Thread regarding Scientific Games Corp. layoffs

Yesterday was bad

So many people have lost their jobs and their only source of income. I know it was expected, but that doesn't make it any easier on any of us.

I'm not even sure we'll all be able to return once things go back to normal. Really hard times are ahead for a lot of us...

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More people getting furloughed and laid off this week. It seems that senior and advanced level people are getting the worse treatment as a very great employee was let go likely just bc of salary. Will there be an SG as we know it in 6 weeks? It’s doubtful at this point

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Post ID: @ehpd+14nfRdZ9

That is my point, Compliance have 1 person cut is nothing compared to other departments. Scigames has the largest compliance department in the world. Project Management can easily be eliminated by embedding the PM in the department they support and cutting everyone else and saving money on a whole department. I do not get why these departments are not looked at.

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Post ID: @8dir+14nfRdZ9

From my severance package from last week, I counted 218 positions eliminated (142 from Gaming and 76 from Digital, Corporate and Lottery).

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Post ID: @8ojt+14nfRdZ9

Compliance lost 1 person. But I believe they should be more as the Vegas folks In compliance...really s—!
As far as for the project management team, I agree, we can live without them, most of them are worthless anyways.

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Post ID: @7vxa+14nfRdZ9

R & D Utility Engineering was just furloughed for 4 weeks as of this morning.

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Post ID: @7hco+14nfRdZ9

I agree why was Compliance not touched, product management or project management. They have one VP and several directors. In fact, the company has the largest project management and compliance department of all the manufacturing companies. Is all this staff necessary? PM is always hiring and advertising openings??? really I say embedd the PM in the department they support and cut the budget.

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Post ID: @6hnn+14nfRdZ9

Just read this review on glassdoor:

https://www.glassdoor.com.au/Reviews/Employee-Review-Scientific-Games-RVW32681502.htm

Thanks for having the courage to tell it like it is.

I'll be keeping closer tabs on glassdoor to see if they are indeed deleting negative reviews now...

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Post ID: @6ohb+14nfRdZ9

Curious what Dept's were not hit with cuts hit? I didn't hear of Corp Compliance or Regulatory being hit. Licensing either. I believe this falls under the same VP and if you look the person has a ton of Directors under them and less employees in the group. Not sure why so many are needed. Isn't it the low paying employees who do the actual brunt of the work? Just saying ya'll.

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Post ID: @3uik+14nfRdZ9

The new ATI leadership should have been a positive impact to the company, however, it appears these people are all part of the same flavor of nepotism and favoritism that has been previously witnessed within the Bally leadership that still exists. This is not to say that there are not many old Shuffle and WMS Leadership in Director and VP roles that should be removed as they serve no purpose and would not be missed. Don't forget the Lottery side - even though this is the bread and butter for the company, you could take a lot off the top and get rid of dead weight like Jessie Pack, Steve Winiarz, Joe Vilardo, Maureen, David Douglas, among a handlful of names.
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Post ID: @3uex+14nfRdZ9

I feel there are more VPs that can be added to your list....M. Mitchell, the VP of product and project management and game dev along with compliance and manufacturing etc.. get rid of the old Bally people and clean house.

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Post ID: @3rif+14nfRdZ9

Nepotism and favoritism destroyed this company’s culture long time ago. Too many people are hanging around and not performing continues to k–l the company. Many of the Directors and VP's do not know really how to manage and have terrible leadership and management abilities otherwise they would have stepped up and took care of dead weight years ago. These ppl do not let their managers manage their ppl and if they did some of the ones RIF would have been managed out of the company which would have allowed good ppl who work hard to stay like myself. Upper management should take the blame for the performance of the company prior to the furloughs and the COVID. As an industry gaming is a complete lose right now. SG should consider cleaning house with his CSUITE Team and look in that closet

Here is the list of executives. Take your pick with exception of Tim who was let go..many more could be easily removed to save the drowning company and allow my friends to stay.

All Executives
Barry L. Cottle
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Michael Alan Quartieri
CFO, Secretary, Treasurer & Executive VP
Jeff McVay
Chief Information Officer
Siobhan Lane
Chief Commercial Officer-Gaming
Connie James
Chief Financial Officer-Gaming
Matt Wilson
EVP & Chief Executive Officer-Gaming
Michael P. Conforti
President-Global Strategic Accounts
James C. Kennedy
Chairman-Lottery
Tim Bucher
Chief Product Officer
Douglas Albregts
Group Chief Executive-Gaming Business & EVP
Stephen Richardson
Chief Compliance Officer & Senior Vice President
Patrick J. McHugh
Group CEO-Lottery & Executive Vice President
Jordan Levin
Group Chief Executive-Digital & Executive VP
Keith O'Loughlin
Senior Vice President
Joshua J. Wilson
Executive Vice President & Group CEO-Social
Richard M. Haddrill
Vice Chairman
Steven Stamstad
Senior Vice President-Marketing & Communications
Michael F. Winterscheidt
Chief Accounting Officer & Senior Vice President
Trent Kruse
Head-Investor Relations
Shawn George Armstrong Williams
Chief Human Resources Officer& Senior VP
James Sottile
Chief Legal Officer & Executive Vice President
Ronald Owen Perelman
Executive Chairman
Jack A. Markell
Independent Director
Maria T. Vullo
Independent Director
Frances Fragos Townsend
Independent Director
Paul M. Meister
Independent Director
Michael J. Regan
Independent Director
Kneeland C. Youngblood
Independent Director
Barry F. Schwartz
Independent Director
Peter Anthony Cohen
Vice Chairman

A dramatic change is unlikely to happen very soon. But at least CEO can replace some upper management. We have more besides these that should go - many more if they each take off a VP in each division you will see millions in savings right away...considering how much each make, their holdings and bonuses. if SG was smart they would save themselves.

