Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Social network
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    • London

About Badoo

What is it like to work for Badoo

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
A really good example would be the training scheme they have in place for the Finance team. They encourage employees in the finance team to undertake professional qualifications such as CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants). Currently three employees in their finance team are studying such qualifications.  I think this really shows that they encourage employees to better themselves and that they are happy to invest in employees so that they can flourish in their roles.
My Team
My Team
In their last companywide team building event the whole company was put into teams randomly so that teams were mixed with people who don't normally work together on a daily basis. Each team were given iPads and an array of props and asked to create a short film entitled 'A Day in the Life of a Badooer', with a view to winning the grand prize and a self-styled Oscar award. After a couple of frantic hours running round, filming and editing, there was a film screening and prize giving, followed by dinner, drinks, music and dancing well into the night! Since then, they have concentrated on departmental team builds to foster good relationships within teams. These have included taxi treasure hunts around London, Go Ape zip-lining and Hint Hunt (a fun live escape game where you get locked in a room and have 60 minutes to solve the clues and get out!)
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Badoo allow employees to reward each other for their hard work through their Thank You Bonus scheme. The idea is that if a colleague has worked really hard on a task you can reward their hard work by giving them a thank you bonus. This has to be signed off by their line manager and HR, and then the money is paid by Badoo via payroll. The employee receiving the thank you bonus also gets a letter to thank them for all their hard work. It is a really well used scheme with on average around 10 thank you bonuses given a month, and for the employees receiving the thank you bonus it is more about the gesture and the letter they receive than the physical money. It is a nice way for employees to feel appreciated by their peers.

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  • Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Full family cover

  • Dental Insurance
    Dental Insurance

    Dental insurance offer to all employees

Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    63% / 37%

  • Earning £35,000+:



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