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Scientific Games Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
47 Reviews
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  1.  

    Need to invest in training and developing staff and culture at all levels, and get more leadership.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Scientific Games full-time

    Pros

    Big offices, nice breakout area with pool tables and table tennis. Lots of parking. Showroom with products that everyone can use. Good canteen area. Made significant progress to change company culture this year, but too little too late for some.

    Cons

    Poor location which is a long walk from public transport links - very limited options for bars, so no after work culture. Not enough progressive thinking at the top, with focus on retaining existing customers rather than trying to innovate and enter new markets. Training and development is virtually non existent, with no clear career progression. Salaries are not pitched to reflect London location - pay peanuts and you'll get monkeys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are supposed to be the market leaders. Lets start acting like it, and strive for excellence in everything we do, in every team and across every employee.

    Be ambitious, communicate better and lead us. We want to be sold a dynamic vision of where we are going to be as a business in 6, 12, 24 months, and feel that there is real drive and support in place to achieve this.

    Invest in an industry leading training and development plan so that we see SG Gaming as a career rather than a job. Reward exceptional performance at all levels with excellent compensation, and stop using the Radford Scale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Lots of changes - entertained and challenging

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    Current Employee - Technician in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Technician in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Scientific Games

    Pros

    Benefits, good people, and nice gyms.

    Cons

    Hard to move up and older environment in some places.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    WMS Gaming company (under Scientific Games)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scientific Games

    Pros

    WMS Gaming Chicago Pros:
    Cafe to eat breakfast and lunch
    Office culture
    Interesting and complex projects
    Great location
    Job security and stability

    Cons

    Uses traditional method for rating employees with a system restricted on how many people can 'exceed' expectations, meaning even those who might work really hard may only end with a 'meets expectations' simply because you cannot give out too many 'exceeds' ratings.

    Budget constraints on nice things for incentives to employees shrinks year by year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a reason why most attrition is due to finding a better opportunity. WMS needs to compete more against those 'better opportunities' and look like a better opportunity to outside groups.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a positive environment

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    Former Employee - Dead End in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Dead End in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

    I worked at Scientific Games

    Pros

    company vehicle work from home

    Cons

    unorganized micromanaging environment low pay makes all kinds of promises and never delivers on said promises. they also hire through a temp agency for first three months of probation and will not let you take off even one day for emergencies and then after you get your three months in with the temp agency and go as a full time employee they put you on another 3 months of probation and will not let you miss one day so 6 months without ever being able to take even if you get sick they don't care. and they wonder why they have such a high turnover rate. also most off the employee's are some off the dumbest people you will ever work with so just be warned don't work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop micro managing and work towards making your employee's feel like a team. none off this do your job or else b.s that does not motivate employee's to do great work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good for some lottery business experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scientific Games full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, interesting work environment, and some co-workers are motivated but moved on quickly to another company

    Cons

    Opportunity to grow in the corporate location is possible, but not other facilities unless you are willing to move.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scientific Games

    Pros

    Great work and personal life balance. Decent benefits and holidays.

    Cons

    Upper management is a little distant from every day employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to be more aggressive and demanding. Employees are too laid back.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Call Center Employee

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    Current Employee - TSR in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - TSR in Alpharetta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Scientific Games as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great training program for entry level employees. Employer seems to genuinely treat their employees with respect and care. The salary is good and diverse schedule offered. Room for growth. Slow paced environment.

    Cons

    They have a great incentive program but sometimes hard to reach. There are way too many contractors and seat warmers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    majority of administrators and support work 9-4 or forced to work almost 12 hours

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    Former Employee - Support in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Support in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    working 9-4. the bar is set real low. location it is off a highway

    Cons

    everybody does their own thing. lots of seat warmers collecting a check

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    one rope

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Lack of entrepreneurial and innovative spirit is hampering the company from succeeding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scientific Games full-time

    Pros

    The company is investing significant amounts of funds in acquisitions and new IT ERP systems. New management may lead to positive changes in the business dynamics.

    Cons

    While the company is investing in the future, they have no strategy and are not addressing the core issues. They are implementing a new ERP systems, but falling into the same bad historical patterns which they have in the past. Failing business models and lack of strategic orientation is leading to rapidly reducing profits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the old dead weight and bring in people with new ideas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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