Bally Technologies

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Bally Technologies Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
207 Reviews
2.6
207 Reviews
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Richard Haddrill
25 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good salary - above standards (in 14 reviews)

  • Good Pay,good infra different, different technologies but no usee (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Tough to handle Work life balance in some teams though (in 55 reviews)

  • senior managements, NO WORK LIFE BALANCE (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good people. Very complicated, full featured products.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Reno, NV

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

    Pros

    Compensation is good for the area. Stability is high.

    Cons

    Growth path is not very clear

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let engineers train in product functionality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Working for systems division better than the other parts of the company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of creative people on the system side of the company, lots of interesting potential but not sure how the acquisition will affect things.

    Cons

    Lots of company politics, despite record revenues company doesn't reward employees, few people seem to have grasp of all the moving parts, there is a focus more on deadlines than on improving quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    when you focus only on getting the product on schedule teams will focus on making simpler products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Stable Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    The company was stable, talented co-employees, travel, benefits. My overall experience with this company was rewarding and I would recommend it to anyone looking to get off the ground in their Career.

    Cons

    I don't really have too many cons. I enjoyed my time there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't really have advice to give.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Antiquated and short sighted

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

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

    Pros

    It pays the bills. They never terminate anyone based on poor performance so if you are comfortable about mediocrity you will always have a job. If you like to only do the same thing every day and not interact with other members of your department out side of your "team" then you will succeed at Bally. If you like to play the catty games where your coworkers and your supervisors stab you in the back - you will have an awesome time here at Bally Technologies. The work life balance is one I have never encountered before and cultural diversity is everywhere; they import workers from India (think about the Visa fees) with out their families so they work 18-20 hours a day! I feel sorry for them.

    Cons

    I was actually told that if I wanted to get the resources to get my job done well, I would have to fail at my job. This company is ran by 1980's management styles with 1990's technology. I can only hope with the pending acquisition that they get rid of all managers from the Executive level down to the middle management, wipe the slate clean and start fresh. Human Resources is horrible. You can complain, be assertive, provide constructive critisism all you want, they don't care. They will step over a dollar to save a dime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Luck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Was a good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Bally Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay grade is descent compared to the Casino stranded. You can get in high, but you will be stuck there for a very long time.

    Cons

    Nothing to learn
    too much of Brown nosing
    The management thinks: you are good for nothing, if you are not from the Atlanta GA's company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    waste of time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Wolf pack style Leadership

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

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

    Pros

    Pays you very well compared to the industry std.

    Cons

    If you are not from the previous pack then you are reporting into one or you are out.
    Low or No employee morel.
    Lack of Communication from management
    Unclear Expectations and micromanagement
    There are only managers sitting in the top positions and no leaders at all
    Nothing to learn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Waste of time

  8.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Bally Technologies

    Pros

    Good work culture generally.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is no open communication

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Must be hard to hear at the top

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer I in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer I in Reno, NV

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, reasonable salary, good people. The corporate events were kinda lame, and few and far between. The in office perks were pretty basic - coffee , tea, and water. Anything else was vending machines. But the people were great!

    Cons

    Upper management is totally disconnected from the lower levels. The middle anagement was super smart, with great ideas of their own and their people, but getting the approval from above was often impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The people that are doing the work are the ones to whom you need to listen. That's where the value is coming from. The sales people can sell snow to Eskimos, but you need the things to sell.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slim opportunities for advancement. Not people focused.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Technologies

    Pros

    Some locations/departments are managed well. Fair wage and benefits.

    Cons

    Culture shifted. Bottom Line oriented. Personnel devalued. Some locations/departments rely on politics and finger pointing to deflect poor performance. Out-dated business operating systems.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Terrible IT department

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Technologies

    Pros

    Not sure about other departments

    Cons

    Management brings in contacts from their previous work place

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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