Ameristar Casinos

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Ameristar Casinos Reviews

Updated Mar 24, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.8 70 reviews

44% Approve of the CEO

Ameristar Casinos Vice Chairman and CEO Gordon R. Kanofsky

Gordon R. Kanofsky

(36 ratings)

39% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Starting pay was good but only a 3% raise (you have to wait a year for one) (in 6 reviews)

  • They seem to care a lot for the team members (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Although they claim they have an open door policy here it has become clear to employees that expressing concerns will only get you into trouble (in 5 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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    Fun environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Saint Charles, MO

    ProsYou get the opportunity to work with great teams that really enjoy what they are doing.

    ConsThe hours can be challenging if you have a family since they are open 24/7, including all holidays.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would like to see upper management and HR care more about promoting part time employees into full time positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    A highly rewarding experience with the Planning and Analysis Department at Headquarters

    Analyst (Former Employee) Las Vegas, NV

    Pros-There is a lot of collaboration across departments.
    -Upper management is willing to listen to new ideas from all types of employees.
    -Good work and creativity are valued and rewarded, and there is advancement opportunity.

    Cons-You can get stuck spending many hours behind a computer if you are not at the director level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing.

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    Great experience working under great CEO for a company operating best-in-class regional casinos.

    Executive Assistant to Chief Executive Officer (Former Employee) Encino, CA

    ProsCollaborative and friendly work environment. Good team morale while company was in existence. Interesting industry to work in. Good job security.

    ConsLimited advancement opportunities at my position.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great leadership, benefits and employee morale

    Executive Assistant (Former Employee) Encino, CA

    ProsI worked as the executive assistant under Ameristar's CEO, Gordon Kanofsky. In my 8+ years at Ameristar, I witnesses a leadership core that valued employee development and longevity. Ameristar presciently scaled down outside development in advance of the recession, and worked to keep as many employees as possible during the cutbacks that ensued. Great benefits and stability that fosters good morale. I was sorry to see the company merge into a competitor this past August.

    ConsMy position had no upward career path, but I was given opportunities to advance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ameristar Casino was so fun and the job I had was great

    Food Runner (Former Employee) East Chicago, IN

    ProsPay was great
    Wonderful benefits (PTO, Vacation, Sick days, Dental, Medical, 401K)
    Great supervisors who will work with you during your job

    ConsI have no cons for Ameristar

    Advice to Senior ManagementI had a wonderful time working for Ameristar. The best experience of my life

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great start for technicians to start.

    Slot Tech (Current Employee) Vicksburg, MS

    ProsEmployees are very friendly and respective.

    ConsUpper managment could be better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe fair.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, good people...hard work

    Manager (Current Employee) Jackpot, NV

    ProsCompany with a clear goal and vision. This is shared with all team members.
    Easy to take pride in your work.

    ConsIt can be long hours and long weeks. Sometimes corporate office controls too much even though they are removed from the property

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A home away from home!!

    Table Games Dealer (Current Employee) Vicksburg, MS

    ProsAmeristar provides an atmosphere in which all would love. Not only are we their employees, but we are a family. The relationships with the guests are excellent. We do sometimes have problems, but we are a team and we work through them. That's what it's all about. That's why I love my job so much, and that's why I look forward to coming to work each day. Ameristar is my home away from home.

    ConsThe only downsides that I can see for some about working at Ameristar, is working on Christmas and New Year's. Most people want to spend all day with their families. I look at it as if I have 2 families to spend time with. To some of our guest, we are their families, and they are their no matter what day it is. Personally, I love working on holidays because the atmosphere is just a little bit sweeter.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think that our leadership team is doing a great job. Although it's hard to please everyone at the same time, they try their hardest to make us all happy. That's what I like about working for Ameristar, to those over us, we are not just their employees. They show care, passion, and concern and will help us in any way that they can, to make sure that our problems are solved and we are smiling!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Helpful and friendly team, great growth opportunities, and a "never ending fun place" overall.

    Banquets Bartender, Server, Set-Up (Current Employee) Council Bluffs, IA

    ProsFun place to work at
    Understanding senior management, (open door policy)
    Great growth opportunities
    A Variety of modern tools to make your job easier no matter what it might be
    Appreciation and recognition for the achieved tasks
    Exceptionally friendly team
    A great family of different departments working together to achieve a common goal

    ConsToo much great food and beverages in the Team member Cafeteria that sometimes makes you want to stop working and spend there rest of your day there.

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up a good work
    Communicate with other team members on daily basis to assure that information is delivered to everybody

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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