Bally Technologies Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Review of Bally Technologies

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

    I worked at Bally Technologies

    Pros

    Competitive salary, excellent benefits, great company activities, innovative company, great products, opportunities to work with co-workers around the world, work-life balance depends on the department you are in.

    Cons

    Work life balance depends on the department you are in. Constant changes with ongoing layoffs and transitions.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. If You Want Your Job To Become Your Life, Work For Bally!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Training Specialist
    Former Employee - Training Specialist

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

    Pros

    -Generous salary
    -Travel to fun destinations (Las Vegas, Bahamas, Aruba, Palm Springs, Florida, Puerto Rico, California) while staying in luxurious accommodations
    -Fun colleagues
    -Car service to airport
    -Decent health benefits

    Cons

    -Micromanaging managers
    -You're viewed as a body/resource to throw at clients
    -Limited work/life balance; no regard for amount of time on the road away from family
    -Expected to work 12+ hours, 7 days
    -"Here's the manual, figure it out or call someone" training methodology
    -Travel to crappy destinations (Tunica, Middle-of-nowhere OK, Middle-of-nowhere LA) while staying in hotels with roaches and bedbugs
    -2000's era flip phone issued as company cell phone
    -Limited growth potential unless you kiss-up
    -Empty promises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees as the professionals they are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. fun place to work for. But project planning sucks

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    • Senior Management
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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 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
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  5. Quality Assurance

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    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 a 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
  6. software developer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Technologies

    Pros

    Comparatively better pay in Las vegas area

    Cons

    worklife balance not good
    too much political environment between teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management can be more systematic,
    should encourage technical excellence

  7. Software Developer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Bally Technologies as an intern (less than a 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
  8. Software Development

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 a 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
  9. Rita Review

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    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
  10. Good people. Very complicated, full featured products.

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 a 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
  11. Working for systems division better than the other parts of the company

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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

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