Ameristar Casinos Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
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  1. Good company

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

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos

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

    Pros

    They treat their employees well. The benefits are very competitive and they genuinely seem to to want help their employees.

    Cons

    The first year can be rough since you do not get much time off.

  2. Good Place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Table Games Dealer in Council Bluffs, IA
    Current Employee - Table Games Dealer in Council Bluffs, IA

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management for the most part is very clear about what they want from you. Most of your co workers are friendly and easy to get along with. The pay is satisfactory.

    Cons

    The Guest can be difficult sometimes. You are required to work holidays and weekends. Odd and unwanted hours of work.

  3. Great people, average company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bartender in Council Bluffs, IA
    Current Employee - Bartender in Council Bluffs, IA

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people who work at Ameristar are awesome. They make for a fun amd positive work environment. You can make a lot of money working for Ameristar.

    Cons

    It is difficult to move up quickly within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Ending the micro-managing would improve relations netween hourly employees and their supervisors.

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  5. Good work, good support, good times.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Poker Dealer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Poker Dealer in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The hours are flexible for the part time dealers. As one would expect, the full time work has to pull their weight and do most of the hours on the casino floor. The Dual rates and Supervisors all do what they can to support the dealing staff and they defend their dealers when a patron is out of line.

    Cons

    I am a part time dealer, as such I do not see all of the challenges that may or may not be present within a company of this size. I do my best to keep my nose clean and not allow myself to get roped into the politics. I do not have any challenges that have not been over come while I have been employed with Ameristar.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do. It does not bother me that I do not see you day in and day out. You have "Upper" management things to take care of and that time is more important to me that coming out of your office to visit the casino floor and let the dealers and support crew know you exist.

  6. Fun place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Council Bluffs, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Council Bluffs, IA

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Team Member Dining Room, hot meals for $2.50 taken off paycheck
    - The people you work with can be unruly but mostly fun and pleasant

    Cons

    - Strict attendance policy depending on department
    - Very easy to get fired!

  7. A great learning experience and a lot of fun!

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

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and diverse workforce

    Cons

    Be prepared to work every holiday, and the environment can get a little depressing.

  8. Like family

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

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos full-time

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

    Pros

    For the most part everyone is pretty relaxed and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Work there long enough and politics comes into play. People tend to stay in the best positions for a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Rotational development. You see this a lot in F&B, I think this brings the team closer together and gives employees an opportunity to advance their skill sets and experience.

  9. Great place for part time people/ students

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Server in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    great pay
    flexible hours
    managers are nice and easy to talk to

    Cons

    not a lot of hours for part time
    not allowed to go overtime

  10. Love knowing how much money I make a month.....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Guest Service Agent in Black Hawk, CO
    Current Employee - Guest Service Agent in Black Hawk, CO

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Love being hourly because I know how much money I make a month.
    Love having some responsibility and having a more advanced title as that can boost my resume.
    Love working in a 4 Diamond Hotel/Resort.
    Love being separate from casino.
    Beautiful location to work.
    Nice benefit options.

    Cons

    Not a huge fan of dealing with comps, coupons and having to tell someone they can't stay for the night, even if we have rooms available because the coupon is sold out.
    Listening to people complain and feel that they are so entitled because they lost $1000 last month.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to policies. Don't refund a no-show just because they complain (too bad it was their fault they didn't call or show up), don't give out comps just because the floor was too noisy. Don't make exceptions....

  11. It was a good place to work but the location is difficult from Denver in any sort of weather. Overall its a good family

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Black Hawk, CO
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Black Hawk, CO

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    people are great. Fun and lively environment.

    Cons

    Location, gaming licenses required for most positions.

    Advice to Management

    share more information with employees.

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