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I have been working at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino full-time for less than a year
Pros – Decent work environment, easy to move up. 2.00 lunches.
Cons – Micro management, low pay, long hours when advanced because of same. Get the experience, then move on.
Advice to Senior Management – Empower people to do their jobs
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2014-02-07 14:36 PST
I have been working at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino full-time
Pros – GSR allows you to live and work in Reno which is a great town. Company allows you (or pretends) to give you a voice in the decision making (if you are in finance, marketing, IT). Also possible to juggle college while working if you are clever.
Cons – Management has a very unique view of employees. Instead of viewing them as stewards of company's assets that can be developed into leaders, they view them as cost centers. Making sure that you put in plenty of hours of work and never ask for a raise is the mantra they live by. Some top level executives like to intimidate and discourage disagreement yet also pretend to act like they encourage it.
While the company has grown its bottom line in the recent past, it's methods of doing so are very harsh which is a major drain on morale. Most employees that i worked with were only loyal to their paycheck and didn't care at all about the company. The only reason they felt like working at GSR was that they were so burdened by their duties at work that they didn't even have the time to look for another job. Company promotes employees only to burden them with so much work that they are destined to fail and then it gets rid of them.
The company's owner (Meruelo Group) feels like every employee is out to get them. In the past they have (unsuccessfully) attempted to get (even salaried) all employees to exit though a specific door that they can monitor like a hawk. Most employees that have comp cards are scared to use them (even though they have no bad intentions) and cannot even peform their regular duties as a result.
When you are about to leave the company you get a cold shoulder and the top management views you as a defector that dared to stick their head out of their computer monitor to think about their career.
Advice to Senior Management – Acknowledge and reward best employees, not burden them and burn them.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2014-01-16 14:13 PST
I have been working at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino full-time for more than 10 years
Pros – You only have to pay $2 for a meal in the employees cafeteria
Cons – The new management has no idea how to run a casino/resort. They are making a strong effort to chase employees away so they can replace them with part-time workers. Thanks to Obama Care, it's now the new norm.
Advice to Senior Management – Stop micromanaging! You preach to us that we should smile and be friendly but upper management does not follow that advice!
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-06-26 09:21 PDT
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