Scientific Games Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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Scientific Games President & CEO Gavin Isaacs
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Pros
  • allows some remote work capabilities, good benefits (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is a little distant from every day employees (in 4 reviews)

  • lottery systems side is dying, no new innovations (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    All good things must end

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Scientific Games full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    At this point - very few I now consider myself a former WMS employee, since SG has done everything in it's power to crush and obliterate any remnant of the WMS culture. This has only accelerated after the purchase of Bally. Bally, like SG, has a culture of penny pinching which would normally result in a match made in heaven. Alas the crushing debt load associated with these two purchase guarantee that the only ones making money through SG will be the the creditors.

    Cons

    I can't stress strongly enough how any potential employees should avoid this company. The culture is pure poison.

    Advice to Management

    Congratulation! Your plan to chase your most talented employees away is progressing wonderfully!


  2. Engineering Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scientific Games

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Vast range of products offered

    Cons

    No clear direction of the company moving forward.


  3. Micromanagement at its finest

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scientific Games

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Used to work for a really great company which got bought out by SG. Work is easy if its an avg day. Company vehicle

    Cons

    24/7 On Call 7 days in a row, 15 days a month. Managers not required to help in rotation even in their area even though it is a service industry. Micromanage every aspect of your day. Vehicle tracking and point system so if you do 1MPH over the limit you get points which eventually get you reprimanded and fired.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the Micromanagement


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  5. Not a positive environment

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    Former Employee - Dead End in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Dead End in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Scientific Games

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    company vehicle work from home

    Cons

    unorganized micromanaging environment low pay makes all kinds of promises and never delivers on said promises. they also hire through a temp agency for first three months of probation and will not let you take off even one day for emergencies and then after you get your three months in with the temp agency and go as a full time employee they put you on another 3 months of probation and will not let you miss one day so 6 months without ever being able to take even if you get sick they don't care. and they wonder why they have such a high turnover rate. also most off the employee's are some off the dumbest people you will ever work with so just be warned don't work there.

    Advice to Management

    stop micro managing and work towards making your employee's feel like a team. none off this do your job or else b.s that does not motivate employee's to do great work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    We Posted a Network Engineer position at Scientific Games for over 3 months and Can't find One who likes to work here.

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    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Scientific Games full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Get some experience and then go someplace else...

    Cons

    No Promotions, No Personal grow, Bonuses are given in secret to those who are likable by management. If you have a family then say goodbye to them because you will be traveling everywhere dealing with lottery venues located at Gas Stations or Bars in dangerous places and neighborhoods where these tickets are sold or casinos in foreign countries where they are protected by armed men and then you have to deal with all the regulations in the lottery business and the underground mob seeking to infiltrate such business.

    Advice to Management

    Give credit to employees and have the knowledge to evaluate them and keep in mind that they are overwhelmed by to many projects.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Steer clear of this place; awful.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Designer in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Scientific Games full-time

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I liked working with many of my co-workers

    Cons

    Training was a joke. The management is rife with dilettantes. The is an astounding lack of fairness and equitability in how management treats non-management employees.

    Advice to Management

    Why give advice to those who will ignore it? Replace the homunculus that is the current CEO


  8. Helpful (7)

    Horrible, the corporate staff, supervising staff and associates were demonstratively racist.

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    Former Employee - Computer Operator in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Computer Operator in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Scientific Games full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Seven days on and Seven days off schedule.

    Cons

    Racist, Racist and Racist. This is in regard to the Alpharetta, GA location. Race dictates, work schedules support, fairness and personal human treatment. Disgusting! Fired after filing an EEOC complaint to address the aggressive and open policy of race discrimination and personal racial abuse.

    Advice to Management

    Most of the foreign employees are told that they have no rights and that any employee must do as any Caucasian employee directs. Your company is still in the dark ages and someone will sue the hell out you eventually and make the disgusting practice of open abusive White Supremacy known to the nation and business community.


  9. Helpful (1)

    A joke.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Press in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Press in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Scientific Games full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Checks don't bounce. That's about it.

    Cons

    Everything else. People on here giving them more than one star must be in management. The worst place I ever worked for. Would not recomened this job to anyone. If you quit to come here it would be a terrible mistake. Stay away!

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage and not be favored to others. What a joke!


  10. Helpful (2)

    The worst place ever to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Packager in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Packager in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Scientific Games full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worked in the packaging department, the only good thing was that we would get 3 or 4 days off each week.

    Cons

    The packaging department would pick favorites. If you were a white, american person, they would let the leaders, yell and scream at you. And let them call you names.

    Advice to Management

    You should treat all people the same . You should not pick favorites.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Start next Job Search when Accepting Job

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    Former Employee - Software in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Scientific Games

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Small teams. Team members treated well. Cool hardware technology at times. Goal of quality, even if goal isn't always met. Developers treated as authority.

    Cons

    Warned when I started that they ran a rotating door of employees. I was cut after 3rd layoff in 2 years. Win a state lottery - hire. Lose a state lottery - fire. Shop is packed with politics and in-house backstabbing. Experience soured one coworker so dramatically that he moved out of the country to escape "evil" companies.

    Advice to Management

    Shoot straight with people and hire contractors. Calm the infighting and politics. Value should represent ability and not who likes you.



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