Aristocrat Technologies
2.7 of 5 69 reviews
www.aristocrat.com.au Las Vegas, NV 500 to 999 Employees

Aristocrat Technologies Reviews

Updated Apr 6, 2014
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2.7 69 reviews

                             

55% Approve of the CEO

Aristocrat Technologies CEO Jamie Odell

Jamie Odell

(42 ratings)

39% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good pay packets, good work life balance"
    in 13 reviews
  • "Good pay, interesting stuff to work on even the appraisals are also good"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "No efforts to appreciate your work"
    in 3 reviews
  • "3: Senior management positions are very volatile"
    in 4 reviews
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Good working Environment

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
New Delhi (India)

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

Prosgreat salary and working environment

ConsSome times Lesser learning oppurtunity

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Dont fall in this trap

Quality Engineer (Former Employee)
Noida (India)

I worked at Aristocrat Technologies full-time for more than a year

ProsGood pay packets, good work life balance !
company paid trips to various places like Jim Corbett

ConsLots of them
If you are in QA beware. One/two of your team mates will be leaving the organisation every month, and one will be fired. That's how the Maths Works.
Employees are on a race to see who leaves this organisation first.
company has a hire and fire culture and you never know one bad morning you will be called at 7 am for an urgent meeting and shown the door.
If you have a friend in here, seriously do talk to him/her before joining.
I've seen all my friends leave in the past 3 months.

Advice to Senior ManagementNot sure if there is any point in sticking to a Head of Certain Department and letting all the other employees in that department go. Pull up your socks, think upon why is the attrition rate so high.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Place to work

Manager (Current Employee)
Noida (India)

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

Prosgreat place to work
great exposure
growth
good salary

Consnothing found so far, still looking for

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good work life balance

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Aristocrat Technologies

ProsGood place to work.
Gives space to use new technologies
Employee friendly

ConsGrowth opportunities are less
Job insecurity at senior level is quite visible

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Never Join this Company - Hire and Fire Company

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Noida (India)

I have been working at Aristocrat Technologies full-time for less than a year

Pros30 Leaves in a Year.
Noida Location.

ConsWork Life Balance is not good. they will ask you come on weekend and will not give any comp off also.
People are getting fired every month without any reason. 4 Leads were fired 2 month back. 2 developers are fired this month also. Indian management is puppet of US management. they dont have any say. US people fires indian developers to save their jobs. their is no job security. they will ask you to resign forcefully or they will put you on PIP for 1 month. after that they will fire you.
US People does not want to hire people in India having more than 6 Year of exp. so that they can save their jobs.
Company is not doing good Financially.
Lot of Politics. Senior Technical Guys are doing very bad politics to save their Jobs.
I am sure these reviews are written by HR people only as they dont have any work
their is no HR in the company. HR is controlled by management.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop Firing People other wise you will spoil your name in Noida and People will not join this company

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Worst company to work with in India (AIDC)

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Noida (India)

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

ProsA flashing salary when you accept the offer.
Good colleagues(peers). But everyone is scared of their tomorrow with company.
Very frequently parties and team outing. But you never know you would be there in tomorrow's party or not.

ConsYou name about worst and you would find it there.
0) Its tough to survive here without politics doesn't matter how hard/smart you work for your job.
1) No work life balance though it has flexible work timings.
2) No HR in action at all. All for the sake of keeping and HR department they are there. Yeah they comes in action when they have to inform that you are fired.
3) Minimal Appraisal or no appraisal for you :)
4) Lots of ambiguities in company and management policies. You can clearly make out that the company still separate Indian employees with US and Australia.
5) You career might to come to an end with Aristocrat with just a dislike of an Individual from US or Australia.
6) Firing people at Noida center is decided in 5 mins. So, you reached office thinking about your work and you are not being allowed to enter into the office not even to collect your stuff.
7) How many times you would see a firing in a span of 4 years working with any company. I have seen 10 occasions. And thats too people in group fired at a go.
8) I have heard many people being fired because their salary was high. Just have a question to the company were they sleeping when they offered the employee initially. By the way I am not sure about this that after firing company never gives any reason.

Its a long list. Just a suggestion to any new joinee, If you know anyone who has worked or working with Aristocrat, Do talk to him before making your decision to work with Aristocrat.

After all its a life time decision for anyone to decide to join a new company. Though its a 5 mins call for Aristocrat to fire anyone doesnt matter how long that person is working with Aristocrat, Noida.

They work on a very clear cut agenda. HIRE and FIRE.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey should immediately stop distinguishing between Indian employees and rest(US and Aus)
Ask Indian management to stop firing otherwise they would survive in market for very long with good quality of people working with them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Reveiw from a 2.5 years perspective of working with Aristocrat

Test Engineer (Current Employee)
Noida (India)

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

Pros1: Awesome Work life balance
2: No work from home
3: Weekends are not working unless required.
4: Pay you well (in the beginning when you join)
5: Interesting domain

Cons1: Extremely poor management and processes
2: No cab service
3: Senior management positions are very volatile. It affects Promotions as youhave to prove to a new guy over n over again.
4: Needs to have more uified processes across the various locations worldwide

Advice to Senior ManagementAtleast make the promotions on the basis of some solid factors. Appraisals might not be visible on the floor but the promotion and designation are and if that is unfairly done, it leads to negative vibes on the floor. Have more unified processes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall Good Company

Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
Noida (India)

I worked at Aristocrat Technologies full-time for less than a year

Pros1) Good Salary
2) Perfect Work-life balance
3) Flexible timing
4) Company paid tours and parties.
5) Not much pressure.

Cons1) Not much career growth.
2) High level management is bad. They don't have any vision.
3) No onsite opportunity.(may be for 2-3 weeks max)
4) Some senior managers are really unprofessional. They are busy in meeting and meeting but nobody knows what is the outcome of the meeting.

Advice to Senior ManagementCome up with a clear vision. Be innovative. Processes need to be improved.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not a place for C/C++ developer to be in

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Noida (India)

I worked at Aristocrat Technologies full-time for less than a year

ProsExcellent work life balance with lots of fun

ConsWork quality too bad for C/C++ developers.
Be there only if you want to degrade your technical skills

Advice to Senior ManagementLevel of engineers hired should match quality of work

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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About Aristocrat

Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
Noida (India)

I have been working at Aristocrat Technologies full-time

Pros- Flexible Timings.
- Very frequently parties and team outing.

Cons- Very much remuneration distinction ( fresher might get the salary equivalent to Senior engineer).
- Processes required much more improvements.
- No efforts to appreciate your work.

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