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WMS Gaming Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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Associate Engineer Interview

Associate Engineer
Waukegan, IL (US)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 12 months - interviewed at WMS Gaming in October 2012.

Interview Details I was hired through a Staffing agency. I had worked under contract for approxiamtely 1.5 years on what started out as a three week assignment. My initial interview with WMS through the agency was via phone with my current manager, and another member of his peer group. After approximatley a year, My director asked his VP for approval to hire me, and allocate budget. It took approximatly another 6 months for approval, and budget allocation.

Interview Question – What are some of your weaknesses, and how do you plan on improving upon them?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I had been working there for the previous year. I calculated my pay based on hourly rate with overtime and vacation pay. They gave me a promotion and a raise from what I had made over the previous year. I accepted a promotion to a salary position.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Senior Mechanical Engineer Interview

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Interviewed at WMS Gaming

Interview Details I met with the group of engineers I would be working with, my supervisor, and his immediate boss. I was shown the facilities by an hr person, which were very impressive. The campus is very spread out so make sure to get very detailed directions on where to report, otherwise you may end up being late.

Interview Question – I had to review a mechanical drawing and point out any issues   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Chicago, IL (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at WMS Gaming in June 2011.

Interview Details One phone interview and then 3 more face - face interviews

Interview Question – Nothing very unexpected   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Associate Test Engineer Interview

Associate Test Engineer

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at WMS Gaming.

Interview Details Relaxed

Interview Question – There were no real technical tests or questions.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Artist Interview

Artist
Las Vegas, NV (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at WMS Gaming in September 2010.

Interview Details No help here cause the ones that hired me are now gone. However like any place looking up the history of the company always helps.

Interview Question – If your brain was a color what color would it be?   View Answer


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Staff Game Designer Interview

Senior Staff Game Designer
Chicago, IL (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at WMS Gaming in November 2013.

Interview Details I met this group through a job fair and discussed the position and my qualifications at length.
The phone interview was with 2 people who worked on the team and involved standard interview questions and a few questions about creativity.
The second step was a skill test that involved creativity questions about various games and a probability question that involved some basic programming.

Interview Question – They said I got the Probability question wrong so double check your work.   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Engineering Intern Interview

Engineering Intern
Chicago, IL (US)

I interviewed at WMS Gaming in May 2013.

Interview Details The interview consisted of a number of behavioral type questions including greatest strengths and weaknesses. They were mainly concerned with creativity level and approach to analytical problems. Clearly they were looking for previous work experience in the gaming industry, or an industrial type setting. A high GPA (>3.0) was key for getting the initial interview.

Interview Question – Describe a time when you had to use your leadership skills to overcome a problem in a team setting? What was the problem, what actions did you take, and what was the result.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Associate Software Engineer Interview

Associate Software Engineer
Chicago, IL (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at WMS Gaming in March 2013.

Interview Details Got the hiring manager's contact from school project. First interview is with HR on site while visiting the company. Later on received a phone inter view with a panel of two. Questions are engineering questions, and the project I did before. Since it's a internship offer, I feel like it really depends on the hiring manager's preference so it could vary.

Interview Question – I had a little bit hard time when questioned about technical details about computer graphics, so definitely warm up yourselves before taking the phone.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not much negotiation because it's an internship.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Director Interview

Director
Waukegan, IL (US)

I applied through another source and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at WMS Gaming in September 2009.

Interview Details HR conducts the first interview. After that, their are interviews with management and your direct reports. You also have to pass a drug test.

Negotiation Details – I did negotiate for the offer and was able to get a small increase.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Customer Support Associate Interview

Customer Support Associate
Cedar Falls, IA (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at WMS Gaming.

Interview Details Process took a lot longer than it should have due to so many levels of people who have to approve everything. The interview was laid-back with some simple technological questions.

Interview Question – How much do you know about computers.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no chance given to negotiate, the offer was take it or leave it.

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