GS announced that for the third year in a row, it was named among the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For in Metro Atlanta. This award follows AGS' announcement early this year that it was named among the 2018 'Best and Brightest Companies To Work For in the Nation' for the second year in a row.
The global gaming equipment supplier is based in Las Vegas, with two R&D campuses in Metro Atlanta. AGS President and Chief Executive Officer David Lopez said: "For us, this is the best possible award we could win –one that recognizes our outstanding, employee-focused culture, and one that we win based on a confidential, third-party survey of our own employees. We are thrilled to receive this honor for the third year in a row, and we dedicate it to our outstanding Atlanta team and to all AGS employees for taking pride in contributing to our shared success and passionately living our mission and values."
Out of the 2,400 nominations for Atlanta's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, AGS was one of only 121 companies named to the prestigious list for 2019.
The winners were selected by an independent research firm following a confidential survey of all Atlanta-area employees, who evaluated key measures in various categories, including compensation, benefits, and employee solutions; employee enrichment, engagement, and retention; employee education and development; recruitment, selection, and orientation; employee achievements and recognition; communication and shared vision; diversity and inclusion; work-life balance; community initiatives; and strategic company performance.
For the third year in a row, we were named among Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For! pic.twitter.com/q6bDrtRgig— AGS (@playAGS) 22 de mayo de 2019
AGS has two campuses in the Atlanta Metro area: one in Duluth, Georgia; and another in Midtown. Nearly 200 employees work across these two campuses primarily in the fields of Research & Development, with a focus on game development, hardware engineering, software design, graphic design, and quality assurance.
AGS Chief Operating Officer Sigmund Lee, who is based in Atlanta and oversees the company's product development, commented: "We are fortunate to work with the best people in Gaming, and it's rewarding to know how much we enjoy the opportunity to work at AGS. Our company is unique and it's a special time for us; we value our people, empower them, and make sure we play as hard as we work. I'm proud that our team members in Atlanta are being recognized among the 'Best and Brightest'."
Sponsored by the National Association of Business Resources, the 9th annual 'Best and Brightest Companies to Work For' not only honors organizations in that category, but also celebrates achievement and success in empowering employees' lives through culture, diversity, and community engagement.