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Scientific Games Reviews

Updated February 5, 2015
Updated February 5, 2015
50 Reviews
2.7
50 Reviews
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Scientific Games President and CEO David L. Kennedy
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3 Ratings

Review Highlights

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.  

    Great entry job

    Current Employee - Computer Operator
    Current Employee - Computer Operator

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

    Pros

    overtime offered, benefits, good work environment

    Cons

    very demanding and long shifts,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Communications could be improved upon.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Lots of changes - entertained and challenging

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technician in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Scientific Games

    Pros

    Benefits, good people, and nice gyms.

    Cons

    Hard to move up and older environment in some places.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    WMS Gaming company (under Scientific Games)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scientific Games

    Pros

    WMS Gaming Chicago Pros:
    Cafe to eat breakfast and lunch
    Office culture
    Interesting and complex projects
    Great location
    Job security and stability

    Cons

    Uses traditional method for rating employees with a system restricted on how many people can 'exceed' expectations, meaning even those who might work really hard may only end with a 'meets expectations' simply because you cannot give out too many 'exceeds' ratings.

    Budget constraints on nice things for incentives to employees shrinks year by year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a reason why most attrition is due to finding a better opportunity. WMS needs to compete more against those 'better opportunities' and look like a better opportunity to outside groups.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Call Center Employee

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    Current Contractor - TSR in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Contractor - TSR in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Scientific Games as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great training program for entry level employees. Employer seems to genuinely treat their employees with respect and care. The salary is good and diverse schedule offered. Room for growth. Slow paced environment.

    Cons

    They have a great incentive program but sometimes hard to reach. There are way too many contractors and seat warmers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    SG has been really good to me!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Fast pace, great people, competitive pay

    Cons

    Upper management is somewhat distant from every day employees. There are a lot of separate moving parts, and it sometimes seems like we're working in different directions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It often feels like everyone is working in their own business units and aren't aware of what is going on with the various other business units. Set a unified direction and communicate it clearly to the entire company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scientific Games

    Pros

    A lot of growth potential

    Cons

    Management structure has too many layers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Structure organization to respond to business, not to organize around personalities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Get Your Feet Wet

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    Current Employee - Retail Service Technician I in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Retail Service Technician I in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Team oriented, great starting point(entry level), various divisions, various locations, little to none supervision, fair

    Cons

    too many chiefs and few indians

    Recommends
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Your mileage will vary

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Some groups are great, others are not. I am lucky to be a part of the former group, I work with a great team of people who genuinely care for each other. Very little micro management, visibility into upper management, and I get to work in some really interesting projects. If you play your cards right and work very hard, pay can be rewarding.

    Cons

    Resources can be extremely limited at times. Don't expect many perks -- basic benefits only here. Hiring and accessing additional resources can be downright excruciating. Culture of buyout rather than organic growth. Short term rather than long term focus.. Oh, and don't expect any quick promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before you buy another company, think hard about the synergies and how all of it should actually fit together. This company is enormously fragmented in all areas -- do something to fix it. Reward hard working employees; it shouldn't be like pulling teeth. If you promise the world to your customers, be prepared to service their expectations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, TX

    I worked at Scientific Games

    Pros

    Interesting Industry. The warehouse is fun to walk through and take guests on tours.
    Good people work there. Good benefits, technology is up to date and the lunch hour is near good places to eat. Some of the people have worked there for a long time.

    Cons

    Long drive unless you live in the area. The chemical smell from the plant is pretty hard to get used to and you think about if that is good to breath in all day. The security is pretty severe, most doors have badge access, so if you forget your badge, it's a nice wait in security to get cleared.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the old fashioned parties and let people drink.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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