Aristocrat Technologies

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Aristocrat Technologies Reviews

Updated November 27, 2014
Updated November 27, 2014
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Pros
  • good work life balance, not too harsh work environment, peers are chilled people (in 17 reviews)

  • Good pay, and occasional chance to travel, with OK benefits if you know the right people (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • 3: Senior management positions are very volatile (in 6 reviews)

  • No efforts to appreciate your work (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Worst Management...ever seen in Indian IT scene

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Noida (India)

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    No pros for employees who actually work to achieve targets, single digit hike(once you join) as promotions and hikes are reserved for chelas of managers, no performance review for group heads , only criteria is to lick shoes of reporting managers. No performance needed.

    Cons

    best company for ruining one's illustrious career.
    No hike after joining hike(less then services company..literally)
    Pathetic HR (compensation benefits)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow up and just try to give interview outside (just to know your level and standing in competitive world) If you already know it and delibrately do foot licking of your reporting managers( then life already lost)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked for Aristocrat

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Big Brand ...
    rest nothing is good

    Cons

    Team Head are really disgusting and believe in Politics.... They have focus in doing missive thing rather than a Qualitative delivery of the products. Only problem is that I saw they don't have strong process in place and because they hire people at their role and hiding things from the management. Hiring is completely scam. I heard from my friend they hired 30 people in a month and all were bogus and Fraud case. they dissolve 26 people team. Big Scam worst place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Audit the People starting from Lead to Head deeply and ask the justification for every proposal they are presenting.

    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Program Management

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

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, and occasional chance to travel, with OK benefits if you know the right people.

    Cons

    Very politic, highly beaurocratic, poor senior management and repeating the same mistakes of the past constantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pretending to address problems. Just fix them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 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.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dont fall in this trap

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

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lots 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 ManagementAdvice

    Not 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person 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
  8. 1 person 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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Never Join this Company - Hire and Fire Company

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

    I have been working at Aristocrat Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    30 Leaves in a Year.
    Noida Location.

    Cons

    Work 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop Firing People other wise you will spoil your name in Noida and People will not join this company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst company to work with in India (AIDC)

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

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

    Pros

    A 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.

    Cons

    You 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 ManagementAdvice

    They 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    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

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