Multimedia Games Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
21 Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    A company doesn't care about their employee.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Multimedia Games

    Pros

    Not too many pros compared to other companies from I heard. I don't like the company personally

    Cons

    Very shitty pay for current employer even the company is running good. The workload is super heavy in term of the compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Go elsewhere if you consider your career growth important

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

    I worked at Multimedia Games

    Pros

    Pay is fair
    Good work/home life balance
    Unique work experience working with Indian casino gaming
    Casual work environment and dress code

    Cons

    Training is virtually nonexistent
    Disorganized in a lot of business processes
    Support from management is lacking at times
    Employees are placed in positions without consideration of their qualifications or their career path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you unilaterally pigeonhole your employees into undesirable positions, you're pretty much telling them you don't value them as employees and they will go elsewhere. Start treating your employees as partners instead of flunkies. Work with them on their career paths to find the best fit for both the employee and the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hired people fired by other companies?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Multimedia Games full-time

    Pros

    Professional work environment, lots of good hardware for the word needing to be done, good benefits and bonus

    Cons

    I really respected this place and all they offered to someone like me that wanted to stay in Austin and not go elsewhere for work. I was really happy until they hired on at least 2 people fired by a another company for drug use. These people were high at work, bragged about it according to the people from that company they were let go from, and by hiring them it has caused many very qualified people who might otherwise have wanted to come to Multimedia not want to apply or work here. I didn't know these guys before they showed, but their placement in spite of their past has cost our reputation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Multimedia Games

    Pros

    People at this company are really fun to work with

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth as far as moving up

  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 for 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.  

    Decent culture but not that great

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    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer

    I worked at Multimedia Games full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun people and decent environment

    Cons

    Poorly rewarded employees and poor management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    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.

  11.  

    Good job for a time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Multimedia Games

    Pros

    Good pay, and I learned a lot. They used cutting edge server and data base technology, interesting field. Good hiring practices.

    Cons

    Extreme number of late night support calls. Too many projects with too few engineers. Owners sons given free reign. Expected to provide poor customer service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take Fewer projects, focus on a small set of core customers and make them extremely happy. Don't allow business development to promise features without consulting development.

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