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Helpful (7)

More Politics Than Election Night

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at International Game Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Some very creative and hard working people, unfortunately they soon become disillusioned. 401k recently got a lot better.

Cons

Politics and self-serving senior management. Upper management comes from outside the industry and therefore will never admit they are lacking in that knowledge so keep employing more people from outside the industry. Meanwhile the good guys get annoyed, move and make IGT's competitors even stronger. The non-compete is crazy (and very cruel), but without it I doubt there would be any good guys left at IGT in Nevada. I'm not sure middle management is the problem as many people on Glassdoor do. The real issue is above those guys.

Advice to Management

It is not possible to be 100% correct about everything you have ever done (see the recent proxy fight letters for proof Patti believes she is perfect). You can't fix the mistakes you have made until you admit you made mistakes.

Other Employee Reviews for International Game Technology

  1. Helpful (6)

    Corporate politics supersized

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at International Game Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some great people working at IGT, at interactive we have all the right ideas, some very smart coworkers. Good work life balance here, no crazy hours other than emergencies.

    Cons

    There is so much political power playing at this company, it is almost impossible to get anything done. Senior management are mostly from other industries and are pretty clueless. The amount of time spent here trying to answer the same questions over and over is unbelievable. The policy of recruiting management from outside the company means career progression is almost nonexistent, if you want a promotion you pretty much have to leave.

    Advice to Management

    IGT is a depressing place, there is so much potential here. Try investing in your people to create loyalty and harness your workers ambitions, instead of relying on non-competes and just replacing people when they leave.


  2. Helpful (10)

    Picture 'Office Space' meets 'Idiocracy' to get an idea of what it's like to work here.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at International Game Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some very good people and even a handful of very good middle managers. Work hours are reasonable if you work in the right department. Some get free cowboys boots.

    Cons

    Shameless self-promoters fast tracked for promotion and recognition. Poor, destructive employees retained and promoted, good employees quit, often to less paying jobs just to escape. No peer reviews to filter out above. Obscene non-compete agreement strangles career opportunities for individual contributors. Long standing employees fired and then told to sign 1 year non-compete or not receive severance pittance. Executive management does not walk the talk. Executive hypocrisy - 2% cap on raises across the board, while CEO buys new GulfStream jet and uses it for personal trips. No golden parachutes for individual contributors. And on and on ... more to come in comments section.

    Advice to Management

    Title says it all. Lead by example. Walk the talk and show us you have the courage to change. Get jobs at Taco Bell, you already know someone who can get you in.


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