Aristocrat Technologies

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Aristocrat Technologies Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
80 Reviews

3.0
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Aristocrat Technologies CEO Jamie Odell
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good work life balance, not too harsh work environment, peers are chilled people (in 15 reviews)

  • Very autonomous work environment (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • 3: Senior management positions are very volatile (in 5 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Senior leadership disaster. They constant undermine each other for personal gain.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The middle managers and below work really hard. Really good team works amongst this level of managers.

    Cons

    Dealing with the slowing moving, short sighted, not on the same page Senior level executives. Have the head office is not helpful. All major players in the industry are US based.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some good leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent place to work. Old world Las Vegas mentality

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain/Component Engineer  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Supply Chain/Component Engineer in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. Big company with a small company atmosphere. Many employees try to make a difference.

    Cons

    Processes and procedures are not documented. If it is, it is not being followed. Archaic/obsolete PLM system. Old world relationships of hardware/electrical engineers with suppliers and coworkers hinder honest business practices.
    Australian headquarters reluctant to share power with the USA location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace M2K. Processess and procedures need to be documented and followed - Aristocrat is not mom and pop business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Graphic Designer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aristocrat Technologies

    Pros

    Great team to work with
    Top notch games

    Cons

    To get something write could take many overtime hours

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  5.  

    worst company to work for

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    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
  6.  

    Great company!

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great balance with work and family life. Great wages, great people.

    Cons

    None really. Just keep listening to your employees like you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage product deadlines a lot better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Terrible morale

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    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
  8.  

    Upper Management needs to wake up!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies full-time for 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
  9.  

    Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies full-time for 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
  10.  

    Good company, missing vision

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Aristocrat Technologies full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pros – 1) Good Salary
    2) Perfect Work-life balance
    3) Flexible time schedule
    4) Not much pressure.

    Cons

    1) Not much career growth. Seems like you hit a ceiling at a point.
    2) Lack of training opportunities.
    3) High level management is bad. They don't have any vision and when they do come up with a plan, they tend to fail in execution -- time and time again...
    4) A lot of processes that take time away from producing product and are hard to follow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be innovative with a clear vision and EXECUTE and follow through on the vision. Nothing will bring scorn faster than failing to follow through on plans time and time again.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Wow! Glad to put it behind me and not going to miss a single day

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great PTO and Benefits. Pay is fair for most jobs/levels.

    Cons

    Poor management, no appreciation, beyond horrible communication and morale is in the tank.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on replacing upper level management with competent and caring leaders. The management in place is only there to collect their paychecks and they never even say thank you. Questionable practices and interpersonal relationships in many instances as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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