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Churchill Downs Overview

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Louisville, KY
1001 to 5000 employees
1928
Company - Public (CHDN)
Gambling
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Pinnacle Entertainment, MI Developments

Working at Churchill Downs

You might say this company has put its money on the sport of champions to win. Churchill Downs is a leading operator of horse racing tracks in the US, with four major race courses, including its namesake track that hosts the world-famous Kentucky Derby. Other tracks include ... Read more

Churchill Downs Reviews

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Churchill Downs President, CEO, and Director Bob Evans
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12 Ratings
  • "If you’re Kentucky proud then this company is the one for you."

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    Current Employee - IT Technician in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Louisville, KY
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    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Churchill Downs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, welcoming work environment. The company shows stable growth and a lot of prestige comes with the job. Always a “ladder” to climb somewhere within the company.

    Cons

    Fast paced with always a lot on the line. Not a lot of room for mistakes. Work environment change happens almost all of the time across all of their properties, sometimes more than once a year If you’re not really adaptable then this company may not be for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

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Churchill Downs Interviews

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    Event Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, KY
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    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Churchill Downs (Louisville, KY) in January 2018.

    Interview

    First interview was a phone interview with two of the current event managers. They asked pretty basic interview questions and a couple situational questions.

    The second interview I was asked to come into the office. I sat with the whole event management team and then one on one with the Hospitality Director. There were less questions during this interview than the first and more discussing the position in greater detail. I was told that they would let me know their decision either way in the upcoming week. I never heard from them again even after following up with an email and call. I was completely surprised by how unprofessional the whole experience was. I also found it rather odd that the Director told me that the only way to grow in this company was if someone left so professional growth should not be a reason for accepting a job there.

    I should also mention that this position only makes $40,000.00 a year.

    Interview Questions

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