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Aristocrat Technologies Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Encourages high achievement but still provides fantastic work-life balance (in 41 reviews)

  • Work life Balance & work environment is good (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance hard at times (in 8 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 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Artistocrat: Just Another Casino Gaming Development Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company has great potential, some great people, some fantastic products, great licenses, some well-run departments/teams, it is a company that has been here for decades and will be for decades more.

    Cons

    Obviously everywhere above that, I said "some" it was for a reason. Just like every other company you've worked at, there are good parts and really bad parts about Aristocrat. It all matters what division you are in and what line of the org chart your boss, his boss, and his boss report to. I've had fantastic experiences and I've had experiences that were so negative that they bordered on abusive. There is virtually no process, no standards, quality is all over the map, communication stalled or non-existent, lots of finger pointing, people throwing people under buses, people refusing to follow through or follow direction, etc. Just like the last place you worked, it can be sunshine or toxic clouds. It can be Friday happy hours or Saturday crunches. Can be great job for work you barely worked on and screamed at for stuff you did exactly as directed. Time for lunch yet? Roll the dice if you need a job. Maybe you'll hit a Big Win.

    Advice to Management

    Quit picking favorites; with your teams and especially with your managers. Don't manage through negativity. Don't tell me I'm Agile than Waterfall me. It is the dawn of the new technical age. The Age of Dinosaurs is OVER. The future is about Integrations. Learn to collaborate globally within your organization, unify process and platforms on an International level or DIE! Just like everyone else is doing and not doing.


  2. "Receiveing"

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    Current Employee - Receiver/Lift Trainer in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Receiver/Lift Trainer in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aristocrat Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people great place very busy company

    Cons

    changes! in the work place problem training people

    Advice to Management

    NO i enjoy the work .


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great company...sometimes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies full-time

    Pros

    For the most part people are friendly. The company does a great job of providing extras that make the office a great place to be. Great benefits package. Lots of opportunities to get involved in the community.

    Cons

    Departments work in silos and don't communicate with each other. Management expects to receive the best from the employee without providing adequate training and support. Office politics are terrible and cause the company to lose good people.

    Advice to Management

    Provide training to your employees and make sure managers follow the guidelines to get the best from your employees.


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  5. "Manager"

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    None at this time of day

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Individual Contributor Opinion"

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

    Pros

    There are some really great people with amazing talent.

    Cons

    The company is a little too sale/money focused. There is a missing focus on the people. Although they claim that people are a priority, actions speak louder than words.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget that without the people, the company would not exist.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Understaffed"

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

    I have been working at Aristocrat Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Multiple events to maintain employee moral. Benefits and pay are really good.

    Cons

    Always understaffed and no plans of hiring to resolve that..


  8. "Eprom Lab Tech customer service"

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    Former Employee - Eprom Lab Technician in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Eprom Lab Technician in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Overall a good company to work

    Cons

    There really was no downside for working plenty of overtime and working with different professional people was amazing.

    Advice to Management

    The open door policies is a great idea.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Fun but dysfunctional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many coworkers were fun people and good to work with, but that depends which department you had to deal with. The people in Tech Services and in D&D are as much like a family as a company/department can be. IT Department tried hard.

    Cons

    There is so much finger pointing and bullying by Accounting and Sales, it has an uninvolved HR department, and a lot of people with the "It's not my job" attitude, it all really gets in the way of what could be accomplished with a corporate culture having the right mind set. Also, promotion is difficult, if not next to impossible, if you are not a Caucasian male from Australia...with New Zealand and S. Africa being the next runners up. Low on the pay scale.

    Advice to Management

    HR should stop ignoring the bad behavior, and the company overall would do better if it stopped blindly promoting only the glad handers and good old Aussie boys, or bringing in new management from outside. It's very disheartening to long time employees who are doing all the work, but get passed over again and again for promotions.


  10. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aristocrat Technologies (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible with work/life balance. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Not really as agile as they say


  11. "Nice Technology company in the Las Vegas Valley"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Director in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Software Development Director in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting technology and game development

    Cons

    Top management is micrommanaging a lot

    Advice to Management

    Top management should learn to delegate responsibilities


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