Betsson Group Reviews

Updated 8 Jul 2020

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3.0
47%
Recommend to a Friend
66%
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Betsson Group CEO  Jesper Svensson (no image)
Jesper Svensson
53 Ratings
Pros
  • "Betsson loves its employees, offers fantastic perks everyday to reward for the continuous hard work(in 10 reviews)

  • "Lots of challenge, modern technology and good benefits(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Astonishingly, the CEO sent an email telling us how Betsson had been voted 'Employer of the Year', a few months before our particular office was closed(in 22 reviews)

  • "Now, the politics in Malta is killing the whole show(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "slowness of a multi, amateurism of a garage company"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Budapest
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Betsson Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    people are open and friendly

    Cons

    Unfortunately, betsson is a company that is as slow as a multi (recruitment, business dicisions especially), but as amateur as a garage company. there are no processes that survive, so the continuous change kills the engagment from the empolyees. The allhand meetings are meaningless, no information is communicated.

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  2. "Good company to work at"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Ta' Xbiex

    I worked at Betsson Group full-time

    Pros

    Lots of challenge, modern technology and good benefits

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "It was nice in the beginning"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Budapest
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Betsson Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice office (posh design studio - voted the nicest office in Budapest, albeit only once), however not the nicest location in the city. Nice, young and dynamic team, the majority are good developers and good people - really, these kids can change the world if the want to! Up-to date software stach and hardware, tehcnology used is current. Some perks offered, like breakfast mondays, home office, playstation... not as many as it used to be in the beginning. Some opportunity to travel (especially to Malta to visit the main HQ, who in inclined...) Work life balance - or the sorts - is ok, what you negotiate is what you get, you can work from if you want.

    Cons

    Now, the politics in Malta is killing the whole show. Budapest management used to be good in the beginning, especially when the swedes were in charge. Not any more, since the swedes left and after the "restructuring" (Aka. money cuts). They left the good managers to go away, or sacked them, positioning junior incompetent bootlikers to "manage" the teams. Most of these guys have unbearable attitudes towards new hires and towards more seinor devs too, who are smartedand suck it in instead, and leave the fools to run their show... Office space got very crammed and tights due to the large number of new hires, toilet issues, AC issues, IT issues... seems like the posh designer were not prepared that this would be a workplace, not a showroom. Perks are getting less and less, talented people are looking elsewhere, office management is neutral and ingorant, IT constantly changing for no reason... Company became a just your avereage threadmill dev show, with average to poor rating, inclding the contractors from a bigger company just around the corner... (not to even mention their side).

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Populated by bullies. The left hand does not know what the right hand is doing."

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Betsson Group full-time

    Pros

    They have some nice benefits, such as help with healthcare.

    Cons

    Seems like a different CEO/CFO/CCO etc. every few months, often undoing the work of their predecessor. Bought our company only to essentially asset strip it and close it down within 2 years. Astonishingly, the CEO sent an email telling us how Betsson had been voted 'Employer of the Year', a few months before our particular office was closed. Some senior management even boasted about how they liked to sack people, long before they started the mass redundancies. HR replies often rude and sarcastic. A bullying culture, which hides behind a massive propaganda machine claiming that everything is great. Speak out and you'll be gone.

  5. "Best place I've ever worked for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - VIP Regional Lead in Ta' Xbiex
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Betsson Group full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic growth opportunities, great managers, huge and modern office and 57 nationalities to work with

    Cons

    Cannot think of any at this moment!

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  6. "Great workplace"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in Saint Julian, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Betsson Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stable, serious and well-established employer. Solid training and HR-protocols. Very good salary bonus opportunities.

    Cons

    Night shifts and sometimes difficult customers

  7. ":)"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Customer Support 

    I have been working at Betsson Group full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers..nothing more to say..

    Cons

    Long days and little pay. Casinos with 20% work days get better salary

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Absolutely awful"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Betsson Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free coffee, free fruit, free lunch 3x a week

    Cons

    Lacklustre training, impossible bonus targets, high staff turnover

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed feelings"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Manager in Ta' Xbiex
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Betsson Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    New technologies used, great team members

    Cons

    Told people, "You can leave if you don't like the changes" Too many office locations, saving on communication devices are a bad combination. Gambling industry. It became pretentious in the last couple of years.

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  10. "Overwork"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Trader in Valletta

    I worked at Betsson Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary .extra benefits free coffee

    Cons

    Very heavy workload. Management was too distant

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