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Churchill Downs Reviews

Updated September 28, 2018
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  1. "Fun, exciting, with great management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Churchill Downs part-time

    Pros

    - Flexible hours
    - Great managers
    - Friendly working environment

    Cons

    - Seasonal positions leave you stranded for a few months

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  2. "Clerical positions are awesome with this company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Such a great place to work! Awesome environment

    Cons

    Non- What’s not to like?

  3. "Cook"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Line Cook in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Line Cook in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Churchill Downs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work place in great food

    Cons

    No pay raise in discrimination


  4. "Construction Manager, Hoosier Park, and three OTB 1994-1997"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Churchill Downs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best place ever worked, work was fast paced fun and enjoyable love to have the opportunity to do once more

    Cons

    The projects were fast paced and complicated with rules and regulations dead lines had to be met but all turned out for the good on time and within budget

    Advice to Management

    None for current management


  5. "If you’re Kentucky proud then this company is the one for you."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, welcoming work environment. The company shows stable growth and a lot of prestige comes with the job. Always a “ladder” to climb somewhere within the company.

    Cons

    Fast paced with always a lot on the line. Not a lot of room for mistakes. Work environment change happens almost all of the time across all of their properties, sometimes more than once a year If you’re not really adaptable then this company may not be for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "No morals or ethics, highly discriminatory, good ole' boys' club."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Churchill Downs full-time

    Pros

    Worked with a lot of good people outside of management.

    Cons

    Management is corrupt, routinely violates anti-discrimination laws and then attempts to buy the silence of victims. Management bring in new employees from their past jobs and promote them rapidly while other staff are left to rot in the same position for years. If you aren't a member of the club, there is no advancement here. Annual raises barely compensate for increase in cost of living year-to-year. Management will pretend to be your friend and then "help" you by stabbing you in the back. Some managers like to fire people at Christmas time for kicks.

    Advice to Management

    Resign


  7. "Tote operator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Churchill Downs part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great tips, you can meet interesting people also it is a very lively atmosphere.

    Cons

    You have to be responsible with your money and have patience for the people you work with and those who try to rush you there are some rude people and they may make you feel pressured when you get a line of 30 to 40 people waiting just on you to complete a bet.

  8. "Casino service rep"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Vicksburg, MS
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Vicksburg, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers and an okay environment

    Cons

    No weekends off nor holidays off

    Advice to Management

    Raise the minimum wage


  9. "Surveillance Agent"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Churchill Downs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    some higher managers really care about employees

    Cons

    no advanced in careers, and favoritism between employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Growing Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Game Operation Shift Supervisor in Vicksburg, MS
    Current Employee - Game Operation Shift Supervisor in Vicksburg, MS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    salary for the local market.

    Cons

    upper management is not around often.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen to some opinions.


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