Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Harrah's Entertainment in November 2010.
Interview Details – long process, took about 2 months to actually be offered the job. really silly group interview, seemed more like a self-important, self-indulgent interview process. questions that have nothing to do with finance at all. more related to dealers and floor staff. so badly put together. the finance questions were really about being able to deal with the managers. HR staff full of themselves as if interviewing for the President of U.S. staff.
Interview Question – none really. they asked more about customer service such as if i see a kid on the gambling floor what do i do? im applying for an accountant position, whats the chance of being in that sitiuation? no hardcore finance questions at all. silly at best the whole process. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – fast, take it or leave it. i need to eat, i need clothes, i need shelter. so i took it..........
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Harrah's Entertainment.
Interview Details – 1st phone call, than panel interview with few questions
Interview Question – Come up with a commercial about Harrah's Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Non negotiable
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Harrah's Entertainment in February 2013.
Interview Details – This had to of been one of the most ridiculous hiring events I've ever been to. They give you a single date and range of times to show up at their HR office. Inside will be literally HUNDREDS of people. They're all interviewing for different positions, but you will have to do the same basic tests for all positions regardless of whether or not you're cash/alcohol/food handling.
Afterwards is a group interview that's more to see what kind of personality you have and weed out those that they dislike immediately. From there you MIGHT get to speak with someone that works in your department *IF* they're there--they probably aren't. If they're not, then you have to meet with them for a phone or in-person interview at a later date. (Keep in mind that this whole process up to this point can take a month to two months.)
After all this is done, you have a "job shadowing." This IS NOT on-the-job training, but an opportunity for you to follow around your potential manager so that they can have you work the job without hiring you!
So after all the hiring mess, you now get to work for free so they can decide if they like you or not???
Interview Question – They're going to basically ask you to sing and dance for their amusement. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Harrah's Entertainment.
Interview Details – Group interview cage cashier, no call back for 2nd interview. Slot Attendant, called back for second interview. Several in-house employees also waiting to interview. We had to wait for interviewer for what seemed like several hours as he was interviewing 2 people at a time. No offer. Before going in for the security guard interview, I called and asked if I could move on to the next step since I already had two "initial" interviews in which they asked the same questions. I was told to wait 6 months before applying to another position and was not given the opportunity to interview for the position I was invited to interview for. Big waste of my time!
Interview Question – Describe a time when you exhibited integrity in the workplace. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Harrah's Entertainment in May 2010.
Interview Details – Had to do placement math test which consisted of Around 20 questions, 10 minutes. The rest based on personality. Provided some past employment background
Interview Question – math placement test Answer Question
Negotiation Details – none
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Harrah's Entertainment in December 2010.
Interview Details – Had to interview in front of a panel with other applicants their too.
Interview Question – I was asked to sing, dance, tell a funny joke, or role play in front of everyone. View Answer
Negotiation Details – They offered more than I expected. Immediately took it.
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Harrah's Entertainment in December 2013.
Interview Details – I was told to be there at 9:30am, I arrived at the guard shack at 9:10am thinking I would have plenty of time to get to HR. I was wrong. It took twenty minutes for my escort to come get me, leaving me to stand outside in inclement weather. When I got to HR, eight minutes late, I had to fill out a few standard papers then take an assessment online. This test was basically about my personality. When I finished I was taken to the office where the interview would be conducted. It was nearly 10am at this point. The man who interviewed me was very helpful. He explained the duties of the position I had applied for and the benefits incredibly well. It turned out that the position was not exactly what I was looking for. After telling him that, he was eager to help me find something else within the casino that was better suited for me. The whole experience was super painless. I would suggest to anyone who may be going to an interview at Harrah's to chill out, the people who work there are more than likely pretty cool.
Interview Question – My interviewer asked me to describe the most impressive customer service I had ever received as a patron. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I wasn't happy with the level of the position being offered. I was looking for more.
I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Harrah's Entertainment in March 2010.
Interview Details – 1st contact was with HR to make sure I qualified for the position. Then a group interview ( 8 of us) in front of 3 company people. They genuinely seemed to want to hire people, not exclude them, but being a state-regulated casino, some things just don't fly, like criminal background, drinking problems, and sloppy or freaky appearance.
