International Game Technology

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Rolling with the Punches

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV

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

Pros

Flexible Hours
Good Pay for the Reno Area
Mostly Stable
Making Video Games
Challenging timelines

Cons

Needs better execution of vision from the board/CEO.
Frequent changes in department structures may ware on some people
Employee morale is in constant flux

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lay out a clear focus and execute. "Thinking Blue" isn't a business plan, its a gimmick. Think about the people in the trenches and what will make their lives better. Surprise the workforce with positive action. Create incentives that reward hard work and loyalty, like extra time off, per game bonuses, end of game gifts (ipods, $100 amazon gift cards, a new car, etc.) Little things add up.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Magazine management means constant changes, with hardly any improvements for the actual employees.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Reno, NV

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

    Pros

    Can gain experience in your craft / skill(s). Lower management understands how their employees feel and do what they can to keep them happy.

    Cons

    Upper management will attempt to push out changes that will only affect the people at the lowest rungs, without first consulting them for their opinion on the matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop wasting money with all these attempts to boost morale with posters and so called "rewards". You want to truly reward the people working there, invest in the employees as a whole; whether that be through pay increases / promotions, employee events, or even putting pinball machines back in the break room(s).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    It's full of silos...

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits, work life balance, self-authored performance reviews, some cool game themes, really talented engineers and artists.

    Cons

    IGT has more silos than NORAD. Most, if not all, management (mid-level and above) is in over their head. True decision makers are few and far between... decision by committee is the norm because of the silos. There is no lack of ideas from those in the trenches, ideas that could be the next TITO for IGT. However, and idea without management support to execute said idea is just converting Oxygen to CO2. Overall, the corporate culture is on par with a high school senior prom. The most talented and productive staff have moved on to work for the competition. The irony is that IGT is the instigator of this knowledge transfer by way of "cost reducing" layoffs. Most successful technology companies these days acqui-hire new talent, IGT has cornered the market on cost-to-fire through severance payouts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Jump out with your golden parachute while you still can.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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