Scientific Games
2.7 of 5 28 reviews
www.scientificgames.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 21, 2014

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Scientific Games CEO A. Lorne Weil

A. Lorne Weil

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48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great entry job

Computer Operator (Current Employee)

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

Prosovertime offered, benefits, good work environment

Consvery demanding and long shifts,

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Scientific Games

ProsA lot of growth potential

ConsManagement structure has too many layers.

Advice to Senior ManagementStructure organization to respond to business, not to organize around personalities.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Get Your Feet Wet

Retail Service Technician I (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

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

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

Constoo many chiefs and few indians

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Your mileage will vary

Manager (Current Employee)
Alpharetta, GA

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

ProsSome 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.

ConsResources 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 Senior ManagementBefore 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not a bad place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Atlanta, TX

I worked at Scientific Games

ProsInteresting 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.

ConsLong 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 Senior ManagementBring back the old fashioned parties and let people drink.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Computer Operator (Former Employee)

I worked at Scientific Games

ProsGood pay for the area I was in. Many OT hours.

ConsBenefits are not that good

Advice to Senior ManagementMore communication

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Great place to work. Not perfect, but I had a great experience.

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Alpharetta, GA

I worked at Scientific Games

ProsNice management in Alpharetta. Great compensation. Lots going on. Has operations in pretty much every type of gaming. I loved the people.

ConsThe management in NY is risk-averse, and this stifles innovation. The company is maintaining too many systems due to acquisitions and long-term contracts, so this provides a second strike in terms of new types of content.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to take more risks. All of your product lines are in declining industries, and you need fresh models to stay viable. If you are in the New York office, you should spend much more time in Alpharetta.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Relatively interesting work and higher level management attempts to show appreciation for workers

Technical Writer (Former Employee)
North Atlanta, GA

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

ProsPretty good pay and benefits. Work is somewhat varied, so it's different from time to time. It is fun working with lottery applications.

ConsThe organization in Atlanta is somewhat disorganized; I'm not sure that upper management really is aware of what goes on at lower levels

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A different kind of job

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Scientific Games full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgreat environment to learn and grow

Conslow potential to grow need more opportunities to grow in company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Downhill sprial

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Scientific Games for more than 10 years

ProsFlextime is good
Salaries are higher than most

ConsLack of direction
Stale technology
Lack of work ethic by most
Raises are very week - The only way to get more money is to change jobs or when entering company

Advice to Senior ManagementBring in new talent from outside. Hiring within has thinned out the talent.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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