Bally Technologies Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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Richard Haddrill
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Pros
  • Good salary and good learning experience (in 15 reviews)

  • Good pay, Flexible work hours, chance to learn a lot (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • No respect for work life balance (in 56 reviews)

  • no work life balance, poor planning (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Software Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, OK vacation policy

    Cons

    Wages compare to the industry are low, the perks are slowly being wind down.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Restructure Selected...

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    Former Employee - Production/Planner-Scheduler in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Production/Planner-Scheduler in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has great package of benefits

    Cons

    I didn't "know" the right people to keep me on.

    Advice to Management

    Look closely at the "clicks". There were many while I was there and obviously was not part of any.


  3. Great company to start

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of experience to learn many facets of the casino industry. I was able to take pride in my work and show to others. Great benefits and time off was flexable.

    Cons

    Once you start doing your job and doing it well you are automatically targeted by middle management (directors, etc) . They play politics all day and dont work so when someone actually works they consider them a threat and pigeon hole their career.

    Advice to Management

    Start talking to managers to get the bad people out! All the layoffs that have occurred and the same bad directors are in place because they know someone. Time for a fresh start you have many talented people and will loose more and more if you don't open your eyes.


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  5. Corporate Culture

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    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 Bally Technologies (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Genuine collaboration with employees based in Reno, Nv.

    Cons

    Cultural differences between offices created high walls and encumbered progress. Some offices in home office had an air of superiority.

    Advice to Management

    Make the culture company wide. Ensure the culture is positive and encourage collaboration between offices, divisions, and management levels.


  6. Bally review

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Las Vegas, NV
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for. Everyone is ready and willing to help you in every way possible

    Cons

    Some employees were not completely receptive to the Security officers asking them not to speed through the parking lot . Difficult to progress

    Advice to Management

    Revise some regulations


  7. Helpful (1)

    Stay far away!

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

    I worked at Bally Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get a paycheck.. There are no other pros to working here..

    Cons

    If you join this company, you will be treated as a slave. You will be forced to work nights and weekends with no extra pay or bonus. If you do not sell yourself as a slave, you will be blackballed and eventually terminated. The managers in this company are all a boys club.. On monday after being forced to work all weekend, due to their lying to customers about the schedule, they will talk openly about their golf game. After the recent acquisition, they have not fired a single one of these useless idiots. If you do join, watch your back..

    Advice to Management

    You love the company so much, and want to do whats best for the company.. Then fire yourselves.


  8. Do not join this company

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    Former Employee - Software Analyst in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Software Analyst in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bally Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary, but you will be working for 14 hrs a day. Good company to start your career with. Because after working here, you will survive in any company. Fun company events.

    Cons

    Too much work pressure, forget about your personal life if you are thinking of joining this company. Recently laid-off many people.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Accountant

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Accountant in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are fantastic and have a great attitude and are willing to help.

    Cons

    The drive to work is a long one for me as I live on the opposite side of town.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring nice, hard working people that get along with each other!


  10. Helpful (2)

    Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have a great manager and is given the freedom to do my job without micromanagement. There is a lot of variety and challenges with my day to day work so it does not become boring. My co-workers and team mates are smart and hardworking and want to do the best job possible.

    Cons

    There is no direction from upper management. There seems to be lots of discord with upper management so decisions are not made. Most projects start as emergencies that become a lower priority when another project becomes the emergencies. It can be difficult to complete projects with the constantly changing priorities. There are limited resources to help with projects. No raises for 2015, even though the people doing the work had no impact on whether the financial goals were met. For the people below management their work is the same regardless if financial goals are met, but are still not getting the recognition. I think this will lead to decreased employee morale and more people leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Give up your big bonuses and give raises the employees who are doing the work on the front lines. Management needs to work together as a team and not just look out for their own interest.


  11. No work and life balance..

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    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Inside look into casino gambling but not learning anything new or relevant to the real world...

    Cons

    Overworked with little life balance. Not enough compensation for actual job responsibilities performed. Too many kingdoms and politics to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Re-access each job responsibilities in comparison to market salary rates. A more focused approach to relevant projects that have a future. Too much wasted time and effort in projects that go no where.



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