Prep Cook (Former Employee) – Gulfport, MS – February 16, 2017
I learned a lot at island view as far as different positions you learn while on the job. I had a lot of downtime to associate with friends daily. The management team i don't support it was lack of information as far as structure and stability. Different rules that change was not presented well etc... There wasn't a hard part to the job hardest part was running out of things to do. The most enjoyable part was seeing my co workers everyday and pleasing my customers to the best of my ability.
Executive Pastry Chef - over (Current Employee) – Gulfport, MS – October 12, 2016
always good mornings to all you pass starting the day, eight years ago I started there as a line cook an have worked to executive pastry chef, the people I work with dedicated chefs and co-workers they have a passion for the culinary field, sometimes the standing in one area can be a little tiring but when you see guest enjoy the products that you produce it is quite rewarding
Steward (Former Employee) – Gulfport, MS – January 21, 2017
Company has great benefits and is for the most part easy to work for. Downside is that whatever position your hired in as that's only pay you'll ever receive, they do not believe in raises unless you move to a different position that pays more.
this is the worst environment I have ever worked in as far as communication and most management.
Observer (Former Employee) – Gulfport, MS – May 1, 2016
The only good thing I can say about this place is some of the benefits such as the EDR. As for the rest, I really liked most of my co workers, but it has horrible management and horrible communication skills. If you have a disability, be prepared to be accused of being of drugs and then with no concrete evidence you are fired. There is zero communication along with it seeming to feel like a "boy's only" club in certain departments. My advice, don't waste your time.
Everything else about the management and most staff of the casino.
Call Center Representative (Former Employee) – Gulfport, MS – November 27, 2016
very strict place, almost scared to breathe I was an employee to got fired for being a minute late because of a bus driver who didn't know what the he was doing and my friend got fired for using the wrong time clock she was "spouses" to use the one on the right not the left!!! if you live across the street you cant just walk to work and go in nope!!! you have to walk across the street to the old run down parking garage and catch the bus then come all the way back across the street then go in and clock in most obscured thing I have ever heard of in my life!!!
Barback/Bartender/Server (Former Employee) – Gulfport, MS – March 25, 2016
When I first started this was just a job for me to pay bills. I loved most of my team, and the training provided. I worked on the new Beach tower side and loved it. They trained me to bartend, buss, barback, and serve, all within the first few months. At first everything was going good with scheduling and team I worked with. A few months after summer ended, and slow season began for winter I started to see team mates I work with treated like dispensable toys and tossed, starting with major hour cuts, might I add, was supposed to be full time hours for us, quitting. I loved a few of my supervisors, but when I had a problem with the bad ones HR would turn a blind eye or other buddy buddy supervisors would sweep it under a rug. I was a good worker, and when promotions would open up I would apply for positions and I would be promised things and never get them. Favoritism and inside hiring within that side is a joke. They would rather go with outside hires even when you have the proper training to do a job. Only one good manager in charge who made sure to care for her team and make your job worth staying and I thank her for that experience and time.
Free EDR meals, Free clinic use, lots of training, benefits are cheap
Pay, Healthcare prices, shift hours, slow season hours, most of management, A## kissers, no raises EVER
Room Chef (Current Employee) – Gulfport, MS 39502 – November 30, 2016
Responsible for 4 sous chefs and 16 cooks in an outlet feeding 15000+ covers a month. The most significant contribution I made while working there was that we wrote recipe specifications for everything. If we did a special we repiped it and gave it to guests.
I have the time of my life when I go to work entertaining the Island View Guest that come to the players club
Player's Club Ambassador (Current Employee) – Gulfport, MS – February 9, 2017
Typical day at work I came in checked the status of how the day has been going. I check with the manager to see if there are any extra duties that need to be done. I begin my shift communicating with the guest.
Lunch was Free we could not clock out for lunch
sometimes the hours were long, I always volunteer to stay late
Line cook (Former Employee) – Gulfport, MS – May 12, 2015
I started as a prep cook. I was promoted to line cook after 3 months probation. Island view does a great job by recognizing hard workers. Overall, It was a very great experience to work there. However, I would change the employee transit. Once you park in the garage, I believe that the employees are very dependent in the transit. I feel that this should be made more independent. Island view is very strict on there attendance policy. Therefore, you must be on time. The management is very outgoing. You have the opportunity to work with many diverse people at the casino resort. Most days may be challenging. However, I believe that conquering challenges make a better worker.
Floor Attendant (Former Employee) – Gulfport, MS – November 19, 2012
My typical day at Island View began with going to work around 8pm and working until 5 or 6am. During this time I would pay jackpot winners, help guests around the casino, and fix slot machine jams and paper outages.
I can honestly say it was the greatest job I've ever had. It was fun, it was somewhat fast paced, and there were great people to work with and talk to all night. The pay was excellent, sometimes reaching $40 an hour with tips, we ate free every meal, great benefits and unlimited chances for advancement.
I only left this job because my wife at the time was military and we moved or I would still be there today. I can honestly say I have nothing bad to say about this place from the friendly staff to the amazing atmosphere, there was nothing I can do but praise it.
free meals, great pay, amazing people, fun atmosphere, fun job
It's a job, deal with diffrent people and situations everyday.
Security Officer/Dispatcher (Current Employee) – Gulfport, MS – June 18, 2013
Best part of the job is assisting people, very rewarding. You always want to do things the right way here, if so, or not, it can be proven. You have to be diverse with your co-workers, and understand it's a job, not a picnic. This job is easy to me because of my attitude, management is management, and I do the job for eight hours, then I do what I do with my family.
Security Officer (Current Employee) – Security – June 21, 2013
To me it is a very boring job. And that's what it is. A job. If you are looking for performance reviews and possible raises move on. I know guards who have worked there sense they opened and haven't seen one raise.
Free Meals, Great Health Benefits, Free Clinic
Boring, Lowest Pay for Casino Security, No Raises EVER, Security Advancement is non existent