Houston Astros Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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  1. Guest Service Agent

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    Current Employee - Guest Service Agent in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Guest Service Agent in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Houston Astros part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very very Flexible, our management staff is amazing they treat us with respect and are very understanding, free lunch, lockers, uniforms provided, one big happy family!

    Cons

    seasonal job, work during the evening and get out late at night, weeks on and off depending on the team status, work during the summer when its hot, deal with a bunch of ignorant drunk people that come to the game.

    Advice to Management

    I wouldn't know what to say I love how the management is running the operation


  2. Not bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Houston Astros

    Pros

    It's a beautiful place to work. Can't argue with the killer views

    Cons

    Baseball is a tough business. It's long hours for little money. If you don't love it, it's not worth it.


  3. I love going to work.

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    Current Employee - Guest Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Guest Service Representative in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Houston Astros part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My co-workers make my job easier; they're all friendly, love what they do, and help represnt the Astros organization in a great way. You get to choose which games you want to work. The company provides food during our break and that time is included in our salary. We get a couple of freebies every now and then (tickets, jerseys). The overall all work experience is great.

    Cons

    Well of course not kuch promotion (maybe eventually become a supervisor). There is some miscommunication between the different departments. There are times when staff is shorthanded.

    Advice to Management

    Just one thing, have a meeting with all the heads of each department so that we can be on the same page.


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  5. Mediocre Management, at best

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Season Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Season Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Houston Astros full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Perks of working in sports, tickets to every game, etc. Definitely a unique experience, and the co-workers were awesome.

    Cons

    Compensation was minimal, as with most entry-level sports positions. The sales department particularly, one of my co-workers calculated that our salary (without any commission, which could be very minimal during the off-season) qualified us for welfare, or food stamps, I can't remember which.

    Advice to Management

    Since I've left, all the management I worked under have been replaced in light of the new ownership. I hear things have turned around significantly.


  6. If you are looking for some extra money and love baseball this is a great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Houston Astros part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lunch is provided, you can sometimes catch moments of the game, commission, managers are approachable

    Cons

    long hours on your feet. weather (depending)


  7. Minor league baseball

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Houston Astros

    Pros

    Travel the country with a great group of guys. Play a game and get payed for it. Receive great advice from former big league players and coaches.

    Cons

    Money is not great and you are away from home for 6-8 months out of the year.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a little more to minor leaguers and provide dental insurance.


  8. Fun job working in baseball

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Inern in Houston, TX

    I worked at Houston Astros full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Being around baseball. Cool atmosphere. Nice people to work with. Owner is friendly and is polite to all staff no matter what level.

    Cons

    Pay is adequate. Not a lot of advancement options. At some point working in sports for little pay gets old.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people decent money, it's obvious the money isn't on the field.


  9. Some of the best employers and employees to have.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Services in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Guest Services in Houston, TX

    I worked at Houston Astros part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wages, interaction, and very enjoyable.

    Cons

    No complaints exceptt fof informed about changes.

    Advice to Management

    To keep employees informed of changes.


  10. Great experience and great people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Houston Astros

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great benifits

    Cons

    Long hours during baseball season. Not much of a social life.


  11. My experience at the Astros was miserable.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at Houston Astros

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work for a major league baseball team, even if they are the worst in the league. It's a unique chance to see inside the machine.

    Cons

    Management isn't fair to interns - they are unpaid and overworked. The perks presented in interviews and informationals don't live up to their potential.



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