IGT - Poor focus, lack of creatively, and lack of executive support for app product development | Glassdoor
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"Poor focus, lack of creatively, and lack of executive support for app product development"

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Former Employee - Manager in Reno, NV
Former Employee - Manager in Reno, NV
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at IGT full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Okay initial salary, good staff people, Reno is actually a very nice area. Still fairly dominant in games market. Lots of customers

Cons

Poor focus by upper management, salary growth is poor, execs take huge bulk of the pay increases, systems app development going in circles, poor creativity and innovation

Other Employee Reviews for IGT

  1. Helpful (2)

    "cubicle world, long hours, felt stuck and isolated from the world"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good bennies if you have a family

    Cons

    Lots of politics, hard to get new ideas make through layers of management.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A long bumpy ride of change and re-orgs"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great games that are more engaging to players than games in other genres. Best in the industry.
    Big upside when games do well and partners do well.
    Gambling is everywhere. It will make its way to the US eventually (legally). Once that happens, working in the SF office will be crazy fun.
    The work we do is equivalent to the work being done in a startup. If this is what excites you, this is the place to be. Additionally, the salaries are not bad. Plus, when you get promoted to a specific level, certain bonuses kick in--decent bonuses.

    Cons

    Too many re-orgs. Change is fine. Embracing change is fine. Re-orgs every 3 months or less? Probably the biggest joke amongst the teams. This makes it difficult for the teams to not only "FOCUS" on execution but also get behind their leaders. Each new initiative is thought of as a joke because clearly the direction will change--again--in a few months.

    The other downside is that there are a ton of self-entitled, over-paid employees who think the company's sole job is to make them happy. This is also a joke, because the company's job is to make money! I'm a shareholder. I want the company to make money. It makes it difficult to work there, especially for new employees, because there are too many jaded, unhappy, grumpy, complaining employees.

    People need to take a step back and re-evaluate their situation and just get real. If they don't want to be at the company, they should just leave.

    Advice to Management

    Each division should have a "labs" unit that researches new products, prototypes these products and is given the opportunity to pitch this to management. If the idea is good and makes sense, then listen to your employees. Don't hire a consultant to come in to give basically the same pitch that the employees made previously. It shows a lack of trust in your team and will cause a small exodus of your most valued talent pool.

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