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cubicle world, long hours, felt stuck and isolated from the world

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reno, NV
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV

I worked at International Game Technology

Pros

Good bennies if you have a family

Cons

Lots of politics, hard to get new ideas make through layers of management.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A long bumpy ride of change and re-orgs

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at International Game Technology

    Pros

    Great games that are more engaging to players than games in other genres. Best in the industry.
    Big upside when games do well and partners do well.
    Gambling is everywhere. It will make its way to the US eventually (legally). Once that happens, working in the SF office will be crazy fun.
    The work we do is equivalent to the work being done in a startup. If this is what excites you, this is the place to be. Additionally, the salaries are not bad. Plus, when you get promoted to a specific level, certain bonuses kick in--decent bonuses.

    Cons

    Too many re-orgs. Change is fine. Embracing change is fine. Re-orgs every 3 months or less? Probably the biggest joke amongst the teams. This makes it difficult for the teams to not only "FOCUS" on execution but also get behind their leaders. Each new initiative is thought of as a joke because clearly the direction will change--again--in a few months.

    The other downside is that there are a ton of self-entitled, over-paid employees who think the company's sole job is to make them happy. This is also a joke, because the company's job is to make money! I'm a shareholder. I want the company to make money. It makes it difficult to work there, especially for new employees, because there are too many jaded, unhappy, grumpy, complaining employees.

    People need to take a step back and re-evaluate their situation and just get real. If they don't want to be at the company, they should just leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Each division should have a "labs" unit that researches new products, prototypes these products and is given the opportunity to pitch this to management. If the idea is good and makes sense, then listen to your employees. Don't hire a consultant to come in to give basically the same pitch that the employees made previously. It shows a lack of trust in your team and will cause a small exodus of your most valued talent pool.

    Approves of CEO
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    Fair

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at International Game Technology

    Pros

    Nice co-workers,relatively stable job. Good balance between work and personal life.

    Cons

    Compensation not at part with market rate.

    Disapproves of CEO
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