Bally Technologies

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Bally Technologies Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
220 Reviews
2.7
220 Reviews
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Richard Haddrill
32 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good salary - above standards (in 15 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 56 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Quality Assurance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer II in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer II in Reno, NV

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

    Pros

    Informal work environment where fun was encouraged

    Cons

    Lots of office politics and leading questions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't micromanage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    fun place to work for. But project planning sucks

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

    I have been working at Bally Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good environment to work for. Employees seem to be talented and experts in their job.

    Cons

    Better project managements. Lack consistency in project plans and managers do not listen to employee opinions in project directions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should listen to employees on work and plan according to that. Set deadlines seems never met for any projects. Every project seems to bleed well over the set deadlines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Software Developer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Technologies as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Everyone is nice and understanding. There is a social event almost every Friday. It really feels like an Start Up at times.

    Cons

    I worked there during a period of transition. So was a lot of turn over but I felt it was an isolated event..

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Software Development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Goo salary and perks. Good for people who are ready to travel, specially if you are working with Systems.

    Cons

    Systems only for people who can sacrifice with personal life and willing to travel as much as 70% of the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to motivate people by relaxing travel expense procedures and showing constant growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Rita Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Collection Analyst in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Collection Analyst in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Intercompany... relations, support of sales team, generous salary comp, holiday parties, monthly birthday recognition, pot luck lunches and good benefits package

    Cons

    Little or no job advancement, mgmt was not involved fully, goal setting was not consistent for team members, flex time was premitted, collectors work 5 day 8 hr shifts in all industries not at Bally. excess absences tolerated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take note of what is happening in the department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  11.  

    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

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