Scientific Games Reviews

Updated March 30, 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 (1)

    What a Change a Year Makes

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

    I worked at Scientific Games full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The fun environment of WMS hasn't been completely displaced by Sci Games.
    Great conversation ice breaker when you tell someone you make slot games.

    Cons

    Chasing EBITDA constantly to try to manage their huge debt leads to cuts, cuts, cuts
    4th CEO in 12 months leads to turmoil
    Lay offs are a regular occurrence

    Advice to Management

    It's too late. Perelman is using the company for his own debt play, screw the employees.


  2. BAD MANAGEMENT!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Clerk in McCook, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Clerk in McCook, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Easy job. Great Location. Flexible

    Cons

    Unless a buttkisser no movement

    Advice to Management

    There IS such a thing as grey areas


  3. Review

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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

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

    Pros

    Great if you have gaming experience and want to create casino games. WMS has a great reputation and history in the industry. Great WMS office in Chicago with fantastic gym, cafeteria, snacks. Decent benefits. We don't know anything about the old SG business in Atlanta since they are run independently.

    Cons

    Unstable management and company trajectory. Not sure who we are, who is going to be in charge in 6 months, and where we are going. New CEO is legit and great for WMS here in Chicago but who knows how long that will last.


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  5. Field Service Technician I

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician I in San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician I in San Juan, PR

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

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

    Pros

    Only the benefits and the co-workers relationship.

    Cons

    No guidance from management.
    The manager has a preference in certain employees.
    No growth opportunity


  6. Helpful (3)

    Stay away from this company - Network Design & Implementation - High Turnover -

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    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    the work can be challenging due to many regulations of the Business. GAMBLING

    Cons

    The Network Design & Implementation has a very high turn over. No opportunity for Education or advancement. Some minority guys working in here still have the same title of Junior Engineers since they were hired many years ago. All original Management staff left and now Network Design & Implementation is being managed by other company staff.

    Advice to Management

    invest in your people and train them a little, hire more IT people. Give a chance to every engineer working at the IT dept. Not just the guys you like.......


  7. Helpful (1)

    NOT employee friendly- culture is bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    the work can be challenging

    Cons

    no training for leadership or employees

    Advice to Management

    invest in your people and train them a little, hire more IT people


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good starter job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Scientific Games full-time

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

    Pros

    The work can be interesting. There is a lot of opportunity to learn many facets of the lottery industry.

    Cons

    Management seems to be directionless at times. There is a tendency to over promise and under deliver to the client.

    Advice to Management

    Don't try and do it all in house. Things like designing information interfaces should be hired out and left to the experts.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Inexperienced Senior Management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Scientific Games

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Hard working employees
    Ok Salary compared to other employers
    Great location

    Cons

    Very, very inexperienced management on VP level
    Lack of clear direction or focus
    Poor health benefits

    Advice to Management

    Majority of VPs do not work. They are hardly in the office, do not lead their teams, and do not know what's really going on. Promotions are only made when employees threaten to quit. Employees are not motivated to work. Please give your VPs some management training and hold them accountable before all your talent leaves!


  10. Need to invest in training and developing staff and culture at all levels, and get more leadership.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Scientific Games full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Big offices, nice breakout area with pool tables and table tennis. Lots of parking. Showroom with products that everyone can use. Good canteen area. Made significant progress to change company culture this year, but too little too late for some.

    Cons

    Poor location which is a long walk from public transport links - very limited options for bars, so no after work culture. Not enough progressive thinking at the top, with focus on retaining existing customers rather than trying to innovate and enter new markets. Training and development is virtually non existent, with no clear career progression. Salaries are not pitched to reflect London location - pay peanuts and you'll get monkeys.

    Advice to Management

    We are supposed to be the market leaders. Lets start acting like it, and strive for excellence in everything we do, in every team and across every employee.

    Be ambitious, communicate better and lead us. We want to be sold a dynamic vision of where we are going to be as a business in 6, 12, 24 months, and feel that there is real drive and support in place to achieve this.

    Invest in an industry leading training and development plan so that we see SG Gaming as a career rather than a job. Reward exceptional performance at all levels with excellent compensation, and stop using the Radford Scale.


  11. Not the place I'd retire from

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scientific Games

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

    Pros

    Pay is OK, could be higher.
    Colleagues are helpful and skilled.

    Cons

    Management is incompetent. Working long hours is a must though.



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