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"More Politics Than Election Night"

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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 IGT full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Some very creative and hard working people, unfortunately they soon become disillusioned.
401k recently got a lot better.

Cons

Politics and self-serving senior management. Upper management comes from outside the industry and therefore will never admit they are lacking in that knowledge so keep employing more people from outside the industry. Meanwhile the good guys get annoyed, move and make IGT's competitors even stronger. The non-compete is crazy (and very cruel), but without it I doubt there would be any good guys left at IGT in Nevada. I'm not sure middle management is the problem as many people on Glassdoor do. The real issue is above those guys.

Advice to Management

It is not possible to be 100% correct about everything you have ever done (see the recent proxy fight letters for proof Patti believes she is perfect). You can't fix the mistakes you have made until you admit you made mistakes.

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Corporate politics supersized"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IGT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some great people working at IGT, at interactive we have all the right ideas, some very smart coworkers. Good work life balance here, no crazy hours other than emergencies.

    Cons

    There is so much political power playing at this company, it is almost impossible to get anything done. Senior management are mostly from other industries and are pretty clueless. The amount of time spent here trying to answer the same questions over and over is unbelievable. The policy of recruiting management from outside the company means career progression is almost nonexistent, if you want a promotion you pretty much have to leave.

    Advice to Management

    IGT is a depressing place, there is so much potential here. Try investing in your people to create loyalty and harness your workers ambitions, instead of relying on non-competes and just replacing people when they leave.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Great Place to Work if You are Starving"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IGT full-time

    Pros

    There are a few good people left after the scorched earth removal of most that knew the industry and game development. It would be considered a fun industry by some (not me).

    Cons

    Employees moral is low. They have lost many of their prime game developers. The executive management, especially, and some of middle management is very poor. There is little loyalty to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Resign.

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