Caesars Entertainment

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Caesars Entertainment Reviews

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
369 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good benefits overall and generally hard working people that want to learn and do well (in 17 reviews)

  • Great team, great benefits, a lot of entertainment (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • This is not the area to work in if you desire a work/life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Work you VERY long hours and you will NEVER get any appreciation or a thank you in return (in 16 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analytics: Long Hours And Boring Day To Day Tasks

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst, Enterprise Analytics
    Former Employee - Analyst, Enterprise Analytics

    I worked at Caesars Entertainment full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    To be quite fair, Caesar's is in the middle of the worst revenue declines in company history, so budgets are TIGHT, so I did appreciate the free meals at the cafeteria and a fairly cheap PPO plan.

    I learned (and now appreciate) the soft skills that are a must when working in the business world. I also had a chance to learn business terms that every analyst should know but never had the opportunity to learn in university (YTD, MoM, EOW, etc.). My Power Point and Excel skills are now superb from dealing with it on a daily basis.

    The company has a great culture (despite having many disgruntled employees) that encourage team outings, group volunteerism, and corporate intramural sports.

    Cons

    As stated earlier, Caesar's revenues are dropping YoY (as a consequence of not investing in Macau, which IRONICALLY was based in part on horrible predictions from our analytics department). Because of this, pay is low, raises/bonuses are stunted, and 401(k) plans do not encourage lengthy tenures.

    As for the intangibles, work/life balance is non-existent. My former supervisor works 14hr days (including weekends) and is in constant communication with his/her director til 12am on most weekdays. This is due to the TRUE bosses (40 operating hotel general managers, CMO, CFO, CAO, etc.) demanding hundreds of reports that are usually redundant and cost hours to make. Their appetite for these reports stems from wanting to to look at the numbers in any possible way that makes it palatable to the share-holders. A former manager of mine once told me that I needed to stay til 6pm (despite coming in at 7am) because it would look bad on my review for promotions and raises.

    Politics are rampant (as usual for a large company) and can be felt down to the analyst I level. In many occasions, the department will hire from outside to try and avoid playing favorites for promotions, but it merely comes off as weak and disloyal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ADVICE TO PERSPECTIVE CANDIDATE

    The department is divided into 9 subgroups:
    Finance
    On property
    Marketing
    Food And Beverage
    Gambling Products(Gaming)
    Business Intelligence
    Ad-hoc Data Logistics
    Advanced Analytics
    Hotel Revenue Management

    Best Department: Advanced Analytics or Business Intelligence
    This is because these departments do the most interesting work, allow one to use cutting edge software (Hadoop, SQL, SAS, R, Python...) on a daily basis, and has a fairly descent work life balance.

    Worst Department: On Property or Food And Beverage
    This is because the the work is repetitive and unimportant. The only skill one will use in these departments is excel and thus will set someone up for a career as another excel-jockey.

    Best Work/Life Balance: Marketing
    While marketing is a large department and may not be true for every position, the general consensus is that the work is not as frustrating as other departments and allows for the use of important skills (SAS, SQL). Furthermore, the department has fewer 10+ hour days.

    Worst Work/Life Balance: Finance, Hotel Revenue Management or Gambling Products
    While these departments allow for meaningful/import work and great exposure to high-level projects, they are without a doubt the worst in work/life balance with most people working 10+ hour days and weekends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Harrah's Casino was once a great company to work for but within the last five years it became a NIGHTMARE!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cage Cashier in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Cage Cashier in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Caesars Entertainment full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Steady employment-while it last.
    Good benefits

    Cons

    management shows favoritism and aren't trustworthy
    its impossible to take time off
    no recognition
    the employees are treated like machines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every department in the casino needs new upper management in order to see improvement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Exciting industry, Not a great work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing

    I have been working at Caesars Entertainment full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best things about working at Caesars Entertainment is working for the largest gaming company in the world. With this comes great connectivity, the largest data base of casino customers, and a variety of resort products owned under the Caesars Entertainment Brands.

