International Game Technology Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
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International Game Technology CEO Patti S. Hart
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Pros
  • Good benefits and flexible schedules for work life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Helped pay for college, good benefits, gym and cafeteria on site, great people (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • The upper management of the company don't understand the industry nor regulatory issues (in 32 reviews)

  • The senior management is a joke, with most of them coming from non-gaming industries (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Waiting for our merger/acquisition.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV

    I have been working at International Game Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    IGT is a pretty good place to work, for the most part. Like any big company, in my experience, it depends a lot on who your immediate manager is.
    We are all waiting to see how our pending acquisition goes.

    Cons

    Uncertainty about the future, silos, budget constraints, nothing too extreme in this day and age. Our revenues have declined steadily over the past few years so that exacerbates all of the above.

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Old school structure, the longer you work there, the better you're paid

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    Current Employee - Technical Trainer in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Technical Trainer in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at International Game Technology full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility. I work from home and rarely hear from my boss.

    Cons

    I rarely hear from my boss. There is no leadership and it seems the only way to get ahead in this company is through years spent. It doesn't matter if you have more knowledge than the rest or get more accomplished. It matters either that you spent more time doing it or that you spent more time pointing out to everyone that you've done it.

    Advice to Management

    Spend the time to understand what your employees strengths are and work on those. Don't hold everyone's had all the time, they will thank you for it.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Once a great place to work, now, not so much

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at International Game Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Generally good pay, some great people to work with, some very good technical people to be around.

    Cons

    Management, management, management, management, management, management, management, management, management, management, management, management, management, management, management, management, management, management, management, management, management, management, management, management, management, management.

    Advice to Management

    You already ran a once good company into the ground and sold it to a lottery company from Europe, you've already done all the damage you can do. Good thing you are all leaving once the sale closes.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Easy Face-paced Production Schedules

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    Former Employee - Production Artist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Production Artist in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at International Game Technology

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Steady work, regular hours, interesting projects

    Cons

    Feeding off the sad addictions of customers, Enabling addiction, Capitalizing on false hopes of addicts, etc.

    Advice to Management

    More cake in the breakroom please. It helps everyone deal with the guilt.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Good Job Fun place to work

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    Current Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Reno, NV

    I have been working at International Game Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing people and fun work environment, always something to do never dull

    Cons

    None its been amazing I have nothing negative to say

  7. Helpful (1)

    Senior Artist

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    Former Employee - Senior Digital Artist in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Senior Digital Artist in Reno, NV

    I worked at International Game Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Schedules for deliverables were generous. This allowed for numerous iterations of our products until they meet our standard of quality.

    Cons

    This generous gift of time obviously went to our bottom line. This wasn't a big deal when we enjoyed a 60% market share but when competitors with better product lines and a leaner workforce entered the market that soon began to erode.

    Advice to Management

    I would first bring in more experienced people who really understood the gaming market and what attracts customers to the casinos. I would then clean house of the dead wood, something IGT had plenty of, and incentivize your prize employees.

  8. Good in general. Lots of opportunities to grow and learn. Management is efficient and responsibile.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Game Technology

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to learn and grow

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be stressful and challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Better understanding on what employees are doing and their effort

  9. Overall satisfactory experience

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

    I have been working at International Game Technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good work culture, cool coworkers

    Cons

    Instability and constant change leading to low morale.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Be cautious

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Game Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked from this company for 12 years and experienced many changes in with upper management. Great company forward thinking, in the beginning of my employment.

    Cons

    The employees loved their jobs, upper mgmt made it difficult to thrive in. They changes their minds about their goals and objectives daily. It was a place you'd loved to go to daily and became just a paycheck and looking for way out.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people and management they have years of experience to aide in development awesome products, give them their task and allow them to complete them and be proud of their accomplishments. They might stay with you if show them you believe in them and all of their abilities.

  11. Helpful (5)

    Was perfect early on, but quickly became horrific when the new CEO took office

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    Former Employee - Director in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Director in Reno, NV

    I worked at International Game Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    There were no pros at the end. You did have access to a few discounts with local merchants because you were an IGT employee.

    Cons

    Everyone was constantly afraid of layoffs. The upper management team was replaced by people with zero industry experience. Management was either absent or Machiavellian in nature. The benefits were eroded rapidly over a few years. Its amazing how a CEO can manage to keep the company from growth over a five year span.

    Advice to Management

    Leave the company, please

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