I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Harrah's Entertainment.
Interview Details – The interviewers are mostly very young with a minimum amount of knowledge of most of the areas they are initially interviewing for. To be asked by the interviewer "what is involved in the job" which they are interviewing you for, is ridiculous. Interviewers should have a thorough knowledge of the different departments they are interviewing people for. How else are they able to decide if someone is a good fit or not?
Interview Question – On thing I strongly disagree with in an interview is 'Role Playing'. My behavior when I am with a guest comes NATURALLY. I cannot pretend an interviewer is the guest. I am not an actress. If they want to see how you interact, they need to put you in a live situation and observe your behavior. This is what I did when I interviewed my applicants. I was in a heavy money handling department, and I was sent applicants that could not even make simple change without the use of a calculator. This is unacceptable. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Harrah's Entertainment in September 2013.
Interview Details –
Received an email from my college's career services office. I applied online on the 10th of June, received a phone call on the 16th about coming to the interview for the 21st. It was all really quick which was a plus.
Before you apply just know that you MUST be able to pass a hair sample drug test (need to be clean at least 6 months) or Harrah's won't even let you sweep their floors. Also have a valid driver's license along with an unlamented social security card or birth certificate.
In the phone interview you will be asked why you applied to Harrah's and if you are available for a date picked by them (agree to the date no matter what). The phone call is really quick and the lady who called me was very friendly and energetic; just a pleasant call overall. You will be told what to wear, where to be and what time and just other basic stuff. YOU NEED PROFESSIONAL DRESS! Suit and tie dress for men (and whatever the equivalent is for ladies). Dress shoes, dress pants - as professional as you can get. Although I arrived early both days I don't think that made much of an impression considering the interview started late both days.
As this was an internship there were other candidates so I would expect competition. It is a group interview so for my interview they had the 20 of us sit down in chairs along the wall with a table across from us. Three people sat at this table with the middle person being the one who asked the questions (American Idol style). The other two watched everyone as the interview went along. Sit up straight, no nervous ticks - be attentive during the whole process. You will be seated in the order you arrived to the interview. When it was your turn to speak (they started from one side to the other then back again) you stood up, said your name then you answered the question. Be prepared with your answers - they want precise answers in as little as 2 minutes or less.
Expect to be there for about 2-3 hours so eat before you go along with maybe bringing a bottle of water. After the interview was over they all 3 stepped outside, deliberated for about 5-10 minutes then came back in and read a list of names - those people called went out the room, everyone else stayed (these people made it). You will be told about the next day for a second group interview. It will all be the same except maybe the managers/supervisors will be at the table instead of the three other people.
Questions asked: describe yourself using one word; what word would your friends describe you as; act/dance/sing something from your favorite entertainer (everyone else has to guess it); if money were no option what would be your dream job.
Overall I actually enjoyed the interview process and thought it was very professional (if only it could have be timed more appropriately). The interviewers were really nice and friendly and did a good job of representing Harrah's corporate culture.
With that said I didn't like some parts of it. The room they had us in was HOT (23 people in a small room with added nerves and it gets hot quick). The chairs they had us sit in weren't the most comfortable chairs so sitting in them for 3+ hours started to hurt. It pays to be in the middle of the questioning so you can use other people's answers to better construct your answers (so again if you are early or last expect to go first as they have both ends answer first).
It was a solid opportunity and I'm not entirely sure what they were looking for as I thought I was a perfect candidate when compared to the other people who got it, but alas to the best man go the spoils and sadly I didn't get it. (I made it to the bottom 13 and they only picked 2 people from those 13). GOODLUCK!
Interview Question – Describe a time when you went above and/or beyond your usual requirements to better understand a product/service you sold at a previous job or about a subject/assignment/project while you were in school (higher education only). Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Harrah's Entertainment in August 2013.
Interview Details – The interview process went ok. Asked a lot of questions about how I would improve the overall operations if I was to become a manager. Interview with five different people at the time. HR Manager, Controller, VP Finance, VP HR, GM
I applied online and interviewed at Harrah's Entertainment.
Interview Details – Superlap assisment test
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Harrah's Entertainment in February 2013.
Interview Details –
They only hire good looking women with large chests. That sounds like a joke, but I'm serious. Late 15 minutes? Who cares if you've got E-cups! (yes, the late girl got to the next round)
Also, fake smile a lot and answer questions with how happy you are all the time. The first round does not take into account what position you are applying for, just fake being happy and you'll get to round two (assuming you have massive knockers).
Past experience and recommendations matter almost none at all. Men are at a real disadvantage. Every single person doing the hiring in the group interview was female and they heavily favored women in selection and hiring.
I really can't stress the boobs part enough, I have no idea why they haven't been sued for their hiring practices yet.
Interview Question – Give 1 word you would use to describe yourself View Answer
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Harrah's Entertainment in August 2011.
Interview Details –
Interview consisted of a conference call. Interviewers were polite but challenging.
Two interview questions:
1. Estimate the number of elevators in Manhattan.
2. You have a two sided scale (like Lady Justice's) that can be used only twice. There are seven balls of which one is weighted differently from the others. How do you find that ball using the scale only twice?
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Harrah's Entertainment in September 2010.
Interview Details – I had an interview with HR at first. She scheduled me to attend a group/panel interview that consisted of 20 other applicants (for all positions) and required to bring one item that I am most passionate or proud of (excluding family and pets). I was paired with another person and had to introduce her to the class. In addition everyone was required to share the best customer experience and then present your item to the class. It was actually a fun process (only if you are one to interact).
Interview Question – What was your best customer service experience? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Harrah's Entertainment in August 2010.
Interview Details – Was a group interview with 17 people in a small room sitting in a circle with 4 Managers/Executives. Was asked to bring an item I'm most proud of or passionate about. Started with being partnered up with another candidate and spending 10 minutes getting to know them. Then had to introduce partner to everyone. My partner was extremely nervous and made up embarrassing nonsense about me. I was horrified and I know it was visible on my face. Then we had to share a situation where we experienced outstanding customer service. Then we had to share and explain the item we brought. After everyone was done, the Managers left the room for 10 minutes to deliberate and 1 Mgr. returned. She called out the names of half the group ( I was in that group) and asked us to follow us into the hall. She then thanked us for our time, but they're not going forward with our applications.
Interview Question – What are you most proud of? (Can't say kids or family) Answer Question
The process took a day - interviewed at Harrah's Entertainment in March 2010.
Interview Details – All of the very basic questions strength/weakness, why Harrah's, what do you know about Harrah's. It was for an entry level position, but I feel as though they wanted someone with much more experience. The interviewer was pretty young, early thirties. My interview was very late in the afternoon and I got an email first thing in the am that I did not get the job. I don't believe they even considered me.
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Harrah's Entertainment in February 2010.
Interview Details – interview
Interview Question – How would you describe the difference in Marketing in the USA versus LatinAmerica Answer Question
Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it.
The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.
The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.
Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.
Simply post an anonymous review for a recent interview experience or current/former employer. Your post is anonymous – and if you're worried someone will be able to identify your review, you can even post without telling us your job title and location. Learn More.
No thanks –