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Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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Richard A. Peddie
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Pros
  • Great people who share a passion for the game (in 7 reviews)

  • I think that overall there was a great team to work with and great atmosphere (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is a constant struggle (in 6 reviews)

  • Can't say anything negative, great part-time jon (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. "Great Atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Usher in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Usher in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - See lots of events at the ACC and BMO Field
    - Great pay with union
    - Food and merch discounts, as well as the occasional ticket discount
    - Great co-workers, supervisors and managers
    - Great first step into getting a job at MLSE, with future potential to grow within

    Cons

    - Schedule posted 6 days prior to each event
    - