Sethuram had a meeting couple weeks back with the entire team regarding MacAndrews intent to sell their positions. One would expect a person at his position to be able to speak and communicate well but it was all the opposite. He was reading from a document and could hardly speak out of what is written. At times, he wouldnt even know where to pause and stop with commas and period. Another meeting today to justify the layoffs and that how everyone should communicate well with the customers to win their confidence. When your team head cant even communicate well, I hardly expect anyone to follow. Havent been in the worst meetings of my career at SG of 15+ years then these last 2 meetings. Dic—ad cant even speak properly and zero communication skills. I wonder how he would communicate to the customers. They should certainly fire him off to lead an example for the team that only well qualified people are expected to survive and grow this company organically in the future. Fire Sethuram !!!!
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Very Sad. There since 2005 myself. I was in a meeting in 2007 or 2008 where a new hire from India told me that his goal was to send all of the jobs back to India where people need them. Said he wanted to talk to the president and tell him about all of the jobs in Reno that could be done in India. Well I watched it happen until it was my time about a year ago. I am sorry for all of my former co-workers who were let go. Unfortunately I don't see Scientific Games lasting a lot longer. Very sad. Sad for Reno. Used to be a great place to work.
This guy saved a lot of people earlier, let’s not forget that. Yes the bonuses were c-ap this year, again.. let’s also remember the impact this is having across all industries. I agree that the swamp still needs clearing, a lot of backward mentality promoted by VPs/directors. I experienced the layoffs during 2008, and can only say the tides will turn, stay strong. For the upper mngt, once Matt gets the rest of his team over from ati, they will be trimmed too. As for the sick things I read on this site, about people.. humans.. remember to be the bigger person.
Love to hear about “Old Bally People”. Without them you’d have been out of a job years ago. SG was 3 billion in debt. Bally was a strong company. Now it’s just top heavy with more execs and VP’s draining all the company resources. With Bally, we we proud and were cared about. Now it’s all about the numbers. We are all just a number. Sad.
Two weeks per year if service, up to 26 weeks is what I’ve heard.
Can someone provide what kind of severance they are offering?
After working for Bally since 2004, I was laid off today. Not because I wasn’t good at my job, all my evaluations have been great, and not because my skills are not needed, believe me they are more than ever, but instead because they can hire three or four ‘ engineers’ in India for the cost of me. The difference is I have a diverse and deep IT career spanning 3 decades. They are likely recent grads. I have seen the quality of their work. Reminds me of the work done by Arthur Anderson IT. Brute force, inelegant, inefficient, and error prone due to a lack of understanding of data volumes and edge conditions. Customers stick with SG because of the experienced staff, even with poor quality software being released from India. With this latest exodus of experience and talent, I don’t see how Systems will survive.
Good luck to those that remain.
For this company to heal they need to get rid of all the old Bally people.
Especially Directors and VPs.
Prob with this company is siloed culture and total lack of trust by the different groups. Sad to see this not change after so many years of pieces coming together.