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.
Human Resources Representative (Former Employee) – Gulfport, MS – October 5, 2013
This locally owed Casino was great place to work . The Hr team that I worked with was very dedicated to their jobs . I had the opportunity to meet many people in my community and help many people to find a job.
not many opportunity for advance in my department.
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
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.
baker (Former Employee) – Gulfport – March 30, 2013
The casino overall is very nice and a great property. When they advertise for pastry or bakers positions, that is a different story. This is not a place for anyone who is or desiring to become a pastry professional, or who may be one. They have little to no bake shop. And the baker position in the Steamer is, well......a joke. You get to work with a bunch of party crazy kids and do some really redundant and unnecessary work. They tell everyone that they make their rolls from scratch but in reality, buy frozen rolls(not proofed) and cut them in half. Then spend hours upon hours rolling them by hand to give the customer the impression that they are indeed scratch/hand made rolls. After spending 40% of your shift with rolls you spend the rest of your time plating desserts upon request by the unorganized wait staff. This involves cutting cakes and pies to order while plating each one for order. Hardly any work space, and the cakes the "banquet chef" makes or too tall and hard too keep from falling apart. All in an effort to try and wow the customer with size and not quality. You will get one break per shift and you will be basically thrown in the fire with little training and no help. Thankfully I had years of experience and the training factor was not an issue. I was offered only $11.00 an hour and I have almost fifteen years experience. Took job because I thought it would be worth it in the long run, not so. Kitchen is laid out poorly whereby you have to go here and go there to get what you need. When ice cream is ordered, you have to stop and walk to the walk in freezer and fightmore... the frozen lobsters in order to get the bucket, then scoop it and take it back to the walk in before it melts , all the while orders are still coming in and rolls may be in the oven. A lot of unnecessary effort for a multimillion dollar property. After the shift is over the cooks want you to have rolls for the next day ready....in which my reply was," when did I have time to do this???" If you need a job and don't mind being talked to like a redheaded stepchild by the nasty cooks then take this job otherwise seek employment elsewhere. They also are planning to open a candy shop and have this so called bake shop do the production for that. Not sure how that is going to work. They obviously don't know anything about making candy/confections. I sure it will be a lot of home kitchen stuff like fudge and divinity, just what you look far at a multimillion dollar resort. Would rate lower with stars above but site would not let me post any lower marks.less
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
Overall a good company to work for,good benefits, and some great F&B stafff
Sous Chef/Assistant Room Chef (Current Employee) – Gulfport, MS – August 21, 2012
A good casino to work for when coming up in the casino industry. The F&B department is one of the best. Island View has some of the best restaurants on the coast. I have grown with the company in management. The hardest part of the job is keeping pace with all the changes of the casino. The best part is working with the staff I have in the outlet I manage.