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Churchill Downs Reviews

Updated July 11, 2017
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  1. "Surveillance Agent"

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    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


  2. "Good people. Work varies from intense around Derby time, to rather slow between​ meets. Pretty good benefits."

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    Current Employee - Simulcast Production Manager in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Simulcast Production Manager in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Churchill Downs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people and good benefits. Prestigious track that almost always gets a "Wow" when I tell anyone I work there.

    Cons

    Extremes in work intensity from very intense to very slow

    Advice to Management

    Consult more with employees on big projects

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Growing Company"

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    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.


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "Third VP cashier in 2 years"

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    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.


  7. "Mutual Teller"

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    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!

  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "OK experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Churchill Downs part-time

    Pros

    Nice to have Churchill Downs on your resume. Some employees had tremendous networking that will help grow your career

    Cons

    Lack of communication and expectations

    Advice to Management

    invest some times on entry level positions to grow their career


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