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Updated August 2, 2017
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  • Care a lot about work life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • The work environment is like no other (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Work environment! Laid back environment

    Cons

    Pay is decent. No other cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Scientific Games Response

    Aug 1, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for submitting your review.


  2. "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.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Benefits are dwindling"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good People, fun workplace, good salary

    Cons

    Benefits are bad and getting worse

    Scientific Games Response

    Mar 27, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    We take pride in providing our employees with a competitive and comprehensive benefits package with flexibility for our employees to select plans that meet their individual needs. Our benefits team... More


  4. 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.


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    "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.


  6. "Growing Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Scientific Games full-time

    Pros

    Large, growing stable company with little competition

    Cons

    Serious debt which influences executive management decisions

    Advice to Management

    Understanding RIF's are a part of business, please utilize in the selection criteria the employees that are loyal, passionate, and want to be their versus associates that are just looking for a paycheck.


  7. "Good company but struggling with groups like hardware department which is a prime example of fostering silo mentality"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products and talented, passionate team members.

    Cons

    Red verses Blue mentality and silo cultures is being fostered by some department heads and there is not much some department members can do for fear of losing their job especially when your departmemt head sees them as an opponent. Chucking out thousands of dollars of hardware in Chicago and stating if it is orderable toss it out is inexcusable. This equipment has value to current projects but was chucked in the garbage out of spite just like the dozens of hardware Engineers in the last layoff.

    Advice to Management

    Silo cultures and Red verses Blue mentality needs to be eliminated from the top down. Talented teams can be hindered by improperly placed department heads that focus on just themselves instead of the good of the company.

  8. "Contract Worker"

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    Current Contractor - Accounting Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Contractor - Accounting Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is satisfying and keeps me busy.

    Cons

    Company is currently going through a "Reorganization" and trying to recover from purchasing other gaming companies, so the company is trying to cut costs, which means layoffs and contract workers who were told they would be hired on as full time employees a year ago are still waiting to be hired on.


  9. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Strong sales team with good products. Good support from direct management.

    Cons

    Problems with shipping orders correctly and on time. Customer service is at an all time low.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on delivering for your customers. You have good product but if you can't deliver and maintain it customers will start to look elsewhere.


  10. "Order Management Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Order Management Specialist in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Order Management Specialist in Reno, NV

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

    Pros

    I was able to share 15 years of my Western Canadian order entry knowledge from WMS Gaming with Scientific Games after they merged companies.

    Cons

    I worked for WMS Gaming and Scientific Games bought WMS Gaming two years ago. After two years of the merger, I was laid off with 15 years of gaming experience.

    Advice to Management

    I was fortunate enough to be able to learn quite a bit about the product and order entry process at Scientific Games.


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