Turning Stone Reviews

Updated 11 April, 2015
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  1. Big place no Advancement bad management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Verona, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Verona, NY (US)

    I have been working at Turning Stone full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Enough to do to stay busy, employees are mostly friendly.

    Cons

    Management is incompetent. Knowledge is sparse and doesn't know anymore then a new hire. Management and human resources do not care about employees personal life or situations. They will write you up for the stupidest situations. One guy I know got written up for passing gas in the office. It needs to be more everyone together with ideas instead of management making new rules and saying adjust when 9 times out of 10 they have no idea how the actual job and process works out.

    Advice to Management

    Include your employees in the decision making process. 2 heads better then 1. Care more about your emoloyees home and personal life. At the end of the day your employees run your company not you being a manager. Should be all together for the best work environment and best business not chain of command like the army.

  2. Great fast paced athmosphere

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    Current Employee - Chef
    Current Employee - Chef

    I have been working at Turning Stone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Huge expirience and variety, a lot of projects to do, always busy and challanGing

    Cons

    Challanges in communication, large place, some systems are still very manual.

  3. 24/7 hustle and bustle atmosphere with a focus on guest service, appearance standards, and good employee relations.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Verona, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Verona, NY (US)

    I have been working at Turning Stone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunities for adjusting work-life balance as a hourly employee. Management promotes skills development, personal growth, and offers frequent training.

    Cons

    Challenges include disorganized lower-level management, scheduling conflicts, and very limited cross training, which becomes useful in the event of employee loss.

    Advice to Management

    Be more relatable, the people on the bottom are the reason you have a place on top.

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  5. Their okay

    Current Employee - Not Available
    Current Employee - Not Available

    I have been working at Turning Stone

    Pros

    Not sure to be honest

    Cons

    it's a dingy place And atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    no

  6. From perspective of a graveyard shift dealer, good experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Table Games Dealer in Verona, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Table Games Dealer in Verona, NY (US)

    I worked at Turning Stone part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Blackjack school was excellent, will never forget that. 20 minute break after every hour. Most everyone on grave is friendly, from other dealers to the scheduler. A lot of camaraderie. Pay is decent and if you go full-time the benefits sounded solid too. It can be a fun work environment too. The resort at large has a lot of employee events (picnics, casino tournament) and "extracurriculars" (Toastmasters). The Oneidas seem aggressive about the incoming competition from new casinos, so wouldn't worry about that. During my time there was a dealer shortage, so voluntary 6-day workweeks were offered if you wanted the extra money.

    Cons

    Starting out you'll get either swing or graveyard shift - the hours can burn you out after a while. You have to come in about 30 minutes early to catch the bus from the employee lot, plus everyone goes out on the floor 5-10 minutes before actual start time. Say goodbye to your Friday and Saturday nights as these are the busiest times. Probably not much upward mobility, or it would take quite a while to progress. They used to give raises but seemed to have ceased that entirely. A few bad apples on grave, who you'll have to deal with as supervisors. Some nights the negativity of guests, plus having smoke constantly blown in your face or putting up with verbal abuse, can get to you. Overall it's a simple job (technically speaking) but not an easy job.

    Advice to Management

    Floor supervisors full-out screaming at dealers - that's rare but unbecoming to guests, and should be discouraged. Also maybe encourage more upward mobility in those that show initiative.

  7. Great people to work with, like a family.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bar Back in Oneida, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Bar Back in Oneida, NY (US)

    I worked at Turning Stone part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of customers and good tips.

    Cons

    Very structured company. Need to jump through loops.

    Advice to Management

    Could listen to employees more about what is going on in their company.

  8. 3+ years of both FT and PT employement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turning Stone full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A family like relationship with coworkers. Flexible with scheduling. PTO.

    Cons

    Below average pay, encouraged to be "team players" and help each other out yet get criticized when you try and do so. Upper management draws a curtain to things that go on. They don't understand nor do they care.

    Little to no chance for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. They are the one's dealing with the public. NOT YOU.

  9. Worst Job I Ever Had

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Verona, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Verona, NY (US)

    I worked at Turning Stone full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free Coffee, Discounted Lunches. Pizza was good.

    Cons

    -Accounting Managers don't have the background to support their title.
    -Middle managers are allowed to bully recently onboarded staff while upper management looks the other way.
    -There are no dress down days.
    -They require that you park far from the building and take their bus from the parking lot to the building, which adds between 1/2 hour to 45 mins on to your commute.
    -Excessive 90 day waiting period for health insurance coverage (being from Boston, I wasn't aware that companies were allowed to not offer health insurance coverage starting the 1st day of employment)
    -They take full advantage of their middle of nowhere location.
    -Employees are stuck dealing with whatever they dish out including well below average pay, because this is the only job within a 50 mile radius.

    Advice to Management

    I was terminated in less than 60 days because of dirty office politics by an incompetent "Accounting Manager." This person literally had it out for me from day one. She was constantly trying to make me look bad. Fire unqualified "Accounting Managers" and value those who are capable of doing the job well more than who is well liked within the group.

  10. good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turning Stone

    Pros

    you meet alot of ppl

    Cons

    lack of communicaton between upper management lower level team members

  11. Helpful (2)

    Salaried employee outside of the Casino

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salaried In Enterprises in Vernon, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Salaried In Enterprises in Vernon, NY (US)

    I have been working at Turning Stone full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Medical and dental, 401K, PTO (for full time and salaried)

    Cons

    Medical benefits keep rising each year and the pay does not.
    Pay is NOT industry standard and raises do NOT happen. If they do happen they are only between 1-3% helps cover the new expenses for insurance.
    No room for advancement or pay incentives/increases!
    Does not listen to any advise from employees on projects.

    Advice to Management

    Management is less qualified than their employees who actually have college degrees for what they went to school for. Management doesn't understand the business they're trying to develop. They create projects that make no income for the business and has a demeanor that they're the boss and can do everything, but you cannot.

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