Bally Technologies

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Bally Technologies Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
214 Reviews
2.7
214 Reviews
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Richard Haddrill
29 Ratings

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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced gaming manufacturer encourages hard work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Welcome to bally, now get to work slave!

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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
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Working in a jail!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Technologies

    Pros

    There are a few nice people in the company and location was great to be working so close to. Insurance coverage was good

    Cons

    - environment was like a jail had no windows just 2 doors on each end almost looks like the doors in an insane asylum! Every one got sick often.
    -Had to share 4 desk spaces with each shift since it was 24 hr operation did not get own desk
    -Supervisor of WAPs department was rude, inconsiderate, made fun of his employees or criticized them in the open or to that persons face, didn't care about his employees unless it was 2 certain people that he favored over, only cared about himself
    -not enough staffing for coverage. ESP weekends as gaming regulations state there must be 2 people on shift at all times in which almost every weekend each shift was alone for a few hrs
    -no place to go to move up to another position it was like you were stuck and can't go anywhere else
    -with the profit Bally makes, the raises were minimum like a $0.10 raise per hr which is horrible!
    -management unorganized and do not listen to its employees to help resolve issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people that care about its employees and where supervisors want to see there team moving up within the company instead of dragging them down wanting them in one spot. Get people that care about others and not make fun of them!!!

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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Sweatshop

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bally Technologies

    Pros

    Some cool technologies. Few good veterans in sales and marketing - and there doing a good job.

    Cons

    Remember the movies about Asian sweatshops. With underpaid workers working night and day. Greedy managers who yell and exploit for their own gain. And only a few brownnosers get favors.

    Well, enter Bally - they have successfully recreated it in the US of A.
    No exaggeration. Politics and Nepotism are rampant. Company is making record profits but employees don't see a penny - mgmt I dare say are getting their piece of the pie.
    Pay is low but workload is no less than a sweatshop - expect to work night and day, weekend and holiday. Managers and directors are always playing politics and favorites. And some of them yell and insult employees and get away with it.
    Ironically, the culture in India seems to be slightly better than US. The pay is definitely much better in India.

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Ok place to work, steady work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Analyst in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Analyst in Reno, NV

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

    Pros

    Lots of people who know a lot to work with. Good benefits. Steady job in a bad market.

    Cons

    Way too much political BS. Overly cost observant, they scrip and save every penny to the point of having to search for office supplies when we are making record revenue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the environment more fun and relaxed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    All work and no pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cant Say
    Current Employee - Cant Say

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

    Pros

    There are some challenging innovation opportunities
    Stock has been going up thanks to good leadership by CEO

    Cons

    Compensation much much below market in certain cities
    Work is inversely high - long hours are norm.
    Activity is rewarded, productivity is not

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Human Resources ignore only certain complaints

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - I Can't Say in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - I Can't Say in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    I liked having a stable job with benefits. I liked some of the people I worked with. The company had some nice give away days and some events in the parking lot.

    Cons

    If you are unhappy with a Director there, be unhappy. If you speak up you are identified as a rat. But what is a person to do when the Director is making fun of his employees? Human Resources knows this from previous incidents and chooses to look away and allow it to happen everyday. The anonymous hotline they have set up is bogus because the company doesn't make any changes at all. It's unfair that they allow this one person to say the things he does and get away with it over and over again. I think Directors who are very old and have worked there a long time are just allowed to say and do anything, even call them employees racially unacceptable names.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take down your hotline complaint line since you don't listen to it. People complain because something is happening that is making them uncomfortable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to work. Reno NV

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

    I worked at Bally Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits great people loved working there.

    Cons

    Long Work hours to fix issues that keep happening with systems and software.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have less fire drills.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Creepy culture.

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package, some nice people. Compensation is only fair.

    Cons

    Very political, paranoid, territorial environment with poor communication and training. Employees had to report hours worked each week. People hideout in offices with doors closed. Watch your back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start by hiring managers with people skills. This is an old company with it's culture as antiquated as the technology in slot machines. Too busy cranking out the same product with different artwork. It's a waste of breath to say happy employees are productive employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    backwards internally

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    ok pay. easy to coast. lots of political maneuvering and brownnosing available. if you know the right people, can survive wrongdoing including "anonymous" ethics complaints.

    Cons

    spineless middle management living in fear of tyrannical upper management that likes to get points across by yelling and insults.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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