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Video Gaming Technologies Reviews

Updated January 9, 2019
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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. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Animator
    Current Employee - Animator
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing Culture and people and company

    Cons

    Long hours but worth the effort


  2. "Not the best place"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay - decent benefits

    Cons

    Micromanagement or no management at all

  3. "Not a job to work as a Remote Technician."

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    Former Employee - Field Service Technician
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Video Gaming Technologies (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    401K with matching and medical benefits. Paid travel. Company vehicle tools and test equipment provided.

    Cons

    If you are a remote technician in some areas. There is very little work / life separation as you are purposefully understaffed even though company policies dictate that more should be working in your area. Lack of understanding of the logistics involved in remote territories from management in charge of technicians in those areas. Lack of pride in ownership and accountability from management. Lack of transparency from management to subordinates concerning happenings within the company that could either negatively or positively affect it's employees. Poor utilization of disciplinary programs, using them more as a justification to fire employees versus as a tool to help improve them. Internal parts refurbishment department is in need of huge improvements with some of these parts failing within 24hrs of installation. Which causes overtime to employees that then hurts them on inter department competitions.
    There is a perception within this organization that some Supervisors do not promote individuals based on merit, overall performance, and how they have best contributed to the organization. But on how they "feel" about those individuals. Some supervisors treat one mistake, "push back" against business as usual complacency, or challenge to the status quo during an evaluation period can potentially ruin any chances of promotion within the organization. Even though the mistake has not been repeated since. And that if there are any who ask for promotion from these Supervisors, even though they fully deserve one based on their merits and time worked, they are denied said promotion.
    There is also no clearly defined path of progression as openly stated by these Supervisors in the past. Further enforcing their decisions to promote solely on personal preference, and not on personal performance. But they are also the first to come back onto you for not following company mission / vision statements when they don't even follow the policies themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up from the top down needs to happen if this company is to maintain it's identity in the coming years. Those in management who have expressed complacency and insensitivity towards market trends should be let go as they are doing more harm than good to the company's success as a whole.


  4. "Bad"

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

    I have been working at Video Gaming Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    None, zero, zilch, pay and pay

    Cons

    All of Sr Mgmt and mid mgt are clueless

    Advice to Management

    Bring in a new group


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. 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


  9. 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


  10. "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.