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Scientific Games Reviews

Updated 5 February 2015
Updated 5 February 2015
50 Reviews
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Scientific Games President and CEO David L. Kennedy
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • allows some remote work capabilities, good benefits (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is a little distant from every day employees (in 4 reviews)

  • lottery systems side is dying, no new innovations (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    There was a severe lack of training, and was there any room for creativity.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA (US)

    I worked at Scientific Games

    Pros

    The people were nice. There were no "perks." Office culture was depressing. They keep you in the dark - literally. The majority of the lights are off, and what sounds like white noise blasts through the large industrial-like building.

    Cons

    I was promised training when I was hired - even in the interview. They didn't follow through. The only people who moved up were the people who were already assistant directors, managers, etc. It was very top heavy that way. I sat for a year with nothing to do. I ended up doing technical writing, something I had no desire to do, and something not remotely related to my original hire. It was also very siloed. One department had no idea what another was doing, and that's the way it was designed due to the confidentiality of everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train the people who are begging for training. You have some really good talent below those who are management; pull from that!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I was an Executive Assistant at Scientific Games for 10+ years and it was a great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scientific Games

    Pros

    Good people, great culture and nice environment. Everyone worked really hard to accomplish their goals.

    Cons

    Communications could be improved upon.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not much growth.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scientific Games

    Pros

    Compensation, Benefits, Exposure, Location, Pleasant co-workers

    Cons

    Professional growth, lack of direction, unfulfilled promises,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    WMS Gaming company (under Scientific Games)

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Not a positive environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for some lottery business experience

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    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
  9.  

    Great Place

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    Call Center Employee

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

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