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WMS has faced challenging times, but they provide great benefits and a great culture

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

Benefits
Pay is fair
Culture is relaxed, but requires hard work
Work is interesting and challenging`

Cons

Some long hours
not as flexible as would like

Advice to Management

Continue to focus on culture

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  1. This has to be the most exciting job I've ever had.

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    Former Employee - Senior Networked Gaming Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Networked Gaming Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at WMS Gaming full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nearly unlimited budgets, freedom to work without people looking over your shoulder, very open to new suggestions (they even have a site on their Intranet dedicated to the posting of new ideas), very laid-back atmosphere from the top on down, get to hang out in casinos, get to play with new gambling technology and bonuses.

    Cons

    In my case, there was a lot of travel (50%-75%), and, until we received corporate credit cards, all expenses aside from airfare were expensed, which wasn't always the most reliable way to do things.

    Advice to Management

    1. Organization, organization, organization. Work with Sales to nail down installations so that the team can book travel well in advance and take advantage of lower fares.
    2. If you want Networked Gaming to work, you're going to have to convince the regulatory boards that it's safe.
    3. Re-hire me as the director of Networked Gaming.


  2. Steady job, decent pay, uninspiring work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Artist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Artist in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The job is steady, work hard and well and you won't ever live in fear of layoffs. Benefits are nice, co-workers are good people. Royalties available, depending on successful projects.

    Cons

    Slot development in general is rather boring. The pay's great, almost a guaranteed ROI, but there's no excitement. Too many design decisions come down to design-by-committee-of-higher-ups, stifles talent & innovation, creates stagnant design philosophies that never truly push any envelopes.

    Advice to Management

    Integrate a proper game development pipeline with real milestones. Allow developers to create a style for a game that they can then stick to without fear that the Committee isn't going to like minutiae that force artists & designers back to the drawing board.


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