International Game Technology Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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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. Been great so far

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Game Technology

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

    Pros

    Great people and great benefits

    Cons

    Slow to make changes (problem with any large corporations)

    Advice to Management

    Cant wait to see what the new management has instore

  2. Good Company.....If You Like Change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Game Technology full-time

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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, good advancement

    Cons

    Revolving door of leadership and constant org changes -- hard to gain momentum on anything when the vision always changes.

    Advice to Management

    Just purchased - hope the new management can get up-to-speed quickly and really evaluate what works before changing.

  3. Manufacturing Designer

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Designer in Moncton, NB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Designer in Moncton, NB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Flexible and relaxe. Good balance between your work and your personal time. No need to work overtime.

    Cons

    The salary is a joke for a company that makes over 3.1 Billion a year and they pay there employees the strict minimun!! The raises do not even beat the inflation, you might get a 1% raise every 3 years and 1.2 % if you're overachieving. Absolutly no possibility of advancement in most departement. The maximum weeks of vacation available is 4 weeks compared to 6 weeks in most business of this level. RRSP contribution from the employer is fair nothing more.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying your employee and offering raises that make sense. Should also give up to 6 weeks vacation if you want to keep your employee long term.

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  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Systems Support

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    Current Employee - Systems Support in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Systems Support in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good company to work for, friendly environment, could be very hectic at times, with everything there is always 'Give & Take' culture.

    Cons

    Sometimes work could be hectic and long hours. We may need additional resources and product testings could be improved. Management consultation and approach could be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Need to further and frequent communication, especially direction of the future products and paths.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. Helpful (2)

    Disappointing downhill company

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    Former Employee - Technician Level II in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technician Level II in New York, NY

    I worked at International Game Technology full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    In the past lucrative with many benefits but dwindling pay and downsizing staff since purchased in June 2014.

    Cons

    No long term work as it is pushing away from providing services and is focusing more on the sales of its games.

  11. 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.

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