Bally Technologies

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Bally Technologies Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
194 Reviews
2.6
194 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Place to Grow!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Decent organization

    • 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 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    My coworkers were awesome, we had lot's of new technology to use and learn, my specific section spent money on labs (although I know this wasn't the case in other parts of the company).

    Cons

    No career movement unless you're a "favorite". When I was initially hired, I was promised a promotion after one year. Needless to say, that never happened after numerous years and I'm in the same position I was in when I first came on board. Bally expects employees to be available to them at all times. Management also feels you owe them something because they hired you. There isn't clear direction in moving forward as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are your most valuable resource. Measuring their worth goes beyond a tangible number on an accounting statement. My promotion was delayed for months (and still is which ultimately led to my resignation) due to "tough times" in the organization, but every VP (seriously, every. single. one.) was promoted to Senior VP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Having more then 1year 6 month's experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bally Technologies

    Pros

    good salary and benefits in US

    Cons

    frequent travel within United States

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  5.  

    Overall great company to work for

    • 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

    Pros

    Company pays well, no strict dress code, works you hard, but you have freedom with hours.

    Cons

    They expect you on early and late night calls. Expects you to drop everything if an emergency happens.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Family should always be first.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall Best Gaming Company

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

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

    Pros

    Great, stable management. Customer centric, very approachable, humble, down to earth management.

    Cons

    Tough customer base. Many times dealing with unreasonable customers is really a pain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with current style of managing.

  7.  

    Mathematician

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

    I have been working at Bally Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun Activities on friday afternoons

    Cons

    Same old politics being played in management

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Avoid this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Atlantic City, NJ
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Atlantic City, NJ

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

    Pros

    None really, some of the lower level managers are easy to work with

    Cons

    Gaming industry is in shambles due to the ecomony, and Bally's knows it, and treats employees like cattle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit playing lip service to the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I had a great time working for Bally Technologies.I was provided with a lot of growth opportunities.

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

    I worked at Bally Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good Compensation
    Good learning opportunities
    Great working environment
    Equal opportunity employer

    Cons

    Not very process oriented.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Its like working on the Island of Misfit Toys...

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

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

    Pros

    The pay was OK and there are a few good people sprinkled in there; but overall there aren't many pro's.

    Cons

    The leadership plainly favors Indians. As evidenced by a breakdown of population percentage compared to the number of Indians in leadership positions. They blatantly violate the terms of the H1B program and use it as a method for pipe-lining less expensive labor from India. They have little respect for US traditions and you will be disrupted regularly on US holidays if you happen to find yourself celebrating them. But god forbid you want to do anything while major holidays are going on in India! The culture, beyond the obvious display of racial favoritism, is completely cost based. This means that they always opt for the cheapest solution they can get for nearly everything in the business. And that may mean that you are stuck working with the worst kinds of solutions available to deliver whatever it is you do. It was often like trying to construct a commercial aircraft out of Popsicle sticks. And if you cant manage to do your job they will let you know that they can find someone in India to do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper management was some of the worst I have ever seen. The ethics displayed by the CEO and legal council were astounding. I decided to leave the company after the first time I met with them. Yes, they were that bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    No work life balance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bally Technologies

    Pros

    Technology and compensation. If you are bachelor and like traveling this may be good place be. Get to learn a lot about gaming industry

    Cons

    Lots of travel, even when you are not traveling you are assigned task which requires more than 12 hours a day to complete.

    Political env.

    No per diem for travel days. Most of the time you travel on sunday evening and return by friday late evening. And if you are in some bad projects your weekends are spoiled to

    My recommendation if you have family this is not a place for you

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