WMS Gaming Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
84 Reviews

3.0
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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)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Finance in Chicago, IL

    I worked at WMS Gaming as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    A little slow sometimes. No real complaints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    They are serious about wanting to be an Employer of Choice

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at WMS Gaming full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Larger 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 ManagementAdvice

    New managemnt is on board with the purchase of WMS by Scientific Games

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A company who deems its employees its greatest resource

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at WMS Gaming as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Casual 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    It was definitely a go, go, go experience.

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    Former Employee - Senior Networked Gaming Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Networked Gaming Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at WMS Gaming full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at WMS Gaming full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at WMS Gaming full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Some long hours
    not as flexible as would like

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

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

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    Current Employee - Process Improvement Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Process Improvement Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at WMS Gaming as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Need to be patient at times

  9.  

    fast, new , challenging , learning experience , continuous improvement

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    Current Employee - Senior Testing Engineer  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Testing Engineer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at WMS Gaming full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Changes coming late in development cycle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better feedback system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Innovative, inspiring, interesting

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    Current Employee - Marketing Research
    Current Employee - Marketing Research

    I have been working at WMS Gaming full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Exciting Company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Priciple Software Engineer  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Priciple Software Engineer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at WMS Gaming full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    1. Not very clear with there technology road map .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it Up .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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