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Updated November 30, 2016
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  1. "Things are changing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great people still left

    Cons

    There's definitely a difference between Multimedia Games and Everi Games.

    Advice to Management

    Stop doing what you're doing. Just about all of it.


  2. "lousy company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    get to play with slot machines all day

    Cons

    incompetent management
    lots of wasted money

    Advice to Management

    hire better qualified and motivated employees


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Discouraging Environment"

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    Current Employee - Artist
    Current Employee - Artist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Multimedia Games full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are great, clean environment, and free coffee.

    Cons

    Things started off great, but now... Overbearing management is regularly difficult. Little to no creative freedom and lots of over-the-shoulder guidance. Lot of egos and control freaks with little to no social skills will run you into the ground. There's now a feeling of soullessness where I used to enjoy my work. Management is heartless and dictatorial. Every day is a new bit of drama and the atmosphere is heavy and full of paranoia.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to fix what isn't broken. Let people do their jobs and communicate in kindness. More than half of my co-workers are actively seeking employment elsewhere. If you want to fix anything, fix that. Help people enjoy their jobs again. When socializing, have positive discussions, be encouraging.


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  5. "Think twice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    none to speak of ... clean environment

    Cons

    Click atmosphere, no training, management as poor personal skills

    Advice to Management

    Please review your management as they need management training


  6. "Get your IT Plan together!"

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    Current Employee - Tech Support in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people in a great town. Fun products with list of creative opportunities!

    Cons

    Seriously bad at merging technology. Living in Austin provides an opportunity to see different companies merge and join forces. This merger is so clunky! It's been months and the tech systems are not even united yet. Communication is terrible because of this and it's really hard to share things with the Vegas side with such technology problems. And there hasn't been any plan announced to fix any of it! Open enrollment is even being done on two different systems.

    Advice to Management

    Get your IT house in order! We are trying to become one company but it's really hard when we all still work on different systems TEN MONTHS AFTER MERGER!!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Improving Daily."

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

    I have been working at Multimedia Games full-time

    Pros

    Fun and productive work environment, fantastic career training, and great benefits. Teamwork is actively encouraged, and opportunities to collaborate, troubleshoot, and learn make working here incredibly rewarding. Despite growing pains, company is picking up steam. Excited to see what we can achieve in the coming years, and highly optimistic for the future of this company.

    Cons

    Growing pains are difficult, but will likely fade through active and transparent communication. It would be fantastic to create the sense of a cohesive team among all studios and locations.

    Advice to Management

    We want to help! Communicate actively and recognize the individual needs of each studio, and let us know what's going on.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Mathematician"

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    Former Employee - Mathematician in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Mathematician in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Multimedia Games (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There were a lot of great people to work with, including some of the management. Benefits were good. The work was generally interesting. Austin is a great city.

    Cons

    The core of management functioned strictly on favoritism. The clique mentality was extremely obvious and destroyed any real feeling of team spirit and added a lot of inefficiency. Company very stingy with funds allocated to non-executive compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Base opportunity on merit, not clique status. Have employees review their immediate management in addition to having management review their employees.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "What happened?"

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst II in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - QA Analyst II in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is not going away. It has enough recurring revenue and money in the bank to coast for quite a while despite its massive debt load.

    Cons

    The family atmosphere, the fun, and the comradery are gone. The salary's used to be competitive, but they are now stagnating while the rest of the jobs in that field in Austin are raising wages quickly. In one situation my job title changed so that they could say I was making closer to 100% industry average than I was before. Nice trick. On paper it looked like a 7% raise, in reality it was about 2%. To top it off, mobility is limited, and a pathway to promotion is vague, or changes year over year.

    Its things like this that has killed the atmosphere. Talent is leaving for more money and less rigidity. The company feels very top heavy as well.

    Many benefits have been rolled back, or re-tooled to appear better, but actually end up worse. I understand streamlining and cost synergies, but at this point it is sacrificing long term growth in the name of short term gains.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the roots of Multimedia. The sense of family, the fun, and the insane amount of talent lead to monumental growth. Turning GCA/MGAM into the HP/Compaq merger is not the way to go...


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Run as fast as you can!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only pro left are the employees in Austin.

    Cons

    Too many to count. Worst company ever since GCA took over.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother, they would not listen anyway. Top heavy & all they care about is padding their pockets.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "What happened?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Multimedia Games full-time

    Pros

    Hard to say. A lot of what made this company so inviting and welcoming years ago is gone.

    Cons

    A lot of high school mentality, it feels like people are out to get you.

    Decisions seem to be based on the mood of those in charge.

    A LOT of inconsistency in terms of whats acceptable and what is not for work and everything under the sun. One higher-up will say its okay, another one will say its not. Some people may get called in for doing X, while another wont be told its an issue at all. Makes it very difficult to know what you really need to do.

    Culture has changed drastically. What was once a welcoming, friendly and family-like work environment has become what feels to be very toxic - a lot of that which comes from upper management and trickles down to employees.

    No longer competitive salary. Doesnt help that a lot of achievements or diligent work will be overlooked.

    Supervisors can tend to throw people under the bus or jump ship immediately.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate your upper management team and delegate more power to keep everyone calmer. Its not a healthy environment when things are based on peoples' moods. Because of this a lot of employees fear speaking up because they also don't want to burn bridges or risk bad reviews. Particularly in the dev department.



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