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Updated February 17, 2017
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  • Middle management does not act as an advocate for individual contributors to upper management (in 52 reviews)

  • old technologies in many projects, usually poor management, hard to maintain work life balance (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "A great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends

    I have been working at IGT full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    a great place to work.

    Cons

    no cons at this time.


  2. "Pallet Auditor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IGT full-time

    Pros

    Schedule is a nice bonus

    Cons

    Inefficiency of the annual raises


  3. "Pretty meh - weak senior management, especially in ops"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cafeteria and gym onsite. Easy to excel due to the myriad of lifetime IGT'ers that know nothing but IGT.

    Work life balance is pretty great - it's rare to see anyone work over 40 hours in a week.

    Cons

    It's a who you know game. If you have been there a while and know VP's wives, etc you move up regardless of talent, education or performance. Things went downhill after some management turnover and people were put into positions they weren't qualified for and are in way over their heads. But hey - they know IGT so they must know what they're doing.

    Advice to Management

    Try rewarding for performance not just personal relationships. Don't be afraid to fire a poor performer instead of handing out the "golden parachute"


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Advances Analytics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work life balance is probably without compare

    Cons

    The lack of any succession planning makes career progression either non-existent or difficult


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Summer Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in West Greenwich, RI
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in West Greenwich, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IGT (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company promotes physical fitness and wellness. By offering gym classes during lunch and healthy food choices in the cafeteria. The company staff is very friendly and willing to help if you ask and they have the time. The real world learning experience helped me apply the knowledge i learned in class.

    Cons

    Some managers seem to have a lack of patience for interns after hiring. They often gave vague instructions on task to be completed without providing a mentor or contact for help. Depending on which manager your hired by placed will determine your experience.

    Advice to Management

    Interns shouldn't be placed with impatient or temperamental managers.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "TECHNICAL WRITER"

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

    I have been working at IGT full-time

    Pros

    I have made some really good friends at IGT.

    Cons

    They treat the tech writers very, very, very badly: minimal raises, no promotions (you basically have to write for them for over 15 years to get to be a senior tech writer ([which is insane]), never enough supplies to do your job (read: it's really hard to get access to the systems/machines that you're supposed to write about), you never have the right tools (e.g., the latest writing software), you are always under the gun to write the manual because everyone else (e.g., engineering/product assurance) ran late (but it doesn't matter..you must get it out no matter what...very stressful), and you basically are treated as if you are lower than scum compared to everyone else around you (i.e., you don't matter to us).

    Advice to Management

    I'm looking for another job, and I'm quitting tech writing because of you (and how you treated me). Cockroaches are given more respect.


  8. "Senior Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IGT full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and 401k package

    Cons

    poor management the last few years

    Advice to Management

    get trained in total quality management


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Computer Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Operator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Computer Operator in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IGT full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Potential for advancement if you are able to give up nights and weekends for several years.

    Great entry into technology if you take initiative on your own time and use the job only as a springboard.

    Decent health insurance.

    Cons

    No work life balance.

    Workers might work six, ten+ hour night shifts per week for months on end.

    Vacation requests are not filled especially if you work nights and everyone starts at night staying in that role potentially for years. People retire after putting in 20 years with no weekends off except specifically requested with vacation time assuming vacation is approved.

    You will be belittled and talked down to, this is not a job for someone with any IT experience unless they have very thick skin. You will be treated very poorly by managers as well as team members and you will never be allowed to prove yourself unless you are very aggressive.

    Very political environment. You move up by playing the game. Immediate managers and your operational support people do not come from a technical background, they got where they are because they played the game.

    You will not have support unless you manage to wake a real engineer in the middle of the night or during a holiday. Your hands are tied beyond that. Your local support team cannot help, do not want to help and are going to be upset at your call.

    You might not even know who your manager is for quite some time.They are very hands off unless they want to assign busy work to display dominance. They usually arrive between 830 and 930 am. They have meetings from about 10 am until 1130 am and then they take a two hour lunch. They might come back after lunch to check emails until about 330 to 430. They will rarely be in the area later than 4.

    Managers will belittle you or totally ignore you and they cannot help you because they are not engineers. If you pay attention in training and take initiative you will know the system better than the entire management team combined in about a month maybe two.

    Advice to Management

    Start over, clean house and hire new managers who care. Do not promote anyone to management unless they have a relevant technical certification such as RHCSA or LPIC-2 that way when they talk down to employees they at least have some kind of authority.

    Hire new managers who are at least committed enough to create a schedule that allows for a work life balance. Your current team is so lazy people cannot find balance and you are losing operators.


  10. "Financial Analyst II Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at IGT (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, great co workers, good place to start a career.

    Cons

    Low visibility, and communication barriers


  11. "IGT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good location, catered breakfast, good perks

    Cons

    poor management direction. lack of trust amongst peers.



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