Penn National Gaming

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Penn National Gaming Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
44 Reviews
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44 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company, no advancement for admins

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Penn National Gaming

    Pros

    The salary, benefits and environment are great. I got experience in handling an extensive variety of tasks

    Cons

    I would have stayed with them forever if they'd offered some method of advancement , especially for admins. They often promote from within but admins never seemed to go anywhere

  2.  

    Great culture and Core Values

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Penn National Gaming full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's honestly the best culture I have ever worked in. The Team Members are always upbeat and positive, which makes going into work a wonderful experience each and every day. Even when having a bad day, I can go into work and instantly feel better. My team is very caring and cohesive, and feels like a family of its own. My VP is very challenging, but in a good way, as she always expects great results from our team, but also has realistic expectations.

    Cons

    In my role, I feel extremely under compensated for the amount of responsibility I have. With gaming at its core, obviously the Table Games and Slots departments are compensated very well, as well as anyone in Finance and the Executive Staff. However, other departments seem to pay well below local and national averages. Additionally, as a 24/7 operation the work/life balance can be difficult. I can say though that management is willing to work with you, as long as you work with them. We always try and do the right thing for our employees, and as long as you are flexible with them, they will work with your schedule to the best of their abilities based on what the business needs are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My only advice would be to thoroughly research what your professionals should be paid. Make $8,000 less than what most other in the same role at other companies make is discouraging. However, the culture and learning opportunities definitely help to balance it out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work

    Current Employee - Poker Dealer in Bangor, ME
    Current Employee - Poker Dealer in Bangor, ME

    I have been working at Penn National Gaming part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in

    Cons

    Bad Hours of operation to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Semi decent management, low start pay, smoking environment, long hours.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Kansas City, KS

    I worked at Penn National Gaming full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A people/customer oriented business. Possibility of over-time. State governed gaming laws. Uniforms provided.

    Cons

    Misguided management with a "me" attitude. Definitely plays to favorites. Occasional long hours with little chance for mandatory breaks. Once employed, HR seems to vanish and not be available for assistance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fast paced exciting

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Penn National Gaming

    Pros

    They respect all their employes

    Cons

    Must be available to work nights

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continued good work

  7.  

    Very employee oriented.

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

    I have been working at Penn National Gaming

    Pros

    One of the major metrics for measuring success in the company is employee engagement. A key metric in the Service Profit Chain.

    Cons

    It is a 24 hour seven day a week business which most employees are not accustomed to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Table Games Dealer in Bangor, ME
    Former Employee - Table Games Dealer in Bangor, ME

    I worked at Penn National Gaming part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Workable management. They worked with you on schedule and provided environmental for you to increase tips. Heard full time benefits were good.

    Cons

    Changing rules, low pay even lower than hostess. They make you take a course, that you pay out of your own pocket, before they "may" hire you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Interesting but stressful

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

    I worked at Penn National Gaming full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - excitement
    - large crowds
    - room to move up
    - family feel

    Cons

    - lonnnng hours
    - many guests are very very rude
    - no holidays or holiday pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your staff more than just their name and shift

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Great Employer so far.

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

    I have been working at Penn National Gaming part-time

    Pros

    They seem to be very open, encouraging employees to advance and better themselves. TONS of perks.I am enjoying myself for the first time in years.

    Cons

    The hierarchy is a little hard to decipher, there seems to be way to many chiefs, which often causes poor communication. Any misunderstandings seem to be dealt with professionally though.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Generally good company with good growth and profits

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

    I worked at Penn National Gaming (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Generally well run. Very successful. Rapid growth. Strong long term potential.

    Cons

    Not as collegial as it once was.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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