Scientific Games Reviews

Updated 24 July 2014
Updated 24 July 2014
37 Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good career, interesting work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Scientific Games full-time

    Pros

    Usually on the leading edge of technology - good opportunities to experiment, try new things. Money is fair - work/life balance is tough here - just because of the nature of the business.

    Cons

    No real direction - at least that's been communicated. Lots of silos. Employee benefits on the SG side are pretty much non-existent. Horrible health insurance plans. 401K match is very feeble.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees and communicate where you want to take the company. Look internal for talent- communication is imperative!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Disorganized Management

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

    Pros

    allows some remote work capabilities, good benefits

    Cons

    no life-work balance, constantly expected to pull 70+ work weeks. management unable to schedule resources appropriately.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Average

    Former Employee - Director  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Good business acumen, benefits and decent training

    Cons

    Lack of trust and ability to assess talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    broader growth for employees

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A different kind of job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great environment to learn and grow

    Cons

    low potential to grow need more opportunities to grow in company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Downhill sprial

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flextime is good
    Salaries are higher than most

    Cons

    Lack 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 ManagementAdvice

    Bring in new talent from outside. Hiring within has thinned out the talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Depends on your personality

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

    I worked at Scientific Games

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Poor 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 ManagementAdvice

    Pick 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the SGI of old

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scientific Games

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Current 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice people. Not sure about future.

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

    I have been working at Scientific Games

    Pros

    Good work / life balance

    Cons

    Poor communication among EEs. Every changing atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Computer Operator

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Operator  in  Dover, DE (US)
    Current Employee - Computer Operator in Dover, DE (US)

    I have been working at Scientific Games

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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