Bally Technologies

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Bally Technologies Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
193 Reviews
2.6
193 Reviews
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Richard Haddrill
17 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good salary - above standards (in 10 reviews)

  • Good pay, better than average, other health benefits, snacks etc (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • this can lead to a strain in the work-life balance (in 42 reviews)

  • senior managements, NO WORK LIFE BALANCE (in 14 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stuck in a box with no way out

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Bally Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Has some great coworkers, ability to work form home as needed. Industry leader with potential if they start to listen to their employees and see what talent they have working for them

    Cons

    Always stuck in a box, they talk about stepping outside of your job functions to help others but when you actually do this you are told that is not your place. They are losing talented people because they are not allowed to express their ideas without getting shot down. At review time I was given specific goals to accomplish in a time frame and was told that I would be promoted, goals completed and time came and went with no promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    foster the talent you have, you are losing good people because the is no where to grow and the work is not appreciated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you don't care for your people (internally and externally), you will fast become a casualty - for the 3rd time.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Technologies

    Pros

    Product breadth with the acquisition of SHFL entertainment
    SHFL leadership has a much more nimble approach to business
    Some great people who really want to do well
    Affordable medical insurance premiums but not a great plan/med insurance company

    Cons

    Motivation by fear never works
    Too much negativity
    Unorganized and lacking business direction/strategy with the recent SHFL acquisition
    Hasty decisions with minimal forward looking analysis
    Under resourced in many areas
    Bally team resistant to incorporate SHFL team; difficult to create one cohesive unit
    Laborious processes on many fronts cripple the ability to react to the market/business needs. Way too slow and many times ineffective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sweeping personnel cuts are rarely the solution to even the bleakest financial situation. Piling remaining work on the survivors will continue to demoralize your staff.
    Stop spending time on products that aren't worth it. Focus on the top 3 products/categories that you do well in and get solid in those before indulging in heavily in skunkworks endeavors.
    Reducing product service to customers will destroy your external facing reputation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    OK place to work

    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Reasonable Salary & Benefits, meaning just above average. Stable job if you perform well. Best one currently in gaming industry.

    Cons

    Some biased management. All ways work, work, work.... not much fun...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve word-life balance.

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  5.  

    Nothing positive

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    Former Employee - Programmer II  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Programmer II in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Benefits, but that can be outsourced. HR watch your back.

    Cons

    Toxic work environment. Don't work here! Management is clueless. Execs make over a million $ per year and you suck in their minds. JC, you need to rethink your strategy because you are anathema in the rest of gaming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of JC. He is cancer!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Need to slow down and remember what's important

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

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

    Pros

    Stable company, leading technology with some talented individuals working at the lower levels. Hopefully the acquisition leadership added will help with the past legal issues.

    Cons

    Growing too fast, top level leadership have questionable ethics, all locations are treated differently with no overall company goal or culture. Promotions and increases go to those in the "in" crowds. No work/life balance. Many personal relationships fueling the business decisions. Comp and promotions not consistent among all locations. Good employees are worked hard and there seem to be no concern when they leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New management needed!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Watch your six.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice people below management. Padding words

    Cons

    Instead of laying you off, they will find some way to fire you and you'll be escorted out by the guards. I saw several very good people treated that way. Now this said everything I wanted to say, but they impose a silly minimum word standard. This last two sentences are absolutely meaningless, but are padding the the word count

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Do not work for them.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Bally Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Nice fellow employees, hard working smart.

    Cons

    Everything else, company is in a constant state of confusion. Strong employees with lost management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, they do the jobs and they re good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Fair company to work for

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    Former Employee - Customer Service
    Former Employee - Customer Service

    I worked at Bally Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There is room to advance within the company

    Cons

    You sometime have to work long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    With the recent acquisition of Shufflemaster, everything seems to be on hold.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bally Technologies

    Pros

    Great schedule, decent pay, and benefits are just OK and at least with some departments they do provide company transport.

    Cons

    Company has become stagnant putting a hold on everything since acquiring shufflemaster. Even before the acquisition was final, they wouldn't spend the money they needed to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your ducks in a row. You have good employees who are getting pushed to the side because you havent gotten things done in the last year.

  11.  

    Great Place to Grow!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Bally is the industry leader in Gaming Systems and Tables. Very stable company, no fear of the company going under. The Sr. Management encourages promotion from within, so you can advance your career quite well if you're hungry!

    Cons

    The expectation is that you get the job done, regardless of how many hours it takes to succeed... this can lead to a strain in the work-life balance. Also, the downside of them promoting from within, is that they don't have to pay as high of salaries to those who are being promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay competitive salaries to the people who you are depending on!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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