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Video Gaming Technologies Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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  • Most (not all) of Product Management has terrible middle management (in 4 reviews)

  • The upper management staff was difficult to work with (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Video Gaming Technology We create winners"

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

    I have been working at Video Gaming Technologies full-time

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    Cant hire people fast enough


  2. "Going with offshore model"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Video Gaming Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, free lunches, and decent pay. It was a good place to work until they got bought by Aristocrat.

    Cons

    Bringing in more offshore personnel to backfill positions. Company tried to do right for their employees, but departmental environment was quite negative and very unpleasant to work in. Always wanting to cut costs despite the repercussions

    Advice to Management

    Offshore personnel are cheaper, but you get what you pay for. It's not always about savings money and management needs changed around


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer III"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Franklin, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Video Gaming Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Software Engineers were provided with a lot of learning opportunities with paid benefits like Pluralsight, MSDN, conferences, etc. The company and management also encouraged tech environment by arranging exhibition for engineering teams to present their works.

    Cons

    The pace were slow with a lot of communications to many teams. There are some old code that are harder to maintain. Software tools and environments were old (e.g., VS 2008, perforce).


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  5. "Technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Work Environment and free lunches

    Cons

    None really, good people, and fun to work at.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on


  6. "Good company, optimistic future"

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

    I have been working at Video Gaming Technologies full-time

    Pros

    You can really see a change from when the company was private single owned to now being apart of Aristocrat. They really push culture in the offices and want to promote recognition. Decent benefits, good social events, challenging work opportunities for individual growth.

    Cons

    Higher leaders listen to feedback on change but are slow to react but thats most companies. Its difficult to understand the matrix setup but you can learn it it just takes time.

    Advice to Management

    Quit surveying your employees every day and actually take action that is seen.


  7. "ATI acquisition is sending the organization downhill fast."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Engineering in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Engineering in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Video Gaming Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free lunches, the company provides air conditioning in the summer and heat in the winter. The tuition reimbursement and other perks have been put on hold due to budget cuts/holds.

    Cons

    People are what makes an organization successful and all the really good people are gone or are being pushed out by those milking the system. Metrics manipulators, process following drones and red tape bureaucracies have supplanted hard work, ingenuity and out of the box thinking. All the talent that made VGT a success is leaving or has left. That is what ATI spent over a billion on to acquire. Now that those folks are gone or about to leave - good luck on keeping the cash cow's milk flowing.

    Advice to Management

    The people that produce, actually make things, write revenue generating software and that are closest to the largest percentage of customers are frequently ignored. Instead the eggheads in corporate, many of whom have never stepped foot in a casino are treated like royalty. If you want to keep the financial success then go with experience and those that produce over those that espouse theory, consume resources and manipulate metrics.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company / Bad Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - N/A
    Former Employee - N/A
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Video Gaming Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company overall. Very friendly staff. Very laid back atmosphere. Jeans every day. Flex schedules. Free lunches every day. Gym, ping pong tables, basketball goal, and sand volleyball. Opportunities to give back to the community. Fun events during the holidays.

    Cons

    Very little PTO. No onboarding or training. Terrible management. Lack of communication. Managers like to claim the success for all the hard work the employees put in, but they refuse to take accountability for anything when things don't go exactly the way they want. There is a lot of finger pointing. Changes to plans are made without notification to applicable parties and stakeholders. HR is horrible!! There is no one you can talk to when you have an issue that needs to be addressed. Policies and procedures only apply to some. If you aren't part of the "click", you will be targeted.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to communicate better with your employees. Provide the tools, guidance and leadership that is needed to help your employees be successful. Show appreciation for your teams and the work they do. Stop pointing fingers at everyone else, and take accountability for your actions when you make changes midstream. Implement and follow the same policies and procedures for all employees.


  9. "Amazing experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Engineer in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Engineer in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Video Gaming Technologies full-time

    Pros

    It's very family oriented, everyone is always trying to help each other succeed

    Cons

    I have No Cons, it's a very great work environment, staff members have worked at the company for years

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing


  10. "Don't drink the kool-aid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst II in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst II in Franklin, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Video Gaming Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free lunch, that's about it. Many unhappy people are in the company. It was a sad day when Jon sold the company.

    Cons

    Too much drama. The company says they are straight forward and no drama, this is not the case. There are irresponsible people in management who should never have been put in the position.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people working for you. The upper management badly needs revamping.


  11. "Great Place to Work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Video Gaming Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Owner who had an open door policy and really listened........

    Cons

    Middle Management sub-par. Too much drama!

    Advice to Management

    Hire "real" managers with a proven track record that are able to keep employees accountable.



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