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Scientific Games Reviews

Updated 5 February 2015
Updated 5 February 2015
19 Reviews
3.0
19 Reviews
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Scientific Games President and CEO David L. Kennedy
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19 Ratings

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.  

    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
  3. 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
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  5.  

    Great Place

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    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
  6.  

    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
  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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good career, interesting work

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    • 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Average

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

    I worked at Scientific Games full-time (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

  11. 3 people 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 (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

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