Scientific Games Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Scientific Games President & CEO Gavin Isaacs
Gavin Isaacs
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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. Helpful (1)

    It's ok if you are connected.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Scientific Games full-time

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

    Pros

    Interesting products , different countries to work on projects for

    Cons

    Not good direction from management. Can work on a project for a while and if contract is lost the product may not get used.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to employees and don't act like that you know better than they. Don't give work to outside contractors who are personal friends


  2. Service Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Scientific Games full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Excellent management staff.

    Cons

    Due to the nature of the business some departments are 24/7/365

    Advice to Management

    Improve pay scale


  3. Excellent!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Scientific Games

    Pros

    Excellent Processes, Culture and leadership

    Cons

    Should provide onsite to PA


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  5. Lack of direction from executive management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scientific Games full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, relaxed atmosphere, great facility.

    Cons

    Lack of direction by executive management is terribly demotivating to employees. They are losing a lot of great people because of it.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget to pay attention to day to day operations instead of only on integration activities for newly acquired companies. Take more care to make your employees feel valued. They are the only chance you have at future success.


  6. Helpful (3)

    All good things must end

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    At this point - very few I now consider myself a former WMS employee, since SG has done everything in it's power to crush and obliterate any remnant of the WMS culture. This has only accelerated after the purchase of Bally. Bally, like SG, has a culture of penny pinching which would normally result in a match made in heaven. Alas the crushing debt load associated with these two purchase guarantee that the only ones making money through SG will be the the creditors.

    Cons

    I can't stress strongly enough how any potential employees should avoid this company. The culture is pure poison.

    Advice to Management

    Congratulation! Your plan to chase your most talented employees away is progressing wonderfully!


  7. Lead Security Officer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scientific Games

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

    Pros

    Great Pay and benefits along with bonus....

    Cons

    Unable to play the lottery

    Advice to Management

    Allow employee to play the lottery


  8. Stable company in the fast paced lottery & gaming industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Talent Acquisition in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Director, Talent Acquisition in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Scientific Games full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting industry (lottery & gaming). Combination of large company strength and brand and small company "family" environment. Supports veteran hiring initiatives. Growth strategies into gaming. Professional executive team. Long successful history in industry.

    Cons

    Dissonance between desired and perceived work culture. Top talent tends to be stretched too thin with minimal resources. Less committed to investing in technology and innovation in departments that support and contribute to the company's success. Many employees didn't know or understand the company's goals.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to truly understand the current employment brand of SG and determine if it is helping or hurting SG's ability to attract, recruit and retain the type of talent necessary to fuel your future success. Invest in telling the SG career story.


  9. Qualify product for UL and CSA requirements

    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Scientific Games full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Aggressive forward thinking company

    Cons

    Recent acquisitions have impacted morale.

    Advice to Management

    Finalize product plans so that people know where there positions stand.


  10. My Current Situation

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales & Distribution Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Sales & Distribution Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Scientific Games full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Sites worldwide; growth opportunity if you are willing to relocate

    Cons

    Must work with state agencies in 99% of all jurisdictions.

    Advice to Management

    Protect your employees from rude and disrespectful customers.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Computer Operator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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