Bally Technologies

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Bally Technologies Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
232 Reviews
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232 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Overall great company to work for

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    • 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
  2.  

    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 (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.

  3.  

    Mathematician

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

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

    Pros

    Fun Activities on friday afternoons

    Cons

    Same old politics being played in management

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Avoid this company

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    • 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 (less than an 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
  6.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

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

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    • 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 (more than an 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
  8. 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

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    another step to becoming a technician

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Technician I
    Former Employee - Service Technician I

    I worked at Bally Technologies full-time

    Pros

    We basically had ownership of all machines and access to all departments of the Establishment.

    Cons

    they lack respect for other coworkers and various others for certain job positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    getting employees who have college degree based on the work being performed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced gaming manufacturer encourages hard work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, HR department that tries to make it fun with company events, a place that encourages learning, trying new things even if they sometimes miss the mark, a company that trying to bring itself into the 21st century of technology companies like the big boys in California.

    Cons

    Lack of career growth. Don't see much inside promotion in the company. Sometimes hard to get the tools to do your job. Encourage long hours with no overtime pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize talent and try to find ways to promote from within. And give some incentives for hard work when some employees put in 50-60 hours a week with no bonuses or bigger raises.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Welcome to bally, now get to work slave!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Engineer in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    you get a paycheck, some cool people. Las vegas is a great place to live.

    Cons

    While I was only there a couple of years, never in my life have I seen such shady management actions practiced out in the open. If you are not constantly buttering up to management, you will be black balled. Management at Bally are sociopaths, and will make fun of you with the other team members, right in front of you. They will also lie and badmouth you, behind your back, to the directors and VP's to cover their mistakes, while praising you to your face. If you try and complain about any of this, you will be let go, immediately. Bally hires "engineers" with no college degree of any kind, and if they are favored by management, you could have a masters/phd, and you will be getting your marching orders from someone who took programming in high school. Bally management are extremely high paid, and many of them work from home and sometimes show up only a couple times a year, while it is not uncommon for them to call you on a saturday, tell you to drop everything, and show up to work. During review time, to justify not giving a raise, they will actually say things like "we are only giving raises to or top 50%, you are not one of them, better luck next time!" Bally is a total scumbag outfit, steer far from this dump.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing you can do except fire yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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