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Ameristar Casinos Reviews

Updated February 7, 2017
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  • Too far of a commute if you lived close to Denver, the point system was horrible, I wish I had a better shift, but it seemed like it went by seniority (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. "Why? Pinnacle is just awful"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay for the job and the benefits are good but really expensive

    Cons

    They got rid of the only GM worth talking about. He was there for our best 6 years since opening and when Pinnacle came in, like so many others he was let go. So was the Agm, the Direcotr of finance and the VP of Tanles. They were the best. Now we have the revolving door of GMs - 2 amateurs in the past 3 year. Some of the top guys are so rude and this would never have been allowed before. How do you lose so many good people in the space of a coup,e of months and expect the place to ever be good again if you don't have the right leaders?

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the amateurs and get A decent team back


  2. "Auditor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos full-time

    Pros

    Employee appreciation, open-door policy, team building, good working environment and free lunch

    Cons

    Days and hours that you have to work


  3. "Alright job."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It's fun interacting with people and getting in tense situations. Pay wasnt very good. Management knows of high turnover yet does nothing to change.

    Cons

    Pay and management are main issues.


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  5. "Tablegames dealer"

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    Former Employee - Table Games Dealer in Saucier, MS
    Former Employee - Table Games Dealer in Saucier, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work and good steady toke rate. People were very nice.

    Cons

    The weather in Iowa is very cold


  6. "Good until they use you up and throw you away."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Council Bluffs, IA
    Former Employee - Manager in Council Bluffs, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Loved working with the team members. Some act like children and forget it's a casino....open 24/7/365. the closer you get to the top the closer you are to the door.

    Cons

    Leaders-everyone refuses to share. One common goal to make the place a better place to work, work together not against everyone. They preach development but, refuse to work with you so you can know how to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating everyone like their disposable....we are human beings.


  7. "Good at first .."

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lovely people with hourly employees whom you spend most of your shift with .
    Okay pay
    8 hour shifts

    Cons

    Horrible PTO benefits
    Management pretends to care
    Too many changes
    Favoritism

    Advice to Management

    You should really consider those who try a lot , who would put all their effort into the job. Those are the kind of people you want to keep, not the ones who try to break the rules , complain on a daily basis, and whine when they don't get their way.


  8. "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.


  9. "Only take the job if there's nothing else, then keep looking"

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

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos part-time

    Pros

    Hourly Employees and immediate management are awesome. Great people to work and have fun with on a daily basis. A lot of different types of people from different backgrounds.

    Cons

    They only care about numbers and unfortunately only cater to the high rollers. They want to be the high class/VIP casino. So basically about 100 people or so. Over the last year they have proceeded to kill business by forgetting about the "Filler" gamblers. So, because they don't feel appreciated for their business, people are going elsewhere.

    As an employee of Ameristar, the big bad corporation, they could care less about you. You, as an employee, are replaceable! If you like to throw your nose to where the sun doesn't shine, you may get ahead. They do not pay the immediate managers enough. Upper management may give you a hello and a fake smile. Don't expect them to thank you for the work that you do, or try to get to know you as a person. It's too far to step off of their pedestals. They cut corners wherever they can to conserve their bonuses. A very dirty and disgusting place!!!

    Advice to Management

    Take yourself back to when you were coming up; Then look in the mirror. What would you think about you?


  10. "Dealer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Money seems ok
    Opportunity for advancement is always there
    Games are pretty fun

    Cons

    The schedules are not so great
    Favoritism is normal around here
    Nothing else is really that bad


  11. "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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