Aristocrat Technologies Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Aristocrat Technologies CEO Jamie Odell
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Pros
  • Excellent work life balance with lots of fun (in 17 reviews)

  • Good hours, Good pay, Great people to work with on your same level (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management (ELT) are highly dysfunctional with a lot of personal infighting (in 6 reviews)

  • top management changes frequently; hire and fire; unprofessional culture (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great Place

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aristocrat Technologies (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible with work/life balance. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Not really as agile as they say


  2. Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I find Aristocrat to be dynamic, team focused and innovation centric. I find the people here are very passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    This is a regulated industry which sometimes means approvals for games and cabinets can take some time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your staff and making changes based on their insights. Maintain the focus of process excellence and innovation.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Architect

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Architect in Noida (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aristocrat Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work! Aristocrat India recently recognised as one of the top 50 IT companies to work for in India. One of the top 5 emerging IT companies in India. This recognition is from Great Place to Work institute based on the survey they conduct with the employees along with their independent assessment.

    Cons

    Cultural of meritocracy; where high performers are recognised more than anyone else.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the efforts and congratulations for the Great Place to Work award!


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  5. Don't Join Period.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer II -Games Development in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Engineer II -Games Development in Noida (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. I have joined an year back from Telecommunication firm from Gurgaon(3 years work exp) and already I am better paid than most of my super seniors of 3-4 years working for 4 years from Aristocrat itself.I feel bad for them but personally I am happy being paid 3 times my work exp 2. Near to metro especially good for girls like me who do not have to drive far 3. Free subsidized lunch

    Cons

    1. No Job security 2. Very High attrition:60 percent of the company changed from last December. The only people who remain are incapable ones who have added no skills to their portfolio and are now finding it difficult to move on. 3. Zero skill enhancement 4.No stability 5. Favoritism and Partisan management 6. High dissatisfaction among st workforce 7. I find the work environment unsafe and derogatory(if you get what I mean) . this I cannot emphasis enough. the decent people have left the firm.

    Advice to Management

    1. Respect your employees. They are not fools. The games you play is evident on people. 2. Adopt a ball park benchmark. I am told that they have done an iternal assessment on salaries from Heweitt. so how come people with 4 years are earning more than 15 to 6 LPA. why this disparity. 3. Stop posting fake reviews on glassdoor and stop harassing employees to post them for you. 4. Change the upper management in studio 9 fast otherwise your company future is bleak.


  6. Fun and Vibrant Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative and fun industry to work in with great opportunities for development and exposure. Great employees that are passionate about what they do, which is refreshing and inspiring. Innovation and creativity is core to the company and it's nice to know that your opinions and ideas are valued.

    Cons

    The gaming industry is a tough one and it's highly regulated, so hard to share all the fun and cool things that the company does.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to employees and giving them the room and exposure to innovate. Great things will continue to happen for the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Fun but dysfunctional

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many coworkers were fun people and good to work with, but that depends which department you had to deal with. The people in Tech Services and in D&D are as much like a family as a company/department can be. IT Department tried hard.

    Cons

    There is so much finger pointing and bullying by Accounting and Sales, it has an uninvolved HR department, and a lot of people with the "It's not my job" attitude, it all really gets in the way of what could be accomplished with a corporate culture having the right mind set. Also, promotion is difficult, if not next to impossible, if you are not a Caucasian male from Australia...with New Zealand and S. Africa being the next runners up. Low on the pay scale.

    Advice to Management

    HR should stop ignoring the bad behavior, and the company overall would do better if it stopped blindly promoting only the glad handers and good old Aussie boys, or bringing in new management from outside. It's very disheartening to long time employees who are doing all the work, but get passed over again and again for promotions.


  8. Great place to work!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nevada in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Nevada in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is the best gaming company to work for in Las Vegas. They offer competitive salaries and I really like the location of the Amigo office. They offer good job security, which is something that Bally and IGT cannot say recently.

    Cons

    The company is pretty top heavy. There are more managers than workers in a lot of departments.


  9. Beware

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Unique field, creatives mixed with maths

    Cons

    Narrow and repetitive tasks with little career steps in Aus


  10. tester

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good enviroment, good salary, good people

    Cons

    nothing really negative about the company


  11. Top emerging IT company

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of emphasis on having fun along with the work and business. Senior leadership in India looks committed to grow this organization into one of the top IT company in Delhi/NCR region. Good work life balance. Casino gaming domain is quite interesting and offers a lot of interesting challenges

    Cons

    cafeteria needs big improvement. Currently a lot of people bring food from home.



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