Interview Question – You will be asked to express your self in front of the group. Some sing, do impersonations.. just do something.. you will find this a non-threatening environment. Everyone in their is just a cat looking to better themselves. You will do fine View Answer
Negotiation Details – They laid out their figure and showed me how I could get to the figure I wanted with exceptional performance. They live up to their word.
I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Harrah's Entertainment.
Interview Details – The interviewers are mostly very young with a minimum amount of knowledge of most of the areas they are initially interviewing for. To be asked by the interviewer "what is involved in the job" which they are interviewing you for, is ridiculous. Interviewers should have a thorough knowledge of the different departments they are interviewing people for. How else are they able to decide if someone is a good fit or not?
Interview Question – On thing I strongly disagree with in an interview is 'Role Playing'. My behavior when I am with a guest comes NATURALLY. I cannot pretend an interviewer is the guest. I am not an actress. If they want to see how you interact, they need to put you in a live situation and observe your behavior. This is what I did when I interviewed my applicants. I was in a heavy money handling department, and I was sent applicants that could not even make simple change without the use of a calculator. This is unacceptable. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Harrah's Entertainment in June 2013.
Interview Details – Received an email from my college's career services office. I applied online on the 10th of June, received a phone call on the 16th about coming to the interview for the 21st. It was all really quick which was a plus.
Before you apply just know that you MUST be able to pass a hair sample drug test (need to be clean at least 6 months) or Harrah's won't even let you sweep their floors. Also have a valid driver's license along with an unlamented social security card or birth certificate.
In the phone interview you will be asked why you applied to Harrah's and if you are available for a date picked by them (agree to the date no matter what). The phone call is really quick and the lady who called me was very friendly and energetic; just a pleasant call overall. You will be told what to wear, where to be and what time and just other basic stuff. YOU NEED PROFESSIONAL DRESS! Suit and tie dress for men (and whatever the equivalent is for ladies). Dress shoes, dress pants - as professional as you can get. Although I arrived early both days I don't think that made much of an impression considering the interview started late both days.
As this was an internship there were other candidates so I would expect competition. It is a group interview so for my interview they had the 20 of us sit down in chairs along the wall with a table across from us. Three people sat at this table with the middle person being the one who asked the questions (American Idol style). The other two watched everyone as the interview went along. Sit up straight, no nervous ticks - be attentive during the whole process. You will be seated in the order you arrived to the interview. When it was your turn to speak (they started from one side to the other then back again) you stood up, said your name then you answered the question. Be prepared with your answers - they want precise answers in as little as 2 minutes or less.
Expect to be there for about 2-3 hours so eat before you go along with maybe bringing a bottle of water. After the interview was over they all 3 stepped outside, deliberated for about 5-10 minutes then came back in and read a list of names - those people called went out the room, everyone else stayed (these people made it). You will be told about the next day for a second group interview. It will all be the same except maybe the managers/supervisors will be at the table instead of the three other people.
Questions asked: describe yourself using one word; what word would your friends describe you as; act/dance/sing something from your favorite entertainer (everyone else has to guess it); if money were no option what would be your dream job.
Overall I actually enjoyed the interview process and thought it was very professional (if only it could have be timed more appropriately). The interviewers were really nice and friendly and did a good job of representing Harrah's corporate culture.
With that said I didn't like some parts of it. The room they had us in was HOT (23 people in a small room with added nerves and it gets hot quick). The chairs they had us sit in weren't the most comfortable chairs so sitting in them for 3+ hours started to hurt. It pays to be in the middle of the questioning so you can use other people's answers to better construct your answers (so again if you are early or last expect to go first as they have both ends answer first).
It was a solid opportunity and I'm not entirely sure what they were looking for as I thought I was a perfect candidate when compared to the other people who got it, but alas to the best man go the spoils and sadly I didn't get it. (I made it to the bottom 13 and they only picked 2 people from those 13). GOODLUCK!
Interview Question – Describe a time when you went above and/or beyond your usual requirements to better understand a product/service you sold at a previous job or about a subject/assignment/project while you were in school (higher education only). Answer Question
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