Scientific Games
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www.scientificgames.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Scientific Games CEO A. Lorne Weil

A. Lorne Weil

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Relatively interesting work and higher level management attempts to show appreciation for workers

Technical Writer (Former Employee)
North Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at Scientific Games full-time for more than 5 years

ProsPretty good pay and benefits. Work is somewhat varied, so it's different from time to time. It is fun working with lottery applications.

ConsThe organization in Atlanta is somewhat disorganized; I'm not sure that upper management really is aware of what goes on at lower levels

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A different kind of job

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Scientific Games full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgreat environment to learn and grow

Conslow potential to grow need more opportunities to grow in company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Downhill sprial

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Scientific Games for more than 10 years

ProsFlextime is good
Salaries are higher than most

ConsLack of direction
Stale technology
Lack of work ethic by most
Raises are very week - The only way to get more money is to change jobs or when entering company

Advice to Senior ManagementBring in new talent from outside. Hiring within has thinned out the talent.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Depends on your personality

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Alpharetta, GA (US)

I worked at Scientific Games

ProsGood pay
A few departments have solid leadership
Small company, good if thats your thing

ConsPoor communication between anyone outside of your team, fair amount of duplicate work.
Poor PTO available to anyone under 5 years of service
Lack of focus, goals are short term and often forgotten
Many departments feel a lack of respect and no appreciaton for their work
Outdated work mentality and culture

Advice to Senior ManagementPick a solid goal and focus on it, dont get side tracked with things that arent relevant to the discussion. Loosen up on the 8-5 in your seat mentality.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not the SGI of old

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Scientific Games

ProsWith over 4,900 employees, and loads of world-wide contracts, there is a lot of opportunity to move around and grow.

ConsCurrent regime has lost touch with what made the company a well-respected leader. Being publically traded, the almighty dollar takes the front seat to anything else - period. Having their employees indicted or caught up in lottery scandals doesn't speak well for the current management style. The old regime never had any scandals, but they weren't publically traded either. Management is hard-edged.
Aquistions and mergers, along with more contracts spreads employees thin.
Employees are expected to do what is needed for the company first, regardless of personal consequences or hardships on family.
This is an example of a company that grew by leaps and bounds at the sacrifice of employees.
There is no return from the slippery slope of pleasing the shareholders.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet more personal with your customers and your employees. Don't manage via fear tactics.
Become an advocate, not an enemy.

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Nice people. Not sure about future.

Accountant (Current Employee)
Alpharetta, GA (US)

I have been working at Scientific Games

ProsGood work / life balance

ConsPoor communication among EEs. Every changing atmosphere.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a plan and execute it! Communicate better overall instead of just when an upper level employee is introduced or someone in upper management resigns.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Computer Operator (Current Employee)
Dover, DE (US)

I have been working at Scientific Games

ProsVacation time and paid holidays are numerous
Variable scheduling
Management is tolerant of a personal life
Good job if you are interested in learning

ConsThe pay is very low for the job
24/7 datacenter means a rotating shift
very few chances to advance in the company

Advice to Senior ManagementTake charge of the employees, sometimes an employee just needs a kick in the butt to get the job done. There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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over it

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Sacramento, CA (US)

I worked at Scientific Games

Prosit was an okay job nothing too spectacular but had a lot of good benefits that came along with the job.

ConsIt was a headache dealing with the staff and management a few times. They just didnt get the idea of what we where supposed to accomplish.

Advice to Senior Managementget a life. and stop pusing your ideals on other people that make no sense. This is 2009 for peets sake.

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Proceed with caution

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Alpharetta, GA (US)

I have been working at Scientific Games

Proscompensation, ability to work with new technology - SG is very open to the use of developing technology. Although training is seldom part of the equation - it's normally "trial by fire".

Consbenefits, lack of career path, very little internal promotion. Health insurance is not much better than zero health insurance - and just about as expensive. There are no defined career paths - and internal promotion is more a function of who, not what, you know. It's a constant struggle to make sure you are recognized and compensated fairly for what you do.

Advice to Senior Managementrealize that employees are not just a commodity - better benefits, better internal communication. Stock price is not the only measure of our success.

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Scientific Games is a great place to work!

Supervisor (Former Employee)
Alpharetta, GA (US)

I worked at Scientific Games

ProsOne can learn alot through trial and error @ SG. Also you will gain experience with the cutting edge technology. Money is not a problem so you will be compensated for your work and given the tools to do an effective job. The work environment is very close knit and personable. You will develop life long friendships and relationships. The benefits are great and very competitive compared to other manufacturing facilities. Even with all of the drawbacks SG is a great place to work. The location is excellent. There is constant growth and the sky is the limit for future of this company.

ConsThe amount of commitment is excessive due to the lack of capable people to step up to the plate. The management and leadership qualities could use some work. There is alot office politics and fear tactics used to ensure that you get the job done. Alittle more professionalism and tact by the upper management team will attract a more professional and talented market.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork on an effective succession plan to develop future leaders. Also think before you do things then you would not have to cover up all of the indiscretions later on.

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