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Boyd Gaming Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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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 6 reviews)

  • A lot of good people who work there (in 9 reviews)

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

  • Senior Management in the Las Vegas Downtown Region is a group of old men who never get tired of patting themselves on the back (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "It was fun"

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, fun to lean

    Cons

    favortism, annoying customers, overnight hours, hours not set


  2. Helpful (7)

    "An honest look into production."

    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
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Attracts good people in production - have made new friends, some departments are still 7hr with 1hr lunch, nice working environment with proper equipment

    Cons

    Little freedom to creatively respond to the market, very frustrated middle management, low loyalty with production staff, very little female or minority representation in corporate management, poor wages for production and middle management alike, special treatment for top 1% in the company: including middle of the year title changes and raises, while the rest of the company can wait years (3-4) for a 1% cost of living increase, very little room for advancement at the Corporate level, there is drama and a sense that things will continue to get worse for production while improving only for Executive staff

    Advice to Management

    Stop turning this company into a managers paradise and pay everyone fair wages. Guide with knowledge and integrity, not with ego and outdated principles.


  3. Helpful (6)

    "STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY!!!!"

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

    I worked at Boyd Gaming full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Bill Boyd. He and a few others are still very genuine and there are many loyal employees who stay with the company solely because of him.

    Cons

    Senior leadership doesn't care about the employees. They only care about revenue and shareholders. Long time employees are shown quite a bit of favoritism and new employees suffer, get frustrated because of backstabbing and poor wages, then leave to work for real companies if they can. Boyd has grown so much over the last 10 years that rather than making things efficient and help employees, they have lost focus on what made the company great… ITS EMPLOYEES. Rather, they keep taking benefits away, giving 1% increases and expect employees to smile and give great service to guests. They have also eliminated many full-time jobs and replaced with on-call or part-time so they don't have to pay benefits. Shame on you!

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for. If you pay the least and don't give decent increases, then constantly increase the costs of benefits, how do you expect people to provide for their families on sub standard $. Maybe if the CEO and the EVP's/SVP's want to save a few million $, they should pay each $1 for a year or 2 and give some of that money to the employee's for wages increases instead of $.10-$.15/hour. Instead they would rather pay themselves with big bonuses, stock and pay increases.

    Leadership needs to get their head out of the sand and be more progressive and remember its the service industry employees that makes you the money, not vice versa!


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "A "got you" culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boyd Gaming (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Descent benefits and other property's may be very different but aside from a paycheck there is not much good here.

    Cons

    There is only one person that maters and this is not the guest. HR is always conducting investigations about everything. Management is always kept in the dark. Very dark culture a very "got you" culture.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate should have more involvement in the properties.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great coffee in breakroom. Ice cream

    Cons

    Favouritism. Terrible choices for shift managers and back-ups. Not even part-time only on call no benefits

    Advice to Management

    Unprofessional, uneducated on a real Supervisor opportunity.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Parking Cars"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun flexible and a good benefits package

    Cons

    Starting hourly wage too low


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Sub par hotel manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reservations in Biloxi, MS
    Current Employee - Reservations in Biloxi, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My co workers are friendly. The hotel is beautiful. All of the employees get along.
    We all look out for each other.

    Cons

    Management is consistently inconsistent.
    Hotel manager has a closed and locked door policy. No empathy.
    The employees look out for each other because management wont.

    Advice to Management

    Take some people skills training.
    With the current attitude, you are loseing
    More employees than keeping them.
    People are hired for the reservations department, and when they realize what the manager is really like. They quit.

    Boyd Gaming Response

    Sep 26, 2016 – Senior Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for taking time to share your feedback about your experience as a team member. When we fall short of our goal to be an employer of choice in our industry, we want to know about it. Based on ... More


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Directors make all the money, everyone else paid peanuts"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No pro's in the 3+ years I was employed here.

    Cons

    As I was salary, I was made to work 60+ hours per week and never got to see my family while earning no overtime or extra benefits.

    Long days, sometimes 14 hours+ and having to be at work by 8am the next day with no "thank you" from management for staying late the day previous and being in on time the day after.

    Advice to Management

    PAY THOSE THAT DO THE MOST WORK, THE MOST. PAY THE DIRECTORS FOR THEW WORK THEY DO, NOT WHAT THEY DELEGATE FOR THE "MINIONS".


  10. Helpful (4)

    "help your employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Boyd Gaming (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    After 17 years I have made some friends that I call family

    Cons

    The company will turn their back on you when you need them the most!

    Advice to Management

    Just cause you can replace an employee cheaper you loss some of your greatest employees


  11. "Information Technology Department"

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Management. Reasonable Budgeting. Smart Project Implementation with a lot of thought put into pre-planning and logistics. 98% of the staff are excellent to work with.

    Cons

    None other then compensation is a little low compared to market and the few team members who will always be negative (but unfortunately, those type of individuals exist in every company).

    Advice to Management

    Hire more resources. Develop and Strengthen Level II Support. More liaison between support and various departments. Encourage education by offering more opportunities and incentives.

    Boyd Gaming Response

    Sep 26, 2016 – Senior Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for your feedback – we’re glad to have you on the Boyd Gaming team! We’re proud to offer more opportunities for learning via our LAB learning center, and will continue to work on suggestions ... More



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