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It's a Job.
Packer (Former Employee) –  Alpharetta, GANovember 13, 2017
Scientific Games is not a company I recommend unless you are desperately seeking employment. The hours are long and you are on your feet all day/night. Shifts are 12 hours with two 15 minute breaks and one 30 minute break for lunch. The management is appalling at every level. The company actually used to care a lot about its employees, but since acquiring 2 companies that were millions of dollars in debt, its only care is for money. Your job security with this company is not guaranteed; there were massive layoffs this time last year. In the packaging department, however, there are many opportunities for overtime if you wish to supplement your paycheck. Then again, if you do not wish to work overtime, you are still scheduled to work it and you must find someone who will work for you.
Pros
Overtime, Pay
Cons
Bad Management, Long Hours, Short Breaks
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Scientific Games is a company that is too big to succeed.
Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 12, 2017
SG is structured as a behemoth company that buys all smaller competitors that it can, and those companies tend to lose the spark that made them once attractive to buy.

On a positive note, the work life balance is a strong suit of SG. Since there is always more to do (dozens of games are released a year after all), there is never really a bottleneck or "crunch time". You can work only 40 hours a week and turn your brain off when you go home, which is great.

Unfortunately, the root of the company's problems is that all the large-scale decisions are really politically driven. They can get away with making bad games because of the sheer number of games on the roster, so going above and beyond as a game developer really means nothing. The reason the company exists is so the high level management staff has an excuse to be employed, live wherever they want, and rack up as much money as possible before leaving after a handful of years.
Pros
Work life balance
Cons
Bad management, mindless work
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Good place
Sr. Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NV 89119November 1, 2017
Good people and good work culture. At times you need to work more than 40 hours to meed dead lines but not often and not unreasonable. Team fit is a must as you will need to work closely with other team mates as each complete their tasks to hand off to the next responsible person.
Pros
Good company events, good supportive managers.
Cons
Overall gaming is a small industry.
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Productive with enjoyable co-workers
Dispatcher (Former Employee) –  Alpharetta, GAOctober 23, 2017
The dispatchers were always busy with endless work. Our techs were the best they were always making our job easier, never turning down the extra work we had to give them. I loved working with the different states. I helped with setting up Colorado's lottery and I loved the whole process, which was a lot of work and extra hours but getting to know all the techs was amazing and it was wonderful learning experience for me.
Pros
free lunches when they ask you to work through your lunch
Cons
short breaks
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Self motivated job
Slot feild service technician (Current Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVOctober 19, 2017
Scientific games field service technician is a self motivated job . All around decent company to work with good insurance and personal relationship. With plenty of experience job can be easy and relaxed. Alot of customer service is required as well.
Pros
Work from home.
Cons
Noise environment
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Productive workplaace
Tel-sell Representative (Current Employee) –  Middletown, PAOctober 18, 2017
Stayed busy thru out the day. During down time you can read a book. There is always Something to do. You can also help the warehouse with extra work.
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Excelente
Sales Marketing Representative (Current Employee) –  Hato Rey, PROctober 15, 2017
Una empresa sólida, con plan médico 401k. Muy buena compañía
Pros
Muchos beneficios
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Scientific games good working experience
Senior Software Engineer Consultant (Former Employee) –  Alpharetta, GAOctober 5, 2017
Scientific games was a decent company to work for. I made several good friends and I learned about the gaming industry. The management was fare; however the food in the cafeteria was not that good.
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Excelente
Marketing Representative (Current Employee) –  Puerto Rico HumacaoOctober 4, 2017
Excelente herramienta para buscar trabajo . Aunque piden muchos llena blancos.
Pros
Sss
Cons
Ninguno
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Employee morale at an all time low
Employee (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 3, 2017
After management decided to move Supply Chain operations to Las Vegas, the company went downhill. Layoffs started and the company lost a lot of high performing employees. The replacements for those positions did not perform at the level the previous team used to. This resulted in more production issues, and bad decision making on upcoming products. Bad communication everywhere. Look elsewhere if you want to move up in a company that values its employees.
Pros
Cafeteria, gym, lounge
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Too many companies bought out at once
Service Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVSeptember 29, 2017
Scientific bought out too many companies in a short period of time leading to an environment where people were more worried about getting laid off and not learning or teaching others on the new products. My last year at this company was dreadful. I was actually happy to be laid off.
Pros
PTO was good
Cons
Do not expect to have a personal life at this company
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it was a place to work
Production Floor Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVSeptember 12, 2017
Ok company good people and management was ok at times. Lots of hours and not paid for them. That is life in the gaming world...... Nothing else to say
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I would not recommend this company!
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Alpharetta, GASeptember 12, 2017
Your job is not secure here. They had massive layoffs close to Thanksgiving of 2016. There is no opportunity for growth or advancement unless you kiss butt to upper management. People in the marketing department are not the nicest. Can be very high schoolish and will throw you under the bus in a heartbeat.
Pros
Salary is decent and good benefits
Cons
No bonuses and no career opportunities
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good place to work.
Bench Technician/ Field Technician (Current Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKSeptember 8, 2017
Good and fun place to work for. Nice people, good pay and benefits. Laid back but sometimes you are running to get the job done real exciting place to work.
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Not a great culture or opportunity for advancement
Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAAugust 22, 2017
Scientific Games is a decent company but there are alot better options out there.

The company cuts back on alot of employee perks.

Management needs to be overhauled
Pros
good benefits
Cons
management
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OK depending on managers
Manager (Former Employee) –  Alpharetta, GAAugust 16, 2017
Worked with a lot of great, dedicated people. Was never well managed so it was always a situation where a project had to be completed without the proper timeline or budget.
Pros
Fellow workers
Cons
Inadequate planning/budgeting for projects.
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Productive
Packer/ Scanner (Current Employee) –  Alpharetta, GAAugust 8, 2017
-Fast-paced environment with various mixed races.
-Company is based off number organization with the lottery tickets.
-Easiest job where you can get overtime hours.
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Stressful Work enviroment
LEAD PRESS OPERATOR (Former Employee) –  Alpharetta, GAAugust 8, 2017
High paced, very stressful working environment, long hours , crazy shifts. Salary and overtime was good. Lots of overtime available when I was there. Layoffs was always a possibility.
Pros
People
Cons
Layoffs
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Bad place to work at
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Alpharetta, GAAugust 1, 2017
This was a bad place to work at. In the packaging department they paid at minimum wage but you have to work 12 hours a day, on your feet all day long. If you are white, they try to run you out the door. You have to be Chinese to work there.
Pros
Good health insurance
Cons
Short breaks, if you are white they don't want you there.
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Scientific games
LEAD SOFTWARE ENGINEER (Current Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVJuly 30, 2017
Company is good for the learning for first couple of year, still this guys using the old technology. Need to improve their work culture and constant change of management is not helping the cause.
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