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Scientific Games Reviews

Updated April 16, 2019
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Pros
  • "Amazing & Wonderful place to work with very nice work-life balance" (in 31 reviews)

  • "Excellent colleagues and work environment" (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • "No clear focus from the top management, work-life balance" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Upper management focus on cost cutting due to large company debt" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Great people and company to work with."

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Scientific Games full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Over worked, wish they paid more.


  2. "Restructuring"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k, medical, dental, vision, good OT rate

    Cons

    Restructuring the company and constant lay offs does not give a sense of job security

  3. "RUN AWAY!"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vacation days were nice - 12 per year

    Cons

    Everything else besides the vacation days

    Advice to Management

    Stop buying companies and focus on what and who you have!


  4. Helpful (5)

    "mismanaged and disrespectful"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    some awesome and talented coworkers.
    fun projects.

    Cons

    management is clueless.
    very disrespectful to their employees. don't reward talent and effort.
    moved out of nice office into a nasty cube farm. way to loud
    poor compensation adn promotions.
    cutting benefits left and right.

    Advice to Management

    stop treating your employees like garbage. reward talent and stop it with the good old boys junk.
    and don't forget to pay decent.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "More cons than pros"

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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
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good products, truly, across both lottery and casino gaming. Interactive and Sports Betting as well. Nice co-workers of those who are unlucky enough to still be there.

    Cons

    Toxic environment; no trust from Top Management downwards and vice versa upwards.

    Red tape- so many departments and people and processes and paperwork... it's amazing anything goes out the door.

    No loyalty has really been shown in the last couple years either... a lot of good people both above and below me have been cut.

    Advice to Management

    Nope. There are some smart people there. Hopefully those ones figure out the mess that's been created.


  6. "Good employer, good culture"

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

    I have been working at Scientific Games full-time

    Pros

    They have good company culture and benefits

    Cons

    No training and low upward mobility


  7. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Certifiied Field Technician I in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Certifiied Field Technician I in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work on your own mostly checking customer sites. More than enough help on install projects

    Cons

    Laid off as they sold the service contract in Oklahoma

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Mentally Exhausting Place"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Management doesn’t care about their employees as in they are just worried about bottom line
    -Low standards with no goal paths which makes for a lot of turnover
    -They play favorites...A LOT
    -No incentives for lower tier employees
    -Diversity & Inclusion is non-existent
    -Nepotism (spouses in the same department, jobs for executive managements family (no experience), hiring best friends.

    Cons

    -If you play the game of “fake and phony” then this is the place for you
    -Same tier people really do help (as far as skill set) other same tier people
    -The company used to be a great place now they are only worried about esthetics and executive management getting acknowledged and promoted, they could care less about anyone else
    -Nepotism (spouses in the same department, jobs for executive managements family (no experience), hiring best friends.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees well (be honest with them, guide them, and grow them them) and you’ll never have any issues.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "too many pots on the stove"

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

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

    Pros

    vacation time was very good.

    Cons

    if you like to be micromanaged at every step you might like it here. Too many acquisitions in a short time and none of the upper management knew what product was what.

    Advice to Management

    before you take over a department you never worked with research the product


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Management needs to change"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours.
    Fun work environment
    Smart employees

    Cons

    Management does not care about the employees.
    No communication to the developers when selling a product.
    Always ready to change irrespective of the terms and hence stretching the timeline.
    No pay increase.
    management politics