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Boyd Gaming Reviews

Updated June 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Benefits(once I start receiving them) and the team members dinning room (in 11 reviews)

  • Boyd while not an industry leader in compensation has the best work-life balance of any gaming company in Las Vegas (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Not a whole lot of room for advancement in that particular department (in 5 reviews)

  • too many turnovers in upper management (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "company values good in theory but not practiced"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boyd Gaming part-time

    Pros

    Free meals, employee discounts and events. great coworkers!!

    Cons

    low pay, schedule work not consistent, security for employees should be better. favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation for part time employees by scheduling two days off in a row. will prevent burn out.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Casino dealer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shreveport, LA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boyd Gaming (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Boyd allows you to move around to different departments with little problem

    Cons

    Management is terrible at times. The head management at my casino were not nice of friendly did not speak to me in the four years i worked there. Makes you feel like just a number.

  3. "Great place to start a casino career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shreveport, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boyd Gaming full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to get your feet wet in. Climb the ladder quickly here.

    Cons

    Willing to cut employee benefits. The ladder caps off very quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Please learn to pay attention to your employees. They make the environment happen.


  4. "It was a good job to have."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CSA in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - CSA in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boyd Gaming full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The insurance was good as far as premiums paid monthly and the benefit they give for yearly deductibles.

    Cons

    It is casino work with nit a lot of opportunity for growth and advancement.


  5. "Fun environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Casino Host in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Casino Host in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boyd Gaming (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great guests, fun working environment

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep Raye


  6. Helpful (8)

    "The downtown Las Vegas disaster"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boyd Gaming full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    PTO is ok. Employees are good people.

    Cons

    - 1% raises while Management is overpaid with bonuses
    - Health benefit costs have tripled in 5 years
    - Lack of diversity in Downtown management. No blacks, the one you had you fired 3 years ago, one women in management . All are old, uneducated angry white men.
    -Lack of advancement, constantly eliminating positions to control cost due to a dispassionate marketing team that has not been able to raise top line growth for 3 quarters year over year.
    -Turnoverover at 100% in the bottom third of the seniority base. Massive favoritism toward long standing employees.
    -integrity issues from core team who blindly follow for fear of retaliation.
    - Bonuses collected (20% of base salary) for average performance at the expenses of shareholders and employees
    - Treating your employees like they are nobodies or know nothing unless your a 30 year veteran.
    - Holding on to an outdated belief system that worships a now defunct Hawaiian clientele.

    Advice to Management

    This company needs a complete cultural re-set. Paying employees a 1% raise while Someone has stated the wage growth in Nevada is 4% is corporate hypocrisy. A stock that trades 40 points below its all time high is not maximizing shareholder value nor is losing 980 million in one quarter. It seems you wish to profit off the backs of your employees rather then your customers at your shareholders expense. If you believe that integrity is your cornerstone then Management should show the courage to resign to allow another individual to lead the reemergence of shareholder value and fire your entire management staff downtown to start from scratch.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Sr. Management Sucks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They make payroll every payday

    Cons

    Management sucks, insults the employees intelligence.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees. we know we are getting screwed but we have to take it.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Depends on the department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vinton, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vinton, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    —A lot of friendly employees
    —Decent health insurance

    Cons

    I had to quit because of a hostile boss, who had a history of running off her subordinates. I experienced bullying from my boss, and went to HR for help. All they could do was talk to my boss's boss about having a sit-down meeting to work out the situation. I waited weeks for this to happen, but nothing—not a peep. When I went back to ask about the progress, HR said that they had talked with my boss's boss and assumed that a meeting took place. When I told them that it didn't, all HR did was do the same exact thing and talked again to my boss's boss. It was completely ineffective. No real solution was presented and the most disturbing thing about it is how much they really didn't care.

    Advice to Management

    Bad managers will cost your company a lot in the long run.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "supervisor position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northwood, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northwood, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boyd Gaming full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, okay insurance, fun place to work, everyday is different.

    Cons

    Smoky, weekends, no life. Pay needs to increase, need to create rotating schedules for all departments.

    Advice to Management

    Christmas Holidays need to be observed, respect your team members that work hard all the time, day in and out, let them enjoy family time.


  10. "Opinion"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amelia, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amelia, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boyd Gaming full-time

    Pros

    Company 4 stars
    Captain Jack
    HR Management 5 Stars
    Cultural diversity

    Cons

    Complaints from customers
    Employee bathrooms
    Food choices
    Business knowledge of the lower level of employees

    Advice to Management

    Get more customer service serious people as employees


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