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Aristocrat Technologies CEO Trevor Croker
Trevor Croker
71 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. Helpful (2)

    "Not for everyone."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies

    Pros

    The place has a good work life balance, except there is a big atmosphere revolving around proving yourself if you don't have experience. However proving yourself doesnt mean trying to improve the company yourself or showing what you can do, instead it means staying quiet until you are noticed.

    Cons

    Deceptive management. You have to be a gambler or else you wont be taken seriously.

    Advice to Management

    Hitting your computer doesnt make it go fastet.

    Aristocrat Technologies2019-02-28
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Stellar Corporate Culture Suffers from Weak Middle Management"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Health Benefits / Bonus Incentives for Salaried Employees / Paid Time Off / Access to Lynda.com / Friendly Teams / Corporate Guidelines are Very Family Friendly and Progressive / International Relationships / Well Respected Company / Growth Stock / Values Learning and Ongoing Training

    Cons

    Middle Management Lacks Leadership Skills / Short Sighted Initiatives / No Respect for Work Life Balance for Traveling Teams / Poor Performance Evaluation Process / Poor Feedback Process / Products Deployed to the Field Too Aggressively / Innovation Not Welcomed or Encouraged from Front Line Team Members / Does Not Promote from Within or Grant Transfer Requests Except on Rare...

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    Advice to Management

    Management needs to focus on being leaders of their people, versus their tunnel vision approach to delivering products and services. Customers suffer when the teams they rely on become discontent and frustrated. Employees are constantly looking for outside opportunities due to the way front line staff members are treated by middle management. A people first approach all the way down and across would take this company...

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    Aristocrat Technologies2018-04-13
  3. Helpful (2)

    "A great company, but with potential for improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Most departments have good leadership who work with you, mentor you and allow you to grow in the company. The global culture is positive and enabling: one can work hard, develop themselves and move up & around in the company.

    Cons

    C-level drives the company very hard to achieve results, but outdated internal systems, processes and departmental silos get in the way. The result is a high percentage of busy-work and internal selling to get everyday projects done. Work/life balance suffers and high performers burn-out.

    Advice to Management

    Truly invest in internal systems and modernization of processes. Look to great companies outside the gaming business for ideas and advice. Good employees will realize that they can achieve more by working smarter, not harder, and if “smart work” is not available at their current company – they migrate to companies that allow them to do so.

    Aristocrat Technologies2017-10-20
  4. "Working for Aristocrat"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies full-time

    Pros

    You can work independently or as part of a team; decent work/life balance. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Some extended travel. Office politics.

    Advice to Management

    Get your engineers out in the field to see how the applications work in the real world.

    Aristocrat Technologies2017-09-26
  5. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aristocrat Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Continuous improvement philosophy through out the business. Focus on Quality and improve at every opportunity. Positive culture with values and behaviors at the core of our business.

    Cons

    High expectations and accountability. Work life balance has not been achieved.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in oneself through personal development. The opportunity is there.

    Aristocrat Technologies2017-07-15
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Overall a great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Aristocrat Technologies full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Fastest growing gaming supplier in the US. Global company with diverse employee base. Clear vision for the future with specific goals clearly articulated. Behaviors and values at the forefront. Expectations are high but achievable. Work/Life balance is attainable. (this is dept dependent). Excellent pay and benefits. Remote employees are appreciated and respected. U.S. headquarters is moving to new campus early...

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    Cons

    Outdated ERP system. Project to replace it taking longer than expected. I.T. department needs significant overhaul to support the business. Prevalent silo mentality is difficult to bring down. Cultural challenges between two campuses. Communicating globally given time zones is challenging, however this is not unique to Aristocrat but global companies in general. Career path can be tough for remote employees....

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    Advice to Management

    Continually strive for continuous improvement and reaching that next level. Invest in I.T. to maintain existing infrastructure while moving towards the future.

    Aristocrat Technologies2017-06-12
  7. "Great place to work for"

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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 4 years

    Pros

    focused on people such as work life balance and personal development, somewhat flexible schedule, safe environment, good pto policy, business casual dress code,

    Cons

    systems and manual processes, informal training for new employees, generational differences with workers in the team.

    Advice to Management

    have formal work instructions and processes in place for the team. once a month 1-1 meetings, every permanent employee should have access to work remotely on a laptop from home at least 1-2x a month instead of always being in a cubicle.

    Aristocrat Technologies2017-06-09
  8. Helpful (12)

    "Human Resources"

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

    I have been working at Aristocrat Technologies full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Work life balance and great benefits including compensation. Nice maternity leave benefits, great vacation policy. That's about it! You're lured in by the recruiting team with these incentives, but when you start it's true what they say, " all that glitters is not gold"!

    Cons

    No trust amongst the HR team, you are constantly warned about what team members you cannot trust, because some of them have direct relationships with the Australian corporate office and will get you fired if they don't like you. Which harbors an environment that creates a lack of security. In my first week I was told, "let's face it none of us are going to retire from here... we're just getting by until we find the next...

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    Advice to Management

    Need to go back to basics and really figure out what kind of HR team you want because just saying " Bigger badder HR" does not make it so.

    Aristocrat Technologies2017-04-21
  9. Helpful (3)

    "New in Human Resources"

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

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

    Pros

    Team was warm friendly, answered many of my questions during interview process, the relocation process has been flawless (moved from 3k miles away), and great welcoming experience as a new hire. Very flexible environment for work life balance, all the folks on the team want to WIN! Truly a global company that needs global thinkers and leaders.

    Cons

    Lots of personnel changes so you must be flexible to change. From what I can see, it is all for the better as Aristocrat continues to grow as a global leader/.

    Aristocrat Technologies2017-01-17
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Hopefully things have changed"

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

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Global Company with decent benefits

    Cons

    Australian invasion - staff is subject to no work life balance; hours are very long; performance reviews are manipulated, employees are not appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your hard working employees with respect.

    Aristocrat Technologies2017-02-06
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