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Digital Design was the Worse Experience I've ever had...

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Former Employee - Designer In Digital Design Group in Las Vegas, NV
Former Employee - Designer In Digital Design Group in Las Vegas, NV

I worked at MGM Resorts International full-time

Pros

Free slop at the EDR's, although some have food.
Good place for people who are unable to think for themselves and enjoy being micro-managed.
Great properties and entertainment.
Mostly great co-workers.
Resume padding.
Decent medical benefits.

Cons

If you can think for yourself and want to keep your sanity, stay way and run for the hills.
Rampant nepotism.
Employees are treated like children.
Management does not stand up for their employees and always takes the side of anyone, but the employees. This is why nobody trusts or respects them.
No transparency.
Spy in the room who constantly monitors and tells tales on people, whether it's true or not. There were times people would be accused and reprimanded for doing things they hadn't even done,
Low pay and terrible vacation policy.
No room for advancement.
It's actually possible to walk down the hallway the wrong way.
Sweatshop environment with people so overwhelmed that I saw some bursting into tears.
A head down chained to the desk work environment with ridiculous deadlines that are scheduled by people who have no clue on how long design or development projects really take.
Some employees actually considered careers changes, because MGM completely burned them out.
Constant meetings to discuss workflow issues would amount to nothing. Promises about things getting better are made, but it's always hot air.
Employees are expected to walk around smiling fake smiles, but most are miserable.
A paranoid arrogant micro-managing director who talks to his employees like they're 5yrs old and is completely clueless about new web technologies & media. Basically a person who takes any technical suggestions/ideas as personal criticism.
The turnover is high in this department and all because no one trusts, respects or likes working for "That Guy!"

Advice to Management

As web and email design have zero interaction with video production, it doesn't make much sense to have them in the same group. Web and email design would be better served by merging them with graphic design under the direction of an actual Creative Director. Currently both groups work on the same campaigns, but from different ends. Bringing them together would mean creative consistency, better coordination of the campaigns and a much needed sharing of resources.

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  1. Technical review

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    Current Employee - Technician in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Technician in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at MGM Resorts International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good management that steer the company thro good and bad times.

    Cons

    Processes and procedure need to improve

  2. Helpful (2)

    Loved the company but the communication in this department needs some work.

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    Former Employee - Public Relations Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Public Relations Specialist in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at MGM Resorts International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you enjoy working in the public relations industry, and want to branch out into the "entertainment" sectors of pr, this is a great place to work. Having MGM on my resume has opened amazing doors and I can honestly say I received some great work experience.

    Cons

    High turnover and lack of communication within the entire department. If you can, stick it out and try to avoid managements ego.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your employees are truly happy and not just walking around with a happy face. Work on the communication with your entry and mid-level employees. Stop taking the side of the directors and speak to your "little people" for a change. Perhaps then you could actually keep a full staff.

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