Ameristar Casinos

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Ameristar Casinos Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
80 Reviews
2.9
80 Reviews
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Ameristar Casinos Vice Chairman and CEO Gordon R. Kanofsky
Gordon R. Kanofsky
39 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Starting pay was good but only a 3% raise (you have to wait a year for one) (in 7 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Bullying and harassment from customers directed at employees is very bad at the kansas city location and management allows it to happen regularly (in 6 reviews)

  • 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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent Company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos

    Pros

    Great Corporate culture and potential for advancement.

    Cons

    Company did not do anything wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun environment

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

    Former Employee - Analyst in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Analyst in Las Vegas, NV

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant to Chief Executive Officer in Encino, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant to Chief Executive Officer in Encino, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities at my position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great leadership, benefits and employee morale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Encino, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Encino, CA

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

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food Runner in East Chicago, IN
    Former Employee - Food Runner in East Chicago, IN

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I have no cons for Ameristar

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had a wonderful time working for Ameristar. The best experience of my life

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great start for technicians to start.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Slot Tech in Vicksburg, MS
    Current Employee - Slot Tech in Vicksburg, MS

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

    Pros

    Employees are very friendly and respective.

    Cons

    Upper managment could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company, good people...hard work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Jackpot, NV
    Current Employee - Manager in Jackpot, NV

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A home away from home!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Table Games Dealer in Vicksburg, MS
    Current Employee - Table Games Dealer in Vicksburg, MS

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos

    Pros

    Ameristar 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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!!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Banquets Bartender, Server, Set-Up in Council Bluffs, IA
    Current Employee - Banquets Bartender, Server, Set-Up in Council Bluffs, IA

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos

    Pros

    Fun 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

    Cons

    Too 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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