As announced Thursday, for the second year in a row, casino gaming industry executives have voted Seminole Hard Rock as the top “Employer of Choice” among brick and mortar casino gaming industry companies, according to results of the latest Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey, which rated 34 casino companies or standalone casinos. Seminole Hard Rock has held the survey’s top spot for six of the past seven years.
Respondents also ranked Hard Rock Online Casino as their “Employer of Choice” among 28 iGaming and mobile sports betting organizations. The digital brand ranked second in the iGaming and mobile sports betting category this year, following its first-place ranking last year.
The online survey was conducted for a six-week period from September through October 18, 2021, and has been carried out for 21 years by Bristol Associates, a nationwide executive search firm, and Spectrum Gaming Group, a global non-partisan consultancy.
According to Bristol Associates and Spectrum Gaming Group, the survey is designed to help gaming companies attract, retain and motivate their executive talent by providing insight on overall executive attitudes and preferences toward their workplace and the industry.
This year’s repeat of first-place results and the overall winning streak of Seminole Hard Rock are “strong evidence of a positive workplace reputation of both Seminole Gaming and Hard Rock International”, the company described.
Jim Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming, Chairman of Hard Rock International and Chairman of Hard Rock Digital, spoke in a press release about this recognition and said: “Our repeat first-place finish speaks to the exceptional workplace for team members at Seminole Hard Rock and Hard Rock-branded casinos, as well as Hard Rock Online Casino. Overcoming pandemic-related challenges for the past two years makes this recognition even more meaningful.”
In addition to being named “Employer of Choice” in the Gaming Industry, Seminole Hard Rock and Hard Rock International have racked up multiple recent awards. In 2021, Hard Rock was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s Best Employers for Diversity, a Top Employer for Women and the Top Employer in the Travel & Leisure, Gaming, and Entertainment Industry.
Hard Rock was also designated as a U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal and named the top performing hotel brand in J.D. Power’s North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study for the third consecutive year in 2021.