International Game Technology Reviews

Updated July 8, 2014
Updated July 8, 2014
325 Reviews

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International Game Technology CEO Patti S. Hart
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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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  1.  

    Great boss and great teammates

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working at IGT is very rewarding. My boss here at IGT is great. I feel I am valued and my opinion works. I am not micro-managed and my work is challenging. I personally have a very fast paced job and I continue to learn here.

    Cons

    Change is hard for some people and that can cause some negative feelings about the company from some of my colleagues. I personally do ok with change but I can see some people do struggle with it. I also think it is easy to point fingers for issues but sometimes my colleagues have a hard time accepting responsibility for their own impact to the situation. It can be hard to listen to at times. Instead of pointing out problems, more people should come to the table with solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency is needed, clearer messaging on corporate strategy and cut dead weight/people not pulling their weight or those bringing down morale with bad attitudes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Keep laying off these imbeciles so it will be job security for me.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Game Technology

    Pros

    Awesome salary. Excellent benefits including 401k and vacation. Greatest part is the company is continuing to layoff people in my division. That's job security for me because at some point, I will be the only one in my department that will be left to do the job.

    Cons

    There are still people in my department that still need to go. Management needs to layoff these people or put them under a Performance Improvement Plan and evidently fire them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I see no problem with what Senior Management is doing. Look around, some 7-11's are run by less then 3 people in a franchise.

  3.  

    A good place to work with amazing people made it a GREAT place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Game Technology full-time

    Pros

    The people are what made this a wonderful place to work.

    Cons

    I was one of the 350 people who were laid off, so that was a bit of a negative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the execs had each taken a little pay cut, it could have saved some of little people...IMO

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing company but layoffs are frequent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Game Technology full-time

    Pros

    amazing work-life balance, great people, great environment, plenty of room to grow, annual raises, 4.62 hours of DTO per paycheck

    Cons

    layoffs happen often and affect all areas of the business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Employees are smart and hard working.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Variety of games keep it from being boring.

    Cons

    Constant fear of restructuring and layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to join in the work and not just sit in offices barking orders and work past 5pm once in a while.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Lucky to be here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV

    I have been working at International Game Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    No single person can speak for a company this big. I see and read the negative comments and I am not without empathy. However, I left for a while, it is tough out there. It is extremely difficult to find any job, let alone a good or great job.
    I was lucky to get my foot back in the door and the department in which I am employed happens to be amazing. We have clear goals and concise leadership and I look forward to coming here everyday and working with my team and our partners.
    Many problems we face are being faced by other companies, all across the country.
    We all need to step it up.
    I am sorry if you do not like it here, but you will not bring me down.

    Cons

    Sure there are some problems and concerns. Again, these problems are happening in many companies, but on an individual basis there just might be something that you can do to make it better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I had any good advice for someone who is qualified to to be a Manager, V.P. or CEO, I guess I would apply for one of those positions so that I could make more money and advance my career.
    Working on it. Not there yet.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    IGT gets it right! Taking care of employees is everthing!

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    Current Employee - Head of Field Marketing - U S  in  Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Head of Field Marketing - U S in Reno, NV

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

    Pros

    I am a manager here at IGT. I work in a Marketing role and touch every department and every product that goes out the door. I recently conducted a personal survey with several employees internally, here on the Reno campus, asking them why they liked working at the Reno location. The results are as follows and worth sharing:
    1.) Generous salary for a small market
    2.) Close proximity to a lot of important business groups that help me do my job
    3.) Excellent health benefits, 401K, profit sharing and generous paid time off packages
    4.) Seeing the assembly line in motion is a benefit
    5.) The games are made in Reno, and I get to play them before anyone else gets to even "see" them
    6.) C-Suite and VP executives act like one of us. Are human. Approachable.
    7.) Several animals use our building as their home, and our trees outback for their nests (the baby owls hatch in April and are so cute)
    8.) Lake Tahoe is only a 30 minute drive away when I want to take an early out on a Friday to recreate or ski
    9.) IGT’s landscaped courtyard makes for a nice outdoor meeting spot
    10.) The view of the mountains from the dining room or outdoor patio
    11.) The game designers and mathematicians are talented. I enjoy being around talented people everyday. It pushes me to be better at my job.

    Cons

    Sometimes working for a company as big as IGT prevents us from getting products to market quickly, and there is a perception problem that IGT is too expensive even though our customers sometimes look past all of the value adds that come with doing business with IGT, the industry leader.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Patti Hart and her Leadership Team should hold more Town Hall meetings more often than just when our Earnings come out. All employees should understand that IGT is making money and that we are #1 in everything we do, Financially. Analysts are so critical of the company that is on top. It's too bad. Patti Hart and our Board of Directors are doing fabulous work.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I found it to be a good assembling experience and a good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Game Technology

    Pros

    I learned how to build casino games and their components.

    Cons

    I had to stand all day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give your workers stools.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I love working at IGT

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Analyst in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    IGT is a great place to work, there are many opportunities to excel in your group and the company as a whole treats employees great

    Cons

    There are no cons at all that i can think of. I have 100% happy here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best company I've worked for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Assembler  in  Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Production Assembler in Reno, NV

    I worked at International Game Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits after 30 days. Profit sharing. Great people to work with, mostly. They match your 401k 100%. You learn a lot. It's a great stepping-stone.

    Cons

    Can be high-anxiety. It's easy to get burned out because it's highly routinized, highly monotonous. Very fast-paced. Sometimes it feels like you have to be on amphetamines to work there - but hey, as long as you make sure you know what you're doing, and just do your job, paying attention to detail, making sure your work is perfect, you should be ok.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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