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Aristocrat Technologies Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2019

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Aristocrat Technologies CEO Trevor Croker
Trevor Croker
77 Ratings
Pros
  • "Having said that, company is having an amazing insurance plan for employees, good timings, helps in maintaining work-life balance quite well(in 60 reviews)

  • "Great office environment, great people, great benefits, great travel opportunities(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance has not been achieved(in 15 reviews)

  • "This is due to the recent pronouncement by senior management to "honor their commitment to the out-sourcing of dev positions to India(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Good company."

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    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay traveling is great too

    Cons

    Hard to move up internally. A little political.

    Aristocrat Technologies2019-03-29
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Company Review"

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      Former Employee - Compliance in Las Vegas, NV
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Nice people, good location, convenient location

      Cons

      Many rounds of layoffs. Employees were once called in for an impromptu whole building meeting. The CEO said "If you are here, you are still employed." There had been a sudden layoff of dozens of employees. Way to keep morale up, guys!

      Advice to Management

      There really needs to be a better way to treat employees.

      Aristocrat Technologies2019-05-31
    • "Good company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good compensation and work life balance.

      Cons

      A bit haphazard at times

      Aristocrat Technologies2019-06-03
    • Helpful (3)

      "Change in Management"

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      Current Employee - Inventory Associate in Las Vegas, NV
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Aristocrat Technologies full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Nice work hours. Decent wages

      Cons

      Change in the department management teams thorough out the company. There is so much confusion on how to perform your job.

      Advice to Management

      New Management style ; There's a lot to learn and a lot of difference personality however the management team needs to act more professional. Implement a less stressful to work in.

      Aristocrat Technologies2019-05-19
    • Helpful (2)

      "Systems organization is going downhill"

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      Former Employee - Software Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Some good people to work with. Flexible hours. Probably the most clever MSSQL database architects and developers outside of Microsoft itself. Pay was good.

      Cons

      This is specific to Systems organization: - Too heavily reliant on closed source technology (ie. Microsoft/VMWare). - Completely refuses to use modern software architecture. No cloud-based technology. No open source technology. AWS, Azure, Docker, Kubernetes? Never heard of them. - No innovation and no hopes to build technical skills to further career. - Most engineers wouldn't know what a 12-factor app was if...

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      Advice to Management

      No engineer worth their salt wants to work on monolithic WCF services, stored procs or WinForm apps. I predict most of your talent will be gone this year (2019). If you wanted a bunch of mediocre offshore C# devs, you are on the right track.

      Aristocrat Technologies2019-05-01
    • "Poor management, strange culture, starter-job environment"

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      Current Employee - Analyst in Las Vegas, NV
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good product, room for individual career growth

      Cons

      Inexperienced management, lack of unity, high turnover

      Advice to Management

      Adapt to a more modern management approach, re-focus on retaining talent, promote unity among departments

      Aristocrat Technologies2019-05-24
    • Helpful (1)

      "Diverse Gaming Company"

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      Current Employee - Senior Director Software Development 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Aristocrat is a global company with teams all over the world making all types of games and supporting technologies. The work force is diverse with a broad range of professional experience and cultural backgrounds. Aristocrat has purchased four large companies in the last five years and integrated the teams and products enabling new technology and product opportunities to employees.

      Cons

      The rapid growth of the business and the addition of multiple companies has created a large number of overlapping teams and technologies. The overlap creates confusion and uncertainty across the organization due to a lack of clear communications across similar job functions (regardless of the original company). The infrastructure to support a global company is lacking and many basic needs are difficult to get met in a...

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      Advice to Management

      Invest in infrastructure and cross product teams to reduce friction and allow product teams to focus on delivery.

      Aristocrat Technologies2019-04-17
    • Helpful (6)

      "DIFFICULT YEAR CULTURE CHANGING DISTRUST AND NERVOUS EMPLOYEES"

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      Current Employee - Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      The company is in a nice location of Las Vegas and there are a lot of great people here.

      Cons

      There have been layoffs recently with rumors that more are coming. Also, there have been issues with the culture changing for the worse and distrust cropping up among the teams. The climate is political and survival may depend on licking the right boot. The vision is not clear for those of us on our team. New hires have damaged the culture. Communication and trust has been eroded by senior people who are not culture...

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      Advice to Management

      Weed out people who are not culture fits for the organization. This was always the best part of Aristocrat. Things change fast. Also pay attention to eroding trust and other issues that may cause great people to leave and bad ones to take over.

      Aristocrat Technologies2019-04-08
    • Helpful (7)

      "Open Office"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Aristocrat Technologies full-time

      Pros

      Nice location if you live on West side of Las Vegas. Market leader. Cheap cafeteria food but after a couple of days it loses its appeal.

      Cons

      The new building is an "open office" (no offices, no cubicles) which I thought everyone knew was debunked as an effective way to design a modern office space. The problem with the open office concept is noticeable as soon as you walk in - you will mostly see people with headphones on trying to tune out the noise and staring at their screen trying to look busy because everyone can see them. The lack of privacy prompts...

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      Advice to Management

      Go back to offices and private work spaces before your best people leave.

      Aristocrat Technologies2019-03-06
    • Helpful (4)

      "Dont waste your time"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      office in Prime location

      Cons

      Bad Management Not much career opportunities They don't work on latest technologies. Most of the people in management (engineering) are not from software background. So they are clueless about how to run software projects.

      Aristocrat Technologies2019-04-18
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