Great Canadian Gaming

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Great Canadian Gaming Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
10 Reviews
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Great Canadian Gaming Chairman and CEO Ross J. McLeod
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  1.  

    Wanted to go further with this company but wasn't given opportunity or encouragement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Great Canadian Gaming full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work if you are a student, or are between careers.

    Cons

    No room for growth, and management doesn't recognize the assets they already have in the department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Slave labor, high turnover, and management is too cheap.

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Richmond, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Great Canadian Gaming full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Perfect for somone looking for an entry level accounting position while studying, but very little room for growth unless someone quits.

    Coworkers are very friendly and work well in helping each other.

    Work is relatively easy and redundant.

    Company pays for 50% of your professional education but it used to be 100%.

    Medical and dental plan is on par with most companies.

    Occasional social events but often no one les than 50% of staff show up.

    Parking is free and there is a free shuttle bus to the sky train.

    Management are usually helpful in answering questions regarding work.

    Cons

    Management can care less about professional development.

    Everyone is dispensable/replaceable. Company is known for huge waves of lay-offs when properties are under performing.

    Workload is not distributed properly to other staff accountants. Certain accountants often stay very late to finish their work while others leave on time everyday.

    Finance executives favor only CA's for senior level positions who've worked for the Big Four accounting firms.

    Managment is very reactive and not proactive to future outlook.

    Executive team lacks vision and focuses more on short term goals, and does not develop or invest in Finance staff.

    Computer hardware is ancient. Only time you will get new hardware is if your current hardware breaks down.

    Location sucks for food options within walking distance . No good food options unless you drive into the city.

    Lunch room is the size of a shoe box.

    No receptionist, so often accounting staff are responsible for answering the door to visitors and couriers.

    Merit increases are at most 1% if you are lucky. Salaries do not increase with annual inflation.

    Very low ethnic diversity in the Finance group, primarily made up of Asian descent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in your current staff, and offer competivie salaries to reduce high turn over.

    Executive annual bonuses and stock options are far too over inflated.

    Focus more on better work allocation and promote all stars within the company instead of hiring externally for senior level accounting positions.

    For God sakes, pay 100% for professional education.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A Company That Could Be Better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Great Canadian Gaming part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of good people to work with. There are many long term employees who are loyal to the company.

    Cons

    Management without a lot of business experience. Many managers have only worked for this company and do not have business experience or education. Company does not have long term business plans. They only seem to have annual budget plans. Management spent time on telling staff about values but these are just words and not followed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for business experience and knowledge when hiring. Think beyond one year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Great Canadian Gaming

    Pros

    After working with a company for 20 years, there are always a few good people you work with

    Cons

    inconsistency in management. scheduling sucks and takes too long for seniority. any time you move up or get promoted, you must go back to graveyard shifts for years!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to communicate more with all levels and listen, promotion shouldnt demote you in seniority and make you work graveyard for the next decade!!!

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Verbal abuse daily

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    Current Employee - Card Dealer in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Card Dealer in Richmond, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Great Canadian Gaming full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, coworkers are nice

    Cons

    Favoritism especially with the scheduler, managers who kiss up can be late 90 minutes while dealers who are late one minute get written up. Staff get yelled at, sworn at, threatened and all they tell you is that it's not personal and we need to suck it up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff instead of having the company run by idiots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Common sense is not too common in F&B

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    Current Employee - Banquet Server in Coquitlam, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Banquet Server in Coquitlam, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Great Canadian Gaming part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great intentions, solid corporate philosophy, growth potential

    Cons

    MICROMANAGEMENT EXTRAORDINAIRES. They have all the good intentions in the world but the training, departmental orientation, attitude and working under pressure leaves MUCH to be desired. Half the time you are waiting around for a door to be unlocked or for someone to tell you what to do and if you do, do something on your own your are chastised for it. Furthermore is you do something wrong or put something in the wrong place you are told "well isn't that just common sense" Common sense is only common when you do it all the time or it is common knowledge. How much common knowledge do you have on your second day of work when you don't know where anything is or where anything goes and everyone is too busy to tell you or they assume you know as much as they do?
    In short the gaming side from what I can see is well run AS IT HAS TO BE.. it is regulated by a provincial body, the F&B side is an absolute joke!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the Micromanagement and trust in your supervisors or senior staff who 9 times out of 10 the rest of the staff look for direction anyway. Or even better purge the corporate smiling lackeys and people who get the job done into positions of authority... most of the staff would thank you for it. Stop using the term "common sense" to explain away any and everything... you are 1 WCB claim away from a huge nightmare of an audit of workplace safety with that attitude. Yes the "guests come first and service is of prime importance but for the staff to succeed they need clear solid dependable management and quality core departmental specific training.. of which NONE is provided.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    If given a paper bag, they could not manage their way out of it

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Great Canadian Gaming part-time

    Pros

    Some good floor staff and good intentions of management

    Cons

    Very poor follow through and direction of management toward front end staff. Poor training in some critical areas of operation. Very poor new front line staff training in the general operation and even lay out of property. Information required for working there is over the top. Security is a nightmare, so many hours waiting for keys or for someone to let you into a space

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give new employees the tools they need to succeed by giving proper and THOROUGH training. Sink of swim does not cut it. Micromanagement is for for children not your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    some good workmates, but terrible management and communication skills

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Great Canadian Gaming

    Pros

    The benefits for dental is very good compared to most hotels. Everything else would be average.

    Cons

    The vacation package is very sneaky. Employees should ask human resources to run them by twice.
    Some workmates are extremely over the top lazy, and no one does anything about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PLEASE communicate better with your staff. It`s really important to hear them out.

  10.  

    Card Dealer - Great Canadian Gaming

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    Former Employee - Card Dealer in Port Coquitlam, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Card Dealer in Port Coquitlam, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Great Canadian Gaming

    Pros

    Challenging work, stimulating environment, fun coworkers.

    Cons

    Standing for hours at a time is physically tiring, and can even become painful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps it may be healthier if Card Dealers were allowed to sit while working.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    GCC a company or a prison cell?

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dealer Supervisor in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Dealer Supervisor in Richmond, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Great Canadian Gaming

    Pros

    The pay is somewhat better than most customer service related jobs. It's not good enough though. that's about it.

    Cons

    No life pretty much. It's hard to get the shift you want. Very bad scheduling and managment is partial to some senior staff about their schedules. It's difficult ot take time off and everything is by the clock. The company is very cheap and demands a lot from it's employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smarten up and show some consideration or at least show that you care for the staff working for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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