Great Canadian Gaming Reviews

Updated June 17, 2015
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  1. Good people, cheap company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers and mid-level managers/directors are awesome and great to work with. Flexible working hours if needed. OK work/life balance. Culture for the most part is fun and laid back.

    Cons

    Company is as cheap as can possibly be when it comes to their own employees. Little to no compensation increases in the last three years except for executives and upper management, despite solid revenue increases and opening/buying new casinos. CEO only cares about bottom line and shareholder dividends. Almost zero perks and company events for employees. General employment strategy of overwork and underpay until the employee gets fed up and quits, then they re-hire and rinse/repeat. Lots of 'talk' and promises of change and improvements but nothing ever happens - usually squashed by the higher ups. Too much carrot dangling. Depressing environment once you work there for a while and realize how little the company cares about you.

    Advice to Management

    A little bit more caring about the employees who actually run your business and a little less lining your own pockets with bonuses and salary increases.


  2. good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Great Canadian Gaming full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    flexible working hours, great team members good benefits, ,

    Cons

    40 hour work week, lots of overtime


  3. Good corporation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Card Dealer in Coquitlam, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Card Dealer in Coquitlam, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Great Canadian Gaming full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good atmosphere to work in. Most supervisors and managers are very nice.

    Cons

    Bad work shifts for me.


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  5. Horrible Company ethics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Great Canadian Gaming full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Loved the staff and customers. Gaming is also a fun/interesting industry where you see and learn new things everyday.

    Cons

    Wages, benefits, shifts, bullying, threats.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff well, pay them fair wages and benefits and it will increase profits. Instead of only the top 5 making millions of dollars a year and the bottom 95% living paycheque to paycheque. Get some morals, integrity and Ethics. Total boys club, why are there no females in leadership positions? It's 2015 - get with the times!


  6. been working at GCGC or almost 3 years, very enjoyable experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Great Canadian Gaming

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Managers are awesome, and great to work for

    Cons

    other employees worked here for so long they get stale


  7. Unethical behaviors by lower management, and higher level management refuse to take action

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coquitlam, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coquitlam, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Great Canadian Gaming full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great co-workers who are helpful and friendly
    - Good benefit such as msp

    Cons

    Unethical behavior caused by lower level management, and the double standard, the lower manager was doing something that violates the policy and got away with it, where as I was doing exact same thing she did because I did not know any better were written up. I complained to the head manager, but he did nothing and told me not too worry because that write up will disappear within a year. On top of that in f & b the manager pick on you, and bully you most of the time, she was rude to many of the employees, but the higher level within the department manager doesn't want to deal with the internal problem.

    In addition to that, as an individual with many qualifications as well as experienced like myself was not given much opportunities due to the politic among the senior management. It is not easy for you to move up unless you are able to get in the good side of your managers.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your staffs, they are your assets, and the unethical behaviour by lower manager can demotivate your staff, which is a valuable asset in the service industry.

    Take proper action regarding bullying within the workplace instead of sweeping it under the rug and act like everything is good.

    Do not just focus on the external problems, but focus on your internal as well.

    Give people more opportunities will motivate your staff to perform better for the company.


  8. Used to be good almost a decade ago for Hastings Racecourse

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Busser in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Busser in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Great Canadian Gaming part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Used to be a decent source of income when younger

    Cons

    There is a lot of politics that take place, while few mid level management are actually competent. The clientele is rapidly diminishing and it doesn't look like it's changing.

    Advice to Management

    Less turnover for management and staff, hard to keep company culture with high turnover rates


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  11. A Company That Could Be Better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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



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