Bally Technologies

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Bally Technologies Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
209 Reviews
2.7
209 Reviews
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Richard Haddrill
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Pros
  • Very good salary - above standards (in 15 reviews)

  • Good Pay,good infra different, different technologies but no usee (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Tough to handle Work life balance in some teams though (in 56 reviews)

  • senior managements, NO WORK LIFE BALANCE (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    Antiquated and short sighted

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It pays the bills. They never terminate anyone based on poor performance so if you are comfortable about mediocrity you will always have a job. If you like to only do the same thing every day and not interact with other members of your department out side of your "team" then you will succeed at Bally. If you like to play the catty games where your coworkers and your supervisors stab you in the back - you will have an awesome time here at Bally Technologies. The work life balance is one I have never encountered before and cultural diversity is everywhere; they import workers from India (think about the Visa fees) with out their families so they work 18-20 hours a day! I feel sorry for them.

    Cons

    I was actually told that if I wanted to get the resources to get my job done well, I would have to fail at my job. This company is ran by 1980's management styles with 1990's technology. I can only hope with the pending acquisition that they get rid of all managers from the Executive level down to the middle management, wipe the slate clean and start fresh. Human Resources is horrible. You can complain, be assertive, provide constructive critisism all you want, they don't care. They will step over a dollar to save a dime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Luck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Was a good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Bally Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay grade is descent compared to the Casino stranded. You can get in high, but you will be stuck there for a very long time.

    Cons

    Nothing to learn
    too much of Brown nosing
    The management thinks: you are good for nothing, if you are not from the Atlanta GA's company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    waste of time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Wolf pack style Leadership

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bally Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pays you very well compared to the industry std.

    Cons

    If you are not from the previous pack then you are reporting into one or you are out.
    Low or No employee morel.
    Lack of Communication from management
    Unclear Expectations and micromanagement
    There are only managers sitting in the top positions and no leaders at all
    Nothing to learn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Waste of time

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Bally Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy to get a job in this company

    Cons

    They exploit employees from other countries, they make use of your immigration status. a terrible company to join. a lot of politics. games division is going down and systems has screwed up people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leaders should be more professional. You can't win doing Micromanagement

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

    Stuck in a box with no way out

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Has some great coworkers, ability to work form home as needed. Industry leader with potential if they start to listen to their employees and see what talent they have working for them

    Cons

    Always stuck in a box, they talk about stepping outside of your job functions to help others but when you actually do this you are told that is not your place. They are losing talented people because they are not allowed to express their ideas without getting shot down. At review time I was given specific goals to accomplish in a time frame and was told that I would be promoted, goals completed and time came and went with no promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    foster the talent you have, you are losing good people because the is no where to grow and the work is not appreciated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you don't care for your people (internally and externally), you will fast become a casualty - for the 3rd time.

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

    I worked at Bally Technologies

    Pros

    Product breadth with the acquisition of SHFL entertainment
    SHFL leadership has a much more nimble approach to business
    Some great people who really want to do well
    Affordable medical insurance premiums but not a great plan/med insurance company

    Cons

    Motivation by fear never works
    Too much negativity
    Unorganized and lacking business direction/strategy with the recent SHFL acquisition
    Hasty decisions with minimal forward looking analysis
    Under resourced in many areas
    Bally team resistant to incorporate SHFL team; difficult to create one cohesive unit
    Laborious processes on many fronts cripple the ability to react to the market/business needs. Way too slow and many times ineffective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sweeping personnel cuts are rarely the solution to even the bleakest financial situation. Piling remaining work on the survivors will continue to demoralize your staff.
    Stop spending time on products that aren't worth it. Focus on the top 3 products/categories that you do well in and get solid in those before indulging in heavily in skunkworks endeavors.
    Reducing product service to customers will destroy your external facing reputation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Need to slow down and remember what's important

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Bally Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable company, leading technology with some talented individuals working at the lower levels. Hopefully the acquisition leadership added will help with the past legal issues.

    Cons

    Growing too fast, top level leadership have questionable ethics, all locations are treated differently with no overall company goal or culture. Promotions and increases go to those in the "in" crowds. No work/life balance. Many personal relationships fueling the business decisions. Comp and promotions not consistent among all locations. Good employees are worked hard and there seem to be no concern when they leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New management needed!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Do not work for them.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 Bally Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Nice fellow employees, hard working smart.

    Cons

    Everything else, company is in a constant state of confusion. Strong employees with lost management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, they do the jobs and they re good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    With the recent acquisition of Shufflemaster, everything seems to be on hold.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bally Technologies

    Pros

    Great schedule, decent pay, and benefits are just OK and at least with some departments they do provide company transport.

    Cons

    Company has become stagnant putting a hold on everything since acquiring shufflemaster. Even before the acquisition was final, they wouldn't spend the money they needed to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your ducks in a row. You have good employees who are getting pushed to the side because you havent gotten things done in the last year.

  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Company claims to have have the interest of their employees at heart, not so!

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

    I have been working at Bally Technologies

    Pros

    Gaming industry has many good people working together to provide a fun experience for customers

    Cons

    Big company attitude that results in no concern for the employees. Profit is the ONLY matter of importance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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