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Centerplate Denver Reviews

Updated August 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Great opportunity to work in a fast paced environment dealing with the public at major sports events (in 18 reviews)

  • Great people, Good training, union (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and over 40 hour work weeks with no set comp time policy (in 45 reviews)

  • Yearly raise program only allows small percent raise, scheduled changed as the needs of the business dictated, not great work/life balance (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great Gig"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Bartender in Denver, CO
    Current Freelancer - Bartender in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Centerplate (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ability to select your own schedule. Great pay, excellent people

    Cons

    No benefits, had work- worth it

    Advice to Management

    None- they do a great job for what it is. No complaints


  2. "Centerplate employee"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Line Cook for Garde Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Line Cook for Garde Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I love the environment and the hours can be nice.

    Cons

    The hours are not always consistnat.

  3. "Sous Chef"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sous Chef in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sous Chef in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centerplate full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, exciting large and high profile events and the ability to have time to focus on life outside of work and family.

    Cons

    Great but costly health insurance. Also there is not much turnover in management positions to provide steady advancement within a single property.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping superstar staff is a difficult task. In the management areas there are not as much employee recognition so there is sometimes a feeling of under appreciation


  4. "The job is what you make of it"

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    Current Employee - Beverage Supervisor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Beverage Supervisor in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Centerplate part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get to be at large-scale events, good atmosphere. Company is showing progress after an embezzlement scandal, when I first started my franchise was extremely dis functional. Employees are very friendly to one another, and supportive of one another.

    Cons

    Management is somewhat out of touch, scheduled very sporadic some days are very long while others you get laid off. People are dramatic and company culture revolves around the various department crews.

    Advice to Management

    Be more consistent with employees hours. Some weeks you have 20 hours, the next week 60+ hours and the third week 0 hours. This is how management cuts costs.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Overview of working at Centerplate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Catering Sales in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Catering Sales in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for large venues, working as back up managment at big events at other Centerplate properties (ie. Superbowl, Conventions, Neighboring sister properties), tickets and access to great events held at these venue

    Cons

    Low salary, no bonus system, no commission. Long hours, lots of weekends, limited free time and for low pay, it makes it difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Be strong on your salary requirements. Once you get in the door they will work you like a dog, so make sure you are making what you're worth.


  6. "My experience with Centerplate has always been a good one"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Chef in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Executive Chef in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    professionally run well organized, competitive

    Cons

    seasonal location difficult to offer staffing advancement. Seems as though there isn't allot of growth for someone in the culinary department unless one is to move to the General manager position

    Advice to Management

    get to know lower level managers


  7. "Centerplate has provided me with a quality long term oppertunity for stable, inspiring employment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Culinary in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Culinary in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centerplate full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent leadership, quality vision, stable planning, friendly envroment and clear direction on the expectations makes Centerplate a great company to work for. Well networked and team orientated with multipul oppertunities to advancement and growth keep the staff inspired and eagar to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Super high expectations which force every one to preform above and beyond the level that they may enter the company at. Consistant persuit of excellance which forces all staff to work to their full potential. Where some people thrive in this high presure enviroment, some folks are unable to live up to the expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Consistancy on comunication from the top down and maintaing equal expectations for all, mamagement staff members equally would make our work enviroment more conducive to success

  8. "I have a very good experience at centerplate lots of oppurtunity"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centerplate full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    growth options, new groups, returning groups, able to travel to different Centerplate sites to help and meet fellow centerplate employees and different practices

    Cons

    Long hours not much family time, lower pay, takes a long time to get full time status or insurance for employees and its expensive and its only a mediocure coverage

    Advice to Management

    Listen more and follow thru with staff on needs and spend time trying to understand every position that it takes to run operations etc....


  9. "good busy days friendly people"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Event Supervisor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Event Supervisor in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centerplate part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, great time while working for the most part. Drama free and decent pay for what I'm doing. Growth opportunities i'm not so sure of but I am looking into them

    Cons

    I feel as with a little more equipment we could have much more efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Ask to see what your employee's think that they can do to better the company in happier employee's and events more productive, timely and can be done with better planning, this is all possible with very little investment on equipment.


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