WMS Gaming

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Great benefits, overall good environment

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Chicago, IL

I have been working at WMS Gaming full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

-Location
-Culture
-Flexible schedule
-Good technology
-Great benefits
-Positive attitudes
-Fun Industry to work for
-Lots of opportunities for advancement

Cons

Fast pace
more and more politics
While many opportunities to advance seems hard to move up
Managers are in some cases hard to work with

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Great place to work, great people, great comp

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at WMS Gaming

    Pros

    - innovative culture
    - none of the "not invented here" thinking
    - visibility at upper layers
    - great work - life balance

    Cons

    - sometimes not enough sense of urgency
    - not enough discipline and follow-through
    - old-fashioned industry
    - industry burdened and constrained by regulation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in more pride, urgency and discipline - not as in "process", but follow-though and ownership. I see positive changes. Keep it up.

    Recommends
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Used to be good, maybe even the best, now it's almost poisonous

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Gaming Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Gaming Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at WMS Gaming

    Pros

    - There is the chance of reward and recognition if you put in a big effort
    - Individually there are some cool and very smart co-workers there

    Cons

    - Management have no idea about planning or scheduling, all they use is a random date generator and microsoft xls. That is no exaggeration.
    - You will be forced to bust your ass due to managements failings
    - Cooperation between some key departments is non existent
    - Whole company is littered with legacy procedures and practices that will make you weep, don't bother trying to complain or change them.
    - Every company has politics, if you can't play them watch your back. There are some caustic people there, and they are at all levels of the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the 'leadership' group that should be above R&D do the following
    1. Teach middle management how to plan and schedule
    2. Make WMS the creative and fun place it was in it's halcyon days, thats how you became the darling of the industry.
    3. Get down in the trenches, speak to the troops.
    4. Don't just listen to the troops and nod. Understand, react and keep them happy.
    5. You worry too much about the competition, look at yourself from the inside and you'll understand why the competition is getting back on top of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
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