Gaming Laboratories International

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Gaming Laboratories International Reviews

Updated July 26, 2014
Updated July 26, 2014
18 Reviews
2.5
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Test Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gaming Laboratories International for more than a year

    Pros

    People are great. One of the best environments I've worked for.

    Cons

    Not much room for promotions.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    What is to be expected.

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    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Gaming Laboratories International full-time for more than a year

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great for a first job or retirement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gaming Laboratories International full-time

    Pros

    Company 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Give 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to get a start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Golden, CO

    I have been working at Gaming Laboratories International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer  in  Lakewood, NJ
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Lakewood, NJ

    I worked at Gaming Laboratories International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire non engineers to perform the mundane tasks that require no intelligence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very overworked and under appreciated.

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Gaming Laboratories International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent health benefits for employees.

    Cons

    No room for growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more appreciation towards employees by providing better pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer  in  Lakewood, NJ
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Lakewood, NJ

    I worked at Gaming Laboratories International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Morale: 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 ManagementAdvice

    A 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good entry systems engineer job.

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer II
    Former Employee - Test Engineer II

    I worked at Gaming Laboratories International full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, good direct management, interesting development projects.

    Cons

    Lack 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not so bad; it could be better.

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer I  in  Lakewood, NJ
    Current Employee - Test Engineer I in Lakewood, NJ

    I have been working at Gaming Laboratories International full-time for more than a year

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Stable Position

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    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Gaming Laboratories International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more internal people and provide feedback to those that do well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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