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Bally Technologies Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  • Work life balance depends on the project (in 78 reviews)

  • No Work life balance, variable component is like lottery and completely dependent on higher management (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "disorganized"

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

    I worked at Bally Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people that worked there, were great people. Met a long of good talent and people. Paid holidays were a plus, but other than that. Not much to say about pros

    Cons

    Very disorganized software team. Most days I would be coming into work not knowing what needed to be done.

    Advice to Management

    Well, need to work more organized and get things done more quickly. I found the bureaucracy made things incredibly slow .


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Red tape factory"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Shared sense of desperation for self preservation with other employees.

    Cons

    Advanced level of incompetence in management and their inability to profit taken out on the employees. Reduced pay for 3 years running. Reduced benefits. Look elsewhere for opportunities in the gaming industry.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Still here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nevada in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Nevada in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I work with a great group of people and the work can be fun and exciting. I enjoy making games for people to enjoy.

    Cons

    The buyout has sent the place into turmoil. Management tends to not know what is going on half the time yet they micromanage everything. Lots of "who you know" scenarios.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the employees you have hired to do the jobs they were hired for.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Okay Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bally Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are plenty of good people at the lower level. The software engineers I worked with were knowledgeable in their fields. They were flexible with start times.

    Cons

    Too many mangers and above. Too many times products were released to other departments before they were ready.

    Advice to Management

    Let the people do their jobs don't micro-manage every little detail. Take a risk with new ideas. Too many of the games use the same symbols sets over and over except for feature and top award symbols.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Don't stay long"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Some really good programmers start here. Unfortunately they leave when they realize there is no appreciation

    Cons

    Middle management is too pervasive . Unless you are part if the old boys club


  7. Helpful (1)

    "MANAGER"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leader in industry.... Good products...

    Cons

    Senior management is almost absent from day to day operations. They promote solely based on situation and not skills, aptitude, and tenure.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the entry level managers and supervisors. Provide training to continue to promote the upward mobility that you speak of. Be fair in counseling and correcting behavior.


  8. "Network Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Network Engineer III in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Network Engineer III in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bally Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Travel and interact with different clients across US and other countries and meet their requirements which vary from one customer to another. Scope of work and troubleshooting challenges.

    Cons

    Low Pay and lots of travelling.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Restructure Selected..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production/Planner-Scheduler in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Production/Planner-Scheduler in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has great package of benefits

    Cons

    I didn't "know" the right people to keep me on.

    Advice to Management

    Look closely at the "clicks". There were many while I was there and obviously was not part of any.


  10. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Bally Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, OK vacation policy

    Cons

    Wages compare to the industry are low, the perks are slowly being wind down.


  11. "Constant Change"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Technologies full-time

    Pros

    The people for the most part are great. Recent restructures have cleaned out a lot of the "dead wood"-people who got paid a lot to do nothing.

    Cons

    Not competitive on pay. A lot of politics particularly around offshore activities.



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