International Game Technology Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Pros
  • I am happy with the work/life balance they offer (in 21 reviews)

  • Some good benefits and some nice people (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management has run this company into the ground (in 32 reviews)

  • Senior Management has no interest in sharing the success of the company with non-executive staff (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Not a bad job as long as you're a mind reader and are completely compliant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Game Technology full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of really nice people who work here, and in the beginning, you can see that. They have fantastic benefits, pay well, have a cafeteria during the day, child care next door, etc.

    Cons

    Never be late, or too early. It will be held against you and you'll never forget it. Management is incredibly tight and get along with their own, but if you're not in their personal worship group, prepare for a bumpy ride in which you will never be able to reach the standards they set and keep raising without telling you. Make sure you get and memorize every one of their policies before you start, and adhere to them strictly, or your tenure will be short lived. There are plenty of people willing to stab you in the back so they can step on you to climb higher on the ladder of success. Be prepared for promises made in the beginning that will not be kept.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be managers- learn how to bring out the best in your employees instead of stepping on them or talking to them in condescending tones and punishing them severely for "rules" they break that they really didn't actually break. Understand life happens, and remember you have human beings reporting to you, not mind reading robots who are members of your fan club.


  2. Manufacturing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Game Technology

    Pros

    Multiple cross departmental projects. Classes.

    Cons

    Stressful job environment with a select few mediocre Supervisors that does not care to fully learn their role.


  3. Great people, leadership leaves something to be desired

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist I in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist I in Providence, RI

    I have been working at International Game Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I work with some of the best and brightest colleagues I have ever met. We have great comradery and are willing to work hard for each other.

    Cons

    Company leadership focuses on bottom line and shareholder value more than its customers and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Rather than only focusing on EBITA and shareholder value, develop a stronger social mission and vision that employees and customers can relate to.


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  5. Career Opportunity Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Game Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many opportunities for career advancement throughout the company.

    Cons

    Career advancement is very rarely in the state or city you currently work and live in.


  6. Cons outweigh Pros working at IGT - Specifically in the Accounting Dept

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    Former Employee - Accounting Department in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Accounting Department in Reno, NV

    I worked at International Game Technology (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cafe and gym is a great asset of IGT

    Some really nice and smart people work there

    Depending on which department you are in, work life balance is great

    Cons

    Department work is very uneven. You have some departments working all the time and a ton of overtime, while other departments barely have enough to keep employees busy during the day (Mgmt is very strick on not allowing cross department help, they rather you sit there with nothing to do all day then help the other departments who are swamped)

    Pay in the accounting department is very sub par, people leave all the time for higher better paying jobs

    There are some people in certain groups that have no idea what or why they are doing, their response is "this is how I was told to do it, but I don't know why or what I am doing"

    Not being able to be promoted without a degree, even if you have years of experience. IGT is very big on degrees, certifications, etc. when the work that actually occurs there, anyone could do (with or without a degree)

    Upper Mgmt does not walk the talk - they do not treat employees well or acknowledges hard work, they also play favorites and do not handle HR issues (they avoid them because its to much work)

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, appreciate them and reward those that work hard. Make sure supervisors and management follow through with HR issues, if someone ask for stuff to do, give them stuff or let them go home (hence salaried employees - if you are all done with your work, you should be able to leave). Treat all departments equally


  7. IGT has been a pleasant place to work for me

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Sparks, NV
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Sparks, NV

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

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have good pay scale, excellent benefits, and strong work life balance.

    Cons

    They're currently going through a merger, so down sizing is a real concern.


  8. Helpful (2)

    IGT PLC on wrong track

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Game Technology full-time

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

    Pros

    Market share and potential are there with an opportunity to take the industry to a new level of technology and stabilize market share.

    Cons

    New leadership has fewer clues about the casino industry than the prior one; the one that squandered billions in revenue, market cap and relationships. GTECH paid two to three times what IGT was actually worth, and is now trying to make up the difference through "synergistic cost cutting." In the process, they are losing the heart of the company, driving line employees to embrace unions, and continuing to shed market share.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let your ego cloud your judgement. Thousands of good people count on you making good decisions. Regardless of what operational data you think is accurate, it's not. Most of your managers report what the VP wants to hear, have too little integrity and too little experience for the jobs they are in.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Great people / Too Much Management Turnover

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Game Technology full-time

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

    Pros

    There are many good, even great, people that work hard every day at IGT. Diverse product lines and known brand across the world.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the management politics was so ridiculous that it drove away many good people and gives much unease to those who still work there. A lot of opportunity if the management team stabilizes and they begin a different culture of team-building and enabling all team members, not just favoring the ones who play politics and oftentimes don't have the knowledge to make the correct decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Become more customer- and employee-focused. No one cares if you are management at IGT if you don't show you care about them first. Quit the political games and you'll see a dramatic turnaround.


  10. ok'ish

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    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Reno, NV

    I worked at International Game Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Really like the south Reno location. Benefits and salary were alright. People working there were generally nice.

    Cons

    Management was an old boys club seemed to favor the status quo over any sense of progressive thinking. Anyone questioning development direction was fired.

    Advice to Management

    I don't think there's any advice I could give that would be taken by management.


  11. Helpful (1)

    igt review

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at International Game Technology (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    they do latest teck and educate employees on new teck stuff.

    Cons

    nev is a right to work state. they have lay offs.



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