Scientific Games Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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Scientific Games President and CEO David L. Kennedy
David L. Kennedy
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Pros
  • allows some remote work capabilities, good benefits (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is a little distant from every day employees (in 4 reviews)

  • lottery systems side is dying, no new innovations (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Computer Operator

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    Current Employee - Computer Operator in Gardiner, ME
    Current Employee - Computer Operator in Gardiner, ME

    I have been working at Scientific Games full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    7 days on 7 days off work week, decent pay for the area and 7 hours of overtime built into check, and some room for growth based on company needs. Break room with free coffee, and they like to feed you for doing extra work, like coming in extra hours to cover people on vaca and sick time. Sick and vacation time is straight allotment instead of separate, so you choose what to use it for. The management is good to work with and the other employees are knowledgeable about the job and overall friendly. There is a fairly high turnover rate, cause not everyone can work an overnight shift. Things change a lot so there is always something to do

    Cons

    no raises for 2015, even after we had a conversion we sill wont see raises because they bought out 2 company's and don't feel they have the money after making millions in profit to give a percentage raise.

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    TSR

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scientific Games full-time

    Pros

    The work is not hard,

    Cons

    High turn over rate, low salary, no advancement opportunities, to name a few. Scientific Games is the cheapest company on the planet.

    Advice to Management

    Outline a career path. Invest in technology instead of using a patchwork of non compatible software platforms

  3. Great

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    Current Employee - Computer Operator
    Current Employee - Computer Operator

    I have been working at Scientific Games full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work i love it

    Cons

    12 hour shifts, but you will get used to it

    Advice to Management

    good job keep it up!

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  5. Helpful (1)

    What a Change a Year Makes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Scientific Games full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The fun environment of WMS hasn't been completely displaced by Sci Games.
    Great conversation ice breaker when you tell someone you make slot games.

    Cons

    Chasing EBITDA constantly to try to manage their huge debt leads to cuts, cuts, cuts
    4th CEO in 12 months leads to turmoil
    Lay offs are a regular occurrence

    Advice to Management

    It's too late. Perelman is using the company for his own debt play, screw the employees.

  6. Good company to work for

    Former Employee - Programmer
    Former Employee - Programmer

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, friendly dedicated people in my department, some opportunity to work from home, modern clean building in a good location

    Cons

    I have heard the company has a reputation for lower than usual pay

  7. Held Various positions within the Company for years.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Scientific Games full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The compensation is good and benefits are competitive. The Company continues to grow with mergers.

    Cons

    The company continues to grow with merger at the expense of good employees that are still not valued. There is a lack of professional growth opportunities, work-life balance is not a priority. Employee value is different from department to department but until competent updated management gets in place - things will not change.

    Advice to Management

    The problems that this company has had over the years have not been solved and the current CEO seems to just be taking the company backwards from a culture perspective from some of the recent moves that are being made. Still lots of problems and issues that seem to be getting overlooked.

  8. It's corporate America -- white, privileged, out-of-touch men calling the shots for the rest of us.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Scientific Games full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    New CEO seems to care about employee morale.

    Cons

    Hard work not necessarily rewarded. It's easy to get overlooked and lost in the shuffle if you're not good at calling attention to yourself. Promotions and decent raises are hard to come by.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time talking directly to employees, not via a town hall but via face to face meetings with management not present. We'll tell you how we really feel.

  9. Helpful (2)

    There was a severe lack of training, and was there any room for creativity.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Scientific Games

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people were nice. There were no "perks." Office culture was depressing. They keep you in the dark - literally. The majority of the lights are off, and what sounds like white noise blasts through the large industrial-like building.

    Cons

    I was promised training when I was hired - even in the interview. They didn't follow through. The only people who moved up were the people who were already assistant directors, managers, etc. It was very top heavy that way. I sat for a year with nothing to do. I ended up doing technical writing, something I had no desire to do, and something not remotely related to my original hire. It was also very siloed. One department had no idea what another was doing, and that's the way it was designed due to the confidentiality of everything.

    Advice to Management

    Train the people who are begging for training. You have some really good talent below those who are management; pull from that!

  10. I was an Executive Assistant at Scientific Games for 10+ years and it was a great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scientific Games

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, great culture and nice environment. Everyone worked really hard to accomplish their goals.

    Cons

    Communications could be improved upon.

  11. Not much growth.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scientific Games

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Compensation, Benefits, Exposure, Location, Pleasant co-workers

    Cons

    Professional growth, lack of direction, unfulfilled promises,

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