Boyd Gaming Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Boyd Gaming CEO and President Keith E. Smith
Keith E. Smith
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Pros
  • They also do have a a really good work life balance unlike other gaming companies that have a work work balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Promotes from within and hires dealers with minimum experience (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Too often a person in an upper management position will have either no casino experience or they are "old school" casino people (in 3 reviews)

  • Negative work environment, no recognition, top-heavy, no one seems to really care what the lower level employees feel (in 3 reviews)

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  1. IT

    Former Employee - Business Analyst Intern in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Intern in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Boyd Gaming (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice place to work and learn.

    Cons

    Nothing to worry about, great company


  2. Benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boyd Gaming full-time

    Pros

    They have a generous benefit package and PTO accrual. Numerous opportunities for advancement within the company. The company has properties all around the country.

    Cons

    The HRA and health coaching required to receive a discount on benefits seems excessive but I guess most companies have implemented this policy.

    Advice to Management

    Speak to your employees and let them feel empowered to make decisions without having to get approval for most things.


  3. Casino Host

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Casino Host in Opelousas, LA
    Former Employee - Casino Host in Opelousas, LA

    I worked at Boyd Gaming full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I well with others love working with work well under stress ,very focus.

    Cons

    I woul be able to work any shift but graveyard shift,I have a sick mother that i see ahout a night.

    Advice to Management

    If u were to hire me in this field you would be making a great decision,I will not let this company.

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    Boyd Gaming Response

    Jun 22, 2015Company Administrator

    Thank you for your review.

    We appreciate your feedback and wish you the very best with your family member. We do encourage you to see what other opportunities are available on our
    ... More


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  5. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Specialist in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Boyd Gaming (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    benefits, work hours, corporate location

    Cons

    There is really not a lot of bad things working for this company

    Boyd Gaming Response

    Jun 22, 2015Company Administrator

    We appreciate your review and we're glad to have had you as a team member.

    We wish you all the best in your future career endeavors. Thanks again for your feedback.


  6. IT

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boyd Gaming

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great family company.with great core values.

    Cons

    Senior management needs improvement. A lot of dead weight with one individual calling the shots.

    Advice to Management

    Let your managers and directors do there jobs and stop micro-managing every aspect of the department


  7. V P Corporate Communications

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boyd Gaming full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Family-like atmosphere atmosphere but the family isn't really playing a lead role anymore. Lots of mid-price properties in regional markets and NV.

    Cons

    Very seldom performed well-enough to pay full bonuses. Gave very few raises. Bonuses always skewed fifty per cent to the top 8 execs.


  8. food server

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    Current Employee - Food Server in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Food Server in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Boyd Gaming part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    everyone is nice and willing to help free meal and paid lunch great perks

    Cons

    none that i can think of

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work


  9. Great coworkers!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Poker Host in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Poker Host in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Boyd Gaming part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    All of the employees are friendly and helpful! Great place to work!

    Cons

    Hiring process is overly cumbersome and multiple trips must be made! It definitely can be streamlined.

    Advice to Management

    With so many open positions, your HR team needs to do a better job or streamlining the process. It should not take 2-3 weeks to start a job once accepted.

    Boyd Gaming Response

    Jun 8, 2015Company Administrator

    Thanks for the positive feedback!

    As you know, we strive to be an employer of choice in our industry. When we fall short of that standard, we want to know about it, so we can work to improve
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  10. Agent Airport Ground

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Agent Airport Ground in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Agent Airport Ground in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Boyd Gaming part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Easy job and great atmosphere. Loved working there. Recommended to anyone who works at night regularly or during the day because the wage won't support you, but it's fun.

    Cons

    Little pay and not enough hours. This job won't support you, but will give you pocket money. The pay is lower than at McDonald's now.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing because of what the job is.

    Boyd Gaming Response

    Jun 22, 2015Company Administrator

    We appreciate your feedback.

    As you know, we strive to be an employer of choice in our industry. When we fall short of that standard, we want to know about it, so we can work to improve. We will
    ... More


  11. Helpful (2)

    Corporate yes property no

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boyd Gaming

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Corporate cares about each property and employees however the property management does not. Great benefits and promote from within.

    Cons

    Boyd style is not taught at the property level. Property level executives do not follow the essence of Boyd.

    Advice to Management

    Need to evaluate the property executives and see why they don't continue customer service training and Boyd style. They are worrying about pennies and not promoting the property properly. Customer recognizition and growth is lacking

    Boyd Gaming Response

    May 22, 2015Company Administrator

    We appreciate your feedback.

    As you know, we strive to be an employer of choice in our industry. When we fall short of that standard, we want to know about it, so we can work to improve. We will
    ... More



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