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Pros
  • "Great and Supportive Working Environment(in 22 reviews)

  • "flexible working hours(in 13 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Very disorganized - constant reorganization and low retention on senior management positions(in 13 reviews)

  • "Lack of pay rises across the board(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      It was a wonderful learning to start with

      Dec 7, 2013 - Software Developer in Bangalore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      new learning and good leadership

      Cons

      old frameworks and old code

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good people average work

      Oct 5, 2020 - Software Developer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people to work with, very helpful and always open. Company culture is pretty good. Very diverse teams spread across the world. Lack of office politics. Senior management does engage on regular basis and keeps the company up to date with what is happening in other divisions. Decent training program , but most learning happens on the job. Very lucky to have had good seniors on the team to teach and guide.

      Cons

      Work is not as interesting. Working on the product can be quite frustrating and repetitive. Pressure to deliver quickly affects the quality of the work being done. It feels as though the company has bitten off more than it can chew. Salary is not the best.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      It was a great place to work until it was bought by Scientific Games...

      Sep 11, 2020 - Senior Systems Administrator in Chiswick, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The best thing about the organisation was the people. It may have grown to 2000 people in 23 countries, but it still, on occasion, felt like a startup. Summer in Chiswick Park was always great and there was usually a few people to get beer with.

      Cons

      After finding out that the new-to-us SG CFO was of the opinion that "We don't invest in IT because it doesn't generate a profit" it all started going downhill and everyone who could leave, did so. Because what is a technology company without IT to drive it. Now it has been dragged back to the 90's complete with an overflow of middle-management.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      All about the money - It's a Non-Technical Company

      Jun 6, 2020 - Team Leader in Athens
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Normal corporate benefits - Normal salaries

      Cons

      If you are in a place were paying you on time and giving you normal benefits, such as 14 salaries, paid time-off, flexible hours, starts to be considered Pros, then you are in the wrong company. There is a huge lack of responsibility for several technical matters, people holding the pure management positions have no serious experience or skills. In reality, that leads to a place were everybody has an opinion, but nobody takes responsibility. It is a major problem to solve and I do think it can be solved unless people that have key roles are changed/replaced. You cannot have Senior Management with degrees and background in anything else but Software Engineering, just because they come cheaper or because nobody else will come to work for you. You need to step up and take this seriously. The most obvious to an engineer is that Product Managers are more than actual engineers, which does not make sense. Especially, when you lack people to test software or you delay big customer projects.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Bad management decisions

      Apr 2, 2020 - Senior Software Engineer in Athens
      Recommend
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      Pros

      In normal circumstances it is generally a good place to work. Flexible working schedule, good work/life balance, nice working environment.

      Cons

      At the time of need (COVID-19 crisis), the company didn't seem to care about its employees and took immediate actions to reduce its loss by firing people, reducing payments and applying furloughs.

      5 people found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not great, not terrible

      Dec 6, 2019 - Software Engineer in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance The management within Australia is/was competent and cared about the employees Fun team to work with Really smart engineers Occasionally interesting problems arise and it's a fun challenge as an engineer to find a solution

      Cons

      Everything you heard about the tech being legacy is wrong. It's not legacy, it's ancient. You should be a paleontologist to be working with something that ancient. The primary language used is TCL and the database is Informix, enough said. Pay is much lower than what you could earn at competitors. Let's just say you are looking at a 25-30% raise if you switch jobs. The local management within Australia is great, but I can't say the same about the ones at the top of the food chain. The company has been sold thrice in the few years I have been there. Their primary focus is constantly looking for higher bidders instead of focusing on making a sustainable product or rewriting the decades old code. The tech debt is, well let's just say at Chernobyl levels and it's a testament to the engineers that the product is still managing to hold well even though it's dated.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Nice place to start your career

      Apr 10, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People culture, offices, international exposure

      Cons

      Complex organization, minimum understanding of decision making process, limited documentation

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great working conditions but poor working content

      Mar 1, 2019 - Software Engineer in Chiswick, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great multicultural colleagues - Great working conditions - Good Benefits

      Cons

      - Outdated technologies and methodologies - Tasks set from external "customer" companies could end up being dull - Strict hierarchy could block new members from being involved in more interesting tasks

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Friendly environment but Management issues

      Feb 23, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Athens
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Very friendly collaborative environment - Very good work/life balance

      Cons

      - Not good people's management - Medium to low salaries - Outdated technologies

      1 person found this review helpful
    11. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great working environment

      Feb 24, 2019 - Software Engineer in Athens
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice co-workers, great office and benefits, work life balance. Good career opportunities. Java teams

      Cons

      Legacy tech stack such as TCL

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