American casino operator, Wynn Resorts Limited, seems to have finally overcome some of the fallout associated with the alleged distasteful exploits of its former Chief Executive Officer, Steve Wynn, after announcing that its Wynn Las Vegas venue has been awarded with the coveted Great Workplace designation by the independent Great Place to Work Institute.
The Las Vegas-headquartered firm used an official Tuesday press release to describe the Great Place to Work Institute as ‘the global authority on evaluating corporate culture and employee fulfillment’ and declared that its Wynn Las Vegas property received the very desirable certification following ‘an extensive survey’ that had anonymously asked employees ‘to describe their feelings about working’ at the Nevada facility.
Wynn Resorts Limited, which is also responsible for Massachusetts’ newly-opened Encore Boston Harbor alongside a pair of giant properties in Macau, debuted the 2,710-room Wynn Las Vegas in April of 2005 with the five-star facility currently featuring an around 116,000 sq ft casino offering a selection of some 1,900 slots alongside over 160 gaming tables. But, the reputation of this Las Vegas venue as well as that of its corporate owner was somewhat tarnished last year after several sexual assault allegations emerged involving 77-year-old Wynn, who was later forced to resign and liquidate his entire shareholding.
Wynn was subsequently replaced in the role of Chief Executive Officer for Wynn Resorts by Matt Maddox with the new boss consequently instituting a number of strategic measures designed to improve the firm’s overall workplace environment. These included appointing a trio of female directors, initiating an independent investigation into the allegations concerning his predecessor and creating a new department tasked with fostering gender equality, diversity and fair treatment.
Maddox used the press release to declare that the survey from the Great Place to Work Institute had resulted in Wynn Las Vegas receiving ‘high scores’ that indicated its employees now held a ‘strong sense of pride’ in working at the Las Vegas facility. He proclaimed that the examination had moreover shown that the property’s staff was pleased to tell others where they work, appreciated a sense of camaraderie and felt welcomed and valued.
Read the statement from Maddox…
“We believe that true luxury is defined by people, not buildings, and so we have focused on our company’s greatest asset; our employees. One of our guiding principles is to care about everyone and everything, which makes our Great Workplace certification very meaningful to me. I believe that no team is more committed to excellence than ours and I am fortunate to work alongside such caring and talented professionals.”