Ameristar Casinos Reviews

Updated April 6, 2015
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  1. Good company with its flaws

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall great company and experience

    Cons

    It's all about who you know

  2. Who you know

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos

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

    Pros

    entertaining atmosphere. fun environment on the casino floor.

    Cons

    resources were stretched thin most of the time. evaluated on who you know and how much they like you.

  3. Decent but can be better.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Chicago, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Chicago, IN

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, never had to pay for lunch, Could get discounts in Vegas!

    Cons

    Shady management. Not a lot of new faces so if youre looking for an exciting job, this might not be what you're expecting.

    Advice to Management

    Act like we're humans and not worker bees.

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  5. It's not too bad depending on your position

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

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

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

    Pros

    Free food, never a dull moment. Just when you thought you have seen and/or heard it all.

    Cons

    Work holidays, no paid holidays. Surveillance watches employees like a hawk and write them up for the smallest things.

    Advice to Management

    Stop showing favoritism to all the butt kissers.

  6. It wasn't really that good , the job was great the customers were, but the people made it unwelcoming.

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

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos

    Pros

    The money is good, the customers tip well and are very welcoming.

    Cons

    Coworkers drama, supervisors aren't really that good, could be better management.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with fixing complaints.

  7. Broke out of shawshank

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Blackjack Dealer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Blackjack Dealer in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Not too bad starting pay

    Cons

    Management doesn't back up its employees in stressful moments

    Advice to Management

    Great customer service doesn't mean giving in to a customer's unrealistic demands

  8. It was great company! And it was a fun environment.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Slot Service Specialist in East Chicago, IN
    Former Employee - Slot Service Specialist in East Chicago, IN

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to make new friends, decent pay, group tips, a fun environment, customers are usually fun to be around wtih.

    Cons

    The smoking part of the fun environment is my main complaint but they warn you ahead of time. Lots of running around, some irate guests, and managers.

    Advice to Management

    To remember we are all in it together.

  9. Once a great place to work

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You can make great friends

    Cons

    Poor employee morale. The company made too many cuts to sell, which has made employees very nervous.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees respect they deserve

  10. Sucks Your Soul

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

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent money. Good co-workers. A few fun customers.

    Cons

    Terrible hours. Horrible, incompetent micro-managers in charge of your life and career.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up and learn how to manage people. Treat employees like grown-ups in a business environment.

  11. Not a bad place to work, if you don't mind working week-ends, holidays, etc.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Charles, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Charles, MO

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Fairly good benefits, including pay 401k health insurance
    subsidized company cafeteria,
    work seven get paid eight,
    diverse workforce, with no discrimination,

    Cons

    it takes a number of years working before you can get a work schedule that you like.

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