Boyd Gaming
2.8 of 5 59 reviews
www.boydgaming.com Las Vegas, NV 5000+ Employees

Boyd Gaming Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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2.8 58 reviews

                             

52% Approve of the CEO

Boyd Gaming CEO and President Keith E. Smith

Keith E. Smith

(29 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Boyd is a "people oriented" organization, with lots of potential for employees

    Systems Engineer, IT (Current Employee)
    Las Vegas, NV

    ProsThis company seems to pride itself on employee loyalty, flexibility, and a stress-free worker culture. The balance between personal life and strong work ethic is a priority for upper management. This ethos supports a culture of loyalty at the company.
    The company also heavily promotes from within. Boyd provides opportunities to employees that have the ability to constantly progress without being stymied by politics or nepotism.

    ConsSalary and pay rates lag behind other competitors in the local industry. Employee performance review process does not seem to carry weight with regards to compensation and promotions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mostly positive experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    East Peoria, IL

    Prosgood pay & benefits, decent training, opportunities to advance if motivated, management seemed responsive to employee input

    ConsIt's a casino...the hours can be tough, but I knew that when accepting the position. Most of the cons are very apparent prior to working there....some uniforms are a bit revealing, late hours, working around customers who may be very upset about losing money. I feel there really weren't any surprising cons to this company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Boyd Gaming Company Administrator responded to this review Jun 27, 2014 EditDelete
    Thank you for the positive feedback! We’re glad you had a good experience working with us and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

    Thanks again for your review!
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    Large Corporation That Feels Like a Family Owned Business

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Las Vegas, NV

    ProsThe thing that sets Boyd Gaming apart from other gaming companies is its culture. From the time you apply to being hired and through your career, you hear about Boyd Style. The executives are approachable for the most part and like any company there is bureaucracy, but everyone treats you like family. They are one of the few gaming companies that still has service awards and a decent recognition program. Guess that's why so many people stay with the company. They also do have a a really good work life balance unlike other gaming companies that have a work work balance.

    ConsWith the recession, the cost of benefits has gone up while raises have been little or non existent. But I can understand that you can't give huge raises if the company isn't making money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease think about bringing back some of the benefits such as tuition reimbursement and increasing the 401k match. Also, its time to get real about giving increases. 1% isn't even keeping up with inflation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Boyd Gaming Company Administrator responded to this review Jun 13, 2014 EditDelete
    Thanks for the positive feedback! We’re glad to have you on our team, and we’re thrilled to hear that you’ve had a good experience working with us.

    You did mention a few issues of concern. We’d
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    Nice place to work but does expect to get paid much.

    Technical Analyst (Former Employee)
    Las Vegas, NV

    ProsAt the time when I was employed, there were a lot of benefits.

    ConsThere WERE a lot of benefits. Seems like they kind of slashed them since I left.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTimes are tough keep up the benefits.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Boyd Gaming Company Administrator responded to this review Jun 11, 2014 EditDelete
    Thank you for your feedback.

    As you know from your time with the Company, we strive to be an employer of choice. When we fall short of that, we want to know about it. That is why we commit to
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    Working for this Company is awesome!

    Casino Dealer (Current Employee)
    Las Vegas, NV

    ProsThis company is like a second family. Upper- management treats every individual with a problem with empathy and total support. Promotes from within and hires dealers with minimum experience.

    ConsHired as on-call can last years till promoted to part-time or full-time status.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot all of the dual-rate or full-time supervisors are consistent with fairness, and consistency with all dealers. Some of the players have terrible tantrums and management caves, condoning mistreatment of dealers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Boyd Gaming Company Administrator responded to this review May 22, 2014 EditDelete
    Thank you for your review and sharing your experience with us. We are very fortunate to have a team member such as you as part of Boyd Gaming.

    You did mention advice for management. We invite you
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    Fantastic place to work for.

    Arena Usher (Current Employee)

    ProsThe arena management are fun to work for and there are many great fellow employees to work with. It is a pleasure to work here and see all the different events that go on. I would love to be a part of the full time management staff in the future.

    ConsAside from some events, where we have to stand the entire time, I can't really say that there are any bad things to say, but I do wish there were more events to work!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good job and thanks for making your employees feel special.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Boyd Gaming Company Administrator responded to this review May 22, 2014 EditDelete
    Thanks for your positive feedback! We are fortunate to have a team member such as yourself on our team.
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    Overall rewarding

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits, overall pleasant co workers, promotes within company

    ConsCorporate needs to revamp property upper management, long work hours are expected

    Advice to Senior ManagementCorporate should take a serious look at property management and rethink who is running the houses. Work ethics are not up to standards, and it all starts at the top to the bottom. Do as I say, not as I do, is in effect!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A fun place to work

    Security (Current Employee)
    Las Vegas, NV

    Prosyou get to know a lot of people and work with a great team. There is always something new going on that you can be involved with if you like .Free food & drink in EDR that is nice when working long shifts. can move up at a fast pace if you are very good at what you do.

    Conslong hours that can change without much time to prepare for the next day if you have small kids this can be hard with school and slow to get higher pay in some jobs . hard to keep up with some cards that you must maintain for feds.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt is bad to post security in spots without movers because patterns develop that make the main cage a better target armed security moving around without a pattern that can be picked up on real fast is a better fit garage checks at odd times with a mix of by foot on bike and car makes crooks not just look for one thing and can cause them to look for a softer target and not think about robbing you in the first place unarmed security at doors looks week add a coat and they think that is something to contend with as a armed security and that can change the pattern of thought of a crook and help reduce runs at the main cage and guest in the lot. I spent a lot of time interviewing criminals and it seamed they only care about security that is armed or might be. All I spoke with stated that if they couldn't tell if the security was armed and see some that are than they must all be. and most criminals don't wish to deal with that.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stable employment with options & benefits in this company

    Hotel Housekeeping (Current Employee)
    East Peoria, IL

    ProsGuests & coworkers are friendly and promote a good experience and positive attitude, semi-flexible w/ scheduling. Luv my leads-awesome people!

    ConsPhysically demanding, some "emergency weather procedures" confusing or not explained clearly that are currently being addressed, uniforms are uncomfortable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUniform options in comfortable materials would be greatly appreciated! Training methods are acceptable, but not exactly efficient or precise-some confusion/shortcuts in training can cause "issues" when being evaluated/inspected.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good atmosphere...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Las Vegas, NV

    ProsGreat people to work with.

    ConsYearly raises are not much. $0.25 a year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are some great people working, but for those that don't, they need to.go.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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