International Game Technology Reviews

Updated March 23, 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None its been amazing I have nothing negative to say

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 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

    Pros

    Great company to learn and grow

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be stressful and challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better understanding on what employees are doing and their effort

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good work culture, cool coworkers

    Cons

    Instability and constant change leading to low morale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Be cautious

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Game Technology

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. IGT

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    I have a great boss that is very flexible, is a good mentor and allows us a lot of latitude.

    Cons

    The company is always in a state of change which breeds fear of losing your job, the 401k is disappointing and is not an attractive match when compared to companies of this size.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be approachable and transparent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Leave the company, please

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Great people to work with

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Game Technology

    Pros

    Motivated people at the core of all development.

    Cons

    Cloudy vision of product roadmaps. Heavily focused on online gaming for now.

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