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Betsson Group Reviews

Updated 1 April, 2019
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Pros
  • "Nice people and company culture" (in 9 reviews)

  • "it is the really great place to work" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Favoritism totally rife with senior management - promotions and retentions during redundancies all go to those in the 'cliques'" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Middle management has lack of EQ and people management skills" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "After few years of experience, different companies, I can say that Betsson was a very good company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CRM Manager
    Former Employee - CRM Manager
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Betsson Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    amazing people and you can learn a lot

    Cons

    Long hours, low salary(compare to other iGaming), very low yearly increase


  2. "Betsson Group Europebet"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Tbilisi (Georgia)
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Tbilisi (Georgia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Betsson Group part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free food for employees,
    Good environment and office,
    Nice people and managers.

    Cons

    Big bureaucracy,
    Strictly punctual,
    Sometimes give no feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing

  3. Helpful (1)

    "stay away"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Betsson Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - good growth opportunities
    - good colleagues

    Cons

    -everyone in the company is a manager
    -worst communication
    -bad overall vibe

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about people leaving!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Sugar coated assembly line"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer in Budapest (Hungary)
    Former Employee - Developer in Budapest (Hungary)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Betsson Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Up - to - date stack
    Nice - looking office
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Management is overloaded and doesn’t have time to deal with feedback
    No mentoring, the few who has domain knowledge doesn’t have enough time to help
    Total lack of feedback on your work, no recurring 1on1s
    Middle management has lack of EQ and people management skills
    Broken, sluggish cross-team communication
    Unprofessional, unfriendly colleagues
    Speed of hiring is visible on "company culture", people don’t really care about each other
    Office is way too small for so many people (no. of toilets/meeting rooms, desk size…)


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Betsson Group full-time

    Pros

    The strength of their brands and multibrand strategy
    Welcoming offices and staff
    Great opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Senior management back in 2015/2016 was too focused on buying other brands and the integration of these new products and people was mismanaged arising to the issues the business faced quite recently.
    Situation has recently changed which is good news.


  6. "I wouldn't want to be anywhere else"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Frontend Developer in Valletta (Malta)
    Current Employee - Frontend Developer in Valletta (Malta)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Betsson Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - All necessary tools share of knowledge given to always improve upon yourself.
    - Well managed department with reasonable work load and deadlines.
    - Experience people working with other experience people, making it a unlimited bucket of resource that cannot be learnt at any course.
    - Lots of resources at our finger tips.
    - The place to be to get knowledge and experience for the iGaming sector and how a large tech/marketing company operates.
    - Quarterly events, opportunity to take break and engage with colleagues outside of work.
    - Company is large enough to make room if you shall explore different career paths.
    - One a week for Evening beers and Morning Breakfast continues to be a nice gesture.

    Cons

    - Not bind to Betsson only, but being an international company you come across multi cultures having different mentality of work.
    - At times there is more communication then actual work done.
    - Interview process can take too long and communication could be improved.
    - Must be flexible and always willing to change direction quickly with work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue what you are doing!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Expectations vs Reality not aligned"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in Sliema (Malta)
    Current Employee - Developer in Sliema (Malta)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Betsson Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great technologies and great environment.
    Beer fridays is a great opportunity to meet new people, while washing down a couple of drinks

    Cons

    Strategy for products is non existent and the company is trying to copy the best players in the industry.
    Limited enhancements in products and your opinion is never valued.
    To go up the ladder you don't necessarily need skills but have to be friends of higher ups.
    HR are incompetent and can't see the real needs of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    It's time to have a systematic evaluation and reshuffle across the board. HR should understand people not laugh and shoulder off people's emotions.

  8. "There's worse places out there"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Betsson Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company benefits are attractive but they should increase as there's some heavy competition growing.

    Cons

    It was hard to get opportunities in other departments even if you're qualified, couldn't grow more so I left.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the employees that deserve to grow and be rewarded and not on the ones that management likes, that is the main problem everywhere too and it is why good people leave.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good marketing for image, but very poor HR"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Betsson Group full-time

    Pros

    A big company that looks good in your CV, nice atmosphere between colleagues, given the high number of expats employed it’s ensured a nice cultural diversity environment.

    Cons

    You cannot dismiss 160 people over the night and then, many of them very good professionals that knew very well Betsson issues, hogs the things should be done, and later on, in the same year, to employ maybe even a higher number of juniors... You cannot let go some of the best professionals in their expertise field and then, after 6 months you still didn’t find any replacements for those that resigned.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting “Yes boss” persons. It won’t help the company, on contrary. HR should promote the real professionals and should realize that you cannot keep the talents if they have the most incompetent or stupid superior. When a very good employee is presenting his resignation, you should ask: What can we do to retain you? not to say We’re sorry that you’re leaving... people really leave their superiors, not the company itself.

    Betsson Group Response

    18 Dec, 2018 – Head of Recruitment

    Hi, thanks for your comments and advice. We're happy to hear that you had felt a good atmosphere between colleagues when you were working at Betsson. We couldn't agree more - we also think that... More


  10. "Great Company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Qormi (Malta)
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Qormi (Malta)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Betsson Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice people and company culture. Great perks and opportunities to develop.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    Betsson Group Response

    18 Dec, 2018 – Head of Recruitment

    Thanks for your review, we appreciate it!