Boyd Gaming Interview Questions

Updated Apr 2, 2015
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    Cocktail Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in East Peoria, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Boyd Gaming (East Peoria, IL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    A group of candidates were seated in a room while the interviewer asked us all a series of questions. There was a small icebreaking activity in the beginning to teach that it's possible to communicate without using speech, but I think it was more to ease tensions and make us all more comfortable.

    Interview Questions

    • Name one time you had fun at work.   1 Answer
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boyd Gaming (Las Vegas, NV).

    Interview

    Showed up to first interview just to find out they'd decided to hire someone internally. They had another position open, but it was nowhere near my current salary. Considering I'd taken time off my current job to go to the interview (and the interviewer was told this), it would've been nice to have been contacted beforehand. They contacted me about another position a short time later and interviewed me for that. I was given a timeline on when they'd be making a decision and told to fill out an official application for it, but even after following up and thanking them for their time I got no response or acknowledgement. I don't think I'll be responding to anymore interview requests.

    Interview Questions

    Boyd Gaming Response

    Mar 16, 2015 – Company Administrator

    Thank you for your honest feedback! We strive to be an employer of choice, but when we fall short of this we want to hear about it so we can improve the process. If you would like to email us at ... More

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    Entry Level Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Boyd Gaming (Las Vegas, NV) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online and waited a long time. Got a call from a very nice lady to set up an interview. Interview was relaxed and comfortable with a pop quiz involved to test skill.

    Interview Questions

    • How much experience do you have?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Aim high because they're aiming low, as usual.

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    Deck Hand Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Boyd Gaming.

    Interview

    I applied for the deck hand position November 12th and was very happy to hear back and have an interview set for today November 13th. I really liked that it was a group interview, it was my first time doing a group interview. I liked the first exercise of all applicants lining up in a line in order of our birthdays without talking. I instantly knew to use my hand as the month, I think that helps to prepare us to think on the fly. It was also nice to listen to other applicants and learn more about possible coworkers. It was a fun and creative way to interview and I enjoyed being apart of it. Debbie Yancey was a great host and interviewer. Really happy to find out I'm a candidate and looking forward to hearing from hiring manager. Thanks

    Interview Questions

    • When is a time you had fun at work?   1 Answer

    Boyd Gaming Response

    Nov 21, 2014 – Company Administrator

    Thanks for your interest in working for Boyd Gaming, and for your feedback on our hiring process. We also appreciate the positive feedback on Debbie. We will pass that along to the property. We ... More

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Boyd Gaming in November 2014.

    Interview

    I received a telephone call to attend the group interview within just a few days after applying. I have never attended an interview quite like it. It was fun and interesting and I left there with a very positive attitude about the company and the employees. I was impressed with the way Debbie Yancey ran the interview. Her positive attitude about what it is like to work for Boyd Gaming came through in everything she did and this is something you just don't see often.

    Interview Questions

    • The question about a time that I received great service was quite unexpected. Normally a prospective employer wants to know when you gave great service. Very interesting take on the subject!   Answer Question

    Boyd Gaming Response

    Nov 21, 2014 – Company Administrator

    Thanks for your interest in working for Boyd Gaming, and for your feedback on our hiring process. We encourage you to stay in touch with the property's HR team regarding your application and your ... More

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    Hostess Steakhouse Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Boyd Gaming (Peoria, IL) in August 2014.

    Interview

    I had my FIT interview yesterday (08/13/2014). I liked the "icebreaker" exercise the group did, standing in order according to our birth dates without speaking to each other. I also like the 4 questions asked during the interview and that the interview process was done in a timely manner. I think that Debbie Yancey has a good and personable ways how she interviews. Holding group interviews is a nice process because it allows others to hear if there is similarity in ideas and experiences.

    Interview Questions

    • The unexpected question I think… was what was the funniest time on my last job and what was it?   1 Answer

    Boyd Gaming Response

    Aug 19, 2014 – Company Administrator

    Thanks for your interest in working for Boyd Gaming, and for your feedback on our hiring process. We also appreciate the positive feedback on Debbie. We will pass that along to the property. This ... More

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    Web/Graphic Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Boyd Gaming (Las Vegas, NV) in August 2014.

    Interview

    The interview was a group interview with various members of the subgroups that make up my overall department to see if personalities would clash. They asked about what i expect to gain from being employed with Boyd Gaming and how i heard about the opportunity. They wanted to know if I had any reservations about adhering to a code of conduct and observed dress code (before actually telling me what that entailed) as well as asked if i accepted the offer (at least 10k less than i was going for) if i could start the next business day. Overall it was a very quick process...

    Interview Questions

    • How much are you looking to make as an annual salary?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Pretty much a take it or leave it. There wasn't any room for negotiation.

    Boyd Gaming Response

    Dec 27, 2014 – Company Administrator

    Congratulations on joining our team! We’re thrilled to have you on board, and we hope you enjoy working for us. We appreciate the feedback you’ve provided on our hiring process. We’re always ... More

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    Arena Usher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Boyd Gaming.

    Interview

    Was contacted by phone and an appointment set up for the next afternoon. Met with lead usher and Supervisor, had a great, open conversation with questions. Felt very relaxed and comfortable with these 2 people and was called back a few days later with my first assignment. Have loved it since!

    Interview Questions

    • Just a question on how do I deal with an unsatisfied customer and how would I take care of the customer?   Answer Question

    Boyd Gaming Response

    May 22, 2014 – Company Administrator

    Congratulations on joining our team! We’re thrilled to have you on board, and we hope you enjoy working for us. We appreciate the feedback you’ve provided on our hiring process. We’re always ... More

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Internal Audit Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    The process was fairly simple. I interviewed with a manager and then one of the senior auditors came in and also participated. It was mostly about seeing if I was a good "fit". They called me with an offer within a week or two.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing really unexpected, just be prepared to know about the industry and the company.   Answer Question
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    Promotions Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Shreveport, LA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Boyd Gaming (Shreveport, LA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    It took a while for them to get back to me. The interview was pretty normal. I applied online. I interviewed with a group of people so it was kind of difficult.

    Interview Questions

    • They make you do "home work" and come up with a promotion   Answer Question

    Boyd Gaming Response

    May 22, 2014 – Company Administrator

    Thanks for your interest in working for Boyd Gaming, and for your feedback on our hiring process. Although this opportunity didn’t work out, we hope that you will keep us in mind in the future ... More

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