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- Senior Management
I have been working at Potawatomi Bingo and Casino full-time
The medical & dental are very affordable. Less than $140 a paycheck for myself and family. 401K match up is great too. FSA you can contribute to every paycheck. Free life insurance for Team Members and you can buy LI for husband/children. I think the PTO is the best benefit though. 112 hours your first year. You can start using after your 90 day probationary period. Not a use it or lose it but you do need to stay under the max hours. If you are close you can always cash out up to 40 hours of PTO a year to stay beneath that max. Training is great. Scheduling can be tricky sometimes but I'll get into that in cons.
Pretty much don't plan on working a second job. They say they'll work with you but as soon as you say something about a conflict of schedules they may get snippy. Otherwise this is a great company.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Potawatomi Bingo and Casino.
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.
Non-negotiable base pay upon first hire. Vast majority of wages are made from tips.
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