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Scientific Games Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  1. "Decent job, but many issues."

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    Current Employee - Service
    Current Employee - Service
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, never a dull moment, best product in the industry. Tons of OT, no matter what they say. Job security

    Cons

    Since the mergers things have gotten progressively worse. I've seen steps in the right direction, followed by two steps in the wrong direction. Treat your employees better, hire good talent, release the bad. You'd almost have to light a customer on fire to get fired. Time management is horrible. Causing hard working employees to not get the training they need, or the home time they need. Which leads to disgruntled employees, which give horrible customer service. And management will just shrug it off.

    Advice to Management

    The merger put us in debt I get that but we'll never get out of it by cutting corners cause it cuts costs. We need to continue our quality service and product. Cutting costs and corners isn't gonna do it.


  2. "Great Company, always trying to improve, Chicago is the place to be"

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    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.

  3. "Great organization but moves slow"

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

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

    Pros

    Always looking to improve customer products, great management

    Cons

    Due to the size of the organization, company direction and vision sometimes not clear to non senior level management

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating but make sure everyone understands the vision/direction the company is moving towards


  4. "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.


  5. "A good employer to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Scientific Games full-time

    Pros

    Managers are reasonable.
    Flexible working hours
    Good life and work balance

    Cons

    Some other teams are not really cooperative.
    Workers in the department are not getting recognized for the works they have been doing


  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.


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    "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

  8. "Great place to work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Scientific Games full-time

    Pros

    game development was fun, perks, good benefits

    Cons

    morale was down, their was a designer who had too much power and math leads thought they were the secret sauce and the boss

    Scientific Games Response

    Feb 12, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, but still needs work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's a lot of opportunity to be had at SG. The divisional structure, while it has issues, also lends itself well to those who may be looking for their niche.

    Very competitive pay.

    The Chicago location is fun and engaging, and the people are amazing. Perks abound in this office, with 2 gyms, a rec area, and a basketball court. It fosters a sense of community.

    The benefits are great, and now that mergers are 2 years behind us, old perks that were originally gone are starting to come back.

    Cons

    Leaders at the corporate level are incredibly out of touch.
    SILOS. The three divisions are so reluctant to work together, it feels like pulling teeth just to get a bit of help from someone in a different location.
    No maternity leave--absolutely ridiculous.
    Resistance to change amidst constant change is like an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object. The justifications for changes (i.e. RIFs, leadership changes, departmental shuffling, etc.) are never communicated and always impact employee moral negatively.

    Advice to Management

    Teamwork should be a priority, not a nice to have.
    Justify changes as they happen. We'd rather be in the know than simply get lost in the shuffle.

    Scientific Games Response

    Feb 7, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback on working at Scientific Games. We appreciate your comments regarding Maternity leave and wanted to confirm that we do offer FMLA (paternal also)and short-term... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Technical Project Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great values, they work with their employees

    Cons

    Currently not a stable company


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