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Updated April 20, 2017
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Pros
  • The benefits are great, and now that mergers are 2 years behind us, old perks that were originally gone are starting to come back (in 7 reviews)

  • game development was fun, perks, good benefits (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Good Job for Hard Ethical Workers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Company growth, decent pay, good benefits

    Cons

    There really isn't any cons on my behalf


  2. "Sea of constant management change"

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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

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

    Pros

    Some great people to work with. Enthusiastic of products and goals.

    Cons

    Experienced management changes in nearly every year of 8 years there. Greatly impacted job advancements for many. Review schedules were interrupted nearly every year even had 2 years where reviews were either missed altogether or held at end of following year; very hard to set goals for the year just finished when reviewing prior year.

    Advice to Management

    Settle down on acquisitions and mergers.


  3. "Product Regulatory Compliance Manager"

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Compliance Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Regulatory Compliance Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scientific Games full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Salaries, and flexible hours

    Cons

    The long term future for the Chicago campus is uncertain

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees.


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  5. "Product Compliance Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company that has merged with Bally Technologies, WMS, Shuffle.

    Cons

    Too much management and very disorganized at the present time!

    Advice to Management

    Reorganize the top level management.


  6. "Major step up"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Security Officer in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Corporate Security Officer in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love my coworkers, great benefits, PTO, friendly atmosphere, decent starting pay, great comradery

    Cons

    pay raises, annual bonus, need more annual training and recertification

    Advice to Management

    stronger communication

    Scientific Games Response

    Mar 1, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We will make sure to share your feedback.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Finance/Accounting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Definitely more cons to pros. Pros would include great co workers, decent pay compared to other industries, solid PTO/benefits, and opportunity to work for big company with a ton of resources.

    Cons

    No career advancement. Lot of favoritism from upper management towards undeserving individuals. The hard workers are not appreciated and recognition is based on who the person is and not necessarily the individual work output/expertise. Balances between workload and responsibilities is not even; many are overworked whereas others have much more time on their hands. Cost cutting initiatives prevent recognition for valuable hardworking employees especially when output and responsibilities are not reciprocated by title and/or pay.

    Advice to Management

    Happiness isn’t about feeling cheerful every day or avoiding challenges. Work can be difficult and demanding, but if employees are given the opportunity to progress, grow their skill sets and get the training they need, then they tend to be happy and do better work as a result. In other words recognize/reward your hard workers, and provide them with the resources to be successful. Some individuals want to come into work and leave which is fine, however others are actually motivated to do more. Treat your employees fairly.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - General Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, flexible, stimulating and interesting. Innovative company with talented people. A leader in fun, fascinating and evolving gaming industry. Chance to grow and advance.

    Cons

    There is enormous pressure to deliver. The company has focused on growth through acquisition which means less than surgical staff reductions to satisfy Wall St. expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Less Acquistions more focus on resources


  9. "Why people leave SGI"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrisburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security is very high

    Cons

    The pay rates are God awful
    MICRO MANAGEMENT BEYOND BELIEF
    Terrible pay raises. Average is 2.5% hourly rate. This year is only going to be 1% to pretty ,Uchiha everyone. However, management is well taken care of.
    Various OSHA regulation violations
    Hostile work environment
    Terrible hiring process (pretty much just have to apply)
    Short training period
    Management never leads by example
    Favoritism is huge here
    Management takes credit for others work and problem solving with zero recognition of employee that shares their knowledge.
    Starting pay is well below entry level averages
    Hires individuals with zero knowledge or experience and in one case learning disabled (not that it is a problem, unless they drive a company issued vehicle)
    Very little room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro managing!
    Hostility must stop
    If you pay better then you'll get quality and qualified applicants


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays pretty good, and a casual work environment. Get 2 weeks vacation to start and 12 paid holidays.

    Cons

    There is almost no room for advancement, and hardly any training. Lots of internal politics. Company has recently gone through major downsizing after acquiring 2 companies in the last couple of years for $8B and trying to re-coop some of the cash by a mass layoff in December.

    Scientific Games Response

    Feb 7, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback. We have passed on your comments to the appropriate team so they can addrees your comments.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Interactive is out of touch"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cedar Falls, IA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cedar Falls, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scientific Games full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with, dedicated and friendly.

    Cons

    Completely ineffective producers whose only job is to communicate and organize fail every day to communicate and organize. Always holding unneeded meetings that take hours and taking away from limited production time. Never held accountable for failed production. We could get three times more work done if management knew what they were doing.

    Top heavy management. more managers than are really needed. middle management is toxic and we can't get anything done. Nobody communicates. Company is losing its software engineers quickly because they won’t stop and listen to what is wrong and adapt. very amateur operation.

    Advice to Management

    Producers: if you have 8 hours to finish project but use 5 hours for an unneeded meeting you don’t have an excuse to make people work overtime. You want work to get done? Let people work

    Executives: If you keep making production teams pay for failing producers then you will keep losing people.

    Quit bragging about your awesome culture. Everyone who leaves and goes somewhere else is much happier wherever they go. what does that tell you?


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