International Game Technology

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International Game Technology Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
323 Reviews

2.4
323 Reviews
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International Game Technology CEO Patti S. Hart
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Acceptable work-life balance if you work in the right department (in 16 reviews)

  • Helped pay for college, good benefits, gym and cafeteria on site, great people (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • I left after upper management decided to start recording phone calls and text messages (in 30 reviews)

  • The senior management is a joke, with most of them coming from non-gaming industries (in 17 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place to work

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

    Pros

    Lot to learn and explore

    Cons

    Not many cons that i can mention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to the management

  2.  

    Best Tech company in Vegas

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    best technical company in Vegas area

    Cons

    Layoff threats, not getting the deserved promotion

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company to park at as you look for or transition to other opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    The company offered a good work and life balance. The SF office is situated in a great location within the San Francisco tech community. Lots of tech meetups within walking distance.

    Cons

    Co-workers do not have a passion for technology. Technologically the company is slow to embrace modern web technologies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 7 people found this helpful  

    Was great, but not anymore!

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    Former Employee - Account Administrator  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Account Administrator in Las Vegas, NV

    Pros

    The people and the pay.

    Cons

    Upper mgt in it for the $$ and don't care about the workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Patti Hart.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 9 people found this helpful  

    If You Work Here And Are Not Looking For Another Job You're Stupid

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

    Pros

    Name recognition, more and more though this company's becoming an industry punchline.

    Cons

    See all the other reviews. It's not a good place to be. Reno people have their heads in the sand, with this much warning if you are really shocked when they lay you off you're just a complete moron. Look at the writing on the wall and protect yourself from the inevitable. Look at how this industry is evolving and think about where you can position yourself to still be relevant as things shift in new directions. Learn about real technology trends, IGT is NOT a tech company, don't kid yourself. You really don't think big layoffs are certain to come? Do you really believe the propaganda this morally (and intellectually) bankrupt management group spoon-feeds employees? If so, again you're delusional to the point of stupidity. After a nuke explodes, who is left? The cockroaches, and more and more that's what's going on here -- people who for whatever reason don't have options to do something else. Would you want to spend the prime years of your career at a place where those are your coworkers?? Remember, IGT is not going through a merger, it is being acquired -- big difference ... and the acquirers didn't but this fixer-upper to leave things as is. They see value if the place can be renovated -- ie: gutted and streamlined. their goal is to maximize investor return on this purchase as quickly as possible. staying boated isn't their plan. read between the lines! Remember the poker analogy: "If after 20 minutes you can't spot the sucker ... the sucker is you".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Last one to leave, please turn off the lights.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 11 people found this helpful  

    Used to be great... now a life suck and stress-machine...

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    The people I work with are awesome! Everyone is easy to work with, is helpful, is optimistic, and works hard. The office location is great!

    Cons

    While the office I work in is great, upper management has no clue what they are doing. The only thing they know how to do is arbitrarily cut valuable employees to "cut costs" and fudge a few extra numbers so they don't look as horrible to investors. Meanwhile the employees which are left have to pick up the slack of people that have been let go or have left for better opportunities with the expectation that all the deadlines are still to be met. But who cares about the employees or if the company will survive when you still get paid millions and have a golden parachute that would probably be enough for 10-20 people to retire on. I feel like if I worked somewhere and did as horrible of a job as our upper management does here, I would get fired, and probably sued, or maybe worse... Not here though. Here our upper management still gets to enjoy their huge paychecks and bonuses while flying first class while the company slowly implodes due to their decisions. If you do some research on the board of directors and previous companies our CEO has been at it will give you a good idea of what is going, what happened, and what the future holds for this company. Very sad to see such a great company be destroyed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go home... you're drunk?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 8 people found this helpful  

    Sinking ship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III  in  Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Reno, NV

    Pros

    Coworkers for the most part are good people.
    Compensation is competitive, especially considering the low(er) cost of living in Nevada as compared to California or other metropolitan areas.

    Cons

    The senior management is a joke, with most of them coming from non-gaming industries. Some key mistakes they have made: 1) moving the executive HQ to Las Vegas, while the operations center remains in Reno; 2) focusing operations to try and recover lost market share in over-saturated product markets like megajackpots and core gaming, whereas they should have focused operations on product markets with greater growth opportunity and less competition like video poker and international markets 3) supporting a conservative culture, where risk taking and change are frowned upon - surprisingly, this impacts executives more than employees, for example when new VP's are hired the expectation is that they should start changing things for the better (which is risky), but the culture frowns on this so many new executive hires are simply over-paid wallflowers that don't act out their changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try innovating instead of layoffs. In the long run you will need innovative products to remain market leader. Layoffs are just a short-term band-aid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 8 people found this helpful  

    Controlled by Corporate Raiders

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

    Pros

    Management is so dysfunctional that there is absolutely no accountability... if that is the kind of workplace one is seeking.
    If you work for the right person, you will not need skills or education to get ahead. Just an ability to tolerate the intolerable.

    Cons

    Executive Management is focused on making the company look good on paper while sucking the life out of the employee moral.
    Talent is not developed internally; they prescribe to the philosophy of not wasting money on employees that will leave you.
    Employees can never believe anything they are told about the companies direction. Goal seem to change annually so it is difficult to really sink your heart into anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flush out the bad management who look decent on paper while demoralizing their employees.
    Stop the executive bonuses that encourage pushing poor products to market.
    Clean up Quality Assurance and Development Engineering by bringing in a 3rd party to evaluate your software platforms performance. This would provide an unbiased, objective opinion.
    Rebuild your customers trust.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support Group  in  Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Customer Support Group in Reno, NV

    Pros

    This was a decent position and ideal for candidates who are still studying at the university level.

    Cons

    There were long hours and it was difficult to get coworkers to take shifts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience with IGT

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Las Vegas, NV

    Pros

    Industry leader, gained knowledge of gaming industry, there are great people that work here, gym on site, cafeteria on site, good benefits

    Cons

    lack of communication between departments, didn't feel i was given many opportunities for advancement, teams are not rewarded based on performance

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