I can't wait to leave because it's become unbearable here. Can the atmosphere here be any worse than it is right now?
LnW to be renamed Studio X
Viewed LnW G2E product demo video. Sounds like Nathan really has a ha---n for Studio X. Yeah we know you and studio head are both from Aristocrat. Seems like more silos are being created than removed with Aristocrat Silo-bhan at the helm. Cut the... — read more
Field Service letting go of union supporters
Las Vegas totalitarian field service management (Bally) slowly getting rid of those that were in support of unionizing Las Vegas field service technicians. Such poor treatment of the folks that are the literal face of the company to our biggest... — read more
If you parted ways with WMS/Bally/Shufffle/SG/L&W for various reaons good luck to you. Hopefully you are fulfilling your career plans in your new role. Leave all that baggage, stress, comments and criticism behind as you embark on your nect career... — read more
Silo-bhan is forcing out industry leaders to replace with her followers
Rob B, one of the greatest leaders in our industry, is again being forced out by threatened so called leaders as they move in their followers. Get it right Silo-bhan, he gave us over 13 years of dedicate, not 3 years. Way to minimize that part. ... — read more
Employee walked this week due to low pay
We had an employee leave this week due to not being paid market rate for his position (a formal request for a pay raise was denied). His existing salary (with bonus included) was $25K beneath the new hire ceiling pay (minus bonus) for the same... — read more
Slot/Shuffler manufacturing moving to Mexico
Heard a rumor that they are moving slot/shuffler manufacturing to Aguascalientes Mexico. Not sure if it’s slots, shufflers or both. Anyone else catch wind of this?
Top management needs to standardize summer hours across the entire company
Since around 2017 my department has been requiring employees "make up" summer hours by either coming in late or showing up early on other days of the week. I assume this is because our work must be billed to projects/departments and taking off early... — read more
Hiring Steve Beason back to SG was a mistake
I'm not exactly sure what the logic was in hiring Beason back to SG as the Digital/Sports Betting President. There was a reason he was laid off in the Nov '16 purges: he did next-to-nothing as the CTO/CIO. I worked in IT during the time he was here... — read more
Modern corporate philosophy
Just wondering. Do employees understand what “shareholder value” really means? It means big options and bonuses for execs off the back of employees,,, that actually do the work that drives revenue for the company. This is not just an SG/LNW... — read more
Don't trust your boss when he says he's got your back
He doesn't. He'll be more than happy to stab you in the back if it'll benefit him in any way or make him look good. Learn from my mistake.
Rarely can anyone take them seriously
With such wrong moves, it is hardly possible to take our leadership seriously anymore. I haven't taken any of them seriously in a long time but I'm wondering if the clients and competitors don't take them seriously anymore either? Crucial issues are... — read more
It's a balancing act
Not all who were let go were underperformers: For every older employee let go for legit reasons there is a younger employee let go to balance-out the age to protect against age-discrimination lawsuits, similarly if there were too many young... — read more
New name, new changes
With the new name Why doesn't the company make some drastic changes, I think you need to reorganize, get rid of some of the old Bally people, Merge product management and project management together, is project management does absolutely nothing and... — read more
Light & Wonder
Do they think it’s April 1st instead of March 1st? Has to be a joke right? Sounds like a line of candles at Bath & Body Works.
What is SG’s new name?
Anyone know what they changed their name to?
I don’t know about you, but I don’t really notice the recovery. However, we will know more when the business strategy update and Q4 financial results are provided. That will be in a few days. Do you think there is any room for optimism? — read more
Company Rebrand, again!
This company is turning into a f*cking joke... Rebranding every few years. What abomination of a name will they come up with this time? How much money will this corporate rebrand cost? What a waste of time and money! Barry Cottle and the... — read more
I did not get it. Please do it cost of living. So I resigned I was able to find a job with another company that is paying me more than what I was getting after 10 years with Scientific Games.
If you don't get at least a 6.2% salary increase, then you're effectively getting a pay cut after Inflation.
If you don't get at least a 6.2% salary increase, then you're effectively getting a pay cut after Inflation, since that's what the annual CPI was since last year.
I understand the company has some new executives and they'll be making changes to all the Departments. I think it's a good idea they can revamp the project management, engineering development manufacturing and so on. It's time for some changes in... — read more
With the coronavirus surging in Nevada is there going to be a gaming show this year? I can't see people coming in from all over the world just to get sick.
Why aren't they calling back former employees?
We are currently heavily understaffed and we can't get people to fill open positions but I know for a fact there are several former employees who would be happy to return even if they found new jobs if they were called back. I asked my manager and he... — read more
It’s been a good 10+ years
I’ve enjoyed my time with the company. My job has been okay (I've definitely worked in worse situations) and I like the people I work with. It’s been a good run. However, we all know how management is. No transparency, communication and... — read more
This doesn't spell good news
Too many changes for my taste here lately. Executives are leaving, the company is shrinking by "focusing" on specific areas while everybody else is expanding... This can't spell good things for our future here. I think it's time to start looking for... — read more
$9.43 billion in debt, how is this going to get paid.? There is no way they can make a profit. It all goes to intrest.
What is the perspective on this Company for upcoming year?
Why would Bally purchase the Trop in Las Vegas? What about all that debt?
What did everyone think of the Town Hall?
I personally thought it was an improvement over the last one, and was leagues better than the first 2020 town hall, especially with Eileen Moore Johnson and Mike Eklund coming prepared and staying on their game for the most part. I also noticed some... — read more
Return to office
AR employees going back to work in the office at this company?
Might as well call it ‘Aristocrat’ Games at this point. Matt once said it looks like we are hiring a lot of Aristocrat expats and opportunities for growth for current capable employees would be coming soon. It’s not that it looks like it, it is very... — read more
What is performance review for?
It is totally useless for the worker of Sci Games. It seems to me that it is imposed only to put pressure on those who think that the performance has some importance. My colleague was a brilliant worker and he was laid off anyway. I tried to do my... — read more
Is SciGame salaries higher than IGT and ATI?
Pressure to quit
Lately my manager has resorted to micromanaging the c-ap out of me but will not provide any form of support or guidance when needed. I feel as if he is goading me to quit and is making snide little remarks pertaining to it. I’ve been here for many... — read more
My salary was cut in March, and remains cut. I heard all the VPs had their orginal salary returned. Has anyone not in upper management had Their original salary reinstated?
How is it looking for Q4?
I was just at stations and notice the people within the c-sino do not have their masks worn properly and they really do not temperature check you. I know a shutdown is bad for the industry but it's coming and when that occurs the manufacturers are... — read more
Gaming industry dead in the water
Let’s face the music. Who has the money to spend when the economy is in the toilet? People won’t congregate in c-sino’s when Covid cases are skyrocketing. Business aren’t looking for new product that won’t show a profit during this time. Will that... — read more
Will there be more layoffs?
At least before the end of the year?
Sacrificial Lamb Problem
I've been here around 8 years now and have noticed a rise in recent years of keeping around poor-performing employees to serve as "sacrificial lambs" for company-wide layoffs instead of properly downsizing departments or getting rid of dead weight in... — read more