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Multimedia Games Reviews in Austin, TX

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fantastic Workplace is so TRUE!

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    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Multimedia Games full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    MGAM is a great place to work.! After working at some of Austin's tech companies as well as local institutions of Higher Ed as well as multiple state agencies, I can honestly say that MGAM is a fantastic place to work. They have a family first attitude which I love since I have two little ones and occasionally need to take time off for sick kiddos, dr visits, ballet recitals, etc. There is great flexibility depending on your role. Also, the people... I can't say enough about the folks that work here. Smiles all around. MGAM lacks that ladder climbing political feel that a lot of companies have. You feel safe and secure in the environment and you really feel like a contributor. Beautiful office with the added benefit of the Company Kitchen and some really great support personnel, HR, IT, etc!

    Cons

    The cons are still cons but are getting better. There are some great ideas when it comes to the processes that MGAM uses to create and deploy new products but these still need some serious work. The great thing is... People are open to improving and they WANT to!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turn visions into STRATEGIES that can be accomplished with goals to deliver internally. Not always Sales goals! Although I do acknowledge the importance of those goals as well. :-)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mature and growing company with great people.

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    Former Employee - Producer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Producer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Multimedia Games full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with at every level. Has been steadily growing and expanding into new markets. Does a good job of offering career training and fun company activities. Bonus and stock option plans available.

    Cons

    Location of HQ is awful for the commute of pretty much everyone coming from any direction. The sale of company to Global Cash Access Holdings adds some uncertainty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course. Share the wealth with those that do the heavy lifting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Take a ride in the way-back machine!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Multimedia Games full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    * If you want a job where you can sit back and be lazy, this is the place for you.
    * They tend to be very loyal, often hiring back former employees who quit or get fired. Though, I'm not sure that's a good thing.

    Cons

    Middle and upper management spend more time trying to stab each other in the back than get actual products out the door.

    * Antiquated technology
    * Antiquated thinking
    * Not a technology company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that you're a technology company, and understand what that means.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's an awesome company that allow artists to do what they love to do while treating them really well

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    Current Employee - Artist I in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Artist I in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Multimedia Games full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    high salary, great benefits, great training and management, not to mention the working hours are great and I still have a life as an artist.

    Cons

    I don't see anything bad with the company so far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've seen a lot of personal growth as I work here in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    You can work in a good silo, or in a very bad silo. Either way it's a silo...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Multimedia Games full-time

    Pros

    Strong company with a decent client base will likely be around for a while.

    Cons

    1) Location location location. The location is horrible.
    1a) Depending on what department you work for: inflexible work hours. Mandatory core hours force employees to drive on 360 during peak hours resulting in insane commute times.
    2) Depending on what department you work for: management can be awful. Departments run on fear. Backstabbing. Active undermining. Seriously hostile work environment type stuff.
    3) Depending on what department you work for: absolutely NO career path. In fact, when members of the team wanted to pursue alternate career paths, they were actively prohibited from doing so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a long hard look at your middle management structure and decide if it is really worth continuing to pay those people to chase away top talent.

    If you are looking for stable employment and a paycheck, this is a solid place to work. If you want a career, look elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Times have changed at MGAM!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Multimedia Games full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    GREAT work/life balance, everyone knows you by name not EEID, On the rise company with a start-up feel, casual dress/culture, and most importantly, even the CEO knows who you are!

    Cons

    Not MGAM's fault, but commute to corp HQ can be a pain some days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees needs/wants and be more interactive around the office. Yes, your busy, but who isn't!!??

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I do what I love...that's all that matters...

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Multimedia Games full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment, laid back, opportunities.

    Cons

    underpaid, undervalued, management plays favorites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give other's a chance to shine

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Short sighted management, lacks vision beyond one or two quarters at the most

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Multimedia Games full-time

    Pros

    Casual work environment and work / life balance
    Some career growth possible
    Good location
    Ok compensation

    Cons

    Disloyal senior management trying to sell the company
    No accountability in senior management
    Too political for a company this small
    No real innovation done recently, just renaming past products
    Too much disparity between groups
    Losing talented people either voluntarily or forcing them out
    Immoral practices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce executive compensation. Invest in employees instead. Get rid of politics. Promote/commend employees who do the real work, not who are taking credit for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Multimedia Games is a hidden gem in the Austin high tech gaming scene.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Multimedia Games full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Multimedia Games has a great work-life balance.

    Cons

    The traffic on 360 is the only major downfall.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Interesting line of work but with little chance for professional growth.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Multimedia Games

    Pros

    Get to work in a field (gaming/gambling) that is unusual and few people get to see. Lots of interesting and behind the scenes view into casinos.

    Cons

    You will be worked hard and expected to be available for support at all hours of the night. You may have to travel at any given moment with very little notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more appreciation to employees that go the extra mile. Offer bonuses and stock to employees that put in extra time and effort or go above and beyond.

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