Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino

www.prairiemeadows.com
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A pretty good place to work depending on what you are looking for in a job/career.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Table Games Dealer in Altoona, IA
Current Employee - Table Games Dealer in Altoona, IA

I have been working at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino

Pros

The pay is good for the job performed. Most people working there are very easy to get along with the immediate supervisors are great. You don't have to take your work home with you which is a huge plus--keep everything at the door. The compensation package is remarkable. Room for growth if given the time and effort.

Cons

Expect to work nights, weekends, in a very non-stable and non-healthy environment. Smokey atmosphere, negative attitudes, very dirty--handling of money, table games cheques (chips) exchange on a second-to-second basis. Perhaps by nature of working nights and weekends, upper management is almost never visible and hard to get a hold of. HR is only open days, so it requires coming in on time off to see them. Expect to work holidays. Table games dealing is only for the bold, strong stomached, and strong headed.

Approves of CEO

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    Work is Work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altoona, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altoona, IA

    I worked at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino

    Pros

    Great Benefits, great people not management to work with. Pretty easy jobs, no need to worry about work hours and environment.

    Cons

    Management sucks, everybody expects you to suck up to Management. No proper rewards or recognition other than having a 1 year, 5 year and 10 year $50 gift card.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more open since the employees just dont work for compensation and benefits though they are great. Open you eyes

    Disapproves of CEO
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    While Des Moines is a nice area, the casino's are not.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Altoona, IA
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Altoona, IA

    I worked at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino

    Pros

    Ok, it was better than Terrible's Lakeside casino and the Meskwaki casino in the area.

    Cons

    Table Games Management is extremely frightened of the Dealers' Union and sides with them ALL the time, no matter what the issue. The Floor Supervisor's are not allowed to correct or counsel a Dealer no matter what the issue. The company is so politically correct and strictly controlled, it would make you think that you were taking part in George Orwell's '1984'. Management issues the evaluations to the Floor Supervisors for completion, but alters them afterwards to their specific liking making the evaluation biased. Hiring discrimination also occurs at this company and Human Resources fails to properly investigate matters of suspension/termination.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Terminated the Table Games Senior Management and hire/promote personnel that have experience in the real casino industry. Eliminate the Dealers Union as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
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