Packer (Former Employee) – Alpharetta, GA – November 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.
Scientific Games is a company that is too big to succeed.
Software Engineer (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 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.
Sr. Software Engineer (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV 89119 – November 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.
Dispatcher (Former Employee) – Alpharetta, GA – October 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.
free lunches when they ask you to work through your lunch
Slot feild service technician (Current Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – October 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.
Employee (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – October 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.
Service Supervisor (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – September 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.
PTO was good
Do not expect to have a personal life at this company
Analyst (Current Employee) – Alpharetta, GA – September 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.
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) – Alpharetta, GA – August 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.
Good health insurance
Short breaks, if you are white they don't want you there.