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Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
39 Reviews
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    BAD MANAGEMENT!

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Clerk  in  McCook, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Clerk in McCook, IL

    I worked at Scientific Games full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy job. Great Location. Flexible

    Cons

    Unless a buttkisser no movement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There IS such a thing as grey areas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Scientific Games

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Field Service Technician I

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    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 for more than a year

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.......

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    the work can be challenging

    Cons

    no training for leadership or employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good starter job

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Scientific Games full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Inexperienced Senior Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Scientific Games

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Not the place I'd retire from

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scientific Games

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ireland division. Absolutely unprofessional.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scientific Games

    Pros

    Paid extra hours, easy job.

    Cons

    Terrible place to work, management does not care.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    sinking

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scientific Games

    Pros

    time off is somewhat flexible
    sometimes you're granted an audience with the higher-ups for brief periods around a holiday
    once in a while you'll get to learn something new that sparks creativity and the intellectual process (although what you're learning is not cutting edge)

    Cons

    old technology, poor direction on the technology side of the house. clear to see money wasted on technology toys, gives feeling that some management use company as corporate spending account for unnecessary gadgets

    senior management travels a lot, no new revenue to show for endeavour but trade shows, conferences and international travel are the norm at the upper levels

    lottery systems side is dying, no new innovations. company seems to follow suite on gtech/intralot. senior management seem to find internet and electronic gaming machines as 'wave of future' not realizing that antiquated methedologies cant keep pace with current development requirements

    instant ticket side has waves of work, is only saving grace of org

    sub-par raises
    almost annual rifts

    more senior management, directors, vice presidents and senior vice presidents than a larger company would offer. promotion visibly not based on skill but on who you know or what you've done recently for those above you. very much a building my regime mentality

    departments are siloed off and communication is almost non-existant

    several initiatives throughout org but failed planning and lack of capital insure that if a project fails a slap on the wrist and a delayed promotion are in order

    no real requirement to write-down what you know, very much a knowledge is power mentality that is accepted and not discouraged

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the board/ C?? need to clean house and get fresh blood in the company
    higher expectations for the organization with tighter control of management at the senior level, as well as trimming the excessive and unnecessary leadership fat, would do the company well

    investing in staff that are skilled and regularly motivated & rewarded for innovation

    make promotions meaningful

    be more involved in running the organization and bring the multiple divisions together, why would you have the same positions in several different areas doing a small percentage of work when one person could drive results for the entire org

    clear requirements for duties performed would stop a lot of the in-fighting. all projects are surrounded by uppers trying to get their name on the project. i guess they get a kickback if its successful, this does not translate to the actual employee whos working the project.

    stop thinking small; you're not in a garage you were a billion dollar company act like it.
    stop buying companies - require your people to innovate and you can stop wasting money you dont have

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