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Account executive (Former Employee) –  Lombard, ILSeptember 19, 2018
Wms is where I learned techniques regarding sales. We have daily meetings to go over sales tactics. then we hit the road and sell until we come back to the office to wrap up
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Challenging Job at Times
Sr. Field Service Tech For Washington State (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVSeptember 4, 2018
The job was challenging at times because of the hours and the new technology that was released to the field.
I had to learn in the field some advanced computer skills while talking to a systems engineer over the phone.
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What us tester do each morning.
Quality Assurance Tester, Inspector and Assembly (Former Employee) –  Waukegan, ILJune 4, 2018
Every 3 months you check to see what line you will be working on for that quarter. You punch in time clock and go to your line when bell rings. Get your software the new line lead for that line gives you, turn on computer and log in. Get your tester paper sheet to fill out for each slot machine you do. Learned how to test slot machines and assemble them. There was a different assortment of people. Hardest part of job was working 12 hours a day.
Pros
Free lunches on holidays
Cons
Had too many 12 hours days in a row
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tough but fair
Shipping and Receiving Clerk (Former Employee) –  Waukegan, ILMay 28, 2018
learn a lot made friends great place most the time , had a café inside with a great lunchroom , state of the art restrooms , they supplied you with the tools to get the job done
Pros
pay, air con
Cons
laidoff
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Gaming business
Credit and Collections Representative (Former Employee) –  Rolling Meadows, ILFebruary 15, 2018
Enjoyed learning more about the gaming business. I learned that gaming vendors receive partial payments from casinos based on their lease agreements.
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Progressive company
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 8, 2018
WMS was a progressive, forward thinking when I worked for them. Smart, aggressive upper-management. The technology side of the company was its strength.
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manufacter of Gaming slot machines,
Senior Associate/Manufacturing (Former Employee) –  Waukegan, ILOctober 10, 2017
Fast paced and deadline driven position. lots of stress at end of month, end of quarter and end of the year. This company was bought out by Scientific Games, and they closed the Waukegan, IL plant and moved to Las Vegas. Very fun Environment to work in. But a lot of stress, and deadlines to meet,
Pros
3 weeks of PTO
Cons
end of year stressors
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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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3.0
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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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3.0
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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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