WMS Gaming Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Rocky Road

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WMS Gaming (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some great people, opportunity to be creative

    Cons

    Recent overly aggressive business decisions by corporate management (acquisitions) have left no money and lots of debt. Lots of recent layoffs and reductions, very little opportunity for raises or promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Bite off what you can chew


  2. I have all the experience you need to be a material handler

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Control in Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - Material Control in Waukegan, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WMS Gaming full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    one of the best working environment that people can ever work. pay an bonus are great too!

    Cons

    company is moving to Las Vegas

    Advice to Management

    I know i be the perfect candidate for your material handler. All the experience you need.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Used to be a fun place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Illinois in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Illinois in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at WMS Gaming full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compensation, flexible, good benefits, occasionally really fun games to work on.

    Cons

    Poor leadership since merger, unknown direction, lots of layoffs, reactive management, too many managers not talking to each other and making poor decisions.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WMS Gaming (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Talented creatives doing interesting projects

    Cons

    Management acts like spoiled children

    Advice to Management

    None - you'll do what the stock dictates anyway.


  6. Helpful (1)

    QA manual testing

    Current Employee - Principal Lead QA Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Lead QA Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at WMS Gaming (More than a year)

    Pros

    good for gaming domain , good fair pay

    Cons

    merging , resizing & downsizing global layoff


  7. Currently work in Game Development.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice work environment and co workers. Nice benefits and flexible. Scope to improve skills for career advancement. Nice work culture.

    Cons

    Lots of management and org changes as a result of changes to the company. Things seem very fluid in terms of company direction.


  8. Helpful (3)

    It has its ups and downs

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Artist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Artist in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at WMS Gaming full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work can be relatively enjoyable.

    Cons

    Low morale right now. Layoffs are always lurking around the corner.

    Advice to Management

    Job security would be nice.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Was a good company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at WMS Gaming full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Old boys club. Not great for women.


  10. Was a great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WMS Gaming (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility Competitive pay Good work family balance

    Cons

    Multiple large layoffs due to acquisitions and mergers in last 2-3 years Unstable environment Morale in a slump

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing all that they can during these uncertain times. Keep the communication open and take care of your talent


  11. Helpful (5)

    Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Waukegan, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    None because they sold out their own company to Ballys and left about 5000 people suddenly unemployed.

    Cons

    Aside from the above, they treat their employees as disposable commodities. Their financials have been a loss position in the last 3 year years, due to their sales people selling vapor wear, i.e., software and games that were not ready to be rolled out. The accounting dept had no policies or procedures, leaving the external auditors scratching their heads. This company should have be put to bed long ago, since they struggled with even the basic fundamentals of a corporation - much less a public one. Some of these people spent 10+ waiting to lead them and not have to scramble at every quarter. This is the worst group of management I've ever seen.

    Advice to Management

    You sold out to the highest bidder, took your millions and left. You have no morals or ethics and you certainly don't care about the people that worked around the clock to help you make every quarter, Now, you've sold everyone out took your millions and ran like the cowards you are. You've treated everyone of your employees, especially the ones that manufacture your games and left them with nothing. I hope you can sleep at night with your millions because karma is b.



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