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Post ID: @3phw+14nfRdZ9

Why is the lottery and class II getting hit? The lottery is live in many states and has revenue. What about Compliance and Class III PM's

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Post ID: @2cqj+14nfRdZ9

Project management on lottery/digital content studio side was hit also. We definitely lost one lady who’s been around for a while. Not sure about the rest of the team yet. Also many dev furloughs on lottery/dcs teams.

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Post ID: @2tzl+14nfRdZ9

Class II Product Management and Project Management were hit. An email went out from Project Management to let other departments know who was no longer with the company and how the work would be absorbed. Some very long time employees had their positions eliminated.

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Post ID: @2gnx+14nfRdZ9

I did not hear of anything today. I did email a couple of friends to see if they're still working but nobody has replied yet.

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Post ID: @2lut+14nfRdZ9

Anyone hear of more layoffs today or coming? Are we in the eye of the storm? How hard did Digital get Hit?

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Post ID: @1zoi+14nfRdZ9

I will write a review on glassdoor. However, I am sure SG will remove it.

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Post ID: @1eyn+14nfRdZ9

So, is anyone writing a glassdoor review? I just noticed a new one that was crtical of how they handled covid got taken down recently. Wonder if others will experience that too...

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Post ID: @1sal+14nfRdZ9

Some people are getting severance and some are not.

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Post ID: @1ymg+14nfRdZ9

Are they offering severance? If they are and you accept I think you also waive your right to any lawsuits. Plus, I don't see anyone having a valid case anyway when you consider this business is losing money hand over foot and RIF's is a way to minimize the damage.

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Post ID: @1ftr+14nfRdZ9

These layoffs are so unfair. Why are some departments spared?? and why are there VPs working with no staff under them? QA, IT, Project Management and Compliance did not get any cuts or layoffs why?? they have staff that was just hired they do not need, they have levels of Directors. PM can be eliminated and those people embedded in the departments they support will save money. I am sorry but I do not see how management made these decisions other than favoritism. There will be lawsuits over this.

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Post ID: @1jqv+14nfRdZ9

Too many layoffs in LV this week but not as many where they should be hitting to tighten the belt buckle and watch the funds in and out., There is total favoritism going on. Operations has people working who should be furloughed since we are not building nor shipping games right now and i am not sure if the ones we like should be . They have VPS working and so many Directors - and the friends of the VPS working "so called essential" employees to make the business rock and roll. Well, i can tell you that they hired a new SR Director in OM who is not essential, nor is the ones working as they retained people to work to allow them to retain their jobs and money coming. So this goes for all the ones in OPS working - the select "choosen" to do the work or not work, If new management wants to look at cutting and making right cuts they would look at Operations VPS and DIrectors as they heavy in the number of VPS who have not taken cuts and promised everyone working they can work 40 hours while people sit at home furloughed or terminated trying to get to the unemployment line while social distancing. Then go take a look at Larry Frank's Team and IT process people and ask yourself why do they need so many VPS working so hard to maintan New Director and VP for Purchasing and Kaizen in their jobs when they can get the real workers to do the jobs and get more bang for the bucks spent. Same question is asked about Finance and Operations...what is the need to have so many of these people working when we are in a furlough period? If SG thinks these people are the saviors and will bring them to the next level then new management needs a wake up call By the way, HR if you cant see or care about the favoritism going on then wake up, look around

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Post ID: @1izi+14nfRdZ9

Anyone know which departments were hit in Alpharetta? I heard NV is bad, wondering if GA is too.

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Post ID: @1vos+14nfRdZ9

This is amazing to me, and my department has not been hit and nobody salaries were cut and there's 16 + people in my department a VPN with five directors.
How are these cuts and furloughs / layout being decided?

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Post ID: @ywt+14nfRdZ9

I heard more layoffs today as well. For those who got laid off, is SG still giving severance pay?

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Post ID: @vxi+14nfRdZ9

My department did not get hit not sure why we have a VP with 5 directors and more staff than needed. We just hired two people and all of us wondered why... the layoffs and furloughs seem to have favoritism. Not that I am trying to talk myself out of job but I just do not get how they did the selections. My best friend got hit and it was not right he is a hard worker with low pay.

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Post ID: @xti+14nfRdZ9

Many Gaming Ops and Field Service positions were eliminated. Not sure about the other departments.

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Post ID: @mwy+14nfRdZ9

Are you in lottery or gaming? I’ve been furloughed and I heard some ithers were laid off. I didn’t realize it was so widespread.

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