Sky Betting & Gaming Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 9 Jul 2020

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Sky Betting & Gaming Chief Executive Officer Ian Proctor
Ian Proctor
9 Ratings
  1. ""One of the kind" employer to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Leadership Team - People support - Various avenues, channels to make your voice heard - Great company culture - Communication - Freedom to grow in your role - Benefits

    Cons

    - Sometimes have to fill a lot of surverys. (If I have to write something)

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  2. COVID-19

    "Good Development Opportunity"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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

    I like that we have L&D time per week to learn things we are interested in, and that we also have training funds. My team is very friendly and welcoming, has very agile ways of working and a supporting environment. The leadership team in the company is also transparent and have a weekend Q&A panel. I joined during the lockdown, but I was still delivered the working kits, which is impressive. The company has also been doing a great job to keep everyone's job safe during the pandemic, thank you!

    Cons

    So far so good for the time I have been here

  3. "Two years in..."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked for SBG for two years now and it still continues to be one of the best companies I have worked for. Technology wise, there is constant encouragement from all levels of the organisation to continue pushing the technology platform forward within the company, with many of the advancements coming from colleagues during their in-work learning & development time. Company culture is great, with great events such as the yearly 'Gathering' festival and plenty of social events meaning you feel more than just a payroll number. Salary and benefits are great as expected.

    Cons

    Because of the devops approach to software development, there isn't always a good turnover of new work, meaning not every sprint contains interesting tickets, but this is often few and far between.

  4. "Amazing company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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 less than a year

    Pros

    - Very competitive salary - Great benefits - Top end technologies and always looking for innovation - Everyone is supportive and caring - Learning and Development days every two weeks on a Friday

    Cons

    - Trying hard to think about something but nothing comes to mind

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  5. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good vibe, good people, great tech

    Cons

    Became a bit corporate after Stars Group acquired it. Seems to have got some of its start-up vibe back.

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  6. "A tech company that also does betting and gaming"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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.

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    "Great Place To Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 ways to find out what's going on in the company & ask questions direct to senior managers.

    Cons

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

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  8. "Great place to work."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  9. "Fantastic place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 & 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.

  10. "Fantastic company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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.

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