Scientific Games Reviews

Updated April 12, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    TSR

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scientific Games full-time

    Pros

    The work is not hard,

    Cons

    High turn over rate, low salary, no advancement opportunities, to name a few. Scientific Games is the cheapest company on the planet.

    Advice to Management

    Outline a career path. Invest in technology instead of using a patchwork of non compatible software platforms

  2. Held Various positions within the Company for years.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    The compensation is good and benefits are competitive. The Company continues to grow with mergers.

    Cons

    The company continues to grow with merger at the expense of good employees that are still not valued. There is a lack of professional growth opportunities, work-life balance is not a priority. Employee value is different from department to department but until competent updated management gets in place - things will not change.

    Advice to Management

    The problems that this company has had over the years have not been solved and the current CEO seems to just be taking the company backwards from a culture perspective from some of the recent moves that are being made. Still lots of problems and issues that seem to be getting overlooked.

  3. It's corporate America -- white, privileged, out-of-touch men calling the shots for the rest of us.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    New CEO seems to care about employee morale.

    Cons

    Hard work not necessarily rewarded. It's easy to get overlooked and lost in the shuffle if you're not good at calling attention to yourself. Promotions and decent raises are hard to come by.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time talking directly to employees, not via a town hall but via face to face meetings with management not present. We'll tell you how we really feel.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    There was a severe lack of training, and was there any room for creativity.

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

    I worked at Scientific Games

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people were nice. There were no "perks." Office culture was depressing. They keep you in the dark - literally. The majority of the lights are off, and what sounds like white noise blasts through the large industrial-like building.

    Cons

    I was promised training when I was hired - even in the interview. They didn't follow through. The only people who moved up were the people who were already assistant directors, managers, etc. It was very top heavy that way. I sat for a year with nothing to do. I ended up doing technical writing, something I had no desire to do, and something not remotely related to my original hire. It was also very siloed. One department had no idea what another was doing, and that's the way it was designed due to the confidentiality of everything.

    Advice to Management

    Train the people who are begging for training. You have some really good talent below those who are management; pull from that!

  6. Not much growth.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scientific Games

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Compensation, Benefits, Exposure, Location, Pleasant co-workers

    Cons

    Professional growth, lack of direction, unfulfilled promises,

  7. Helpful (1)

    Good for some lottery business experience

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, interesting work environment, and some co-workers are motivated but moved on quickly to another company

    Cons

    Opportunity to grow in the corporate location is possible, but not other facilities unless you are willing to move.

  8. Great Place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scientific Games

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work and personal life balance. Decent benefits and holidays.

    Cons

    Upper management is a little distant from every day employees.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be more aggressive and demanding. Employees are too laid back.

  9. majority of administrators and support work 9-4 or forced to work almost 12 hours

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    Former Employee - Support in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Support in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Scientific Games full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    working 9-4. the bar is set real low. location it is off a highway

    Cons

    everybody does their own thing. lots of seat warmers collecting a check

    Advice to Management

    one rope

  10. Lack of entrepreneurial and innovative spirit is hampering the company from succeeding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scientific Games full-time

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

    Pros

    The company is investing significant amounts of funds in acquisitions and new IT ERP systems. New management may lead to positive changes in the business dynamics.

    Cons

    While the company is investing in the future, they have no strategy and are not addressing the core issues. They are implementing a new ERP systems, but falling into the same bad historical patterns which they have in the past. Failing business models and lack of strategic orientation is leading to rapidly reducing profits.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the old dead weight and bring in people with new ideas

  11. Helpful (2)

    Good career, interesting work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Scientific Games full-time

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

    Pros

    Usually on the leading edge of technology - good opportunities to experiment, try new things. Money is fair - work/life balance is tough here - just because of the nature of the business.

    Cons

    No real direction - at least that's been communicated. Lots of silos. Employee benefits on the SG side are pretty much non-existent. Horrible health insurance plans. 401K match is very feeble.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees and communicate where you want to take the company. Look internal for talent- communication is imperative!

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