MGM Resorts International

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MGM Resorts International Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
136 Reviews

3.4
136 Reviews
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MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • great pay, great benefits, awesome diversity campaigns, never boring (in 13 reviews)

  • Professional development and mentorship is available for employees; plenty of volunteer oportunities; good benefits (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Lots of unfairness in new hire packages for people, vey low pay for some and very high pay for others (in 6 reviews)

  • Not the best moral - upper management changes trickle down hill and make everyone nervous (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good to their employees

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Art Gallery Representative  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Art Gallery Representative in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at MGM Resorts International part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I worked on a 5-star property, so employees were well taken care of. There seemed to be a good interest in morale. I received paid breaks, and the free employee dining was nice. They clearly want to keep their workers for the long haul.

    Cons

    Not a ton of opportunity for upward mobility. Things got boring doing the same tasks every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on promoting from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for but you need to remember you are simply a cog in the corporate wheel of success.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Services  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Front Services in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at MGM Resorts International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    the company is stable - it's not like it's going to go away or you are going to show and find the doors locked. Their company insurance is among the best in the industry. Management is supportive and encourages growth and presents you with all the tools necessary for you to succeed.

    Cons

    con's it's so large that you often feel that you are just a number and they do make it clear that if you are unable or unwilling to perform a function you can easily be replaced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remember to acknowledge and say thank you to that little guy showing up every day doing his job that allows you "said management & company" to live the lifestyle you enjoy. Without the day to day employee doing their best to complete tasks you set fourth the company would fail.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    MGM Resorts allows tremendous opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager of Recreation  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager of Recreation in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at MGM Resorts International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company dominates the Las Vegas Strip with some of the best world renowned properties. Employee's receive wonderful benefits and the company partners with other resorts as well to provide perks like discounted rates etc. The Las Vegas community caters to the hospitality employees; employees even get discounts at subway. Great place to learn everything in a fast paced environment.

    Cons

    The pay is not as high as competitors like Wynn, Four Seasons, or Fairmont unless you join the company from the outside to a Director position or higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-Life balance is very difficult in a 24 hour city like Las Vegas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Opportunity to grow horrible pay.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at MGM Resorts International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Employee training
    Advancement opportunity
    At Corporate, you can enjoy a work-life balance not enjoyed by property-level colleagues

    Cons

    Pay
    Firing decisions are often random--there are many there who shouldn't be and others let go that had a lot of talent--typical corporate machine.
    "Lean management style" aka suck the marrow out of the talent that you do have

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you plan to expand, you need to keep pace with current salary levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Poor IT Ops Management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at MGM Resorts International as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great new office location off 215 and Decatur.

    Cons

    They hire a lot of contractors and suddenly just drop them without warning whatsoever--with no concern or consideration for the individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to clearly define roles/responsibilities between their IT and their third-party resources and not wait for the latter to mess up so MGMRI can walk away freely from their contracts.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    fun

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator Digital Design  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Coordinator Digital Design in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at MGM Resorts International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    fun; free fountain drinks...did i mention fun

    Cons

    i could use a raise...low salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay raise

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best places to work in Las Vegas

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MGM Resorts International

    Pros

    One of the best ...

    Cons

    There's only a handful of places to work in Las Vegas for professionals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on providing growth potential

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company to Work For

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst

    I worked at MGM Resorts International full-time

    Pros

    MGM is a really good company to work for. You will learn a lot and it is easy to move around and grow with the company. The company has excellent benefits and the work life balance is good although a lot will depend on who you work for as it is a large company. The company is also doing well financially and has some cool developments coming online on the east coast and in China. The company operates the best portfolio of properties in Vegas so you will probably work at an awesome casino.

    Cons

    The only big con with MGM is the pay. If you start your career or begin in a low paying position with the company you will never be paid a market wage as you move up. Because of this I believe the company has and will continue to have high turnover in mid level white collar and middle management positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate compensation if you want to retain talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MGM HIP  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - MGM HIP in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at MGM Resorts International as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Really focus on where you will be most successful. They take the time to make sure you are happy with where you're at and how they can help you improve. The office I am in invests a lot of time and resources into it's staff to keep them current.

    While there is a lot of governance over the different projects, I've only seen constructive feedback. Everyone is adults and treated as such. I have never worked in an office before where everyone worked together so well. Everyone is on there game all the time, and I have been blown away by the caliber of people they have in their office.

    Cons

    Very complex systems and many different offices to manage them. MGM has there hands in so many different things that if your project crosses into multiple areas it can be very time consuming to get all of the resources and approvals you need from all of the many different departments. Can be very bureaucratic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great benefits, safe work environment, hard to advance within the company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pool Server  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Pool Server in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at MGM Resorts International part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, nice vacation policies. Friendly, approachable managers.

    Cons

    Management under qualified (education wise), it's all about who you know in order to get promoted.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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