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Churchill Downs Reviews

Updated April 14, 2017
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  1. "Mutual Teller"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Teller in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Churchill Downs part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best work experience got met millionaires and great environment.

    Cons

    Extremely Drunk people walking around they can be rude.

    Advice to Management

    make sure your employees know what they're doing and can count money!


  2. "No support from Corporate"

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    Former Employee - Slot Technician in Greenville, MS
    Former Employee - Slot Technician in Greenville, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun fill and relaxed enviorment.

    Cons

    Corporate does not support the properties well enough. Corporate HR does not perform thorough investigations to ensure fair practices.

    Advice to Management

    Please get more involved in the properties to ensure the frontline enployees are treated fairly. Especiallly the Harlow's Property in Greenville Ms


  3. "Their forte is horse racing, not technology"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Churchill Downs full-time

    Pros

    If you enjoy horse racing or are interested in simple online games, you may find this company interesting

    Cons

    Management has no idea how to run a technology organization. More interested in irrelevant metrics than what actually gets done and the quality of the work. Have been at meetings where teams have been yelled at because their metrics charts didn't look good even though they got all the work done on time.

    Benefits, pay, etc. are subpar compared to market.


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  5. "Third VP cashier in 2 years"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Video Poker Cashier in Westwego, LA
    Former Employee - Video Poker Cashier in Westwego, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A really good company. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Westwego OTB has bad management. Some fellow co workers like to take money out your draw. Anything you're short....you pay!! Hardly any tips and many needy drunks.

    Advice to Management

    Change management at Westwego, change Lead who doesn't want to be there anymore. Catch money stealing co workers.


  6. "Loved it"

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    Former Employee - Food and Beverage Supervisor in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Food and Beverage Supervisor in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fun, fast work environment, great co workers.

    Cons

    Late hours, sometimes exhaustingly busy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. "HR Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you like horse racing this is the place to work. It is fun and exciting during the seasons.

    Cons

    During the off-season it is difficult to stay busy and continue to be motivated. There is times when you will sit around all day and do completely nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Use off season time to train and plan for the following year. You can also use this time as team building and to work on moral.


  8. "Dead end job."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a great team of people that work here. Derby is an exciting (and exhausting) time of year.

    Cons

    The company does not promote from within. I don't feel they truly value their employees. It's a great place to work for a couple of years but don't plan on climbing the corporate ladder here. Management is out of touch. Working every weekend for 4+ months a year is tough on home life. Derby is exhausting and you'll work so much you don't even have time to enjoy it.

    Advice to Management

    The bottom line and stockholders are the only things that management seems to care about.


  9. "box Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great family friendly atmosphere; as well as good benefits for a permanant employee

    Cons

    seasonal work only last a short time without benefits

    Advice to Management

    ensure seasonal employees a permanent position


  10. "Lead Database Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Database Engineer in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Lead Database Engineer in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Churchill Downs full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits!
    Very generous stock purchasing plan
    Nice working environment
    Talented personnel

    Cons

    Churchill Downs gets a big chunk of their revenues out of the Kentucky Derby, that's a hectic, exhausting weekend for us.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, great job in our recent acquisitions (Big Fish). I also commend you for taking calculated risks.


  11. "Coolest Internship"

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

    I worked at Churchill Downs part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Met some really cool people. Got to go to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks and get paid for it. They had an entire buffet set up in the office for both days. Leading up to Derby an Oaks they had fun internal events that I could be a part of.

    My boss was a bit stern, but he was amazing and gave me a truly memorable experience. This internship will be ingrained in my mind as one of the coolest moments in my college career. It gave me great experience and looks absolutely wonderful on my resume.

    The other office workers were kind and welcoming, they provided me with a positive and encouraging work environment.

    Cons

    You will be very busy. Derby day and Oaks are very hectic and fast-paced.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!



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