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Updated September 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Some great people, opportunity to be creative (in 11 reviews)

  • Compensation, flexible, good benefits, occasionally really fun games to work on (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • 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 (4)

    "Falling Apart"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WMS Gaming full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are none anymore it has become a prison.

    Cons

    Pretty much everything you could think at this point.

    Advice to Management

    Start over. Remember the time Gamache shut down the company to reemerge as the powerhouse in the industry. Those days are needed again.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Staff Product Support Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Staff Technical Product Support Specialist in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Staff Technical Product Support Specialist in Waukegan, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WMS Gaming (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was a wonderful company before it was bought. The previous CEO really cared about his employees.

    Cons

    Our company being sold. A lot of talent being let go. Who knew the product and cared about the company.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Production Manager"

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    Former Employee - Production Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Progressive employee oriented company. Good salary. Great people.

    Cons

    Out of touch executive staff who believe that the ropes and levers they pull are attached to something.

    Advice to Management

    Take leadership courses


  4. "Warehouse tem lead"

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    Former Employee - Shipping/Receiving Tem Lead in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Shipping/Receiving Tem Lead in Waukegan, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WMS Gaming full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work advanced tool to work as software

    Cons

    Dept individualism, no following process fom higher management


  5. "Great company"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Disconnected and Disorganized"

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    Former Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in Reno, NV

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

    Pros

    The people with whom I worked were very good people.

    Cons

    Engineering disconnected from real project management lead to poor market penetration and missed essential features. Couple this with the idiotic notion that offshoring would become the panacea for the product ills...ignoring the failures offshoring wrought with their competitors and now the reason for their acquisition becomes clear.

    Advice to Management

    Look outside of gaming for examples to guide you


  7. Helpful (4)

    "WMS GAMING"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Waukegan, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good People, nice location good food, large parking lot, good benefits,, nice location, close to highways and resturants

    Cons

    Poor management, no life work balance, no chance to take vacation time you have, Top management will not listen to mid management poor communications lack of desire to move forward.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your managers,,,,,Listen to your managers,,,,,,,,,,,,Listen to your managers

  8. Helpful (3)

    "A good company but.........."

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    Current Employee - Wow in Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - Wow in Waukegan, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at WMS Gaming full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A profitable and progressing company, 50% of the culture of the company is very favorable to employees.

    Cons

    Most of the middle and Associate managers are not professionally qualified, so there is all kinds of unnecessary decisions, and always violate employees rights and privileges. You will see more favoritism, on filling all positrions.

    Advice to Management

    The company is merged with another one so there is no chance for advice.


  9. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice building. Ample parking. Yeah..

    Cons

    Poor performance over the past year leading to questionable decisions.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at WMS Gaming full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    there's a really nice Chicago campus

    Cons

    the company is doing very poorly after their merger with Scientific Games, layoffs are happening left and right every few months, recovery after the most recent merger with Bally is looking very bleak, which is causing a poisonous company culture with no morale whatsoever


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