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Aristocrat Technologies Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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  • Work life balance has not been achieved (in 9 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 11 reviews)

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  1. "Solid company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Director in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Director in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    good focus on technology and strong leadership

    Cons

    Tough working environment in a global company with offices in India, Australia and USA. Global positions have long working hours


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great company...sometimes"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "Enjoyable"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Animator in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Senior Animator in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aristocrat Technologies full-time

    Pros

    My coworkers are professional and friendly. It is generally a very low stress environment.

    Cons

    There are long hours required before G2E.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Horrible HR and Management, Embarrassing SW Suite"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the people were nice. Some had the skills necessary to perform their roles.

    Cons

    Out of the 10 people in my work group, I would only recommend 4 to any company looking to hire quality employees. There is no room for advancement in this company unless someone retires. Even then, a high-level position may be filled by someone with absolutely no experience in your field because ATI wants to keep the institutional knowledge from leaving and needs a way to give them a raise but cannot create the headcount in their department. Vegas management does that "headcount shuffle" so they don't have to ask Australia permission to increase resources.

    The Management plays the "blame game". Employees are not given clear direction or information needed to succeed. Feedback, if given, is vague.

    If you are looking to keep any skill sets up-to-date with the outside workforce, do not work here. The Casino Management Software platform is out of date, the project management process doesn't meet industry standards, and there isn't a Quality Assurance Department (although the jobs have been posted for a few years now) so you are testing your software in production.

    When you think about leaving the company or are "future endeavored", contact an employment lawyer because HR will screw you over with paying out benefits.

    My best advice to anyone thinking of working for this company; DON'T. If you can't find anything else, then document everything! Keep logs of all the harassment from management, coworkers, and HR. Also be warned, IT will read your emails and chat logs.

    Advice to Management

    Most of the management needs to be removed. Putting people in roles they do not qualify for just to keep talent from leaving is not how you run a business. Make sure employees are cross-trained and knowledge is being shared. Those hording all the knowledge of our products are holding the business hostage and creating a toxic and clique-ish atmosphere.

    Have a structured On-Boarding Process with standardized trainings for all new hires. Train them on Day 1, not months later when the training department decides to hold a training.

    All Project Managers should have PMPs and go through SCRUM certification, especially the Senior PMs.

    All Managers should have working experience in the department they manage.

    Stop working in silos. Employee Satisfaction Surveys mean nothing if management doesn't care. The survey results are not anonymous if the results are broken out by work group.

    Take sexual harassment complaints seriously. This is directed at you, HR.


  5. "Large scale agile and scrum done right"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Henderson, NV
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Henderson, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great agile and scrum on 30 day cycles in systems r and D

    Cons

    Sometimes they don't want to hear about other ways unless they think of it

    Advice to Management

    Be open to change and place burden on change suggest or to convince you much like legal system works


  6. "Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Software Test Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Most employees other than some management and some human resources are wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    Some management should not be placed where they are. Performance issues should be addressed formally with clear goals to improve their performance at all levels.

    Advice to Management

    Think outside of their box they seem to have climbed into.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company Although with some problems"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, lots of support, great culture in office(a lot of events, free lunches, sporting competitions), decent work/life balance, lots of potential extra paid days off depending on if you end up working or traveling for the company over the weekend, great base amount pto, very few layoffs/firings in at least the tech services department, very friendly stag with very little drama/politics(at least in tech services department)

    Cons

    Long hours whenever you're assigned a project(potential of 80 hours), high turnover(quitting), lackluster employee reviews(management does not bother giving criticism unless direly needed or personally asked), poor internal documentation for products, culture of few people do a majority of the work (causing employees to have health problems), very little potential for upward movement

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to more evenly divide workloads, standardize pay structures so that coworkers have the same motivation to do their jobs and have more one on ones with employee's so they can express concerns


  9. "Business Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some really great people to work with and for.

    Cons

    Politics at the upper management level filtered down and created a lack of stability.


  10. "Individual Contributor Opinion"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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