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Video Gaming Technologies Reviews

Updated September 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Free lunch, relaxed environment (in 29 reviews)

  • Work life balance was good for a tech company (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "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.


  2. ""toxic" work environment (department)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    feed you lunch and bonus

    Cons

    IT department is toxic - Individuals with egos and attitudes.

    Advice to Management

    Replace IT management team. HR wanted to "coach" them to be better, but some people are just not meant to be managers, especially when they are gone more than they are at work.

  3. "Average With Ability to be Great"

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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

    Work environment and flexible schedule. Benefits are above average. Stability in Product.

    Cons

    Some areas have strong culture, but company overall is not united.


  4. "Very invested in their employees"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Technician
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Everyone works there long term, on the job expenses are never an issue, great benefits starting from day one including employee meals.

    Cons

    If you are in the field, the home office is pretty far away. You don't get the opportunity to get to know a lot of your team.


  5. "Quality Assurance Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst 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 lunch!! The culture here is great, leadership encourages personal/ professional development as well as team building activities helping better engage with co-workers. Personally I like working out and love the fact VGT has a gym in the Franklin office. If you are a dog lover VGT also has a bring your dog to work day every other Friday.

    Cons

    Miscommunication between internal and external teams can be a bit of a challenge. Our on boarding process is not the best, however it seems leadership is putting more focus on changing that for the better.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your employees for suggestions to make this company top notch. Pay attention to the market and get a better grasp on trends in the Gaming Industry.


  6. "Video Gaming Technology We create winners"

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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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineer III"

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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).

  8. "Technology"

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    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


  9. "Good company, optimistic future"

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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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "ATI acquisition is sending the organization downhill fast."

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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.


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