Pros: new renovations and it could have potential with the right leadership team
Cons: not an employee matters environment.
A typical work day for salaried employees consisted of working a mandatory 10 hours for eight hours pay. This is a well known *unwritten* rule among salaried employees. Does not matter what your offer letter states, 40 hours a week for an annual salary. You are scheduled and expected to work 10, at the very least. But not paid for holidays, even when the office is deemed closed.
Oddly enough when they implemented the Kronos time clock (yes, for salaried staff) it shows an eight hour day automatically entered. There is no way to adjust it to show the 10 hours you worked, or the weekend hours you put in. No it only shows the eight hours. Fair? Not at all. Hmmm, why doesn't HR rectify this issue with the ownership group? GREAT QUESTION! Answer: They don't care!
- HR is not a neutral place for employees safely to go to air their grievances and work to a resolution. No in fact it is the opposite. It is a battle field that perpetuates a fear based work atmosphere and it translates throughout the entire hotel/casino environment. In my career there I personally experienced many employees, supervisors and managers that had such negative experiences with HR that they rather just suffer through whatever situation than approach anyone in Employee Relations. Word was out that HR was a joke and was the last place to go to get help of any kind.
-Confidentiality does not exist as the they are notorious for playing both sides of the fence and enjoy the power of control. This is very sad, as the GSR could be a great place to work. The renovations are placing them in a new echelon which could – more... put Reno on the map as a premier resort destination. But with the current management in place, the HR department will be the demise of many great managers and employees. Either they will be fired, laid off or termed in some inappropriately maniacal way by a serial targeted HR investigation, because someone in HR didn't like you or they will simply find a more work/life balanced friendly place to work.
-Endure verbal abuse and name calling. Constantly being called into the office to be inquisitioned about other staff and their personal issues. If you like to stay under the radar and just do your job, a good job then this is not the place for you. If you are good at what you do, you will be considered a threat and targeted. THIS IS NOT A COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT, very my way or the highway!
Why doesn't anyone say something to the ownership group? Fear of losing their job in the current economy, not sure if it stems from the ownership group or from the management in HR and other departments, fear of retaliation, the list goes on but boils down to one thing. FEAR! That is their current legacy to our community.
Let's hope the HR department gets some new leadership that leads with kindness and an employee matters mentality. You deserve common courtesy as a human being. But as of right now, you will not find it there.
If you are into not sleeping at night, working at least 10 hours a day, working in an environment where slander is the norm and enjoy losing your hair at a rapid pace, then apply today!
If you are not wanting to endure that kind of stress, and consider yourself smart enough to learn from others misfortunes than keep looking, keep the faith and know that something much better will come along!
Best wishes! – less