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IGT Reviews

Updated December 13, 2018
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  • "Communication from upper management can be lacking at times" (in 58 reviews)

  • "Lacks work life balance as a priority - Technology is pushed hard year round" (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Good stable game company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IGT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very stable in video game industry, good work life balance, and very friendly co-workers!

    Cons

    Slot machine games aren't the most interesting games on the market to work on


  2. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IGT full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Teams that are great to work with.

    Cons

    Too many meetings for developers.

  3. "Finance"

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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

    Great Manager, Good life work balance

    Cons

    Low salary, poor job growth


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Great benefits, horrible work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IGT full-time

    Pros

    pay and benefits are competitive

    Cons

    they are short staffed and have unrealistic expectations of employees. standard work week was 60 hours to meet deadlines, they waste money on projects that are not beneficial as they had not looked at all options/performed due diligence

    Advice to Management

    hire more staff, use less contractors as it takes away from staff to get them up to speed. plus they do not care about the company like an employee does.


  5. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great. Most of them have been with IGT for 20 plus years and have developed meaningful personal and professional relationships.

    Cons

    It can lead to being confined to a very specific industry.


  6. "Nice place to start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IGT full-time

    Pros

    Good People around, nice location

    Cons

    Relatively low salaries compared to Bay area


  7. "messy infrastructure – decent management"

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    Current Employee - Manager Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IGT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    small, nimble team, decent salary, great work-life balance

    Cons

    large corporate red tape issues, remote management headaches

  8. Helpful (5)

    "DO NOT CONSIDER THIS COMPANY"

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    Former Employee - Sales Operations Analyst in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Analyst in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IGT full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Health benefits are great. Provider is United Healthcare. There is a gym on site in the Las Vegas building and a cafeteria as well. Food in the cafeteria has an average ticket cost of $6 dollars. The menu rotates out and has options for Vegans and Meat Lovers.

    Cons

    Ideas are not discussed and everyone from the top down talks poorly of each other/departments/ or the Account Managers. This is a toxic work environment with no leadership or strategic vision to guide this company in the right direction.
    IGT has lost market share to competition and will continue to lose market share with poor performing products and poor planing and installations. For a company that manufactures in China and assembles in the US you would think the company would adopt a better Lean Six Sigma model or best practice that organically spreads through the organization - nope.

    No central data warehouse or central data structure. This is a free for all and data is not clean or within reach.

    So much time is wasted in this company from meetings to reporting, to tracking product performance from different departments.

    This company has egos leading the charge with politics heavily played.

    If you're considering IGT then you must like complacency, not real change, politics, stroking egos, and wasting time.

    The company heavily uses Power Point even with Tableau dashboards as point of reference.

    Advice to Management

    Complete overhaul from the top down and bottoms up. Remove and replace CFO, COO, and CEO.

    Behavior starts with change. Look at those that are playing politics and are just talking BS. Results doesn't occur with 40 hours of meetings or management not mentoring/leading. Reduce the number of process. Lean Six Sigma should be adopted at each level. It isn't only for the production line.

    Biggest factor: it's 2018 not 1998.


  9. "Field technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    you get a car they pay for tolls

    Cons

    your car has a gps in it


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Zero leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trenton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IGT full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Negative environment filled with “managers” who delegate and know nothing. “Managers” that do not lead and gossip all day in their offices. Bunch of underachievers who work here trying to be successful with no direction

    Cons

    Everything. Too bad there is no competition or this company would not have lasted 6 months with the brainless leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Fire them all and hire more qualified, real leaders who can change the culture and have people want to fire them.