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Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people who share a passion for the game (in 7 reviews)

  • Great place to work if you need part time work (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is a constant struggle (in 7 reviews)

  • No cons regarding this job or company thus far (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "TFC Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment part-time

    Pros

    Amazing place to work. Great corporate culture has me looking forward to going into work.

    Cons

    Very competitive in securing full-time positions.


  2. "Great atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -great atmosphere to work with live sports and events
    -awesome colleagues which makes work fun

    Cons

    -there were no annual pay increases or anything
    -very little growth opportunity to move up within the company

  3. "Good Pay, Unionized and Flexibility"

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    Former Employee - Event Security Guard in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Event Security Guard in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment part-time

    Pros

    Unionized
    Flexible
    Entertaining Place to work
    Discount on merchandise and food
    Job security
    Decent Pay

    Cons

    Little opportunity to further advancement
    Get required for shifts if low on seniority list
    Fired if percentage lower then 10%
    Some instances of favortism

    Advice to Management

    Not all supervisors are competent
    Many lazy guards


  4. "Work/Life Balance Non-Existent"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator
    Former Employee - Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sports lover's dream workplace
    Looks great on a resume

    Cons

    Poor pay for the amount of hours worked. Very easy to work over 50+ hours a week without OT pay. Not a Monday-Friday 9-5 job, especially if your job responsibilities expect you to work "flexible hours". "Flexible hours" means 24/7. An around the clock environment and workplace given the volume of events going on at MLSE's venues. High stress and tendency to take job home with you. If you have all the time in the world to dedicate almost all your free time to a job, this place is for you. Felt I became less a fan of its sports teams post-employment feeling relieved to find a more suitable environment with less stress. Does not recommend.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees better and consider OT pay.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -fun group a people to work with
    -pays more than minimum wage

    Cons

    -Short staffed at times
    -One week notice for schedule

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within


  6. "Concession Attendant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment part-time

    Pros

    Pay is higher than minimum wage, able to balance school and work, best part-time job in the city!

    Cons

    Barely any hours during off-season if you are new


  7. "In seat runner"

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    Former Employee - In Seat Runner in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - In Seat Runner in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good part time job for extra hours and you get to see raptors and leafs games while working if it's not too busy

    Cons

    Not enough hours to be a main job, not much potential for growth

    Advice to Management

    Create more shifts and allow employees opportunity to grow within the company

  8. "catering operations"

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    Former Employee - Event Operations in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Event Operations in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting environment, with opportunities to see world class events

    Cons

    short term contracts, summers off,have to apply again for same job

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to retain worth while contract employees


  9. "Inside Sales/Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (More than a year)

    Pros

    Looks good on the resume.

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid. It should be illegal (and probably is currently illegal) to not pay your employees for working (and not being paid for working) over 40 games per year.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay and appreciation for the front line sales people who drive the companies business.


  10. "Good Place to Build Network"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Lot's of great opportunities to build your business network on the sales side and learn about both the sports industry (from internal colleagues) or general business world from clients. Great place to jump into another role on brand side or stay long-term if you can maneuver the internal politics.

    Cons

    Somewhat of an old-school Management philosophy at the top-end. Can be very political at times in terms of moving your way up the organizational ladder. For many people this is their dream job (working in sports) so people tend to overstay their useful time within the organization based on "work perks" and "cool" factor of being employed by a pro sports team in Toronto.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more open and inclusive work environment to provide hope for younger staff that their will be growth opportunities based on their achievements vs their political skills.


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