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WMS Gaming Reviews

Updated Dec 29, 2018

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2.8
39%
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WMS Gaming CEO Kevin M. Sheehan  (no image)
Kevin M. Sheehan
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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. "Nice place to work and learn"

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    Current Employee - Associate Test Engineer in Pune
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture Work-Life Balance Pays well Good to learn

    Cons

    None as of now. Its great

    Advice to Management

    None

    WMS Gaming2014-11-24
  2. "Nice company to work"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    No advice

    WMS Gaming2018-06-01
  3. "Good environment"

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    Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WMS Gaming for less than a year

    Pros

    Good to learn new technologies

    Cons

    Need to stabilize company policies

    WMS Gaming2016-01-22
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Perfect example of going downhill"

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    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WMS Gaming

    Pros

    This section would have been filled up if this review was given 3 years back. - Salaries are given on time.

    Cons

    Scientific gaming which has taken over WMS was a shift. The next merger, was the perfect recipe for disaster.

    Advice to Management

    Get the OLD is gold WMS culture back.

    WMS Gaming2015-10-26
  5. Helpful (2)

    "work at wms"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at WMS Gaming full-time

    Pros

    good work on gaming domain

    Cons

    recently acquired by bally systems

    WMS Gaming2015-09-28
  6. "interview process"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at WMS Gaming

    Pros

    Good Company with nice atmosphere Good for fresher

    Cons

    Process may take too much time

    WMS Gaming2015-09-25
  7. Helpful (7)

    "Dont Join"

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    Senior Software Engineer - Online Development in Pune
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WMS Gaming

    Pros

    All Pros turning to negative. senior management gone. top order disabled. No vision and goals. Bally has killed it.

    Cons

    if you want to experience slavery you can experience it here. not even worth for a star

    WMS Gaming2015-10-13
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Gavin..Hope this msg reaches you"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Pune
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at WMS Gaming full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nothing Left Since Bally Dictatorship started

    Cons

    Just dont join.. Hope this is enough

    Advice to Management

    Gavin+WMS Legacy Mgmt..... PLEASE STOP THIS FORCED NONSENSE BALLY CULTURE ON WMS EMPLOYEES.....all top management managers have left, we all are getting suffocated in here...

    WMS Gaming2015-08-21
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Pathetic management"

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    Software Engineer in Pune
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WMS Gaming

    Pros

    Nothing to Say other than facilities

    Cons

    Everything is driven from a Indian top management. The manager sitting under them are lame ducks, and they are just rotating their heads like a doll. Wanted to mention about an excellent top management ,who is fit for nothing. Even a newly joined fresher will do a better job. Even top management doesn't know how to talk in the general meetings or town halls , I have seen people were laughing and bashing about... idiotic speech. Top management is just surviving by taking the credits from the people rather than creating the better work place/people/ products. Managers : Managers think that they are Gods and they only created this world, and they want to control everything.Despite that they don't much things about the product. Most of the time you will be ended up in working to satisfy your manager...not about doing the right things or really working for the product...!. They will be arrogant if they don't like you ..! I have seen many people run out of the company within 2 to 3 months after joining..because of these people attitude. Blaming culture : If there's something failed/wrong you will be blamed immediately even without checking what is the reason behind it. It has become a habit for the entire team and everybody started blaming others when ever there's a issue . Management should be an example to the employees!. Leadership : Worst leadership I have ever seen..selfish ,rude. Leadership is not giving the right direction to the people instead waiting for the opportunity to gain credits from the people . They will showcase the successful products like they did everything . If something fails they put a blame to the team and people... What a wonderful leadership....!. They always give work around solutions and most of the time they don't agree the right solution from the people.And Management never looks back what these leadership doing ,and they will only blame the people in the team. One more worst thing , you will not be allowed to speak or mail directly to your onshore folks for any clarification , instead you need to send a mail to your Lead / Manager and you need to wait till this long communication to end for getting your answers. Most of the time it went either in vain..or mess , because of they misunderstood what's been asked for !. Note , Finally... You will be blamed for this. What a wonderful thing. . I don't see anything wrong here for directly reaching out onshore folks . These Leads / Managers trying to show off using this. I have seen the companies encouraging for getting clarifications yourself , never seen company preventing such things. And It will be considered as one of the biggest mistake you did in the company.. ha ha. wonderful . Work : The work is about just spinning the wheels in the game. And most of things are already done in the upper layer. You will be ended up in cutting bits and pieces and merging them. Not really a technically challenging work. You wont have much scope while showing up this kind of work when you want to move to next level. After Scientific Games acquisition this is even worse and most of wms products are going out of scope and Bally's technologies are insisted. There are merely very less scope for innovation and challenging work. Being in this kind of environment , you will will be in a mess. Dont put yourself in miserable environment. Think wisely !

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    Advice to Management

    Change your attitude

    WMS Gaming2015-07-31
  10. Helpful (4)

    "“Worst Unprofessional company of Leads to work with! Never join...! ”"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leave policy is ok Pay is just ok , No pay is joke. Bonus is there up to 15% but you hardly get 2-3 % only. Lab facility is good Open internet HR is good, but doesn't have enough courage to deal with management.

    Cons

    Very Bad Culture , Master/Slave architecture like mechanical industry Management behave like they invented the Gaming machines and technology but they dont know much about it and after working for 4-5 years manager/producer don't know how to configure an EGM. No trust on employees. Micro management from all of your supervisors. (you will be asked status from your immediate supervisor till the top and that too 3-4... times in a day) No job security , anytime you will be fired even if you are a high performer Management never admit /accept their mistakes if it happens at their end, always blame on developer. Stupid Indian management , not thinking of any new ideas and plans to improve the products. Instead focus only on cost cutting. Unrealistic & unpractical expectations on people No proper planning on project schedules No work life balance , you will be always spending time on office including week ends Partiality is clearly visible , you need to be pet to the top management to get good appraisal ratings and even to keep your job safe. Management is publicly announcing " Recruit people whom you can work with, rather than how the people are talented" , this is one of the example how the management will behave if they don't like you. I have seen many talented resources selected in the interview panel , and those are rejected by management simply because they don't like it HR clearly knew about everything , they aren't fighting , keeping silent...they want to be on safer side. Team Leads don't work at all but takes away all your credit of work. They are good for nothing.

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    Advice to Management

    Bring the good top management who is good in Technical and in management. Focus on how to improve the product scopes and think how to utilize the resources efficiently rather than cost cutting, Recognize the people's work , do not be partial , Be professional to employees Treat them like humans and be friendly . Stop micro management , and trust employees and not only Leads . People are self responsible and they... know what need to be done. Do well planning , and don't push unrealistic schedules to people. Bring this sense to employees and see how wonder happens.

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    WMS Gaming2015-06-25
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