Why do you like working at Playtech Sports?
I like working at Playtech Sports because it allows me to get hands on with new technologies, so I’m always developing my skills and learning something new. We have a strong culture of trust and respect, so we are able to come up with creative solutions to problems; I guess that comes with working with the best. Not only are there good opportunities career-wise, but socially, too. There are always different events happening which makes it easy to make great friends; these friendships make for a great team spirit within the office.
What are the best benefits at Playtech Sports?
Apart from the competitive salary and the good career progression options, there are loads of great benefits on offer. In the office, there is free tea, coffee, soft drinks and fruit. Along with that there is also reduced Gym membership at the local Virgin Active gym, handily located for use at lunchtime if that’s your thing!
Outside of the office, there are lots of social events; we go to the pub every Friday after work, and there are also regular board game evenings, amongst other meet-ups, where lots of us get together. There are company organised events, a great Christmas party and a Summer Social – this year we all went to the Crystal Maze. The office is also located centrally so commuting is pretty easy, plus there’s a Farmer’s Market around the corner which has loads of great lunch options.
What makes us successful?
Playtech Sports is so successful because of its people. Everyone is on the ball, and strives hard to create the best software possible. The projects that we work on are well organized and there is always scope to learn something new. Because of our small working teams, there is always the possibility to bring new ideas to the table. We have a strong culture of mentoring and code reviews, so everyone in the office is able to learn from more experienced colleagues. All of this shared knowledge really benefits the team, and makes for great products.
As an Operations Consultant at Playtech, I work with our licensees as well as various internal teams from all of our business units. Engagement with all of our product divisions provides the chance to influence development and progression of our offering, tools and services.
Why should people start working at Playtech Sports?
People should start working at Playtech Sports because, ultimately, it is fun. Everyone is really friendly, and everyone that you work with is knowledgeable and patient, which enables you to learn a lot and have a good time doing it. Along with the social side of the office, there is also the strong passion that everyone has for their jobs, we all strive to create and support the best products possible. There is never a dull moment, and the 1-to-1 mentoring you receive at the beginning of your time at Playtech Sports is really a great experience where you will learn lots. There are also loads of opportunities to learn throughout your job, plenty of possibilities for ownership of different sections of the product and also good career progression options.