Pros: full-time, benefits, co-workers
Cons: management, erratic hours
I was actually there to open with the casino back in 2008. It has come a long way since then. They went through several GM's and other management in a short time. The first year was insane until every department started to get on the same page. The second year was a little better. The third year was when they pretty much cleaned house and cycled in a new staff population. Since I started there, I had seen many good, hard-working people come and go and lose their jobs over either something small or just being on the chopping block. I was lucky for a while because my position was kind of rare and was always operational and had available hours. They never could seem to hire or promote the right people to higher positions. Favoritism was a big issue there and led to many problems and frustration. The benefits were some of the best that you could find around anywhere and at little cost to employees. Don't count on job security though because they are always looking for ways to downsize and you end up just a number in their book no matter how well you do or how nice you are. I did exceptional there with no problems whatsoever and my downfall was my manager with a grudge for no apparent reason. Another reason was that I was making great money and it was much cheaper for them to hire someone new for a lot less pay. The co-workers were always awesome and friendly. I had achieved great friendship with people from every department on the property. The hardest part was mainly the erratic hours and also being expected to work almost every day of the year, including holidays, weekends, and what not. You have to become a guru with time management just to be able to balance your work and home life. Nevertheless, I had a chance to learn a lot from people of all backgrounds, age groups, and races. Despite everything good or bad I still recommend this place as a good stepping stone or experience for anybody.