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Centerplate Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Great opportunity to work in a fast paced environment dealing with the public at major sports events (in 16 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 43 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. "Fun Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Saratoga Springs, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Saratoga Springs, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job, coming to work was fun, everyone enjoyed it

    Cons

    Management was not the best


  2. "Fulfilling"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Catering Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Catering Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady reliable workplace, organized and compartmentalized departmental set up.

    Many managers and staff with great longevity of 10-25 years indicates a dedicated performance organized workforce

    Cons

    Pressure packed environment. At times difficult environment, but at the end of the day, generally rewarding to be part of a dedicated team

    Advice to Management

    Work to decrease atmosphere of pressure

  3. "Caterer"

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    Former Employee - Catering Assistant in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Catering Assistant in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Centerplate part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lively atmosphere, can sometimes have two, maybe three events going on at the same time....very exciting and lots of opportunity to grow and hone your skills.

    Cons

    Can become a bit overwhelming and tedious.slow in acknowledging good workers and raises.

    Advice to Management

    If you take care of your people, they will take care of you....


  4. "Sr. Human Resources Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, corporate support, state of the art technology

    Cons

    Compensation, benefits, low merit increases

    Advice to Management

    All management should attend on-boarding at the corporate office


  5. "Everything depends on your boss"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global company with positions in nearly every hospitality field

    Cons

    Corporate structure does not eliminate bad management, just moves it to where it can do less harm

    Advice to Management

    Be more aware of your staff's morale and find the common denominator


  6. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Beer Pourer in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Beer Pourer in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, I was a Beer Pourer at a local baseball stadium for them and the pay was great as well as the tips. Also as plenty of opportunities to move up.

    Cons

    Just the hours outside when it's slow for my position, had to wear a lot of sunscreen and a hat.


  7. "They don't care about their employees"

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    Current Employee - Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -The people I work with

    Cons

    -Policies don't apply to everyone
    -Takng away vacation time and not allowing it to roll over to next year
    -Rising health costs
    -Long hours and over 40 hour work weeks with no set comp time policy
    -Little room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees and less about your bottom line.

  8. "prep and line cook"

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    Current Employee - Line Cook in Elmont, NY
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Elmont, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    worker friendly
    good job to work
    love cooking
    boss are nice

    Cons

    its a challege job make sure you never late to work

    Advice to Management

    business is going well and love working with the company


  9. "I Used to Love You"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy my team of coworkers.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance
    Reduction of vacation time/unfavorable change in policy
    Inconsistency with distribution of accountability
    Limited opportunities for advancement without relocating


  10. "Good company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cook in Miami Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - Cook in Miami Gardens, FL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Work time is mostly weekends

    Cons

    Gets very busy
    A lot of pressure on game days


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