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Richard L. Duchossois
I worked at Arlington Park Racetrack full-time for more than 3 years
Pros – You get a ton of experience because they just throw you into your job with little training; you learn how to handle a ton of scenarios; you get great customer service experience; you'll get to do some cool things that you've never had the chance to experience like wedding planning and interacting with international horse owners.
Cons – Low pay for the long hours you work; you don't get credit for everything you do because your boss will take the credit, but if you do something wrong, everyone will hear about it; for as busy as you are during the summer, you're equally not busy during the off season and it can be very boring; the dress code: girls are required to wear panty hose and cover their shoulders, even during the summer.
Advice to Senior Management – Don't be so hard on your employees in the off season; cut them some slack when they arrive five minutes late or need to leave five minutes early; treat all your employees the same, as in if you let someone wear a skirt that's too short because they're "good looking", don't be mad when other people wear skirts that are too short.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2014-02-17 06:53 PST
I have been working at Arlington Park Racetrack full-time for less than a year
Pros – Good pay I guess. It is a steady job as well. The people are pretty cool if you get on a good shift
Cons – There are a lot of dumb people ho work in other areas of the racetrack. It makes gettign upset a very easy thing to do.
Advice to Senior Management – Listen to your employees. You implement strategies that make sense on paper, but are not practical
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-05-24 08:35 PDT
I worked at Arlington Park Racetrack
Pros – -Great seasonal job opportunities for those still in school
-Pay was very fair
-Fun people to work with
Cons – -Many jobs are only seasonal
-There is quite a bit of favoritism
Advice to Senior Management – For the most part, keep doing what you're doing.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2011-11-19 12:17 PST
I have been working at Arlington Park Racetrack
Pros – Very easy job. Great if you only want to work during the summer. A good starting job for a high school student or someone with little work experience.
Cons – Lack of communication between departments. You only work on the weekends and you have to work on holidays and big racing days.
Advice to Senior Management – Should listen to the employees ideas more and relay messages to everyone they affect not just the supervisors. Talk to the employees that don't work in the offices, they have great ideas.
2012-01-25 15:32 PST
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