Gaming Laboratories International
2.3 of 5 17 reviews
www.gaminglabs.com Lakewood, NJ 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Apr 29, 2014

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James R. Maida

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    What is to be expected.

    Software Test Engineer (Current Employee)
    Las Vegas, NV

    Pros- Great for people right out of college.
    - Great pay for right out of college.
    - Gain experience to get better paying jobs.

    Cons- Very hard to grow past Level 2 engineer
    - Promotions based on seniority and not knowledge/ skill.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great for a first job or retirement

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany has good medical benefits and is a very stable company. The company has a good vacation time-off policy where you do accrue time. The president is very committed to ensuring the company is strong and exists into the future. Company values are based on a set of 5 core values that help reinforce what the company stands for and that the customer comes first.

    There is training within the departments when you first start but after that you are on your own, the company seems to want to improve training but rarely follows through.

    ConsThe company mentality is the company comes first over everything else which includes family and personal obligations. The company does nothing to help nurture or enrich their employee’s.
    Salaries are mediocre and management will give you every excuse why it is not higher. Very overworked!

    It is very difficult to get approval for continuing education for an individual and all courses must be approved by the VP. Contrary, during interviews candidates are told courses are supported and covered by the company if they are relevant.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive senior and junior management the proper training and tools to build their teams and future leaders. Allow your employees to show what they are capable of and don’t be afraid that they will do better than you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to get a start

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Golden, CO

    ProsFriendly coworkers and management.
    Typically low pressure.
    Great heath benefits.
    Lots of days off right from the start.
    Good place to get a job right out of school. It's a nice resume builder, but don't stay here for too long.

    ConsThe pay for software engineers is well below the regional average. The software engineering managers understand this, but the upper management won't give them the resources to do anything about it.

    The software groups are constantly changing because of the relatively low pay. People jump ship the moment a better opportunity comes along.

    Upper management makes questionable policy changes frequently. They throw blankets over problems then pat themselves on the back. More paperwork for everyone seems to be their favorite solution.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot all Level I positions are the same. You have to pay for skill sets, not for time put in at the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This is a place to work if you do not want a challange, and would like to coast in an average salary job.

    Test Engineer (Former Employee)
    Lakewood, NJ

    ProsThere are very little responsibilities, and the work is easy.

    ConsThe pay is awful, and you are treated as expendable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire non engineers to perform the mundane tasks that require no intelligence.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very overworked and under appreciated.

    Test Engineer (Former Employee)
    Las Vegas, NV

    ProsDecent health benefits for employees.

    ConsNo room for growth opportunities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow more appreciation towards employees by providing better pay.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a good post-college job, but little else.

    Test Engineer (Former Employee)
    Lakewood, NJ

    ProsBenefits: Rate of pay, time off, and insurance benefits are excellent
    Culture: There isn't anyone at this job I didn't get along with

    ConsMorale: In spite of the above, it feels like only a handful of people actually enjoy working here
    Advancement: Promotions feel like they're a bit arbitrary, and skills learned at this job aren't particularly applicable outside of the casino industry
    Variety: While the idea of working with games sounds great on paper, a lot of them are so similar that very few of them feel any different (to be fair, though, this is likely a limitation of the casino industry than anything wrong with this job specifically)
    Feedback: Outside of management evaluations, there's little indication of whether or or not work performed was satisfactory, both in and out of the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementA lot of departments and individual people are operating independently with little or no clue what anyone else is doing. Everyone needs to be on the same page.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good entry systems engineer job.

    Test Engineer II (Former Employee)

    ProsRelaxed environment, good direct management, interesting development projects.

    ConsLack of company wide communication, early stages of development projects, under paid employees who do all of the work and over paid employees that don't have a clue what is going on. No real long term career opportunities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRestructure salaries and positions, spend the money to hire actual engineers, spend money on development of automation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not so bad; it could be better.

    Test Engineer I (Current Employee)
    Lakewood, NJ

    Pros• Work/Life balance
    • Great benefits
    • Bonuses twice a year
    • Some good talented people
    • Good management (depends on your department)

    Cons• Possible internal advancements, if available, may take a while.
    • Training may be periodic depending on the projects; eventually you will need to cover your own ass.
    • Not challenging, it gets repetitive and boring.
    • Salary is subpar, not competitive
    • Doesn't really reward hard work
    • May have some micro-management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Stable Position

    Software Test Engineer (Current Employee)
    Las Vegas, NV

    ProsProvides great benefits, pay is decent, bonuses twice a year, work isn't too difficult.

    ConsAll hours must be billable, advancement takes a while, training is sporadic and not helpful. Pretty much have to hit the ground running.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote more internal people and provide feedback to those that do well.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Boring

    Test Engineer I (Former Employee)
    Golden, CO

    ProsFlexible work hours as long as you get 40 hours in a week. Can transfer to offices around the world.

    ConsPush buttons all day, select pass/fail/na for hours. Not challenging to the engineers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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