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Turning Stone Reviews

Updated 24 November 2014
Updated 24 November 2014
30 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great people to work with, like a family.

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    Lots of customers and good tips.

    Cons

    Very structured company. Need to jump through loops.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    3+ years of both FT and PT employement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Worst Job I Ever Had

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    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    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

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Salaried employee outside of the Casino

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    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 an 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
  7.  

    Employee are family

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    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 (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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    No raises

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    Former Employee - Reservations
    Former Employee - Reservations

    I worked at Turning Stone (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
  9.  

    F&B Review

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    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
  10.  

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

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    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)

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (less than an 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

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