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Ameristar Casinos Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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Ameristar Casinos Vice Chairman and CEO Gordon R. Kanofsky
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  • Point system (which I've heard has been eliminated) (in 8 reviews)

  • Poor management; harassment and intimidating; midnights (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Fine place to work"

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    Former Employee - Cook in Jackpot, NV
    Former Employee - Cook in Jackpot, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, both the guests and the employees. Company gives you decent discounts and comps. Employee dining room is a great price. Bus takes you from Twin Falls to Jackpot for work.

    Cons

    Management could use an overhaul. Employees don't last more than a couple of months. Employee dining room makes you sick from food during too long.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on keeping your employees happy


  2. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Council Bluffs, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Council Bluffs, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, friendly environment, great HR team that really cares! The best part of working at Ameristar is that they promote from within. They love to develop their team members, so if you are willing to work hard there is no limit to how far you can go.

    Cons

    *working nights, weekends and holidays

  3. "None"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos part-time

    Pros

    Good patrons and clean atmosphere

    Cons

    Management. Lies about advancements as well as promotion


  4. "dealer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos full-time

    Pros

    it was a fun experience

    Cons

    no time for self very dumb scheduling

    Advice to Management

    do better


  5. "Slot Service Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Slot Service Specialist in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Slot Service Specialist in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth or transfers into other departments, good training provided, fun work environment that include appreciation events, supportive team members and leaders

    Cons

    Dealing with some difficult clientele, working in smoky casino, inconsistency among supervisors, getting sent home early when there's not enough people playing on the machines


  6. "Host Cashier creates a healthy and valued experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos full-time

    Pros

    It allows for constant interaction with a wide customer base, and the chance to demonstrate and expand customer service skills, as well as knowledge about the industry

    Cons

    Few if any but it may be difficult for some to stay on their feet the entire shift, or to keep up with the fast paced environment without practice

    Advice to Management

    Continue encouraging people and giving them the chances and time to learn new skills and within this and other positions


  7. "Former Slot Attendant"

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    Former Employee - Slot Attendant in Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Slot Attendant in Golden, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Immediate supervisors are generally promoted from the staff. They are empathetic and mostly a pleasure to work for.

    Cons

    The casino management itself and the decisions coming down from corporate violate labor law / labor rights of employees routinely. Business decisions are made that line the pockets of the ownership at the expense of employee morale. Getting to know the regular "guests" to the casino is a pleasure, and its great to have strong relationships with people and have fun with them, however it will consume your soul to bear witness to people destroying their lives through gambling addiction. Myself and many coworkers were battling depression/suicidal issues due to this constant heartbreaking.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Table Games dealers & supervisors"

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    Former Employee - Table Games in East Chicago, IN
    Former Employee - Table Games in East Chicago, IN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free food, but not the greatest quality.
    As long as you have PTO available you get paid even when you call off

    Cons

    Unorganized, favoritism, harassment, toxic work environment! No recognition, mandatory overtime, shady tactics. There's so many better paying casinos I would only suggest Ameristar East Chicago as a last resort.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be replaced... Their bonuses are based on their profit margin, so their dealers & supervisors are the ones who suffer.


  9. "EVS Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - EVS Assistant Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - EVS Assistant Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great core values. Great pay

    Cons

    Managers and directors do not follow the core values that the original owners established. Too much sucking up and not enough hands on

    Advice to Management

    Core values are the reason I sought employment at Ameristar. Wonderful values, yet not followed by upper management


  10. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    free lunch for the employees

    Cons

    management and favoritism as well as guest bad attitudes


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