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Sky Betting & Gaming Reviews

Updated 16 Aug 2019

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3.8
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Sky Betting & Gaming CEO Richard Flint
Richard Flint
63 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great culture, great people, fantastic environment(in 9 reviews)

  • "Relaxed environment, fast growth, good pay and great benefits(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Parking - It is very expensive to park in Leeds(in 5 reviews)

  • "Company has grown so much that some processes are not defined as well as they could be(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place To Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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
  2. "Incredible place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, Role, Staff, Managment, facilities

    Cons

    No current negatives to note

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-07-28
  3. "Stock Prices Kill Culture"

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    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
  4. "Fast paced business with good people"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager 

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, adaptable to change

    Cons

    Too reactive, planning is lacking

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

    "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
  6. "A Marketing, Product and Tech company that specialises in Gambling"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    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
  7. "Good work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sky Betting & Gaming part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work, beautiful office

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-07-05
  8. "Good Student Job"

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    Former Employee - Advisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sky Betting & Gaming part-time

    Pros

    Good Pay Free Coffee Good benefits

    Cons

    Late Hours Can be Stressful Customers tend to get angry

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-07-06
  9. "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Product Owner in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stress-Free Environment, Open Mentality, Very Good Facilities

    Cons

    For International People could be difficult to socialize

    Sky Betting & Gaming2019-07-01
  10. "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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
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