IGT - Rolling with the Punches | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for IGT
There are newer employer reviews for IGT

See Most Recent

Helpful (3)

"Rolling with the Punches"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Flexible Hours
Good Pay for the Reno Area
Mostly Stable
Making Video Games
Challenging timelines

Cons

Needs better execution of vision from the board/CEO.
Frequent changes in department structures may ware on some people
Employee morale is in constant flux

Advice to Management

Lay out a clear focus and execute. "Thinking Blue" isn't a business plan, its a gimmick. Think about the people in the trenches and what will make their lives better. Surprise the workforce with positive action. Create incentives that reward hard work and loyalty, like extra time off, per game bonuses, end of game gifts (ipods, $100 amazon gift cards, a new car, etc.) Little things add up.

Other Employee Reviews for IGT

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Hear Its Tense Times at IGT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Game Designer in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Game Designer in Reno, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    like others say, the rank-n-file people are good for the most part. lots of great designers who are talented and passionate about making cool games. pay is good for low cost of living town like Reno.

    Cons

    like others say, the odd propaganda, low morale, leadership, constant reorganizing, and finger pointing have this once leading company in a state of decline. the game studios have been a big mess for a few years. it would be good to have a gaming industry expert with an awesome track record in charge of that stuff. it takes too long for people from other industries to figure out the uniqueness of the business IGT is in. or i am totally off and the humans who run the place are as awesome as the birds nesting in the great tree just outside the great window of the great building near the great lake tahoe. perhaps reality will dawn in soon.

    Advice to Management

    communication is lacking at IGT. the leadership seems to lack the industry experience to know how to plug the ship's many holes. as the industry itself is transforming, bloated companies like IGT will continue to decline as tons of competitors pop up all over the world. the once significant barriers to entry have come down and IGT has been somewhat exposed. they can turn it around but it will require radically changing the core of the company, weeding out a lot of the deadweight and making a lot of tough decisions -- while smart, communicative, honest and transparent with the workforce.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Average company to work for (but should recognize employees more)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company that has been around for a while
    land based, online, social gaming

    Cons

    Poor Management
    Lack of accountability and shared goals within different teams
    Turnover

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your employees
    Consult with people before making decisions
    Why is there always a hire freeze - when are we ever going to replace all the employees we keep losing?

There are newer employer reviews for IGT
There are newer employer reviews for IGT

See Most Recent

Work at IGT? Share Your Experiences

IGT
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or