Turning Stone Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. spa

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    Former Employee - SPA
    Former Employee - SPA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Turning Stone (More than a year)

    Pros

    its a nice place to work

    Cons

    riding the bus to work can be a pain. they are never consistent and can cause you to be late its also very caddy

    Advice to Management

    address issues in the performance of your staff s


  2. Benefits are the only positive.

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    Current Employee - Casino in Verona, NY
    Current Employee - Casino in Verona, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Turning Stone full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are the only reason most people stay employed here. Friendly co workers.

    Cons

    Management really don't care about what you say even though employees are actually doing the work. Management doesn't know anything about the actual work involved. Facilities is very poorly managed. Not paid well enough compared to other companies. Dealers are treated with much disrespect. Cigarette smoke is overwhelming at times. Wallpaper is put in heavily steamed and hot environments causing severe black mold underneath. Was told that if state Fire Marshall went through they would be shut down but, Indian nation runs by their own rules.

    Advice to Management

    Let employees share their ideas, give appreciation to your employees, let them know they are an essential to the company and not just an expendable part of it. Don't be so secretive about projects or inner workings of your department. When employees are made to feel involved they do their work better.


  3. I stayed for the benefits, but...

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    Former Employee - Food and Beverage
    Former Employee - Food and Beverage
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Turning Stone (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Made good friends and connections, memorable experiences and many stories to tell.

    Cons

    Hours were excessive, employees frequently thrown under the bus, heavy favoritism, advancement is much faster if you are male, management at the time was abusive...is no longer employed there, so I don't know how new management compares.

    Advice to Management

    Please remember that employees are people too!


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  5. Awful place to work

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    Former Employee - Concession Attendant in Oriskany, NY
    Former Employee - Concession Attendant in Oriskany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Turning Stone part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing fellow employees they become like a second family

    Cons

    You are just a number, stressful environment, never appreciated or backed up by management, can't get time off and work every holiday, if you are asian you get special treatment


  6. Decent money, mediocre management

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

    I worked at Turning Stone part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good earning potential, decent benefits. Scheduling can be flexible. Entertaining atmosphere. Excellent work experience to lead to other careers.

    Cons

    Extremely inconsistent management. Promotions for major positions tend to come from outside the company. No regard for home life. They let the customers get away with abusing staff far more than they should.

    Advice to Management

    Make your middle management positions attractive enough to allow you to hire qualified people, who care about their jobs. This in turn will allow you to more easily promote from within, and cultivate a more positive culture for your lower level employees.


  7. Great fast paced athmosphere

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    Current Employee - Chef
    Current Employee - Chef
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Huge expirience and variety, a lot of projects to do, always busy and challanGing

    Cons

    Challanges in communication, large place, some systems are still very manual.


  8. 24/7 hustle and bustle atmosphere with a focus on guest service, appearance standards, and good employee relations.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Verona, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Verona, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunities for adjusting work-life balance as a hourly employee. Management promotes skills development, personal growth, and offers frequent training.

    Cons

    Challenges include disorganized lower-level management, scheduling conflicts, and very limited cross training, which becomes useful in the event of employee loss.

    Advice to Management

    Be more relatable, the people on the bottom are the reason you have a place on top.


  9. Their okay

    Current Employee - Not Available
    Current Employee - Not Available

    Pros

    Not sure to be honest

    Cons

    it's a dingy place And atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    no


  10. From perspective of a graveyard shift dealer, good experience.

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    Former Employee - Table Games Dealer in Verona, NY
    Former Employee - Table Games Dealer in Verona, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Turning Stone part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Blackjack school was excellent, will never forget that. 20 minute break after every hour. Most everyone on grave is friendly, from other dealers to the scheduler. A lot of camaraderie. Pay is decent and if you go full-time the benefits sounded solid too. It can be a fun work environment too. The resort at large has a lot of employee events (picnics, casino tournament) and "extracurriculars" (Toastmasters). The Oneidas seem aggressive about the incoming competition from new casinos, so wouldn't worry about that. During my time there was a dealer shortage, so voluntary 6-day workweeks were offered if you wanted the extra money.

    Cons

    Starting out you'll get either swing or graveyard shift - the hours can burn you out after a while. You have to come in about 30 minutes early to catch the bus from the employee lot, plus everyone goes out on the floor 5-10 minutes before actual start time. Say goodbye to your Friday and Saturday nights as these are the busiest times. Probably not much upward mobility, or it would take quite a while to progress. They used to give raises but seemed to have ceased that entirely. A few bad apples on grave, who you'll have to deal with as supervisors. Some nights the negativity of guests, plus having smoke constantly blown in your face or putting up with verbal abuse, can get to you. Overall it's a simple job (technically speaking) but not an easy job.

    Advice to Management

    Floor supervisors full-out screaming at dealers - that's rare but unbecoming to guests, and should be discouraged. Also maybe encourage more upward mobility in those that show initiative.


  11. Great people to work with, like a family.

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    Former Employee - Bar Back in Oneida, NY
    Former Employee - Bar Back in Oneida, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Turning Stone part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of customers and good tips.

    Cons

    Very structured company. Need to jump through loops.

    Advice to Management

    Could listen to employees more about what is going on in their company.



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