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Boyd Gaming Reviews

Updated June 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "Boyd while not an industry leader in compensation has the best work-life balance of any gaming company in Las Vegas" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Hourly team members were good people" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "upper management was not very knowledgable" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Also, I wish I was a full time employee versus on call" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Loved their fast hiring process!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Going to start work soon as a full time employee - Quite impressed with their fast hiring process. Right from interview to hire everything was fast & efficient. Awesome HR!!!

    Cons

    None at all so far.

    Advice to Management

    So far I liked everything. Thank you!!

    Boyd Gaming Response

    Oct 18, 2017 – HR Specialist

    Thank you for applying at Boyd Gaming. We are happy the recruiting process worked well for you. Welcome to the Boyd Gaming Team!


  2. "pbx"

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    Current Employee - PBX Operator in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - PBX Operator in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boyd Gaming part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    feels like a family environment

    Cons

    no cons i can think of

  3. "Overall nice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boyd Gaming part-time

    Pros

    Good environment.
    Friendly staff.
    Good pay.

    Cons

    Needs more handicap accessible.


  4. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boyd Gaming full-time

    Pros

    Applied for Boyd Gaming on April 22nd in less than a week, I began the interview process. HR and the entire Boyd Hiring gang was awesome. I am excited to start working for this GREAT company.

    Cons

    None. The process has been good.

    Advice to Management

    Boyd Gaming is awesome. Can't wait to be a part of your company.

    Boyd Gaming Response

    May 8, 2018 – HR Specialist

    Welcome to the Boyd family. We are happy our new hiring processes is reducing the hiring process time. Good luck on your new job.


  5. "Temp cardroom"

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    Current Employee - On Call Dealer in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - On Call Dealer in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I just get hired as a temp position. There is room for advancement

    Cons

    Dont know about the company just yet

    Advice to Management

    Still learning about the company

    Boyd Gaming Response

    Apr 27, 2018 – HR Specialist

    Congratulations on your new positions!!!. You will find that Boyd Gaming is committed to its team members and creates a welcoming environment through our Boyd Style. Boyd Style is the foundation of... More


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Ice Cream Cone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boyd Gaming full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a paying job with benefits.

    Cons

    Too top heavy. I have never seen so many directors and VPs without staff. It's supposed to be lonely at the top. The problem with this ice cream cone (vs pyramid) structure is the company has to find ways to pay the bloated salaries and bonuses to all of these people. The result is people at the lower levels suffer with lower than market wages and benefits and no bonus opportunities even when the company is doing well. The result is the better people leave.

    Advice to Management

    Need to make some cuts at the top and restructure. My guess is some of these folks are just waiting to retire and the company will eventually get bought out.


  7. "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company culture with friendly people. I was given the tools to and training to master the position.

    Cons

    I do feel the salary was below market for my area.

    Boyd Gaming Response

    Apr 14, 2018 – Human Resources Team Member

    Hello!

    Thank you for providing a review on Glassdoor about Boyd Gaming. We are constantly reviewing our wage programs to ensure that we remain competitive within the markets that we serve... More

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Current Corporate Employee"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Analyst in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with great, passionate, innovative people.

    Cons

    Payment is low and not necessarily competitive

    Advice to Management

    Don't restrict compensation for internal transfers or talented employees will leave.

    Boyd Gaming Response

    Apr 14, 2018 – Human Resources Team Member

    Hello,

    Thank you for your review. Sounds like you received a new role or promotion since you mentioned the internal transfer process. If so, congratulations! It is wonderful to hear that you have... More


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Does not live up to the reputation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the people who work here are really great. They mean well, have lots of positive energy, and are team players.

    Cons

    It's amazing how 1-2 toxic people at very high levels in a company can spread so much poison through their mean-spirited and manipulative behavior. I was recently asked if I would be interested in returning and you know, the thought had never once crossed my mind. If Sam Boyd knew how these folks behave, it would probably be enough to make him turn over in his grave.

    Advice to Management

    Stop behaving like children with all of the backbiting, name-calling, finger-pointing, and other counter-productive behaviors. The game playing should be left to the customers.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Food and Beverage"

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    Current Employee - Food and B in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Food and B in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For the past 3 years, within the Food and Beverage department your Supervisors are flexible with your schedule. There are many opportunities to change departments for a better paying position. My colleagues were very friendly from the beginning and continue to be great to work with.

    Cons

    Benefits are met at minimum by the Hospitality Industry Standards. They seem to have a medium to high turnover rate with Supervisors within the Food and Beverage Department. Their employee dining could be greatly improved as I have been sick a couple of times within 3 years.


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