Churchill Downs Reviews

Updated Dec 25, 2019

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5 Ratings
  1. "Entry Level IT Technician average for the area"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Churchill Downs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Churchill Downs Inc.'s Subsidiary Derby City Gaming took a chance on someone with little IT knowledge and only personal experience no professional.

    Cons

    After a year and a half almost the only downside I have experienced was they started to limit over time.

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  2. "Excellent place to work for IT"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Churchill Downs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Family atmosphere with an overall fun job

    Cons

    Stressful at times but still enjoyable

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  3. "Great seasonal experience to put on a resume."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Churchill Downs full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The events team and director Sara, are very supportive people to work for and with.

    Cons

    The temporary staff brought in for maintenance and catering are difficult to work with. Slows your job down.

  4. "Great company, great fun, great people!"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Churchill Downs full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working in sports Fun interaction with coworkers, fans, and horse people

    Cons

    Long hours but well compensated

  5. "Horrible in every way possible - RUN!!"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Churchill Downs full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits were the ONLY positive.

    Cons

    As unprofessional as management can possibly get. Senior level management didn’t care about how horrible things were. Lies about potential for upward mobility, cursing and screaming at employees, lack of clear direction on tasks, lack of tools to get jobs done, extremely low pay and lies about potential for raises, constant threats of firing. Managers know their job but not how to manage people. Not enough room to fully explain how this corporation is disfunctional.

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  6. "Fun, exciting, with great management"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Churchill Downs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Such a great place to work! Awesome environment

    Cons

    Non- What’s not to like?

  8. "Cook"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Line Cook in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Churchill Downs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work place in great food

    Cons

    No pay raise in discrimination

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

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Churchill Downs full-time for 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

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

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Churchill Downs full-time for 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.

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