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Video Gaming Technologies Reviews

Updated September 19, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good people to work with, free lunch, laid back environment" (in 35 reviews)

  • "Good people, good benefits, team environment for developers pretty good" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "The upper management staff was difficult to work with" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Unclear how long the culture will survive under Aristocrat" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Time To Be Apart"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being apart of this company is great. You truly have the ability to grow and move ahead with VGT/Aristocrat. I feel VGT is like a big family if you ever need anything, just reach out and someone will help you.

    Franklin TN location provides free lunch every day.

    Cons

    * would be nice to be able to work from home some or an early out Friday if your work is done and you have no deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    * move forward with time add some cool perks or don't watch the clock and watch the work your workers are providing


  2. "Great culture and great people"

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    Current Employee - Information Technology Professional in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Information Technology Professional in Franklin, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company offices are located at an awesome, well maintained location.

    I find the company culture to be very friendly, family oriented and helpful There is free lunch everyday, lots of employee activities, diversity and inclusion efforts and in general, every one knows everyone which leads to to great camaraderie.

    VGT has been taking employee concerns very seriously and employee communication has increased tremendously in the last year.

    One thing that really impresses me is how swiftly they deal with trouble employees and under-performers. They are put on a performance plan swiftly enough and if no improvement is seen, they are let go. No carrying dead weight around.

    Cons

    The release grind is real and can be stressful. So many projects go on at the same time that communication between groups can become heavy and stilted.

    Lack of resources.

    Advice to Management

    If you undertake so many projects simultaneously, then plan for capacity accordingly. There is only so many people to do the work and only so much workload they can carry. If the market needs are exploding then VGT should staff accordingly to meet the market needs.

    Invest in more people if you want to see more progress.

  3. "Product Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with, free lunch, laid back environment

    Cons

    Lack of clear communication and requirements from upper management at times


  4. "Agile? Not So Much"

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

    I worked at Video Gaming Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    * Lunch provided
    * People from different cultures
    * Employee garden
    * Take Your Dog to Work program

    Cons

    * Female-to-male ratio sadly lacking
    * New company owners picking apart current company
    * Employee unprotected by HR
    * Salary not close to being competitive in the market
    * No way to move up
    * Innovation has gone the way of the dodo bird


  5. Helpful (1)

    "VGT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Video Gaming Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits, team environment for developers pretty good

    Cons

    Unclear how long the culture will survive under Aristocrat


  6. "Computer Tech/Service Manager"

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    Former Employee - Computer Technician in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Computer Technician in Spartanburg, SC
    Recommends

    I worked at Video Gaming Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Awesome place to work, great pay, free lunch. They reward hard workers.

    Cons

    They tend to focus on the office employees more than production. They would have parties and other activities for the staff up front and would not include the workers in the back.

    Advice to Management

    Dont forget about the little people that you dont interact with everyday. Treat them as if you see them even when you dont.


  7. "Network Engineering: Casino Network vs Corporate Network"

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Networking on the Casino side is a good environment; The team is great and very knowledgeable, and the team's manager truly cares about you.

    I guess free lunch, but who takes a lunch anymore? :-)

    Cons

    Networking on the Casino Side requires a Tribal Nation Gaming License for EVERY Tribal Nation gaming network you manage; I want to say at least 20 applications. Yearly, you submit yourself to multiple credit checks / background checks / family-friend reference checks. Hope your friends don't mind the constant calls from 20+ Tribal Nations. Note: This is not the company's fault. It's required if you want to manage games in a Native American Casino.

    Networking on the Corporate Side (managed by a different department) has no mgmt direction. The manager told me they felt their job is for you to do their job. All well and good, I get their point. However, without having any true direction, this led to "management by abdication" not "management by delegation." To me, it appeared the Corporate Network manager either had little knowledge or no respect for Network Engineering; Probably a little of both.

    Health Insurance was comparable to every other lackluster plan offered everywhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Casino Network Side - Keep doing what you're doing

    Corporate Network Side - If management hasn't changed since 2015, reevaluate management

  8. "Good benefits. Great culture. Interesting work. Stable."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Franklin, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Decent pay for devs.
    - After 6 years, you are guaranteed 25 days of PTO (on top of holidays).
    - Challenging work that is interesting.
    - Diverse tech stacks in use; web/server tech stack, microcontroller work, protocols, GDK development, analytics, etc. There is a lot of interesting work to do here. If you are bored with web apps, this is a good change of pace.
    - Agile Environment.
    - Open office and laid back culture.
    - Free lunch.
    - Part of a global company that makes slot machine games.
    - Management supports career growth and will send devs to conferences.

    Cons

    - The release grind is very real.
    - Burn out is very real.
    - The legacy C/C++ code is very real.
    - Work life balance hasn't been as good as it used to be, but still isn't as bad as a lot of game companies.
    - Middle managers are pretty meh.


  9. "Looking for a Work-Life Balance job? VGT is the answer!"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Franklin, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Catered Lunch everyday (Monday-Friday)
    Friendly Work Environment
    Bring your Dog to Work Program
    Rewards for Hard Work
    Caring Managers

    Cons

    There is a NO work from home policy.

    Advice to Management

    I believe it is time to create a work from home policy. There are many job titles that can work from home. Besides that, VGT is a great company to work at.


  10. "Great place to work..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Video Gaming Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work, lots of opportunity.

    Cons

    Too much projects going on, moved the company.


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