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Updated July 19, 2017
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  1. "Great Company, always trying to improve, Chicago is the place to be"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, always something to do and coworkers make coming to work fun. Upper management is accessible and care about what you think, always striving to make culture and work environment better. Great location, great building, good benefits, and really understanding group. Good focus on work life balance.

    Cons

    Need improvements with communication from corporate

    Advice to Management

    Communication, focus on culture.

    Scientific Games Response

    Jul 13, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback and we will pass on your feedback about communication.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "The left hand, doesn't want to know what the right hand is doing"

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting work. Great people can be found to work with.

    Cons

    Too much carryover from previous companies. Everyone screwing each other over trying to save their own jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the parochial bs. If we are one company, start acting like that. Especially Gaming.

    Scientific Games Response

    Jul 13, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    I appreciate your candor and please know we are listening, Thank you.

  3. "It's a nice place to work, but..."

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    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people. Interesting work. Fun Industry

    Cons

    Company is on the upswing, but still digging out of a hole. Technical decisions are made based on trends and upper managements personal preferences (whether or not they work in the code base).

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the entire development process and get the number of cooks in the kitchen down when it comes to deciding which direction to go in.


  4. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Scientific Games, formally WMS Gaming, was a wonderful experience. Great industry with exciting and fun gaming products. The company is comprised of highly skilled and diverse employees with a fantastic culture. The Chicago office is particularly special with state-of-the-art architecture right on the Chicago River!

    Cons

    After two mergers, and subsequent lay-offs, the morale was extremely low and the culture became decayed.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your greatest asset...the people that make you great.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Quality Operations"

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

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

    Pros

    Some limited departments are well cared for. If you're a programmer, might be ok.
    In a crazy, chaotic and dangerous environment, you might do well even by accident.

    Cons

    Lacking ethics.
    No concept of continuous improvement process.
    Middle management is less concerned with effective business and more concerned that failures not be traceable to them.
    Advancements are too often based on "juice" and/or nepotism.
    Executives are busy working stock options and are clueless about how the company operates.
    Company has no interest in updating its outdated mindset.
    Talent is oppressed so that management lacking talent can remain secure - It's better not to be TOO capable.

    Advice to Management

    Go visit some successful billion dollar plus companies and ask yourself why you don't control your company the way they do.


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "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.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "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.


  10. "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.


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