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Scientific Games Reviews

Updated February 10, 2017
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  1. "My Opinion"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Large Company - Good Benefits

    Cons

    Puts bottom line before people/products

    Advice to Management

    Care more for your employees


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    "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  3. "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.


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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "HR Manager"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the company has a lot of opportunities around the globe.

    Cons

    is not well organized
    high turnover


  7. "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.


  8. "Acquisitions killing the company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility - able to work remotely
    great co-workers, felt tight knit

    Cons

    can work remotely - able to work all hours, weekends, holidays and vacation

    Advice to Management

    hope your latest cost cutting layoffs works out for you


  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.


  11. "SG"

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

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

    Pros

    The environment used to be great to work for. I am thankful for the opportunity i had and i had a great manager. Friendly people in the office and they become like family over time. Fun events too

    Cons

    The merger. Lots of good talent has been let go and the people that are left have to pick up the pieces. No feeling of security because of the lay offs.

    Advice to Management

    Management tries to get the best talent but can't seem to keep it. Treat your employees good and they will stay,



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