WMS Gaming

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WMS Gaming Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 77 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

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David L. Kennedy

(4 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits, Pay is comparable to industry standards(in 6 reviews)

  • Had great benefits, very, very laid back work environment(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • senior management is doing its best to turn a fun place to work into a world of drudgery and uninteresting business-style development(in 4 reviews)

  • Resources in game development are stretched very thin(in 3 reviews)

77 Employee Reviews
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    Great place

    Finance (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsFantastic place to work. Great understanding of talent and how to keep in in the company.

    ConsA little slow sometimes. No real complaints.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

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

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    They are serious about wanting to be an Employer of Choice

    Senior Principal Manager (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsThe pay is good, the hours are flexable, PTO (Vacation/Sick days) is excellent, above averge number of Holidays and a good management team.

    ConsLarger company- hard to get things done. Sometimes internal clients are difficult, have other priorities, are too bussy or just don't want to take responsibility. Difficulty and amount of work can be overwhelming at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNew managemnt is on board with the purchase of WMS by Scientific Games

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A company who deems its employees its greatest resource

    Engineering Intern (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsCasual dress, well educated colleagues willing to help, excellent location, accommodating facilities, room for growth and movement within the company. Cross-functionality between departments to create a better work environment.

    ConsThe only cons that I can think of are that the manufacturing facility is located an hour away from the technology headquarters and traveling to this facility is time consuming.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

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

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    It was definitely a go, go, go experience.

    Senior Networked Gaming Engineer (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsVery autonomous, little to no managerial interference
    Loose atmosphere, very laid back and friendly
    Management open to new ideas

    ConsFor my job, it was 50% travel
    Since they're a manufacturing company, they're directly affected by any economic downturns

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend money wisely and take advantage of all opportunities to save money.
    Help the regulatory agencies to embrace new technologies (i.e. virtualization)
    Always keep innovating and keep the engineers at the forefront of new innovations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    CEO cares for employees. A place where you are empowered and valued.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsCompany empowers employees to take action. Leaders listen to employees and act on their feedback. Very great work benefits and environment. People are generally respectful and talented.

    ConsWorkload can be intense at times. Not everything is perfect but company works to consistently improve.

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

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    WMS has faced challenging times, but they provide great benefits and a great culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsBenefits
    Pay is fair
    Culture is relaxed, but requires hard work
    Work is interesting and challenging`

    ConsSome long hours
    not as flexible as would like

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to focus on culture

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

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    WMS Gaming is a great place for a person that is passionate about what they do

    Process Improvement Intern (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsLaid back environment with activities and games to help you break away from the daily routine

    ConsNeed to be patient at times

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    fast, new , challenging , learning experience , continuous improvement

    Senior Testing Engineer (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    Prosfast, new , challenging , learning experience , continuous improvement , helping local community , developing core values as professional & as person.

    ConsChanges coming late in development cycle

    Advice to Senior Managementbetter feedback system.

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

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    Innovative, inspiring, interesting

    Marketing Research (Current Employee)

    ProsI love working here because this place and this industry challenge me every day.

    ConsSometimes there is just too much work to do, but when we prioritize we manage to make it work.

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

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    Exciting Company to work for

    Priciple Software Engineer (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    Pros1. Good facilities
    2. take care of employee
    3. Good and Exciting Work
    4. India has Good and responsible HR and Accounts Dept

    Cons1. Not very clear with there technology road map .

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it Up .

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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