Paddy Power Plc
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Long days little pay ,Working every weekend,Trying to get a weekend off can be hard. No incentive to move up in the company. Customers can be nice tho. And of they win they might tip u.

Pros

Customers when they are winning

Cons

Long hours, very hard to get a lunch break in peace, Can be shouted by customers alot when they are losing
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Long hours , stressful

It's just a job at the end of the day, long hours , evening and weekend work always , bad politics , terrible communication , great efforts not recognised and very little future prospects
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Boring to work at, nice collages and some customers are jice

If you enjoy sitting on a chair all day and not doing anything you’ll enjoy this job, can get stressful when it does get busy. One perk of working at paddy powers is you get to watch all the matches when shop is quiet
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very slow an easy job

worked for 2 years hours are long and you might only get your hours for a week 2 days in advance makes it impossible to plan anything but is really good if you are in vollege also you get moved around alot

Pros

pay for travel low stress easy work amazing if your in college

Cons

hours pay comunication with manegement getting constantly moved
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I work with good team members and work life balance is great. Everyday at work is fun that is if you try to engage yourself with other members.

I work with good team members and work life balance is great. Everyday at work is fun that is if you try to engage yourself with other members. Culture is great and good environment and very relaxing. Learnt a lot and easy communication within my team

Pros

Friendly Team members

Cons

none
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Long shifts €10.70 an hour.

Shifts are long 9.30-9.30, very negative environment to work in. You could be in one shop & without any notice moved halfway across the city to cover another shop. Training? You have to beg for it, If your very lucky you can be based into a shop where rosters are shared equally, but that's very rare. In PP you are a number & that's it. Shop managers, District Coordinators, District managers, expect the RBA to sort a lot of stuff within shops themselves.

Cons

Very negative environment, all this would come from DC's DM's & HR. Really don't know how to treat their staff, Retail Betting Assistants in the shops should be appreciated a lot more than they are.
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Great place to work and would recommend them

Paddy power is a great company to work for i have had the joy working for them. Not one day is the same that what makes is fun . The pro :working with great staff and great friends .Learning something new ever day . Having great management who do everything to help you and the best part is meeting new people ever day .well that me anyway I love meeting people getting to know them and having a bit of crack with them.The con: long hours but on the plus side you get to do your hours over 4 days and have 3 days off .

Pros

You get paid for your lunch . And also get your lunch break

Cons

Long hours
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Good place to work

Good job if your looking for something easy going and slow paced. The staff where amazing and management always had time for you. They made sure to keep training you and like to promote from within. I was just used to a faster paced environment.

Pros

Job security

Cons

Long hours, slow paced
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Bad Communication

Bad Communication between management from Hr to District managers to district coordinators to shop managers and to shop staff the level of communication is appalling and causes undue stress to all staff and creates a bad and toxic environment. No regard or respect for staff or customers GDPR. As a retail betting assistant you are expected to carry out the duties of a senior retail betting assistant and even sometimes the duties of a manager but your pay will not reflect this. Very bad

Pros

No pros

Cons

Long hours, no set break, no clear chain of command, no trusted management to raise concerns with
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Retail betting assistant

Has to be Worst job I ever had!!!Management are very demanding and degarding and totally careless, felt like if management didn't like you they find a way to get rid of you regardless of your ability.Toxic environment among staffDirty smelly officesAVOID AVOID AVOID

Pros

Small few friendly customers

Cons

Toxic job from start to finish
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Busy, and fun place to work but not long term

Well paid with regular wage reviews and opportunity to progress. But the work is monotonous, busy and hectic with aggressive customers so you need to be thick skinned.

Pros

Good pay

Cons

Customers
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Boring ! Same thing everyday nothing enjoyable

Great job if your looking for sedentary lifestyle and to get a huge belly from doing nothing I found myself clock watching a lot of the time as it was just boring I was enthusiastic at the start but after a year the novelty ran off and it became mundane Nothing to do but sit there and wait for bets and then you have to deal with abusive punters because they think you’ve done them out of money even though they now exactly how it works

Pros

Paid break

Cons

Long hours Boring Clock watching not a lot to do
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Great company

Great company to work for. Hours are long and weekend work is in the contract.. staff are very helpful. Customers are some what nice to deal with. Job can be very demanding at times and you can get a little stressed, but over all it is ok.

