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Ameristar Casinos Reviews

Updated September 24, 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. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Bartender
    Former Employee - Bartender

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

    Pros

    Good pay/benefits and great cafeteria

    Cons

    Cigeratte smoke in the casino area


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "Casino work"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, opportunity for advancement,fun environment.

    Cons

    Work evenings usually to start, work weekends and holidays.


  5. "Pleasant"

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    Former Employee - Slot Attendant in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Slot Attendant in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management really does care about it's employees. Co-workers were great as well! Very upscale casino.

    Cons

    The commute if you don't live up there.


  6. "Bartender"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and base pay. Consistent income. Management cares deeply about employees. Promote within. Fun staff.

    Cons

    If you are full-time you need to stick around and wait for a better sonority. Attendance point system took a year to knock off. If you work days they drag on and are dull. Clothes smell like smoke after work. If you work nights difficult to balance with life.


  7. "Honest Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos full-time

    Pros

    -Best Team Dining Room ($2.50/meal, nice area)
    -Fair wages (compare wages across several other casinos in area)
    -Advancement Opportunities (if you don't mind changing departments)

    Cons

    -Management slow to respond
    -Everything has to go through HR, so it takes longer to get things done

    Advice to Management

    Quicker response time, more appreciation events to show you care about front line employees, loosen rules a little and it'll make things smoother

  8. "Solid place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos part-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Decent pay
    Benefits
    Tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Occasionally have Odd hours
    Work on holidays

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Work Life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vicksburg, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vicksburg, MS
    Recommends

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company and most of the time it is a fun atmosphere!

    Cons

    Meeting are always scheduled on off times.

    Advice to Management

    Do not have favorites, treat all employees equally.


  10. "Ameristar"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Executive Chef in Greenville, MS
    Former Employee - Corporate Executive Chef in Greenville, MS

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great food program at their properties.

    Cons

    None to speak of at their properties.


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