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Ameristar Casinos Vicksburg Reviews

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Vicksburg, MS

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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. "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.


  2. "Fun Job!"

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    Former Employee - Table Games Dealer in Vicksburg, MS
    Former Employee - Table Games Dealer in Vicksburg, MS
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's fast-paced, fun, you get to play games for a job, get along well with team members.

    Cons

    Standing for long periods. Short breaks, break room is very far. You may get stuck on a boring game for your entire shift.

    Advice to Management

    I'd only advise better communication.

  3. "Ameristar"

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    Former Employee - Casino Supervisor in Vicksburg, MS
    Former Employee - Casino Supervisor in Vicksburg, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Employees are awesome. Its a good place to work.

    Cons

    Certain Managers are only out for themselves. They don't listen to what team members are saying.

    Advice to Management

    You need to hire more compassionate Managers. Listen to what the team members are saying.


  4. "bad work hours"

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    Former Employee - Dual Rate Casino Floor Supervisor in Vicksburg, MS
    Former Employee - Dual Rate Casino Floor Supervisor in Vicksburg, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos (More than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits and salary. some good people to work with.

    Cons

    terrible work hours and meeting hours.


  5. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Vicksburg, MS
    Former Employee - Cashier in Vicksburg, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Works with lots of people.

    Cons

    Will be working with Rude customers

    Advice to Management

    Everything is ran well


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Bad communication"

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    Former Employee - Surveillance Operator in Vicksburg, MS
    Former Employee - Surveillance Operator in Vicksburg, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours are steady, had no real fears of losing position. Had coworkers I enjoyed being around. Manager was tolerable outside the work environment.

    Cons

    Low pay, low incentive for advancement(double work with minuscule raise), Feedback ignored, inconsistent policy on taking leave. Communication between departments was nil.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your workers are telling you. There are a lot of incompetent individuals due to poor location, but you should have higher standards even so.


  7. "Team members are wonderful."

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    Former Employee - Host/Cashier in Vicksburg, MS
    Former Employee - Host/Cashier in Vicksburg, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    PTO is great. Great team.

    Cons

    Job itself not hard. Strict rules and management make it difficult to work.

    Advice to Management

    Do more for your workers. Acknowledge them more. Appreciation goes along way.

  8. "Former team member"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Vicksburg, MS
    Former Employee - Manager in Vicksburg, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Depending on the property you work at, Ameristar takes care of their team members.

    Cons

    The Vicksburg property does not base raises or promotions on job performance. It strictly based on time at the property, not with the company, and race.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the executive committee


  9. "Great start for technicians to start."

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    Current Employee - Slot Tech in Vicksburg, MS
    Current Employee - Slot Tech in Vicksburg, MS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employees are very friendly and respective.

    Cons

    Upper managment could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair.


  10. "A home away from home!!"

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    Current Employee - Table Games Dealer in Vicksburg, MS
    Current Employee - Table Games Dealer in Vicksburg, MS
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ameristar provides an atmosphere in which all would love. Not only are we their employees, but we are a family. The relationships with the guests are excellent. We do sometimes have problems, but we are a team and we work through them. That's what it's all about. That's why I love my job so much, and that's why I look forward to coming to work each day. Ameristar is my home away from home.

    Cons

    The only downsides that I can see for some about working at Ameristar, is working on Christmas and New Year's. Most people want to spend all day with their families. I look at it as if I have 2 families to spend time with. To some of our guest, we are their families, and they are their no matter what day it is. Personally, I love working on holidays because the atmosphere is just a little bit sweeter.

    Advice to Management

    I think that our leadership team is doing a great job. Although it's hard to please everyone at the same time, they try their hardest to make us all happy. That's what I like about working for Ameristar, to those over us, we are not just their employees. They show care, passion, and concern and will help us in any way that they can, to make sure that our problems are solved and we are smiling!!


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