Boyd Gaming Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
64 Reviews
2.9
64 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Boyd Gaming CEO and President Keith E. Smith
Keith E. Smith
33 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They also do have a a really good work life balance unlike other gaming companies that have a work work balance (in 4 reviews)

  • The company also heavily promotes from within (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Too often a person in an upper management position will have either no casino experience or they are "old school" casino people (in 3 reviews)

  • Negative work environment, no recognition, top-heavy, no one seems to really care what the lower level employees feel (in 3 reviews)

More Highlights

8 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    If You're non-management, watch out!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Boyd Gaming full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The benefits were on-par with today's standards, Usually the properties are well maintained. Free employee meals.

    Cons

    Their open door policy is used as a tool to retaliate against you. I've seen some genuinely good employees go to HR for help about being harassed, treated differently or something unfair in their dept only to have it happen more blantently before they are ultimately fired or forced to quit. Management laughs about the issues amongst each other and uses HR as their weapon against employees so their actions are covered and HR helps them find a way to fire the employee.

    Nothing but a corrupt bunch of fools who want to make the rules up as they go along and god forbid anyone has a problem with anything or youre history.

    Im go glad i walked out on these guys , the place wasnt worth the stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You spend all day preaching your core values, try following them yourselves. Your management is abusive and they think its funny.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Boyd Gaming Response

    Sep 2, 2014Company Administrator

    Thanks for your review. Boyd Gaming is committed to operating with the highest ethics, and when we fall short, we want to know about it.

    We’re extremely concerned about the situation you
    ... More

  2.  

    Constantly taking away benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Boyd Gaming full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I really enjoy my coworkers and lower level management. They make you feel appreciated if you put in the work. Good communication between team members and management.

    Cons

    Constantly taking away benefits. Taking away paid time off, can't request extra (unpaid) days off, took away early outs for when it's slow, randomly making new blackout periods for time off, and in my department they just try to make you not want to work here anymore. They are constantly taking away any happiness from employees. Also considered "late" if you clock in when your shift starts. Required to work more than 8 hours and only get paid for 8.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop taking away benefits because the morale has fallen off a cliff in recent times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Boyd Gaming Response

    Jul 2, 2014Company Administrator

    We appreciate your honest and frank feedback.

    As you know, we strive to be an employer of choice in our industry. When we fall short of that standard, we want to know about it, so we can work to
    ... More

  3.  

    Untrustworthy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Manager
    Former Employee - Shift Manager

    I worked at Boyd Gaming full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, room for advancement.

    Cons

    Even though they say their policy is not to "sweat the money", it happens frequently. Too often a person in an upper management position will have either no casino experience or they are "old school" casino people. At times it reminded me of some of the Hollywood depictions of how a casino is run. Even though Boyd is well known in Nevada for being of a different caliber from the old mob run casinos, don't believe everything you hear. I am not talking about broken limbs, but rather ethics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Boyd Gaming Response

    May 30, 2014Company Administrator

    Thanks for your review. Boyd Gaming is committed to operating with the highest ethics, and when we fall short, we want to know about it.

    We’re extremely concerned about the situation you
    ... More

  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    I was sold a bag of tricks!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boyd Gaming full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance (for now, but management is pushing people to expect longer days), some team members, the Boyd family

    Cons

    Negative work environment, no recognition, top-heavy, no one seems to really care what the lower level employees feel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to the people who do the most work for you. The executives don't care, stop pretending. Review your benefit programs, and it might be wise to return many of the benefits lost over the preceding years, employees are not happy about that. Stop FORCING United Way; let it be something employees do if they choose, but it would be even better if you added some other local charity options and maybe even honor 8 hours paid to volunteer as you choose any time during the year for the community.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Wrongfully fired

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cocktail  in  Vinton, LA
    Former Employee - Cocktail in Vinton, LA

    I worked at Boyd Gaming full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Boydgaming is a good company

    Cons

    There are cons for delta downs mainly for cocktails manger bully supervisor bully favoritism no professionals they yell at you in front of patrons everydays a risk when you come to work i did nothing came to work one the next there were a bunch of lies about me and i was fired cause they let the click girls rule the swing shift

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no confidentiality there if you go to manager with problem can't go to HR about problem next thing you know everyone knows put a stop to bulling from manger team over cocktails let cocktails know the ones that are not the favorites don't be scared to lose your job everyday before you come to work if you speak up for yourself. I've worked for casinos 16 yrs and I've never seen managers and supervisers so unqualified as I've seen at delta downs for cocktails

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Another Day, Another Penny

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Boyd Gaming full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best co-workers I have ever had the chance to work with.

    Cons

    The pay they are willing to offer current and new prospects are minimal at its best and do not compete with other companies in the same industry. I have several degrees and certifications under my belt actually related to the field I was working in and still was offered less than $40k. That's a $15,000-$20,000 differential from the average pay at other companies. Job titles are a suggestion, not really pertaining to what you do, which is everything they ask you to do. Raises are a joke, benefits or bonuses are non-existent, and the quality of life is abysmal considering the amount of time and effort that you put in. Short-staffed, more work, less pay. That's what you get when you work here and that is the "Boyd Style".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are too many bodies in upper management. Re-evaluate the priorities a little. We all understand that the bottom line is to make money but try to think about those who are trying to help you achieve that goal and keep the business going. No one is really happy here, but you wouldn't know that because there is very little interaction and communication. How about bringing the brand to a more upscale level and delivering better quality products. The Echelon would've been a good starting point, oh well. Also, the company should start supporting the LGBT community! Even the competitors: Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts, and Wynn Resorts are in with the program.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disappointed with Company Goals and overall benefit package

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Middle Manager  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Middle Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Boyd Gaming full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good Employees many of them over 15 yrs of employment.

    Cons

    Rapidly increase in lack of personal respect for their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what they preach to their employees - quit trying to find ways to cut wages and benefits. Appears the bottom line is all important as upper mangement will sacrifice all values to increase the "golden" bottom line. Senseless mandatory repetitive training programs that take you away from your primary job which is already short handed due to personnel cuts,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just another day.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  East Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Peoria, IL

    I have been working at Boyd Gaming

    Pros

    The employees. Many have been working since the boat opened over 20 years ago. Many good people work there, as well as come to gamble. There are many favorite customers who have been coming also since the boat opened.

    Cons

    Budget crunch means no raises. Tshirts and games don't pay the bills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership has a different agenda then the rest of the employees. Many Management are rarely seen. The money belt is tightening to the frustration of many employees. Here's an idea. Save money by eliminating the Management that never shows up.... Their employees are running the Hotel, Pavilion and Casino without them.

    Doesn't Recommend

Worked for Boyd Gaming? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.