 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

    Since joining SB&G I've grown so much in my role and been given a career path I didn't know was possible. I've worked with some extremely talented people across all of SBG. Everyone has a real can-do attitude and wants to play a part in solving problems and opportunities in SBG. I've had mentoring from some truly brilliant leaders and also been provided the support of a coach to help me grow as I've progressed into...

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    Cons

    We often try to do a lot of things at once. It's mainly because we're ambitious in what we want to achieve, sometimes we need to improve how we prioritise this.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in people and supporting them to grow. Keep driving the innovation and allowing people time to explore new tech, products, opportunities etc. Keep the spirit of the SBG culture - it's very unique!

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-08-20
  4. "Great Place To Work"

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    • Senior Management
    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...

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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
  5. "Stock Prices Kill Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Owner in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Generally good colleagues - Young and energetic work force - Regular updates from senior directors

    Cons

    - Due to rapid expansion, a lot of first time managers are learning on the job - Lack of structure for those looking to progress - After being subject to a big acquisition there's a greater focus on short term targets

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-08-09
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Poorly managed - have to be a "yes man" to progress."

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    Former Employee - Real Time Analyst in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere and no one held accountable for mistakes means you can drift through this company on minimal effort, providing you make friends with the management. Opportunity to progress, and shots taken on newbies, often into roles you're vastly unqualified for, providing you're friends with the hiring manager.

    Cons

    The company culture is entirely based upon what senior management (who see you for 10mins a week) think your personality is. I've benefited from promotions I probably shouldn't have got, cos the management likes me, and been passed on ones I was by far the most qualified for, and management have no issue privately telling you it's because they don't really like you. People in power (in customer ops) have hired their...

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    Advice to Management

    Get independent consultation, it's laughable how poorly the place is being run and how many people there are simply stealing a living. Put in a proper training and support structure for management and clean out the timewasters who are only there to bully those under them.

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-07-22
  7. "A Marketing, Product and Tech company that specialises in Gambling"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undisclosed 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

    😀A definite industry leader with a track record of innovating in the market. SBG takes pride in not being a 'traditional Gambling' company and there is a real drive to change the industry for the better. 😀If you want to make a difference or speak to anybody, you can - there are very few sealed doors 😀Plenty of examples where people have grown personally and professionally within the business 😀Everybody has access to...

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    Cons

    😐SBG isn't a perfect company but the Pros definitely outweigh the Cons 😕The company is so fast paced that it doesn't always suit everyone - it helps to be ambitious and willing to work hard 😕The company has grown quickly so there are areas that have had to add extra process to ensure smooth running 😕Due to there being so much headroom and so many opportunities, there have been occasions where SBG has tried to do too...

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    Advice to Management

    Try to minimise the 'pendulum swing' and find as many balances as possible

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-07-09
  8. "Used to be a good place to work.."

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of time off, good staff facilities, free sky.

    Cons

    No work to do, you can only watch so much youtube / netflix !. Awful 12 hour shifts. Fish Bowl environment. Appalling management, way too many departments all generally doing the same or similar work. The management structure is pathetic, nobody knows who does what..even the managers themselves. A good portion of the management team are for want of a better word, children...sometimes it feels like lord of the flies...

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    Advice to Management

    Try promoting based on skills rather than how easy they are going to be to manipulate. Live up to the things you 'value' such as mental health support because it's Ok to put you 'champion' things on paper but actually following these things through is an entirely different story.

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-07-31
  9. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Insight Analyst 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

    - Benefits are great - Location is very convenient - Good people to work with - Lets you take on responsibilities from early on in your carreer

    Cons

    I couldn't really say any real cons to it.

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-06-21
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Don't believe the PR machine"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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 benefit, free skytv is a nice, as is the bupa healthcare and the bonus schemes are good.

    Cons

    The company is very silo'd, though people constantly talk about a no blame culture, that is not the case and whilst they promote the "no hierarchy", that just makes it impossible to get anything done, as everyone wants to do things differently so decisions are constantly overruled. This makes the rate of change and delivery slow and things end up being rushed and therefore not great quality. The work environment can be...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop using events as a big PR adverts to bring in new staff, we all know thats what they are for, we're not blind. Instead spend the money on investing on the good people you have.

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-06-29

    Sky Betting & Gaming Response

    July 2, 2019Project Manager

    Hi there. Thanks for your review. Sorry to hear that you don't feel you're having a 5* colleague experience at SBG. We pride ourselves on our collaborative culture, but also on our ability to be agile and "crack on" - meaning decisions are made together, quickly. Our people ...

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