Potawatomi Bingo and Casino Reviews

3.0
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Mike Goodrich
11 Ratings
  • Potawatomi review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Potawatomi Bingo and Casino (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Allows transfers between departments. Benefits are pretty good. Large cafeteria with reasonable prices for team memters.

    Cons

    Very discipline oriented. Seems they like to find whatever is wrong and totally ignore the good performance of most of their team members. Very judgmental and cliquey.

    Advice to Management

    Try to recognize the good in your employees as well as any weaknesses. Nobody is perfect but it seems management thrives on the negative.


Potawatomi Bingo and Casino Interviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

36%
36%
27%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

100%

Interview Difficulty

2.5
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy
  1.  

    Table Games Dealer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Potawatomi Bingo and Casino.

    Interview

    The casino contacted me for a "group interview" which is really just a conference room of about 30 new-hire candidates going over what the basics of the job are. They'll include wages, hours, what shifts are available for hire & everything else in this presentation. Management will field questions from candidates afterward. The "interview" itself then takes place in a mock training room with several blackjack tables. Dealers from the casino will deal to the candidates a in fun exercise that really is just an opportunity for you to be engaging. You literally DON'T HAVE TO KNOW A THING ABOUT BLACKJACK for this. All you gotta do is be engaged, smile, make eye contact with the workers and you'll be fine. After a bit the employers will ask you to take a short math test. THIS IS WHERE YOU MUST BE ACCURATE. You won't be allowed to chicken scratch or use calculators because you must demonstrate you're proficient doing math in your head. The test includes addition, subtraction, multiplication of numbers by 1.5, and division. IT'S IMPORTANT TO DOUBLE CHECK YOUR ANSWERS BEFORE YOU SUBMIT IT. Even one question wrong could disqualify you from consideration. If you pass the math the test, your name will proceed forward into an extremely thorough background check before hiring you. Some weeks later their employee screeners will task you with documenting all of your police encounters, citations, speeding tickets, etc. I had a few underage drinking tickets from back in the day and they were okay with that. Stuff like theft charges might disqualify you. The important thing is to be as completely transparent and honest with them as possible. You won't want to mischaracterize anything you've done, because these guys are pretty much like FBI and they WILL find out anything and everything you've done. Upon completion of the criminal background check, they'll contact you in about 6 weeks to let you know you've been hired. The blackjack dealer training class is about 3 1/2 weeks long and it is very, very, very thorough and procedural. Monday-Friday for 8 hours a day. If you've played blackjack and you think got it locked down first day of class because you can add cards up to 21, you're wrong. There's about 40 other procedures you must memorize before you're ready to be on the gaming floor. All of these things are covered extensively by the training staff, however. They will work with you exhaustively if you struggle. Out of my class of 15 candidates, only one did not make it.

    Negotiation

    Non-negotiable base pay upon first hire. Vast majority of wages are made from tips.

Potawatomi Bingo and Casino Awards & Accolades

Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition – Add an award

Additional Info

Unlock Profile
Website www.paysbig.com
Headquarters Milwaukee, WI
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Work at Potawatomi Bingo and Casino? Share Your Experiences

Potawatomi Bingo and Casino

 
Click to Rate
or