Turning Stone

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Turning Stone Reviews

Updated 19 August, 2014
Updated 19 August, 2014
27 Reviews
2.5
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    Salaried employee outside of the Casino

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    • 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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Employee are family

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Black Jack Dealer  in  Verona, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Black Jack Dealer in Verona, NY (US)

    I have been working at Turning Stone part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pros – Good team work depending on the department you're in. Usually will work with your schedule. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Benefits for part time employees are slim, including PTO. Rarely get pay raises or incentives even if you have worked there a long time or have good reviews. Required to work weekends and most holidays. Don't offer sick days and will take away PTO days if you call in. Rarely encourages personal growth or doesn't give the means to do so. Not very concerned with the health of their employees or how the job duties affect the health of their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    – Offer more incentives to work. Give annual raises. Give sick days and more PTO days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    No raises

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reservations
    Former Employee - Reservations

    I worked at Turning Stone for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It was a job. They gave us some free perks, like a hotel stay and massages to review. As well as prizes like gas card, pedicure, etc... for winning monthly challenges. Some coworkers were nice, but it was very gossipy.

    Cons

    There have been little to no raises in recent years. It seems like they spent the money on a parade float for the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade and the new addition of Exit 33 instead of giving raises to lower level employees (some managers still received raises). A lot of people were upset about that, and the good employees either gave up trying or left.

    There were little opportunities for career advancement.

    The management micromanages and rarely backs you up if a guest has a problem. It seemed like they would rather give the guest anything they want to shut them up than follow the rules the rep had been advising the guest of. Also departments are more than happy to take the word of the guest over other departments and blame the other department. It happened many times where the guest was confused or straight out lied about what they were advised of. They normally got what they wanted even if the reservation was noted to the contrary. Turn over is high. The offices are very small and gossipy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back up reps and start doing annual raises again for everyone not just management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    F&B Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turning Stone

    Pros

    The company provides Good benefits

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Coworkers treat you like family, but not a great place for a career.

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good team work depending on the department you're in. Usually will work with your schedule. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Benefits for part time employees are slim, including PTO. Rarely get pay raises or incentives even if you have worked there a long time or have good reviews. Required to work weekends and most holidays. Don't offer sick days and will take away PTO days if you call in. Rarely encourages personal growth or doesn't give the means to do so. Not very concerned with the health of their employees or how the job duties affect the health of their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more incentives to work. Give annual raises. Give sick days and more PTO days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    They work you to death, you have to deal with a lot of customers who are jerks.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turning Stone full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Cheap food that isn't bad. You get a paycheck. You get decent discounts sometimes. Do have some classes that you can take that may help you with your job.

    Cons

    Very monotonous job. When you walk in the employee entrance you notice over half the employees are in an awful mood. Probably because of too much workplace politics, and being overworked by management.
    In reality Turning Stone is the revenue center for the Oneida Nation's political activities, although it does provide money for their community and other essential.
    Managers often

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The first day you walk in for training you are told to smile more. Well many of us are in stressful situations and depending on your manager you might be second guessed all the time, adding to the stress, add to this lack of sleep at times, and below average pay. This makes for an awful environment.
    Also leave your employees out of the political battles the Oneida Nation engages in, we simply don't care, and most of us oppose it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    exciting

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turning Stone as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    they have excellent employee culture

    Cons

    i cant think of any (none)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    wonderful place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Revenue Audit Supervisor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turning Stone

    Pros

    Get exposure to all types of accounting. Most of finance is friendly. 1 hour paid lunch. Get to work with a wide range of people.

    Cons

    If you don't have a CPA there is no future for you. Long, long hours for salaried employees. 4 managers in less than a year due to turn over. After 10 years might as well start looking for a new job. Manage people that get paid more than me. Constant turn over guaranteed every 6-8 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep the people that have given the company 10-20 years of their life. What is the point in working for a company if there is no stability.

  11.  

    the hell and heaven of turning stone

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Concession Attendant  in  Vernon, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Concession Attendant in Vernon, NY (US)

    I worked at Turning Stone full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    lots of fun, great people

    Cons

    not alot of clear directions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have compassion for the little guy that is busting their butt for you to look good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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