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Centerplate Reviews in Denver, CO

Updated March 27, 2014
Updated March 27, 2014
197 Reviews

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197 Reviews
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Centerplate President and CEO Desmond (Des) Hague
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It is a fast paced business with a wide variety of events (in 8 reviews)

  • Great company for applicants if it were their first job or on up to management (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • As is typical in this industry we work long hours, many weekends and holidays (in 19 reviews)

  • Work/Life balance at the unit level is tough to achieve and maintain (in 6 reviews)

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6 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    My experience with Centerplate has always been a good one

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Chef  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Executive Chef in Denver, CO

    Pros

    professionally run well organized, competitive

    Cons

    seasonal location difficult to offer staffing advancement. Seems as though there isn't allot of growth for someone in the culinary department unless one is to move to the General manager position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get to know lower level managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The job is what you make of it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Beverage Supervisor  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Beverage Supervisor in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Get to be at large-scale events, good atmosphere. Company is showing progress after an embezzlement scandal, when I first started my franchise was extremely dis functional. Employees are very friendly to one another, and supportive of one another.

    Cons

    Management is somewhat out of touch, scheduled very sporadic some days are very long while others you get laid off. People are dramatic and company culture revolves around the various department crews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more consistent with employees hours. Some weeks you have 20 hours, the next week 60+ hours and the third week 0 hours. This is how management cuts costs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Overview of working at Centerplate

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Catering Sales  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Catering Sales in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Working for large venues, working as back up managment at big events at other Centerplate properties (ie. Superbowl, Conventions, Neighboring sister properties), tickets and access to great events held at these venue

    Cons

    Low salary, no bonus system, no commission. Long hours, lots of weekends, limited free time and for low pay, it makes it difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be strong on your salary requirements. Once you get in the door they will work you like a dog, so make sure you are making what you're worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Centerplate has provided me with a quality long term oppertunity for stable, inspiring employment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Culinary  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Culinary in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Excellent leadership, quality vision, stable planning, friendly envroment and clear direction on the expectations makes Centerplate a great company to work for. Well networked and team orientated with multipul oppertunities to advancement and growth keep the staff inspired and eagar to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Super high expectations which force every one to preform above and beyond the level that they may enter the company at. Consistant persuit of excellance which forces all staff to work to their full potential. Where some people thrive in this high presure enviroment, some folks are unable to live up to the expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistancy on comunication from the top down and maintaing equal expectations for all, mamagement staff members equally would make our work enviroment more conducive to success

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I have a very good experience at centerplate lots of oppurtunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    Pros

    growth options, new groups, returning groups, able to travel to different Centerplate sites to help and meet fellow centerplate employees and different practices

    Cons

    Long hours not much family time, lower pay, takes a long time to get full time status or insurance for employees and its expensive and its only a mediocure coverage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more and follow thru with staff on needs and spend time trying to understand every position that it takes to run operations etc....

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good busy days friendly people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Event Supervisor  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Event Supervisor in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Friendly people, great time while working for the most part. Drama free and decent pay for what I'm doing. Growth opportunities i'm not so sure of but I am looking into them

    Cons

    I feel as with a little more equipment we could have much more efficiency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask to see what your employee's think that they can do to better the company in happier employee's and events more productive, timely and can be done with better planning, this is all possible with very little investment on equipment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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