Aristocrat Technologies Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Excellent at the beginning BUT?

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies

    Pros

    People you work with directly, pay was decent, usually got requested time off (except for certain busy periods)

    Cons

    Management is horrible now. Like mentioned before, a rudderless titanic and all ship bosses are clueless. Scared to make a decision for fear of reprisal. Good ole boy mgt. workers are burning out from stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember what you preached, it starts from the top. Fire yourselves you incompetent baboons. You have no problem blaming others and firing them but your incompetence goes unchallenged out of fear of reprisal.

  2. 2 people found this helpful

    worst company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies full-time

    Pros

    worst company to work for. don't work for them. Mac Schaar is the problem

    Cons

    Nothing I can recall except the benefit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fore them all

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Terrible morale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies

    Pros

    a few people are good to becomes friends with

    Cons

    management only cares about the short-term profit and treat people terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your people like humans.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Upper Management needs to wake up!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits about average for Las Vegas.

    Cons

    Upper management likes to talk the talk but NO EXECUTION!!!! The directive comes from AU and the USA is the dumping ground for incompetent Upper Management that is very Chauvinistic. If you try to change things and management does not like you, find a another job because they will fire you!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are riding the boat and not helping the company succeed. Either start join in and become a leader or the company is DOOMED.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good team of workers, people want to do a good job, good pay, and good benefits. There is talent in the company at the mid-level and line level.

    Cons

    The biggest problem that ATI has is with Sr. Management. They place incompetent people into Sr. roles. AU uses the US as a dumping ground for poor leaders and talk a good game when it comes to change but never follow through with any good initiatives. I guess it just costs to much to be good. They want only cool-aid drinkers and no one that will challenge poor choices the company makes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step back and see what your poor choices are doing to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful

    A joke

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies

    Pros

    Salary is just above average

    Cons

    Communication is non existent. People are busy hiding and pointing fingers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourself

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    It is not a good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer (Games) in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer (Games) in Noida (India)

    I have been working at Aristocrat Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    No thing here. there is no new technology

    Cons

    PMO is bad. They don't know software development practice. They play politics and give wrong feedback. They manage the delivery in very inefficient way. Games division with PMO should be stopped. Aristocrat Australia should drive the games.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop over push to developers and engineers by pmo

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful

    Don't join aristocrat.. Big alert*****

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Noida (India)

    I have been working at Aristocrat Technologies (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Managers and even senior architect converted senior manager. They have no knowledge they are good for nothing taking big segment of salary. You can fool them very easy if you are claver. If you are honest they will never let you grow. If you are simple and hard working it's your fault you are not claver.
    Annual party and trip

    Cons

    Management have lost reasoning ability and management skills. They never take stand on your behalf. They pretend that they listening to you but they will find small small things so that they can counter you when you ask for hike. They give salary hike from 2.27-5.5 percentage. Because they have acquired VGT so but managers have got good hike. It's you employees who have to contribute for VGT acquisition. Infact inflation is higher then hike.
    Some of the senior managers and architect are very arrogant, no respect for low payed employees. You are prohibited form taking sick leave and floating leaves. Although they are in policies. If you have asked for leaves it's like asking for there kidney.
    How you will get rating:
    If you are game developer. You will not be rated on bases of how you delever that game. They say it was your duty what else you did. You have to fight for your permotion. No one know how do they permote people. I have seen some people become tech lead at 4 years of experience and some are not even senior engineers I.
    "I WANT TO MENTION ONE THING HERE. SOME REVIEWS HERE ON GLASSDOOR ARE NOT GENUINE THEY ARE DONE BY MANAGEMENT ASKING EMPLOYEES TO PROVIDE GOOD REVIEW ON GLASSDOOR AND SOME ARE CREATED USING FAKE ACCOUNT"

    1. Aristocrat is known for hire fire policies in NCR.
    2. No onsite oppertunities
    3. Politics in games team. Not sure about other teams.
    4. Poor management , technical skills and lack of common sense in senior managers and senior architects of studio9. They always speak meaningless English also blink there are make them funny when you are in good mood.
    5. They waste time and paper for reviews. No actions on them.
    6. No growth.

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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are good for nothing..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Never join.. Very insecure job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer

    I have been working at Aristocrat Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Managers here can be fooled very easily.They are highly paid. Some of managers who are converted from senior architect position do not have product knowledge and management skills. They are good for nothing. They always tried to defend themselves from management. They can be fooled very easily by claver people. Because of poor management some people have 2-3 projects and some are free. They do not have common sence.

    Cons

    1. PMO can efficiently manage team so as general there is no need of managers as PMO can better manage. They do not have work at all so they play politics and ruin culture. They take months to approve a sick leave or floating leave.
    2. 2 hour discussion for a problem that has 5 mins solution.
    3. Management Should be honest and transparent about promotion.
    4. No Technical exposure(same work every day) and harnesses makes you Excel Expert.
    5. No salary benchmarking.
    6. No hike 2.2 - 5.0 % hike it is even lessor then inflation.
    7. Aristocrat is known for HIRE AND FIRE policies.
    8. Favouritism makes you tech lead in 3.5 years of experience and some are not even senior engineer at 4 years of experience.
    9. No Onsite opportunities.
    10. Managers do not have common sense but i am amazed how they are good in playing politics.
    11. "ARISTOCRAT HR TEAM ASKS PEOPLE TO POST GOOD REVIEWS WHEN THERE RATING GOES DOWN IN GLASSDOOR".
    12. You will laugh at reasoning ability of managers here. Also they are very arrogent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove Useless managers rather then firing hardworking employees for Cost cutting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    I don't know why this is product baised company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Noida (India)

    I have been working at Aristocrat Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    IN the name of promotion there is always politics
    for increment not more than 5% even if you do excellent work
    here you will have lot of time except the work

    Cons

    management is not good
    not environment for learn
    same concept is going on from last 5 year.
    much politics
    they hires without any information even once they fires entire team (30 members)
    here you will feel working as contract not permanent
    you will feel you are lacking knowledge rather than improving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please make sure to change management thinking
    give them good salary so that they will not play contractors salary
    management is taking 1lakh from company and giving to contractors only 20 k rest the management takes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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