WMS Gaming Reviews

Updated 19 Jun 2020

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2.7
38%
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WMS Gaming CEO and President  Kevin M. Sheehan  (no image)
Kevin M. Sheehan
2 Ratings
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)

  • "Top heavy company with upper management who are clueless(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Do not work here"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WMS Gaming full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nothing anymore, use to be a great company when it was WMS

    Cons

    Poor pay Managers dont know what they are doing Mass layoffs Poor direction of company Many CEO changes No job opportunities

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Deserved To Be Taken Apart"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Handler/Forklift Operator in Reno, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at WMS Gaming full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The benefits were above average except for the pay.

    Cons

    The management established their own personal fiefdoms and cliques. This meant that no matter how poor of an employee they were, they'd never get disciplined or given tough assignments. Hardworking employees wound up getting overworked and underpaid because of politics. It took ages for the mid-managers to be fired and only then could the troublemaking employees get taken care of. On top of that the mid-management provided false information to their employees about promotion opportunities with many people being lied about when it comes to jobs being filled or not filled. A very corrupt internal company culture.

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  3. "Nice company to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune

    I worked at WMS Gaming full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Product development company . Nice road map.

    Cons

    Nothing wrong with the company

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  4. "Excellent History"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at WMS Gaming full-time

    Pros

    This was a great place to work.

    Cons

    It no longer is what it was.

  5. "Lots of good people, frustrating management"

    3.0
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    Principal Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at WMS Gaming for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Comfortable environment. Good benefits. Fun work.

    Cons

    Way too much middle management. Felt like nobody was really steering the ship or listening to feedback, which is weird because there was also plenty of micromanagement. Way too many "crisis moments".

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  6. "Software test engineer"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WMS Gaming full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work space, with nice location and great to work during summers. Lots of new ideas to work upon. Nice.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities, and work is routine with similar ideas being used redundantly. Work space inside the campus is not picturesque.

  7. Helpful (4)

    "Test Engineer"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WMS Gaming full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun co-workers, good work environment with great break room (pool tables, video games, Foosball etc.. ) gym, cafeteria.

    Cons

    Very little to no room for advancement. Company outlook does not look bright. Ever since the company was acquired by Scientific Games things have gone down hill at WMS tons of talented, loyal people have been let go in all departments. Management is not in tune with the employees and are making all the wrong decisions. As more and more people are let go, more is demanded from the employees and very little is done to show appreciation to the employees. Company outings were very common in the past but now it is rare to have one in a year.

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "Sad, sad, sad"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at WMS Gaming full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Best place to work when it was WMS!!!

    Cons

    Scientific Games...buys WMS...then buys Bally...appoints Bally ex prez to Scientific Games new prez...then WMS is torn apart little by little!!

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  9. "Great company"

    4.0
     

    I worked at WMS Gaming

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with, great products

    Cons

    Offices closed and unfortunately many people lost their job

  10. "Good before merging with SG. Ok now."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WMS Gaming full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible. Work environment, culture and technology is great. Company is fun to work for, and benefits use to be better but are still ok, average at least.

    Cons

    Too many layoffs recently. Company slowly moving to Vegas. No bonuses for three years, promotions are very rare.

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