Scientific Games

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Scientific Games Reviews

Updated 19 November, 2014
Updated 19 November, 2014
43 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Place

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    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
  2.  

    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 an 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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 (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    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
  6.  

    Not the place I'd retire from

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scientific Games

    Pros

    Pay is OK, could be higher.
    Colleagues are helpful and skilled.

    Cons

    Management is incompetent. Working long hours is a must though.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

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    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
  8.  

    BAD MANAGEMENT!

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Clerk in McCook, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Clerk in McCook, IL (US)

    I worked at Scientific Games full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy job. Great Location. Flexible

    Cons

    Unless a buttkisser no movement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There IS such a thing as grey areas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good career, interesting work

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    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
  10.  

    Disorganized Management

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Scientific Games full-time (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
  11.  

    SG has been really good to me!

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Alpharetta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Scientific Games full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast pace, great people, competitive pay

    Cons

    Upper management is somewhat distant from every day employees. There are a lot of separate moving parts, and it sometimes seems like we're working in different directions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It often feels like everyone is working in their own business units and aren't aware of what is going on with the various other business units. Set a unified direction and communicate it clearly to the entire company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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