Ameristar Casinos Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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Ameristar Casinos Vice Chairman and CEO Gordon R. Kanofsky
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Pros
  • Starting pay was good but only a 3% raise (you have to wait a year for one) (in 7 reviews)

  • Nurtures positive atmosphere from Team Members (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • At all levels of the casino both backstabbing and preferential treatment run rampant at the Kansas City location (in 6 reviews)

  • Managers treat employees like children and although say there is an open door policy there really is not one (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Ameristar Casino

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    Current Employee - Casino Operations Supervisor in Highland, IN
    Current Employee - Casino Operations Supervisor in Highland, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    easy going management, very friendly and understanding. They want you to succeed there and value your input

    Cons

    The equipment isn't always up to date and needs improvements and the cliental is not the greatest.

    Advice to Management

    Update equipment and maybe take a deeper look into the new hires, who have never been in the casino industry before.


  2. So-So

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get paid well for what you do.

    Cons

    The company recently got bought out and is going through a lot of changes. Many departments are struggling.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you don't overwork your team members. New things are great to try, but not all at once.


  3. Great career advancement

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos full-time

    Pros

    Great advancement and wages/benefits.

    Cons

    Unstable work and life balance/strict gaming regulations

    Advice to Management

    Public acknowledgement of all departments.......even non-revenue generating.


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  5. Ameristar

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    Current Employee - Poker Dealer
    Current Employee - Poker Dealer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great money while only working part-time

    Cons

    Long commute, nights, weekends,and holidays


  6. Good company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  7. Good Place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Table Games Dealer in Council Bluffs, IA
    Current Employee - Table Games Dealer in Council Bluffs, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  8. Great people, average company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bartender in Council Bluffs, IA
    Current Employee - Bartender in Council Bluffs, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  9. Good work, good support, good times.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Poker Dealer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Poker Dealer in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  10. Fun place to work

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    • Senior Management
    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!


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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.



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