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WMS Gaming Reviews

Updated 24 February, 2015
Updated 24 February, 2015
101 Reviews
2.4
101 Reviews
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Gavin Isaacs
10 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits, Pay is comparable to industry standards (in 7 reviews)

  • Work-life balance was exceptionally tailored to the employee in most cases (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • A secretary (yes, administrative assistant) is VP of Game Development (in 5 reviews)

  • They don't care they will let you go at anytime as long as these greedy upper management make their millions (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very Supportive Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WMS Gaming

    Pros

    Management worked with me to expand experiences and knowledge outside of the standard job description. Very good work/life balance with a standard 8 hour work day for the most part. Great. Benefits.

    Cons

    Harsh working environment where coworkers would rather bring up issues in large meetings rather than try to speak with you one on one first.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WMS Gaming full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible company with plenty of room to grow. Very friendly environment to be a part of. Good compensation for the line of work you do.

    Cons

    There is little to no communication passed down from management. This company has recently been acquired, thus affecting employee morale. Pay attention to your employees who are helping this business be successful!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start paying closer attention to your employees as they are the individuals who are helping make the business a success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work as intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Associate Test Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Intern - Associate Test Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at WMS Gaming as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly work culture. Testing team manager Tim is very friendly.

    Cons

    No H1B sponsor.
    Less pay.
    Sometimes bad people are there everywhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Used to be a great company, headed downhill fast.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WMS Gaming full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great team members and laid back dress code.

    Cons

    New management is moving away from caring about employees, reduced benefits-increased work level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are people too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    WMS exists in name only as the company was acquired by Scientific Games and is a very different company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WMS Gaming full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Empolyees are very hard wording and had a common goal to help the company succeed. Benefits are ok but used to be better.

    Cons

    Company once prided itself on being an "Employer of Choice" and after the acquisition, you can feel it was no longer the case. Career Development is pretty much non-existent as it based on nepotism as I have never seen before (its not what you know but who you know).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Was a great company with the previous leadership.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development and Commercialization in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Product Development and Commercialization in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good here, comparable to other companies. You are exposed to many interesting products at the Chicago campus. In addition, the people that work here are innovative and team based. Great working conditions at the chicago office.

    Cons

    The new leadership has caused growing pains within the company ever since being bought out by Scientific Games. The previous executive committee has gone and so did the great values and culture they brought into WMS. The opportunity for promotions in the workplace is minimal at this point due to not meeting sales goals and budgeting from the parent company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to emulate what the previous leadership did for the employees of WMS. They valued their employees highly and made sure that was shown. The basis of WMS products is innovation, so we need to continue that path to stay successful as the company develops into its mergers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Never a dull moment in a technology-driven industry fueled by addiction.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    PTO and benefits are good. Work-life balance is high. Perks like ping pong and a gym. Hours are great. No heavy crunch times if you're diligent and can self-manage.

    Cons

    Hard to trust upper management. Risk-averse. Afraid to fail. Metrics for everything. After 10 years salary has climbed to "above average." Decisions are made by a committee. Doesn't feel creative or fun even though this is a game company. Chasing our competitors and the market. Imitating. Building things we don't know how to build.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In creative companies content is king. Leverage it. Champion it. Take chances and set trends. Learn to fail. Figure out what your good at. Base growth off known strengths and move forward. Why do I feel pressure to make everyone besides me happy? I've worked at other creative jobs before. And why do I feel like I'm getting ripped off in the lunch line?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    WMS Gaming

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Easy Going Env't, Nice Break rooms,

    Cons

    Bad Leadership, Was fun at one point

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice place to work and learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Test Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Test Engineer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at WMS Gaming full-time (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 ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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