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Great place to work
Account Executive/Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Biloxi, MSOctober 4, 2017
In the sales world competition makes you thrive. Friendly competition and a great sales team made this a place where you could work hard and make a lot of money.
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interesting work and fast paced
Commodity Manager (Former Employee) –  Waukegan, ILOctober 3, 2017
its now closed so not to much value in writing a review and it was 13 years ago, so lots of change and it moved to Las Vegas Nevada. Too bad the roots to chicago had value
Pros
games
Cons
management
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Wind machine sales
Bookkeeper (Current Employee) –  Washington StateJune 6, 2017
I would not recommend working for WMS. There are no benefits and they do not promote within.

It's good for a starter job but not good for a career or long time position.

The best part of the job is the frost season time which is the busy season. There is lots of overtime available at that time.
Pros
Overtime during the busy season
Cons
no benefits and do not like to give raises
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Liked there for over 10 years
General Manager (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVMay 31, 2017
Fast paced, but rewarding. offered training on and off site. Enjoyed reasonable annual pay raises. all changed after acquisition in 2012. lots of people lost their long standing jobs/positions.
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Good
Senior Analyst, Finished Goods Coor (Former Employee) –  Waukegan, ILMarch 29, 2017
Overall good place to work. Not enough room for advancement. At times some management folks did not show professional behavior towards employees. Some managers would reprimand workers in front of entire dept. causing embarrassment
Pros
Salary
Cons
Advancement opportunities
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WMS used to be a great place to work until acquired by Scientific Games
Product Regulatory Compliance Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 5, 2017
Future of the Chicago campus is shaky, but still a good company to work for. management has not found its footing yet, seems there is a lot of shooting from the hip.There are some good people working there and this is the best part of the job, but recently this is counterbalanced by the fact of having to meet unreasonable deadlines under strenuous circumstances.
Pros
Good people, good benefits, salaries
Cons
Uncertain Future Job prospects.
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Fun place to work
Regional Director, Service Delivery (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVSeptember 16, 2016
Great work culture! Family atmosphere. Challenging, demanding and never boring. Great benefits. Company empowered employees. Leadership was awesome. Accomplishments recognized.
Pros
Culture
Cons
None
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Building Slot Machines
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Waukegan, ILAugust 7, 2016
Watching cameras, checking in visitors, employees who forget there ID's. Providing medical treatment for employees who are injured on the job. Provided transportation for drug tests, injured individuals. Management was easy to get along with, followed rules, worked with schedules. Co-workers worked together as a TEAM. Enjoyed everything about this job.
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Very busy days
SG-Field Service Manager for Bally (Current Employee) –  FloridaAugust 1, 2016
I enjoy my work but feel I am spinning my wheels now and need a new challenge. Customers and their satisfaction is number one and I always give 100% to make them happy. On a typical day I can be email customers so located all over the world to visiting customers in our local area.
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Extremely busy sometimes stressful environment
Senior Associate Inventory Analyst (Former Employee) –  Waukegan, ILJune 24, 2016
Responsible for answering phone, receiving/responding to emails or concerning technical issues. Interacted/assisted and communicated with Informational technical support (I.T.), maintained “shared drive”, problem solved, investigated transactions with QA Department concerning broken/defective parts, as well as completing proper quality control paperwork, and personally delivered needed parts. Took scan guns needing re-programming to proper department, experience using Oracle sofware
Maintenance:
Assisted pickers and line managers with shortages, tracked errors and purchase orders using “Oracle” to maintain accurate records. Filled bins with needed parts each day for “WPN” area. Changed out toner in printers and re-boxed old ones for recycling, emptied trash and swept floors daily.
Inventory:
Organized daily part request tickets two days in advanced by color that correlates with the day of the week. Maintained records with move order, line, color and number of tickets. Tracked “Drexel” fork truck hours, tracked missing parts on a shared file for daily picks, part sales picks, high dollar picks and audits. Tagged and inspected skids, tracked incoming inventory, verified and audited locations and quantities, used a scan gun. Assisted with new warehouse layout and inventory process, delivered parts to production lines and departments

High expectations from management made this position difficult. If you did one aspect of the job you were questioned on why you didn't do another area of the position.

