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Boring ! Same thing everyday nothing enjoyable

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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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Brilliant pkace to work

Absolutely loved working at PaddyPower. Brilliant people, great customers, fair managers and most if all great job satisfaction. Was gutted that i had to leave due to illness and if i had the strength would go back in a heartbeat.Love all bookies.....but paddypower is the best and the only one that supports its staff with pleasure rather than regret.Work for paddypowet you will always have a smile on your face.....

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Travel card

Cons

Long hours....but doing a job you like id have done more....
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Stressfull but can be rewarding

I've worked in a few shops, and once I got to the shop I'm in I felt happy to go to work. But that's not down to the company, its because of the shop team and the customers. I thoroughly enjoy my job because of who I work with day to day. The company has recently decided to not offer the position of Assistant Manager any more which restricts progression, and demeans any of us still in the position as CSTL's apparently do the same job. The CSTL's get paid more for a lone manning close shift than an assistant manager, but without AMs if the SM is off, no one is responsible for the shop, none of the CSTL's are incentivised to step up and the shop goes to pot. Staff phone in sick and it has a knock on effect on the cluster. High turn over of staff, seems like people are employed for the sake of having body's in shops, good staff aren't appreciated for picking up the pieces. No real feel of job security and don't feel valued outside of your own shop team. Not loyal to the company as much as my immediate team and the customers.

Pros

Meet some genuinely nice people, very sociable job, always overtime available, get to watch football while you work

Cons

Unrealistic targets, unreliable technology, high staff turnover, unfair pay structure
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Good place to work

have been a manager at paddy power for 3 years, and the majority of the time it's been very good, they are very generous with bonuses for staff, my district manager really looked after the wellbeing and mental health of staff, the banter with customers is always a plus part of the job the atmosphere in a bookies can really make your day better, the down side to bookie life at paddy power is the 10pm closes and weekends, they go short staffed alot due to there not been enough shops close together to borrow staff for uncovered shifts, so if you like over time its perfect, also they got rid if deputy managers so the process of moving up in the business is quite hard as management rolls don't come around too often, but all in all its been a great place to work and I will miss it

Pros

Bonuses

Cons

Late nights
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Don't work at Paddy

The job is hard. The managers are rubbish. The customers are agressive and no help from managers. Have to get to work early and finish late without getting paid. Unsociable hours not worth it for the money. They want you to manage on your own in evening which is dangerous!

Pros

Tips

Cons

Long hours and work weekends
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Productive and fun workplace

Had a good experience over my two years, management could have been better, customers were pleasant majority of the time, with one or 2 serious occasions

Pros

Tips

Cons

Long hours sometimes
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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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Best of a bad bunch

Nothing to complain about other than management will put business needs before employee needs. Work life balance means nothing if it means keeping a shop open.

Pros

Great shop environments, competitive pay, job security

Cons

Management
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Productive

It is a very flexible industry and you learn a lot as you go along. They’re are opportunities to advance at all times if you look and plan ahead. Can also be very laid back depending on the area that you work.

Pros

Opportunities

Cons

Long hours
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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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Challenging yet interstering workplace

Very long hours, lone working in most shops from 5pm/6pm until closing 10pm or 7am/8am until 12pm when the next shift starts, customer can be quite rude.

Pros

Tips from customers

Cons

Long hours
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Great place to work

Been here for 7 years and it’s an amazing place to work well looked after staff of all levels are helpful and you can learn a lot it’s also a fun place to work

Pros

Benefits hours staff

Cons

None
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I'm sure other bookies must be worse. Right?

Not the best workplace: -Terrible, rude moody customers. -Draconian employee policies. -Upper management putting customers before you while also penalising you for any and everything. -Cashiers do the same tasks the managers do, but get half the hourly wage. -Terrible hours/pay. -Managers abusing the rota policy and always scheduling themselves to finish work in the afternoon 6/7 days of the week while you ONLY work nights.

Pros

It's a job

Cons

Terrible work life balance. You'll only be working nights if you're not a manager.
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Not the best employers

Your basically thrown to the wolves no protection for staff managers don't care for your safety you work with thieves not adequate training given horrible place to work in

Pros

You get to have a cashier job on your CV

Cons

Mental health will be at stake
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Productive and fun workplace

My time at Paddy Powers was enjoyable although at times hardworking. I would highly recommend working here as you make great friends and they give you good bonuses.

Pros

Free christmas party

Cons

Long hours
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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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Unfair, favouritism,

Huddersfield manager is not good enough to look after staff. Favouritism happening always. If might lose your job if he not like u. Manager often make story about customer complain cause he dont like you so give u mental pressure to leave your job
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Day at work

Some days could be slow paced and others can be fast you need to be able to multi task as at anyone time you can be doing more then one thing, You do get upto date training when needed
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