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Aristocrat Technologies CEO Trevor Croker
Trevor Croker
73 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. "EA to Sales & Marketing Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aristocrat Technologies

    Pros

    The company had a great culture and family feel. Staff were warm and friendly. Management were very friendly, and open to feedback and ideas. In 2015 the company went through some re-structual changes so its difficult for me to say how the company is run now.

    Cons

    Work life balance was a bit of an issue.

    Aristocrat Technologies2016-02-17
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Image it portrays in interview is not reflective of reality"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aristocrat Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Starting pay tends to be better than the market average (the gaming industry can afford it), but pay increases are at the minimum. New CEO, Trevor Croker, is very personable and takes the time to talk to individuals from different levels across the organisation.

    Cons

    Very top heavy and hierarchical. Does not support employees wanting to develop themselves (the learning and development budget is saved and spent elsewhere). Employee surveys are a waste of time. The same issues are raised time and time again (poor senior management, poor systems, poor communication, no development opportunities) but not a single thing changes. Blame culture. Many members of senior management are...

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    Advice to Management

    Employ and develop real leaders - "we" not "I" people. Invest in your workforce. Treat employees fairly.

    Aristocrat Technologies2017-05-31
  3. 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 more 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
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Just OK"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Aristocrat Technologies full-time

      Pros

      Talented people with passion to work with, many new projects

      Cons

      Management team doesn't care and a lot of politics

      Aristocrat Technologies2019-05-15
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good Medium-Tier company to work for"

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      Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Noida
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Aristocrat Technologies full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      1. Offers a little more than market average salaries 2. Fixed salary hikes (around 6-15%), and fixed time promotions. Sometimes, salary hike happens twice, in case you got promotion mid-year. 3. Facilities (Cab, Food, and other extra-curricular) 4. It's a product-based company, so there is not so much of work pressure always, but it might also depend on the team. Again, depending on the team and project, you might...

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      Cons

      1. Average skilled people in the company. Not very bright minds. 2. As I said, fixed salary hikes, and fixed time promotions. So, working hard and intelligently doesn't make much of a difference. 3. Salary is proportional to your designation irrespective of your number of years of experience, and work capacity. So, if your earlier salary is low, you will be offered standard hike, and a lower designation than you will...

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      Advice to Management

      Not much, seems good as I said, they have improved.

      Aristocrat Technologies2019-05-11
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great Place to Work. Work hard and party harder."

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      Former Employee - Software Engineer in Noida
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Salary Work Life Balance Work environment Employee Engagemnet

      Cons

      Repetitive work Politics in some teams

      Advice to Management

      Identify bad politics and take action against managers.

      Aristocrat Technologies2019-05-11
    • "Good place to work"

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      Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Noida
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Best place and best people

      Cons

      A little biased for older employees

      Advice to Management

      Keep rocking

      Aristocrat Technologies2019-04-25
    • 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 4 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
    • Helpful (1)

      "Sr testing engineer"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Aristocrat Technologies

        Pros

        Flexible working hours , paid cab facility

        Cons

        People having lead position are not technically sound to handle team, redundant work nothing new to learn, bad appraisal

        Advice to Management

        Please hire good technical leads and managers who can really justify their positions

        Aristocrat Technologies2019-05-03
      • 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 9 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
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