Hardest part of the job was satisfying management even though you were
  more... working your hardest and to your fullest potential. It was not uncommon to work 116 hours over a two week period.  less
Pros
Overworked
Cons
Almost too much multitasking to the point of difficulty doing a good job
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Worked there during transition and merger. Good management miss the job
Field Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Everett, WAMay 19, 2016
Remote technician position was challenging and fulfilling. Learned my value as a remote technician and customer service specialist. Management changed a lot during transition. Co workers were fabulous. Hardest part of the job was not knowing if i would have a position after merger.
Pros
Personal time management
Cons
the struggle of multiple bosses due to merger
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Its Great working at WMS Gaming with all Gaming terminals
Sr. Manager Software Development (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILFebruary 1, 2016
Its not only great but a lot of fun to work at WMS Gaming. Being a gaming company you'd have access to all the games; pool table, ping pong, WII, PlayStation, etc.
The compensation is very very good and the team in Chicago is great. WMS went trough two acquisitions.
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Call Center Job, pretty simple
Customer Service / Cash Office (Former Employee) –  Carrollton, TXDecember 31, 2015
This is a mail order pharmacy, so pretty much all day on the phone helping customers with their orders, either to place them, track them or help them with issues on their copays.... management is pretty good and the customer service well.... some are good some are just there...Pretty easy job...
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Nice productive fun place to work
Principal II (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 14, 2015
Great place to work and an excellent benefits package. Good management and a good balance of work and life. Great programs for onboarding test engineers and getting them setup. If you try at this company you can succeed.

Not sure how they are fairing since they were acquired by Scientific Games as I only worked there for a short time after the acquisition took place.
Pros
Excellent benefits and great gym. Fun activities such as movie outings and softball!
Cons
Always have crunch time in this industry so that's not really a con in my book ;)
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a typical day at WMS Gaming....very busy
Credit Analyst (Former Employee) –  Waukegan, ILNovember 10, 2015
WMS Gaming was a manufacturer and distributor, of Gaming machines (SLOTS)
My daily routine consisted of managing invoicing, contractual obligations and payments for more than 250 individual Casinos,and several National Accounts across the United States. My portfolio included Native American Casinos in California and Wisconsin. Billing was done daily, weekly and also monthly. ( daily rates and percentage rates) We also invoiced with Short Term Leasing,Capital Leasing and standard Loans.
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Innovative and fun place to work
Senior Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee) –  Waukegan, IllinoisOctober 5, 2015
Great place to work. They are very innovative and emphasize on personally growing and develop each employee. There is a lot of potential for advancement and pay is very well. Management is great...but of course there is always the typical politics in a big company.
Pros
Free fountain drinks. Excersize room and entertainment lounge.
Cons
not everyone can go to the G2E expo :(.
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Relaxed monitoring
WAP Operator (Current Employee) –  Reno, NVJuly 29, 2015
Monitoring multiple isolated networks for Gaming Jurisdictions, with all machines logged/tracked free time was plenty and relaxed.
Pros
Foosball games, plenty of internet browsing
Cons
Advancement of nonqualified individuals and lack of discipline
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Fun place to work
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Waukegan, ILJuly 14, 2015
Excellent work place. Unfortunate it was sold and moved. Willing to accommodate workers. Definitely going to miss this place.
Pros
Great Management
Cons
Moved
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The fun and exciting problems are gone.
Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Chicago ILJuly 6, 2015
Was a great company, but the new direction that has been taken since the buy out by Scientific Games, and merger with Bally things have gone down hill. Less opportunity to innovate the day to day work has become very mandate.
Pros
Work life balance.
Cons
Little opportunity to advance your career.
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Awful Operations Managers
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Las VegasJuly 2, 2015
WMS Gaming c/o Scientific Games is now one of the worst companies you could work for. This was a great company prior to 2014, but has gone down hill ever since Scientific Games took over. Acquisition of Bally Gaming in 2014 just made it that much worse.
Pros
Work / Life Balance
Cons
Management - Mid-Level and Senior
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