Pros

Great staff

Cons

Long hours
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Boring Job, No Culture Or Atmosphere

Long working hours, roster done weeks in advance but can change days before which is unprofessional, quite rude staff, a lot of pressure to learn a lot of content considering the minimum wage pay. Just another number to the company and easily replaced. Feels morally wrong too feeding into the gambling addiction and not being able to help people and having to take their money. Bad industry

Pros

Relaxing to sit at desk

Cons

Morally wrong, long hours, bad management
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not great

there was no life/work balance, as a college student i didnt get the chance to study or do assignments, i ended up leaving due to bitchiness in the shop i worked in aswell. district manager always asked me to come in on days off, i would do it but i was never returened any emergncy favours back. disappointed as i spent over a year here and ended up leaving because there couldnt be any comprimise.
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Trading Dept

Trading department employees looked upon as 2nd class employees. You can offer up as much dominos on Saturdays and drinks on Fridays (which Traders couldn’t avail of because they’ll most likely be working!) but it won’t cover for the really low wages in comparison to competition. When management were challenged on this people were told to ‘go work for the competition so’. Such a lack of understanding and empathy shown. HR for the trading department are a disgrace and allow for all sorts of mismanagement especially at junior level. This is all mirrored in the high turnover rate of staff and many being poached now by competitors offering better pay and conditions.

Pros

Dominos on Saturday (but you’ll be working Saturdays).

Cons

Salary, unsocial hours, long hours, no lunch breaks, unlimited days annual leave is a hoax, Hr.
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Simply amazing

In all my time working in retail, I had never quite had a job as fulfilling as the one in Paddy Power. When I started, I was placed in the betting office in Market Square, Tullamore - the staff there were nothing short of amazing. So friendly, welcoming and they made the job fun. I had no knowledge of sports, racing or the industry in general, but the staff and the manager made it a point to try and teach me as much as possible. I struggle with numbers a little, but I was never made to feel like I was less of a valued work colleague for doing so. About six months into the job, I had to apply for a transfer from one betting office to another (Tullamore to Portlaoise), and even upon setting foot inside the office in Portlaoise, I was treated with the same welcoming vibe as in Tullamore. The staff were friendly, attentive and helpful should I have ever had a problem, and the manager was outstanding. She couldn't do more for her staff if she tried, and genuinely shows a great deal of care, both for those she works with, and the customers she serves. Overall, my experience working for Paddy Power was very positive, and I would recommend it to anyone that's interested in learning more about that industry. My only issue that I had in the company was the inability to move up contracts - I worked with the company for two years, started on a 24 hour contract, but could never get a higher, base hour contract than that. Customers can be a bit difficult sometimes, and you will meet some ignorant people who are very self-absorbed, but don't let that deter you from this very enjoyable experience. - 

Pros

Long, paid breaks, Reasonable wage, Great staff, Excellent management, Mostly friendly customer base

Cons

A little difficult to balance work and personal life with long hours, A little difficult to get higher contracts, Customers occasionally difficult
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Nasty environment

Horrible dirty place to work. No breaks expected to eat while handling money. Staff are vile to one another alot of bullying from staff and customers because they know they can get away with it. Long hrs no chance of a break even on a 12 hr shift get fyrty looks ft or using the toilet. Would not recommend this kip to anyone.

Pros

9.30 start

Cons

Low pay. No break, full of bully's. Filthy
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Fun, easy to work

great environment certain days to work due to college and was accomodating employees were great training was good money was good hours were long recommended
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No breaks

Good job for having time between family life and most of the staff are friendly. Some of the older women managers are lazy. I Would love the job more if I got my breaks. This should be an essential. Everyone needs a break My eyes get tired if I don’t get a break from the computer screen.
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Fast-paced and fun place to work

Still a fun place to work but become quite intense working there in recent years. You'll learn a lot if going in there in a junior level as a lot of quite experienced people working there. Decent culture and lots of opportunities in the US market in coming years
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Based on 376 reviews

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2.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.3 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.0 out of 5 stars for Management
3.1 out of 5 stars for Culture
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