    Cons

    The company has restructured multiple times in the last few years, leaving the work force thin, overworked, under appreciated, and constantly in fear of your job security. Instead of the company leading as an innovator and industry leader, the company opperates in a "knee-jerk" reactive invironment that constantly puts the employees as the casualty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop reporting up...and lead your teams. The trickle down efffect of a nervous employee is a nervous customer and a loss of revenue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    I worked there for 9yrs; if it wasn't for the constant change in the dept & mgnt I would have stayed longer.

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

    I worked at Caesars Entertainment full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good for a start up job, you do meet alot of people, good networking. If you happen to get a great manager then stay.

    Cons

    Benefits are expensive for non-union employees, mgrs need better extensive training (they don't last very long). Company is too busy robbing peter to pay paul, no raises for employees, long hours, work overload, no time for your own vacation because there is no one to cover for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge those who really deserve it. Train your managers and really listen to employee complaints. Mgrs have a bad habit of throwing good employees under the bus for their benefit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    unless you dont have an option

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cage Supervisor in Atlantic City, NJ
    Current Employee - Cage Supervisor in Atlantic City, NJ

    I have been working at Caesars Entertainment full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    other than benefits/retirement options.. none at all! and thats good if you are planning to work there for a long time

    Cons

    workload.. staffing issues.. and mainly the way caesars runs and treats its employees! your work weekends and on holidays..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TREAT YOUR EMPLOYEES! BETTER!!!! GET RID OF spotlights and all that crap!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Really went downhill

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Caesars Entertainment full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A good place to learn about the gaming industry and meet industry execs

    Cons

    A very frustrating place to work in terms of lack of communication from senior management team and a real lack of leadership. Benefits have declined drastically over the years from healthcare, to 401K match (or lack thereof), even employee dining room options. Terribly low morale throughout. Workloads have gone up while staffing has gone down. Communication coming from HR shows that they really don't know how to speak to the corporate team in terms of demonstrating a vision for success or showing they appreciate employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Filthy behind the scenes

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stir Cove Bartender in Council Bluffs, IA
    Former Employee - Stir Cove Bartender in Council Bluffs, IA

    I worked at Caesars Entertainment part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Incentives to upsell with great prizes. Fun work environment. Covered employee parking. Employee meals. Great training program.

    Cons

    The whole place was so disgustingly dirty (especially where the customers can not see) that even if I did try to clean it, it would be a lost cause.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up the place! Maybe if it was cleaner, the employees would care more about the place. Also the employee meals should be made from scratch, not boiled in a bag.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    You are nothing but a number

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Surveillance Officer in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Surveillance Officer in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Caesars Entertainment full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I can't think of any. There is not one person in my department that isn't looking for a new job.

    Cons

    Upper management is clueless. They look for reasons to fire you. They take money from your check for no reason and it's up to you to chase it down then wait until the following check to receive it. Equipment is shoddy and difficult to use. No raises. Bad food. They don't give you your PTO money when you leave the company. 401k match is capped at $600 per year. They brag about all the money they are spending on improvements while telling you they can't afford to give you a raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting like you're doing everyone a favor by employing them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Favoritism and Frustration

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

    I worked at Caesars Entertainment full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large corporation benefits, opportunities to utilize facilities and entertainment. The company values are admirable and the company gives back to the communities where they are located.

    Cons

    Inbred favoritism to certain staff members by supervisors, poor relations with vendor partners, unprofessional management practices overall. Salaries tend to be lower and raises and bonuses non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging, make bonus structure obtainable, invest in your employees just half as much as you do in brick and mortar projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall most of the operations management teams are credible

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

    I have been working at Caesars Entertainment

    Pros

    Always hiring due to constant turnover

    Cons

    Lack of departmental collaboration, everyone works in silo's, not a place to plan a long term career

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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