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International Speedway Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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  1. "Don't Value Their Employees, Don't Pay Enough!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Daytona Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Daytona Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Speedway part-time

    Pros

    NONE, I have nothing good to say about this company; I wanted so much to love working for such an iconic business but that did not happen.

    Cons

    I am a very hardworking, honest college educated woman who decided to work for the speedway during the races. I was hired as a low level manager and worked 3 times before I had an issue. We were told if we needed a day off to give a 2 week notice. I gave over a 2 week notice to take off for the Daytona 500. We were never told if we could not work that race we would be fired. Again, only told to give a 2 week notice. After that race, those of us who did not work it were scolded for missing the biggest race of the year. I stopped getting contacted about future races and when I tried rescheduling myself for other races and I never get contacted back. I called and emailed my manager Dan Parsons and I even called his manager several times only to be ignored.

    Advice to Management

    We are working there only as needed. A lot of us have regular jobs we have to work around. That should be understood. Not everyone is a retiree who can work every race unlimited. VERY DISAPPOINTING!!

    If you can afford to spend $400 million on a renovation you can afford to pay your employees more. $8-$9/hour, standing on concrete all day for 10-12 hours minimum. That is HORRIBLE!!!


  2. "Accounting"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Daytona Beach, FL
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Daytona Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at International Speedway as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good for the area

    Cons

    Little advancement opportunities
    Employees are not valued - they are a commodity to be forfeited when convenient
    No training opportunities

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Do not work here!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Daytona Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Daytona Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at International Speedway full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Free coffee and soft drinks. Many hard working people that sacrifice everything to keep their jobs. Treated slightly better than slaves.

    Cons

    Very poor management, low pay, long hours, if your a friend of the owners family your job is safe otherwise they can fire you at anytime. I have seen several long term employee's fired this year already. They care about nothing in regards to their employee's well being. Horrible benefits package. They no longer give free race tickets to events. Over worked and very under paid. Everyone working here is always afraid of getting fired. Drug use is rampant, several high ranking members including board members are drug and alcohol abusers. Beware of this place it is poison.

    Advice to Management

    Drug test your employee's especially those working for Americrown 90% of them are hard core drug users. Treat the people that work for you as you would like to be treated. Stop wasteful spending of stock holders money.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Daytona Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Daytona Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at International Speedway part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you like NASCAR , you will enjoy free tix. for races in town.

    Cons

    Poor management , very low pay with lots of stress. Not enough hours, they sent you home quiet often . Courtesy call would be nice, but they make you get to work , so you can turn around and go home.Very high goal , to earn commissions almost impossible .


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    "Terrible place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Daytona Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Daytona Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at International Speedway full-time

    Pros

    well its a job if nothing else is available

    Cons

    if you want a life this job is not for you. There is no work/Life balance. They expect you to devote all your time to this place. No advancement and unfair tactics used with employees being belittled and treated like a child. Management goes over the line with statements on your personal life.

    Advice to Management

    you need to wise up and realize that your workers are the backbone not the higher ups and friendships don't make a person qualified to do a job .


  6. "Unfortunate typical corporate greed environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at International Speedway full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Health insurance and 401k if you can afford to contribute on what they pay

    Cons

    This was a good place to work many years ago but due to growth they have lost all of their values and have become a cold and uncaring employer only interested in profits and perks and bonuses for upper management at the cost of their lower level employees. Not enough compensation for the work load and responsibilities they demand. No matter how well or how long you have served they will terminate you per someone's whim in a heartbeat. Unequal and sometimes unfair practice of their policies. They market family entertainment yet could care less about their own employee's families. You will only succeed if you are good at office politics; not necessarily on how well you perform.

    Advice to Management

    Remember how you got to be where you are today, don't forget about those who have contributed to your success. Stop "restructuring"; new faces won't make a difference if you treat the new faces the same way you treated the old faces, you are just creating instability and distrust among the remaining staff.


  7. "Upper Management Only Cares About Their Own Agenda"

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    Current Employee - Agent in Daytona Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Agent in Daytona Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at International Speedway full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free Tickets - occasional Travel. Got to learn a lot about NASCAR. The team leaders and the trainer care a ton about the overall success of the company.

    Cons

    The management team is cold and uncaring when it comes to the employees. One manager in particular would hold mistakes against you until you got fired or quit. The pay was unacceptably low considering what they ask you to do.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time at the call center to make sure your employees are treated with kindness not like children.


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