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"cook 1"

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Current Employee - Cook in Saint Charles, MO
Current Employee - Cook in Saint Charles, MO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Ameristar Casinos full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Fun environment to work for. Great learning place for new chefs. Able to learn a variety of foods hands on.

Cons

Work very late hours. Dont expect weekends off. Moving up in the company is very hard too do, very political when it comes to that.

Advice to Management

At first you guys showed us how much you care. Get back to that

Other Employee Reviews for Ameristar Casinos

  1. "Ameristar Casino and Hotel KCMO"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food and Beverage Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Food and Beverage Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The insurance is great. They volunteer together at different organizations around the city. Parking is convenient. The HR department is pleasant and helpful. The core values are a great concept, and if followed by all, especially leaders, would make an excellent workplace.

    Cons

    Working every night, weekend, and holiday gets old, fast. When you take a weekend off, your department has to work harder, so it's not actually stated, but discouraged. The onboarding process is weak, so often people are just thrown into their roles without sufficient training, making it harder on everyone. Managers are honestly just too busy to fully train everyone, and in turn the turnover rate is ridiculous. The hours are long, especially for managers. They try (or at least talk about trying) too hard to make it an enjoyable place to work, but it just isn't. The GM is a stuffy little grump, which contributes to low morale quite a bit.

    Advice to Management

    Just because someone has proven to be an effective entry level team member does not mean they should be given a chance at management. Some people are good leaders and others are good doers. If you have the 'doers' leading, it makes the people actually capable of managing work extra hard to overcompensate for those who are incompetent.


  2. "Just make sure you watch your back an keep documentation on things that happen."

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    Former Employee - Table Games Dealer in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Table Games Dealer in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Dealer school was free and if your halfway decent your basically guaranteed a job after training.

    Cons

    Unreliable hours....inconsistency in many areas. Take your training/experience and use it to apply at another casino

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of processing payroll so you don't get checks messed up

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