Bally Technologies Interview Questions

Updated Sep 12, 2014
Updated Sep 12, 2014
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  1.  

    Software Release Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Bally Technologies in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    There was a phone interview , skills test relating to the scripting knowledge,2 one to one interview one for scripting and linux side expertise , scm concepts as branching, merging , changelist tools, etc..... and one for windows expertise ASP.net , database, etc.....

    Interview Questions
    • If there is a WinDifff tool which generates output from changelists of two versions as following files were Identical files , deleted files , added files from Version A to version B what is the logic behind it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    My hiring manager was Very tough negotiator.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Systems Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source - interviewed at Bally Technologies in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Was a transfer from another department

    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Media Tech II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Huntington Beach, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntington Beach, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Bally Technologies in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied in July 2012 online. Got recruiter interview in Sept. 2012 which was suppose lead to one-on-one but job put on hold. Received call from same recruiter who asked same questions as in Sept. Had it submit 2 animation tests around Thankgiving. Got 2 separate day-long interviews at studio (1 team, 1 group, 1 one-on-one) in Nov. 2012. Finally got an offer in Dec. Had background, drug test. Hired in late Jan. 2013.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Verbally asked to get 3D software package with my deal. Never received software since employed at Ballys.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Bally Technologies.

    Interview Details

    Simple Questions from Databases and OS, DS and Algo. Quiz Questions in 2nd round interview.

    Questions like : Swap two numbers, Difference B/w Thread and processes etc.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Company Profile

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Bally Technologies in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    First-a-technical-phone-interview w/ manager: definitions-pertaining-to-the-graphics-nature-of-the-position-such-as-description-of-anti-aliasing-and-culling, as-well-as-on-paper-algortihms-such-as-a-random-number-range-function. Also-spoken-design-questions-where-they-described-a-scenario-and-asked-for-a-design-solution.

    Second-was-a-timed-email-test-that-was-a-maxium-of-4hrs. The-time-it-took-to-complete-and-algorithm-corrrectness-mattered-but-syntax-correctness-was-not-entirely-necessary-but-no-pseudocode. I-asked-for-a-few-days-time-to-prepare-and-the-manager-was-okay-with-that. What-came-was-4-relatively-simple-questions-about-memory-allocation-and-bit-manipulation-and-a-card-shuffling-algorithm-which-I-was-able-complete-in-45min-due-to-my-previous-preparation.

    Third-was-a-personality-phone-interview-with-the-manager-and-two-others-on-the-team. I-gave-them-my-background. They-asked-the-usual-questions-such-as-why-i-want-to-work-for-them-and-what-kind-of-scenarios-I-had-been-in-which-prompted-STAR-stories. They-also-asked-questions-that-dealt-with-their-environment-such-as-"Can-you-handle-dealing-with-argumentative-people?"-and-"This-isn't-like-your-previous-work-experience-so-how-do-we-know-you-wont-get-bored-and-leave-after-a-year-or-two?". Lastly-they-asked-if-I-had-any-questions-of-my-own-which prompted-me-to show-my-knowledge-of-"what-I-know"-and-"what-I-know-they-do". It- was-meant-to-be-a-40-min-phone-call-but-they-seemed-to-like-me-so-we-ended-up-over-an-hour. They-called-back-5min-later-and-asked-when-was-a-good-time-to-fly-me-in.

    When-I-came-in-for-the-face-to-face-interview-they-gave-me-a-tour-which-was-a-good-time-for-me-asking-questions-that-showed-my-knowledge-and-a-passion-for-my-profession-and-make-them-feel-like-I-am-already-preparing-for-my-tasks. When-we-got-to-their-questions-which-were-basic-problem-solving-questions-some-math-questions-GLSL-syntax-questions-and-some-advanced-C++-questions. I-did-need-help-through-most-of-them-but--knew-it-was-important-not-to-give-up-so-I-worked-them-all-out. Also-some-of-the-questions-seemed-like-the-group-came-up-with-them-the-day-before-so-some-of-them-were-flawed-which-is-partially-why-I-HAD-to-get-help.

    We-did-lunch-and-I-made-the-conscious-decision-to-ride-with-the-guy-that-was-by-himself-so-I-could-ask-him-how-I-was-doing-so-far. He-said-that-he-thought-I-was-better-than-most-candidates-which-I-thought-was-funny-because-I-felt-I-was-doing-terrible-because-i-needed-help-too-often. He-said-the-biggest-advantage-I-had-over-other-candidates-was-that-I-was-being-completely-honest-about-what-I-knew-and-didn't-know. Other-candidates-would-get-nervous-when-they-didn't-know-something-fearing-it-lose-them-the-job-so-they-would-try-to-act-like-they-knew-a-certain-subject-when-they-obviously-did-not.

    During-lunch-the-manager-did-surprise-me-with-opinion-questions-such-as-time-based-vs-frame-based-animations-and-static-vs-dynamic-libraries. While-I-we-were-driving-back-from-lunch-I-asked-the-teammate-I-rode-with-if-there-was-around-two. He-said-he-didn't-know-and-that-it-was-all-by-ear. I-told-him-that-I-was-expecting-there-to-have-been-more-design-and-structure-questions. It-seemed-that-he-liked-me-and-I-think-he-might-have-influenced-the-rest-of-the-day-because-after-lunch-we-came-back-and-did-another-round-of-questions-which-were-software-design-and-data-structure-questions.

    The-day-ended-around-4pm-or-so. I-asked-another-teammate-in-private-how-I-did-and-he-said-"You-did-good-because-those-werent-easy-questions-and-even-though-you-needed-some-help-you-figured-the-rest-on-your-own". The-manager-called-me into-his-office-after-that-and-told-me-the-hiring-decision-was-up-to-his-team-and-they-would-like-to-work-with-me. He-presented-the-offer-letter.

    Interview Questions
    • Three black boxes that release one item in their content at the pull of a lever. They are labeled "Apples", "Oranges", and "Apples & Oranges". They are mislabeled, with all labels belonging to another one of the boxes. By only pulling any two levers once, how do you decide which labels go to the correct box?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Odd Interview Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Reno, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reno, NV
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Bally Technologies in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    Several interviews, one with about 10 different people at one time. Had lots of technical questions that had nothing to do with the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked a lot of questions about technology, including a few trick ones.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Offered job on paper no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at Bally Technologies in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    The process was somewhat spotty

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    N/A

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Bally Technologies in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    3 interviews were conducted. Nothing substantial to any of the questions. Just conversation. I'm guessing they were attempting to conduct a behavioral interview. However, I'm guessing (as it is in many places) the behavioral stuff was just a lazy way to conduct the interview. No specific or technical knowledge was sought. Just smile and be personable and apparently the interview goes fine....lol

    Interview Questions
    • Not one challenging question. Search the 10 ten interview questions on google. These are what you'll find in the interview.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    typical. They offered....i countered.....they offered a compromise...I said i'd take it
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Reno, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reno, NV
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Bally Technologies in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process is slow if you need H1 sponsorship. Guys looking for new H1 sponsorship dont rely on Bally that they will apply your H1 in time even if they recieve all your documents well ahead of time. Finally they submitted my application to USCIS 1 day after the quota has closed and told me that quota for H1 is full we will try next year if position is still open. I dont know if it was a coincidence but I still doubt Bally's intentions on hiring me. This was my experience hope this helps you and you dont make the mistake I made.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Field Tech Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Reno, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reno, NV
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bally Technologies in December 2008.

    Interview Details

    spoke to hr, and different people in install

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    not able to negotiate the pay was the pay and the work time was set
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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