International Game Technology

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International Game Technology Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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2.4 268 reviews

16% Approve of the CEO

International Game Technology CEO Patti S. Hart

Patti S. Hart

(191 ratings)

28% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Acceptable work-life balance if you work in the right department (in 16 reviews)

  • Helped pay for college, good benefits, gym and cafeteria on site, great people (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • I left after upper management decided to start recording phone calls and text messages (in 30 reviews)

  • The senior management is a joke, with most of them coming from non-gaming industries (in 17 reviews)

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    Great job but outlook is unknown

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prospay was great always something different never boring

    Conssince 2008 layoffs yearly thing making you worry no rises benefits taken away yearly workload rose despite lack of workers really sad for such a good job and good people to work with.

    Advice to Senior Managementhard to say

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    IGT is a good compnay with great people.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIGT has great people to work with, lots of opportunity for growth.

    ConsUnfortunatly many question the motives of our top Executives.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work with great work to be done.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Reno, NV

    ProsMy current manager and director have excellent managerial skills and use them to run a great department. The hours are flexible, the work is interesting, and the people are very professional. It's a great place to learn about the gaming industry.

    ConsIt seems there are too many layoffs. I understand that a company needs to do whatever it can to progress, but laying off people and paying out millions in dividends all within 2 weeks of each other is not a good idea. Someone is making decisions that are not in IGT's best interest. IGT's best interest is Gaming. Advancement is taking too long. It may be a bad time to be looking for advancement, but with no opportunities you will lose the talent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet back to the gaming industry... it takes talent to do just that, so please stop getting rid of people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great culture and great pay

    Material Handler (Former Employee)

    ProsEverybody seemed easy going compared to most places. I also worked at Bally Tech and I hated it there! Way too up tight. IGT is a better place to work for hands down except the fact that everyone is scared of getting laid off!

    ConsBig budget cuts as of late but the pay was still better and the benefits were good for comparable jobs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEverybody is afraid of losing their jobs. It really hurts to see the execs spending money on new office furniture and also report good earnings when they are laying off friends and family all at the same time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fulling years of service the provided world wide experiences

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat staff and peers from many cultures.

    ConsLongevity and experience is under appreciated

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

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    An enjoyable job for a Fortune 500 company that leads the way in gaming technology.

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee) Tulsa, OK

    ProsThe work was interesting and challenging allowing individuals to be creative and self-motivated. Great co-workers.

    ConsUpper management does not always seem to understand the value that is added by lower level employees to the overall success of the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement tends to be focused strictly bottom-line profit at times forgetting that customer satisfaction, employee effort and product development do not always equate to increased profit in the short-term.

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

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    Great Company

    Supervisor (Former Employee)

    ProsSomething different everyday never boring.

    ConsLimited advancement opportunities in a remote office.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nothing but good things to say

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe executives that I deal with are very transparent, and have been nothing but supportive.

    ConsWe have had a few organizational changes while I've worked here, but I do feel that my managers have always been fair to those in their span of control.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue on. C level management sometimes does not comprehend the impacts on the front line (I guess as with most large companies).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Rolling with the Punches

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Reno, NV

    ProsFlexible Hours
    Good Pay for the Reno Area
    Mostly Stable
    Making Video Games
    Challenging timelines

    ConsNeeds better execution of vision from the board/CEO.
    Frequent changes in department structures may ware on some people
    Employee morale is in constant flux

    Advice to Senior ManagementLay out a clear focus and execute. "Thinking Blue" isn't a business plan, its a gimmick. Think about the people in the trenches and what will make their lives better. Surprise the workforce with positive action. Create incentives that reward hard work and loyalty, like extra time off, per game bonuses, end of game gifts (ipods, $100 amazon gift cards, a new car, etc.) Little things add up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosrelaxed dress code, and free coffee

    Constoo many management, not enough workers, very top heavy

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees more often

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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