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Boyd Gaming Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2019

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Boyd Gaming CEO Keith E. Smith
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139 Ratings
Pros
  • "Nice people, relaxed environment for a casino company compared to other places I've worked; decent work/life balance(in 15 reviews)

  • "Hourly team members were good people(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "It is casino work with nit a lot of opportunity for growth and advancement(in 21 reviews)

  • "No one wanted to make it right including upper management(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Relationship between employer employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boyd Gaming part-time

    Pros

    Innovative, growth, expansion, profit oriented

    Cons

    Less focus on employees, remuneration could be better at par

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider your employees focus strategy

    Boyd Gaming2019-07-18
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Too Stressful..."

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    Current Employee - Guest Service Agent in Saint Charles, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boyd Gaming full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free meals 50 minute lunch break, plus extra 10 minute break Pleasant/friendly co-workers Lots of company events/volunteer opportunities for employees Decent pay grade (depends on your perspective though) Lots of good benefits

    Cons

    The stress of getting yelled at day after day by ridiculously rude casino guests really takes a toll on your body. Ameristar has the nastiest guests I have ever had to serve. The managers just tell you to suck it up and get used to it. For me, I don't think anyone deserves to be treated as poorly as we are at the front desk. No amount of money is worth that.

    Advice to Management

    Don't give in to the guest's desires. You all know as well as I do that they don't deserve it if they are being rude. If they want to be children and throw fits, that's on them. It doesn't matter how much money they are spending here--tell them no anyway. You can't please everybody. Especially not the guests here.

    Boyd Gaming2019-07-12
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Growth can only happen if you want it"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Boyd Gaming full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people that came from other casino companies have a solid understanding of operations and you can learn best from them.

    Cons

    We have people in directors positions that have been in these roles for over 10 years and they are just waiting for retirement. Tenured people make others look bad and limit the growth of their employees. Tenured people do the bare minimum of say they accomplished something. Also, since they are not familiar with how to grow a department they will just end up promoting their buddies because they do not know how to validate...

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    Advice to Management

    - Perform a restructure at the corporate level - Hire Hourly Coordinators at a cheaper rate (then grow them) - Have 6 non-managerial employees so TOS stay in that department - Monitor how much departments spend per quarter & their turnover rate - Have 1 department that handles the infrastructure while others handle the developmental growth - Tie Divisions to growth expectations and only have 2-3 directors...

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    Boyd Gaming2019-07-20
  4. "Accounts Payable"

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    Current Employee - Accounts Payable 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boyd Gaming full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy Job, good wage, good benefits, nice office conditions and location

    Cons

    No chance to to move up in the company

    Advice to Management

    Give people a chance to apply for the higher positions

    Boyd Gaming2019-07-04
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Opened new doors but...."

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    Former Employee - Sous Chef in Michigan City, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boyd Gaming full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Found lifelong friends and my wife working here.

    Cons

    I was almost fired for dating my now wife because the corporate policy on fraternities with employees is the most out of touch policy I've ever seen. Raises are almost non existant, benefits are expensive and not good. It's almost impossible to get rid of bad employees because they all abuse FMLA and the old people in HR do nothing about it. They do a hair test drug screen which prevents many good people from being eligible...

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    Advice to Management

    You're going to bleed employees unless you adapt to the times.

    Boyd Gaming2019-07-14
  6. "Easy to work for, honest company"

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

    I have been working at Boyd Gaming full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance is maintained, happy environment, company makes the effort to see that team members treat guests and each other well.

    Cons

    Corporate layers, so everything requires approval. Cost-control makes budgets tough to exercise, limited raise potential.

    Boyd Gaming2019-06-27
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Ignorant Managers, pay too low, favoritism, cell phone heaven."

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

    I have been working at Boyd Gaming full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free fountain drinks, good benefits overall.

    Cons

    No raises or just cents increases every year. Half of managers and supervisors do not have the skills to do the job hired for. Subordinates have to do their jobs for them and also their own work. If you complain, you get pushed out so lots of turnover. Most managers an supervisors at the corporate office do not know how to do journal entries or accounting at all so they end up asking for extra employees to have them...

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    Advice to Management

    Test managers, supervisors, and even employees to see if they have the qualifications to do the job. Stop forcing co-worker to do the favorite's jobs or the job of ignorant and unqualified managers and supervisors. No cell phone use at work either. Tired of doing work for favorite who spent hours monitoring kid via cell phone, texting stuff to the BBF boss all day long, needs two hours each day to set day's song pkaylist,...

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    Boyd Gaming2019-06-29
  8. Helpful (1)

    "It is worse than a bad marriage"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Boyd Gaming full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get to meet some amazing people

    Cons

    Growth is limited based on what the management team says is possible and is not possible which is tied to what they are aware of or what somebody tells them. What is not put into consideration in-regards to growth is what the current employee talent pool consists of and how they can grow it. The point being is collaboration & innovation is limited based on managements fixed mindsets. This is where you will typically...

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    Advice to Management

    Management should validate their directors and below the reason, being is poor people in management roles can take a good staff and destroy them, causing the best employees to leave and the remainder employees stay with a loss of all motivation. Just look at people in leadership roles right now that have employees sitting in the same position for multiple years and no career growth. Departments cannot grow much because...

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    Boyd Gaming2019-07-21
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad place but can use improvement"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boyd Gaming full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people, relaxed environment for a casino company compared to other places I've worked; decent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of career path; bad upper management that doesn't really care about their employees; growing too fast to keep up with the competition; mediocre benefits compared to similar companies

    Advice to Management

    When an employee asks for a career path listen to them or they'll find another company that will.

    Boyd Gaming2019-06-12
  10. "F & B Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Supervisor 

    I have been working at Boyd Gaming full-time

    Pros

    Team atmosphere. One meal provided. Fun atmosphere. Self-regulated.

    Cons

    Work every weekend. Long hours. Employees gossip.

    Boyd Gaming2019-06-12
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