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Station Casinos Reviews

Updated February 13, 2019
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Station Casinos Chairman and CEO Frank J. Fertitta III
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Pros
  • "Stations core values, team members and guests are all part of the stations family" (in 38 reviews)

  • "Compliant / Promotes from with-in / Good benefits" (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "team members are getting wage increases" (in 24 reviews)

  • "There could be better work/life balance" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Keno supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Keno Supervisor in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Keno Supervisor in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Station Casinos full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Station casinos has an excellent culture in it's workplace. The benifits are great, the people are amazing, and the place itself if down right beautiful.

    Cons

    I wouldn't say that there aren't any cons in the station casino world. I love what I do and the people are amazing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing work that you all do everyday. You push us all to become the people we want to be.


  2. "internal auditor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Station Casinos full-time

    Pros

    great team to work with.

    Cons

    overstaffed and some processes are little outdated

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Posted jobs always not available"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    None seems like a “deceptive “ hiring process

    Cons

    Jobs posted and immediately not Available. Have heard that they only post jobs to meet legal obligations and do not have any interest in considering candidates outside the company

    Advice to Management

    If rumors are true, speaks volumes regarding management


  4. "Pastry chef"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pastry Chef in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Pastry Chef in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Station Casinos full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Clean, professional, fair, competitive wages, good ins

    Cons

    Some broken equipment not repaired quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to kitchen management on labor needs.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Cage cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cage Cashier in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Cage Cashier in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Station Casinos part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good rate of pay to start. Great environment to work in.

    Cons

    A lot of write up for “missed punches” for clocking in and out. It makes it easy to get terminated

    Advice to Management

    My managers were great! Definitely a great environment to work in


  6. Helpful (5)

    "DO YOUR HOMEWORK"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Operations in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Station Casinos full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There were no pros during my tenure.

    Cons

    This company is literally one of, if not the worst in the gaming industry. My review is directed at individuals considering the company at an executive or senior leader position.

    First red flag, the EA you will sign. This offers you no protection, however, allows for the company to transfer you to other properties at will. Think you are starting a job at a premier property, rest assured you will likely be transferred to a lesser property (please look at the full portfolio) at will and be told “it’s for the good of the company” at a moment’s notice. When I say a moment’s you will be told tomorrow to be somewhere else.

    Second red flag, what is the tenure of the individual that was in the position prior to you, your property’s GM, your corporate counterparts, etc. Average person lasts about two years and then is termed.

    Third red flag, this is a company with no long-term plan, a lack of direction when it comes to strategic business thought. People are moved and transferred as a fix to underlying business challenges and cultural needs. Instead of adequately addressing for the health of the business someone is fired and another person is swapped in. This leads to an overall culture of chaos management that never subsides.

    Fourth red flag, you will work a six-day week as a norm and likely 7 days a week. Team members worked to the point of exhaustion, were hospitalized only to get out of the hospital and go right back to work. There is a delight in the “grind” which is sad.

    Fifth red flag, the inability to provide a cohesive statement on the company’s culture. They will fly the flag of you are family, you are not. Ask what that means, how they live the values, how they empower employees to embody the culture in what they do, etc.

    Sixth, you have no authority to make a decision. At all. There is a level of micromanaging that is unprecedented. For anyone used to working at an executive level in another organization you are stepping back two job levels minimally.

    Lastly, please consider the diversity of the senior management team. I ask your consideration not because of sex or skin color, rather for the diversity that makes your company and culture better. People that think differently are accretive to your business. It is okay to look at the business differently. You serve a multitude of guests, recognize that linear thought and action does not serve them and your team.

    I will not tell anyone not to take a job but REALLY do your homework. Call colleagues who have worked for the company, reach out to contacts on LinkedIn and get honest answers. If you are being placed by a headhunter please realize that their stake is to get you to buy the job so they get paid, they don’t have your interest at heart.

    Advice to Management

    Shame on you because you continue to put your head in the sand and that perpetuates your problems.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "BEWARE! This company is worst in Las Vegas!"

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    Former Employee - Director in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Director in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Station Casinos full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Other than a few really talented and genuinely caring team members, this place is a disaster to work.

    Cons

    Leadership has no clear direction on company goals. Their Executives come and go like a revolving door, they cannot keep the right talent to stay because they reward and protect those in their inner circle. Beware!

    Advice to Management

    Come out from behind your desks and from inside your beautifully decorated offices. The rest of the company suffers instability and lack of direction.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Station Casinos full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Decent salary, that’s all I can think off

    Cons

    - contractors are treated like second class employees, full timers think they are above them. First time I’ve worked on a company with this stupid culture.
    - leadership is always in meetings and very disorganized. They have no idea what’s going on.
    - heads of dev are out of touch with reality, he just wants to be an architect but doesn’t do the director job which requires helping develop employees, etc., many other directors are like that too.
    - there is no real structure for development, only one guy knows what SCRUM is, everyone else follows their own version.
    - at the end of the year they turn into a chop shop letting people go for no apparent reason to then start hiring again at the beginning of the following year, perhaps their trying to trick the budget or something like that.
    - favoritism plays a huge role in the IT department, if your not friends with the right people you’ll be left out and missing out promotions and invites to events.
    - the ones that have friends above can just hang out and play games all day long, no kidding on that, there’s even a guy that has his cube full of toys and plays games all day long without doing anything significant to earn his paycheck.
    - managers are there mostly for the show and serve as assistants of the directors, nothing else which is a bummer because they are the ones that are supposed to know what’s going on at all times and help you when need it.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the directors and VPs across IT and replace them with outsiders, that’s the only way to get rid of that toxic culture that will remain if you promote existing employees. Implement SCRUM across the whole company, this methodology doesn’t work if only deba are scrum and the rest don’t follow anything. Also devs need through leadership, the leaders cannot just walk around avoiding eye contact with everyone so that they don’t have to talk to anyone and only show to one weekly meeting saying that they need to be a better team without participating in making them better.


  9. "Promotions special event coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Station Casinos full-time

    Pros

    Good team members to work with

    Cons

    Not paid well for the amount of hours worked


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Beverage manager"

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

    Pros

    Family feeling. Movement possible within properties

    Cons

    If your not in the clique you will be fired

    Advice to Management

    Tread lightly