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WMS Gaming Reviews

Updated March 25, 2017
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  • The new leadership has caused growing pains within the company ever since being bought out by Scientific Games (in 11 reviews)

  • Little to no ongoing investment in development tools or environment (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Chicago's Best place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Recently awarded Chicago's best place to work by Chicago Tribune.
    Fun place to work.
    Very flexible timings.
    Innovative product.
    A lot of HR activities and training to address employee's issues.
    True culture of innovation.
    Management considers employees as their assets.
    Good salary and refund on medical opt out benefits which I have not heard elsewhere.

    Cons

    Big team
    development work flow could have been improved.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work as you are doing.


  2. "Great benefits, overall good environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Location
    -Culture
    -Flexible schedule
    -Good technology
    -Great benefits
    -Positive attitudes
    -Fun Industry to work for
    -Lots of opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Fast pace
    more and more politics
    While many opportunities to advance seems hard to move up
    Managers are in some cases hard to work with

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  3. "WMS has faced challenging times, but they provide great benefits and a great culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Pay is fair
    Culture is relaxed, but requires hard work
    Work is interesting and challenging`

    Cons

    Some long hours
    not as flexible as would like

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on culture


  4. "CEO cares for employees. A place where you are empowered and valued."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company empowers employees to take action. Leaders listen to employees and act on their feedback. Very great work benefits and environment. People are generally respectful and talented.

    Cons

    Workload can be intense at times. Not everything is perfect but company works to consistently improve.


  5. "It was definitely a go, go, go experience."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Networked Gaming Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Networked Gaming Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very autonomous, little to no managerial interference
    Loose atmosphere, very laid back and friendly
    Management open to new ideas

    Cons

    For my job, it was 50% travel
    Since they're a manufacturing company, they're directly affected by any economic downturns

    Advice to Management

    Spend money wisely and take advantage of all opportunities to save money.
    Help the regulatory agencies to embrace new technologies (i.e. virtualization)
    Always keep innovating and keep the engineers at the forefront of new innovations.


  6. "They are serious about wanting to be an Employer of Choice"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good, the hours are flexable, PTO (Vacation/Sick days) is excellent, above averge number of Holidays and a good management team.

    Cons

    Larger company- hard to get things done. Sometimes internal clients are difficult, have other priorities, are too bussy or just don't want to take responsibility. Difficulty and amount of work can be overwhelming at times.

    Advice to Management

    New managemnt is on board with the purchase of WMS by Scientific Games


  7. "I have all the experience you need to be a material handler"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Control in Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - Material Control in Waukegan, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    one of the best working environment that people can ever work. pay an bonus are great too!

    Cons

    company is moving to Las Vegas

    Advice to Management

    I know i be the perfect candidate for your material handler. All the experience you need.

  8. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Windows7, 8 Deployment/Data Migration Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Windows7, 8 Deployment/Data Migration Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New exiting technologies available, a great team to work with. This is a company that value its employ. The company provides internship.

    Cons

    the company is located in north Chicago and has bad traffic. the company hires consultants. having less full time opportunities.


  9. "Good place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    nice place to work for, been here for a couple years

    Cons

    Just like any job, there are bound to be some cons to it.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Was a fantastic place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kenosha, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kenosha, WI

    I have been working at WMS Gaming (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice place to work

    Cons

    was bought out and dismantled in a very ugly way


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