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Updated Sep 14, 2022

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Found 81 of over 85 reviews

3.5
59%
Recommend to a Friend
44%
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great place to work with great people

    Jun 16, 2022 - Senior Performance Engineer in Louisville, KY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fast-paced, fun business, cutting edge tech, great benefits

    Cons

    Was slow to adopt any remote work policy. But thankful they have become more flexible. Full remote is not offered for tech positions.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good benefits and good work

    Sep 14, 2022 - IT Analyst in Louisville, KY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I like the work and some of the people I work with

    Cons

    There's a lot of corporate politics.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    IT

    Aug 18, 2022 - Project Manager in Louisville, KY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people and dedicated people with a great IT culture. Lots of job security.

    Cons

    Lower than average pay and limited work from home

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Not bad, unless you don't like horse races

    Aug 30, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of horse races -actually, this can be good or bad.

    Cons

    Not a happy experience if you don't like watching horse races.

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Sucks

    Sep 1, 2022 - Team Lead 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Everything with the company paid pto and holidays

    Cons

    Everything with the company sucks

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    oak grove racing and gaming

    Aug 7, 2022 - Security Officer in Oak Grove, KY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are good, so are the hours.

    Cons

    high turn over rate, always replacing people.

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  7. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Ineffective Leadership Outweighs Exciting Work

    Jul 23, 2022 - Project Manager in Louisville, KY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The work is interesting and the variety leaves you engaged.

    Cons

    My direct leader, senior team members, and members of leadership outside of my organization were controlling, manipulative, and rude. I experienced more than one instance of being directly lied to.

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good place

    Jul 18, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is solid, people are great

    Cons

    Benefits could be better, more perks

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Disappointment

    May 13, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    *Advancement if you're on the management track *Camaraderie among employees in all departments *Benefits for full-time staff, work/life balance most of the time for full-time *Diversity

    Cons

    *Biggest disappointment has been the condescending remarks made by supervisor and some other department employees. * Use of your own money for many things without reimbursement i.e., phone data to get in touch with other departments, office supplies, etc. *Hired at a different rate than paid *Lack of support by executive staff *Money over employee health and safety

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good

    May 25, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunity is good and they promote from within

    Cons

    Culture could be better but not horrible

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Churchill Downs Reviews FAQs

Churchill Downs has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 85 reviews left anonymously by employees. 59% of employees would recommend working at Churchill Downs to a friend and 58% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Churchill Downs employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Churchill Downs. This rating has improved by 19% over the last 12 months.

59% of Churchill Downs employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Churchill Downs 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.0 for culture and values and 3.9 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Churchill Downs to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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