International Game Technology
2.5 of 5 207 reviews
www.igt.com Las Vegas, NV 1000 to 5000 Employees

International Game Technology Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2014
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2.5 207 reviews

                             

19% Approve of the CEO

International Game Technology CEO Patti S. Hart

Patti S. Hart

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30% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Crashing and burning

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Reno, NV

I have been working at International Game Technology full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe best things about working for IGT are the coworkers and the work life balance. The non-management and even lower management people are some of the best people to work with, they are knowledgeable, helpful and decent people. The work life balance is good to great, depending on team.

ConsThe worst things about IGT are the CEO, the upper management, and the lack of career advancement opportunities. The layoffs have been routine, and now dozens of good employees have been all fired for possessing a list of people laid off after the fact, generated from information internally accessible to everyone. These people all lost their jobs over an offense no sane person would think was wrong, since you could easily tell who was laid off and who wasn't by walking through the halls, checking internal IM or email. The directive to fire everyone involved came from the CEO directly and both middle management and team leads had no idea their employees were even missing from their desk until after the fact. With all the layoffs and wanton firings, no employee has a chance for promotion or career advancement when keeping your job is such an unknown.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is no advice upper management would heed. This ship is sinking and those of us still here will likely be the unlucky ones in the end. The CEO has shown a complete disregard for the worker bees and the company will vanish from underneath her pedestal.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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LAYOFFS, LAYOFFS, LAYOFFS

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at International Game Technology

ProsGreat people, nice flex hours

ConsWhere do I start? They care nothing about their people. I don't care if your reviews are immecable. You can be laid off tomorrow

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn who your Good employees are and who your non performers are. Get rid of the non performers, and you won't have a layoff problem any longer

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Too many layoffs. No loyalty to hard working employees!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at International Game Technology full-time

ProsWork-life balance is great. OK benefits. Awesome co-workers.

ConsConstant impending layoffs and "At Will" firings are not helping morale. There is a severe lack of loyalty to hard working employees at this company. Everyone here is in constant fear for their jobs and livelihood. CEO could care less about the people that make this place tick. She's playing Jenga with the workforce and removing integral key employees that are not easily replaced.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave some empathy for your workforce. Learn to care about your employees and have some integrity. Don't be surprised when your workers begin seeking better opportunities elsewhere.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Getting consistently worse every day

Engineer (Current Employee)
Las Vegas, NV

I have been working at International Game Technology full-time for more than 5 years

ProsBenefits and easy work. You can do as little work as you want if you're clever about it.

ConsComplete lack of employee development and constant fear of additional layoffs. When the layoffs come around, politically connected worthless people continue to survive while people who have contributed consistently over the years get walked out. I have never seen such horrible morale at company.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook at yourselves in the mirror. Your changes aren't working and your stock cashouts & bonuses are coming from machine sales that you seem to have no interest in. How many of the managers at all levels in the company would have qualified to have their current jobs given the track record of (lack of ) success at IGT? What does it take for a crony of the CEO to get fired?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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To Bad, So Sad

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Reno, NV

I worked at International Game Technology for more than 10 years

ProsMade some really good friends here.

ConsConstant threat of lay-off. You will be fired without cause.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop driving the company into the ground.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lost 300+ people (again)

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Las Vegas, NV

I have been working at International Game Technology full-time for more than 8 years

ProsCoworkers make the day more enjoyable.

ConsManagement does NOT care about loyalty. Another 300+ were laidoff so the Board of Directors could get their raise and desired profit margin. Sad that they felt it would be better to layoff the employees that had years of experience and knowledge simply because they are among the higher paid employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to the knowledge that you are PUSHING out the door. Your end product is not going to improve when you are only worried about the profit margin.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Keep laying off the worthless middle management

Software Engineer III (Current Employee)
Reno, NV

I have been working at International Game Technology full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCompensation can be good, but only if you are big suck-up to management.
Reasonable benefits and vacation plans.

ConsTalented, innovative engineers need not apply. Being an innovative employee will get you laid off. Middle management only keeps employees that can't get a job anywhere else, because those employees are not a threat to middle management's own positions. Improving your job skills will also get you laid off. Most of the middle management was picked on how good they are sucking up to the next level of management and are completely incompetent. They protect their own positions religiously because they know they cannot get another job anywhere else.
If you are a really good suck up to middle management, you also don't have to know anything and can be paid a high compensation to do nothing all day.
Being a clueless suck-up at IGT puts you on the fast track to promotion.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave the dept. management start behaving like they are start up companies and prove they are worth keeping around. Pick a project and make the management produce the project themselves. If they cannot produce the project without the help of rank and file employees, lay them off like they like to do rank and file employees.
Keep laying off worthless management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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ICE-BERG SINKING THE SHIP

Game Developer (Former Employee)
Reno, NV

I worked at International Game Technology for more than 8 years

Prosactually they have really good health benefits, ill give them that.

ConsWorst CEO in USA. Cold, dark and sad work atmosphere. Tired, scared, defeated workforce. IGT doesn't care about employees, the execs just care about themselves.

Incompetent C-Levels -- totally clueless. One dumb decision after the next. Think they can fire their way out of trouble. Very hostile toward employees. Everyone in my department has left or is aggressively job searching. Nepotism and cronyism abound. If you are more qualified than your boss you're a threat and will be terminated.

This place is going down fast. Stay away.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing ... you will get what you deserve.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It's an episode of (political) Survivor

Engineer (Current Employee)
Reno, NV

I have been working at International Game Technology full-time for more than 5 years

Prosa few jerks but mostly good people in lower levels.

ConsUpper management has run this company into the ground. Mass exodus looming. Will leave the company with only those who are too stuck, incompetent and/or clueless to move on to something better.

Advice to Senior ManagementU-haul provides good rates with bulk rentals.

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Dreadful -- This Company Simply Doesn't Care (and it shows)

Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
Las Vegas, NV

I have been working at International Game Technology full-time for more than a year

ProsI am able to educate my peers and director, which teaches them how they should be conducting their jobs. Most do not know how to write a proper sentence.

ConsAbsolutely dreadful workplace environment! The Company does not value employees and is terrible at evaluating talent. They simply do not care -- you are just a number at IGT -- there is no concern about employee morale, development or growth. The CEO just cares about her fancy airplane (which she forgets is the company's .. not her personal limousine). You can work here for years and years without ever seeing the CEO or most C-levels. They dont care about the workforce and are disinterested in the gambling industry (and decisions flow accordingly). Curmudgeons and dolts abound in my department unfortunately. I do not recommend this company.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease eliminate the dolts and curmudgeons; learn to embrace your best employees and encourage personal development!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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