Video Gaming Technologies Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
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  1. Working at VGT was great right up until the end

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN

    I worked at Video Gaming Technologies full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Easy going atmosphere, casual environment, lunch provided free of charge.

    Cons

    Recently acquired by a larger company, highly political work environment.

  2. Helpful (4)

    another "anonymous" survey

    Current Employee - Salaried Exempt
    Current Employee - Salaried Exempt

    I have been working at Video Gaming Technologies full-time

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

    Pros

    lunch and comp time Are fair along with the free lunch which is uncommon

    Cons

    i and many of my colleagues have never believed anonymous. The complete distrust of TN based EC members is complete and common across all locations.

    Advice to Management

    Removing the TN based EC would be a public step in the right direction if Aristocrat wants to start building true trust. Many of my colleagues believe the OK EC is of much higher moral fiber.

  3. Reno office

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Video Gaming Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    creative freedoms, relaxed environment, cool collaboration within the disciplines, good people, Great opportunities for training

    Cons

    Can be unnecessarily competitive, sometimes disorganized, lacks some overall management

    Advice to Management

    needs more management

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  5. VGT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA

    I worked at Video Gaming Technologies full-time

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

    Pros

    Was fun at the beginning. Working on games

    Cons

    But as time went on the owner kept changing priorities and made developing a hell. No matter what you did, it wasn't right. And he forgot he changed the priorities. It would have been better to work in IT.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new owner

  6. The most creative you can be at a job!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Video Gaming Technologies

    Pros

    Creativity
    flexibility
    opportunities
    free lunch
    relocation

    Cons

    need a keycard to get in building
    lunch menu choice is not always good

    Advice to Management

    keep it up

  7. Helpful (6)

    VGT Fires Talent

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Franklin, TN

    I worked at Video Gaming Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    VGT has a lot of upsides and had even more. It has a great success story behind the work of its owner. It had magnificent culture. It has lots of growth and it looks like its going to sell for a good value. VGT's product is awesome and the customers really seem to like it. There is even some amount of loyal talent that is still there.

    Cons

    VGT has the wrong people in leadership at the C levels and the VP levels. Many of the directors were useless. Before any potential purchase, VGT is a sole owned company and any fixes or changes have to go up the chain of command to the owner to succeed. That doesn't happen.

    VGT penalizes you for not toweng the line even though they change the line. It may not intend to have that brand but VGT is developing ineptitude for internal morale and strategic talent management.

    Advice to Management

    Stop firing your talent. You're going to run out of good employees. And then nobody will disagree with your strategic vision but every change will take the maximum time and pain because the best employees are somewhere else. Live your core values instead of just sticking them everywhere. Also, if your management sucks at leadership fix the problem with training. Build your talent instead of magically thinking the next reorganization will.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Video Gaming Technologies

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

    Pros

    Consistently growing. The future looks great.

    Cons

    Compensation could be a bit better.

  9. Helpful (4)

    Great for experience but not worth it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Video Gaming Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Gaining experience in your field, good bonus structure, free lunch

    Cons

    Lack of direction from the top down, no room for promotion, extremely inefficient, lack of buy in at the top, no accountability

    Advice to Management

    Stop allowing top talent to leave for other opportunities. Make a long term plan and stick to it. Be open and honest with your employees about the state of the company. The CEO needs to stop changing course when the finish line is in sight. There is no definitive long term plan just the appearance that the people at the top know where we are headed. Stop allowing the CAO to create a political environment.

  10. Helpful (2)

    The atmosphere was good, the pay was great and the work was interesting

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer I in Ruckersville, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer I in Ruckersville, VA

    I worked at Video Gaming Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The people were easy to work with

    Cons

    The upper management staff was difficult to work with

    Advice to Management

    I created a position that did not exist and now I am not even considered for the same position.

  11. Helpful (5)

    Great Company, Bad Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Video Gaming Technologies

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

    Pros

    Great offices and free lunch are a huge perk that show how much the company focuses on its employees' well being.

    Cons

    The company is over staffed and an organizational chart is just wishful thinking. The lack of properly assigned responsibilities makes every person in every department feel as if responsibility is free to whoever will take it. Many times this means that everyone is arguing about things that shouldn't be in their control and they know very little about.

    Advice to Management

    It is time to sit down each member of the company and ask them if they are happy with their job and seek to find out why. The talented people will continue leave, while the problem children hang on tight, knowing they cannot get another job with the skills they have. Somehow these people keep rising to the top and the result so far is the highest concentration of the most under-qualified people I have ever seen.

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