73% would recommend to a friend
(261 total reviews)
59% approve of CEO
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- "Medium to low salaries" (in 18 reviews)
- "Bad Management from direct superiors" (in 17 reviews)
- "Very old technologies (TCL programming language)." (in 16 reviews)
- "Senior management is completely disconnected to the rest of the company." (in 12 reviews)
- "3. Manager here is arrogant and always think they are correct for everything which they are actually not" (in 11 reviews)
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Found 261 of over 265 reviews
Updated Nov 30, 2023
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- 2.0Nov 7, 2023Apprentice Software DeveloperFormer Employee, more than 1 yearLondon, England
- Had reasonable perks; healthcare, dental, gym, - Team was great! nice people and hard working
- Recently acquired by Endeavor, bringing very standard, and unpleasant, corporate culture and values. Recent example being told the company is doing well, then letting go of L1 (and lower) developers, with no grace period to even say goodbye to team members. - Created an 1.5 year Apprenticeship program which they were clearly not ready for; managers did not want apprentices, no real guidance or plan for work, and all fired 2 months before the end of the apprenticeship period. - Very old tech stacks; saw many developers come and go quickly due to old tech with average salaries - Senior/Executive management are very poor. No clue what is happening below them and enforce decisions that negatively affect the workers below them (developers recently lost admin rights to install/delete on their own machines.. only I.T was allowed to do this going forward).8
- 4.0Nov 24, 2023Senior Software Engineer-L3Former Employee, more than 1 yearLondon, England
* Development workflow, pipelines and tooling in some teams are very mature, * Great team culture and team managers are flexible and understanding
* Legacy codebase is almost useless for your career, so attrition is high in the junior developers * The pipelines are awful where they haven't been implemented properly for newer projects due to time constraints. * Business decisions from snr management don't feel transparent and it feels like comments and feedback for them fall on deaf ears * Return to office was poorly communicated at first and has been imposed by senior management who are rarely there2
- 4.0Nov 26, 2023Software EngineerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearLondon, England
- Generalist role, opportunity to learn a wide range of tech stacks - Hybrid working (2 days at office) - Powerful laptop, i7, 32GB, Ubuntu (but hoped to have Mac) - Dual monitors
Too short on-boarding period (2 weeks, just on TCL), no bonuses, outdated technology (TCL, but also includes some intriguing tech), and a small office in Chiswick (a small section of the IMG building)
- 1.0Nov 24, 2023Apprentice Software DeveloperFormer Employee, more than 1 yearLondon, England
They pay the salary on time, and some colleagues were really supportive and friendly.
I embarked on an apprenticeship journey with OpenBet, guided by a specific structure outlined by the UK government. However, the experience left much to be desired as a considerable number of us were placed in teams across other countries involved in outsourcing. Unfortunately, individuals in these overseas teams seemed oblivious to the program's objectives, leaving us in the dark about what was expected or how adequately they should prepare us. One glaring issue at OpenBet is the blatant disregard for the time and well-being of individuals, ranging from those aspiring to enter the industry with an apprenticeship contract to managers and team members who invested their time in us. The fallout has been significant, with instances where individuals sought therapeutic assistance due to the stress and anxiety stemming from the challenging work environment. The initial promises made by OpenBet were far from reality. From the nature of the work to the level of support and working conditions, many assurances proved empty or were wildly exaggerated. The disappointment was palpable as expectations set during recruitment were consistently unmet. Regrettably, the person designated as a primary source of support turned out to be the most challenging aspect of the company. This individual's behavior created an atmosphere of distrust within the company's human team, leaving employees uncertain about whom to confide in. Moreover, instead of fostering a collaborative environment, this person encouraged competition among us, hindering teamwork and mutual support across different groups working on the same project. OpenBet does not prioritize the well-being of its employees. Instead, individuals are treated as mere numbers, contributing to a corporate culture that mirrors the impersonal nature of many other companies. One major drawback at OpenBet is the outdated technology stack and methodologies employed. Documentation is neglected, forcing employees to navigate through extensive comment threads or jump from one conversation to another in pursuit of answers. The lack of modernization hampers efficiency and contributes to a frustrating work environment. Adding to the mix, OpenBet tends to fall into clichés when celebrating diversity within the company. For instance, proposing baking activities for LGBTI+ month may be well-intentioned, but it leans towards stereotypes like being nice at baking and doing floral centrepieces rather than genuine inclusivity. In conclusion, I strongly advise against considering OpenBet for employment if you are not genuinely into betting or you don't mind about company culture, especially for those seeking their initial work experiences. The outlined issues collectively create an environment that falls short of providing a conducive and nurturing space for professional growth.2
- 5.0Nov 28, 2023Senior TraderCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearAthens, Athens, Attica
Good Culture, Work Life Balance is a priority.
Remote working is not for all Departments.
- 3.0Nov 28, 2023Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsAthens, Athens, Attica
The work/life balance is good.
Old tech stack and the product along with the business are very large and complicated.1
- 3.0Nov 21, 2023Software Engineer L2Former Employee, less than 1 yearSingapore
Good work life balance. Colleagues don’t work past 6pm here. People are generally nice and helpful. Little to no politics. Hybrid work arrangement
Outdated tech stack. Core backend language is TCL. Too stable hence not much interesting work for some. My direct manager was terrible1
- 1.0Nov 8, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 years
I’d like to extend a nod to the few individuals who somehow maintain a semblance of support and expertise amidst the chaos.
I write this review in the hope that it serves as a cold, hard reflection of a company that has managed to excel in only one aspect – showcasing a masterclass in corporate mismanagement and a blatant disregard for its workforce. Where to begin with a company that, in an almost satirical defiance of logic, pinches pennies at every corner despite swimming in billions of revenue? It's a world where L1 engineers and apprentices are discarded just before Christmas with the stealth of a cat burglar, clearing the way to sustain the inflated salaries of a C-suite whose performance is as bloated as their compensation packages. This wasn’t just a cost-saving move; it was a heartless act devoid of transparency or empathy. These aren’t just jobs being axed; these are young professionals stripped of valuable learning opportunities, apprentices pulled away from completing their education. It’s a blatant disregard for the personal and professional devastation left in the wake of these decisions, all the while the top brass pads their nests with exorbitant salaries that are nothing short of a slap in the face to those who actually do the work. Raises are myths here, spoken about in hushed tones but never seen. Bonuses? A fairy tale. And as for overtime pay – it might as well be a unicorn in this corporate bestiary. This company seems to have missed the memo on modernization by a couple of decades. Their tech stack is a museum exhibit, a dusty relic that time forgot. But what can you expect when the middle-management is as clueless as the tech is old, wandering in a process-free limbo? Senior leadership is the cherry on top of this disastrous cake, especially at the C-suite level – parading a toxic mixture of cluelessness and indifference, with the kind of uninspired, patronizing attitude that can turn even a dream job into a daily grind. They're a stark contrast to the ground reality of the rest of the company. The CEO, in particular, couldn’t find a way to inspire if it was GPS-tagged, lecturing on office presence from the comfort of their plush, remote office.7
- 2.0Oct 11, 2023Software EngineerFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Money, nice people, that's all actually
Practically everything here is built with an awesome level of stupidity and unprofessionalism4
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OpenBet has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 265 reviews left anonymously by employees. 73% of employees would recommend working at OpenBet to a friend and 64% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -8% over the last 12 months.
73% of OpenBet employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated OpenBet 4.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.