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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

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. 8 people found this helpful  

    Hear Its Tense Times at IGT

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Game Designer  in  Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Game Designer in Reno, NV

    Pros

    like others say, the rank-n-file people are good for the most part. lots of great designers who are talented and passionate about making cool games. pay is good for low cost of living town like Reno.

    Cons

    like others say, the odd propaganda, low morale, leadership, constant reorganizing, and finger pointing have this once leading company in a state of decline. the game studios have been a big mess for a few years. it would be good to have a gaming industry expert with an awesome track record in charge of that stuff. it takes too long for people from other industries to figure out the uniqueness of the business IGT is in. or i am totally off and the humans who run the place are as awesome as the birds nesting in the great tree just outside the great window of the great building near the great lake tahoe. perhaps reality will dawn in soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communication is lacking at IGT. the leadership seems to lack the industry experience to know how to plug the ship's many holes. as the industry itself is transforming, bloated companies like IGT will continue to decline as tons of competitors pop up all over the world. the once significant barriers to entry have come down and IGT has been somewhat exposed. they can turn it around but it will require radically changing the core of the company, weeding out a lot of the deadweight and making a lot of tough decisions -- while smart, communicative, honest and transparent with the workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great Start, slow decline.

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    Current Employee - Lower Management  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Lower Management in Las Vegas, NV

    Pros

    The best reason use to be the benefits and "extra's". The current reason is a steady job that brings in enough to barely pay the bills.

    Cons

    Lack of internal promotions. Cut costs down to make the job more difficult to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more. Learn who know's the business that you oversee and use their knowledge and talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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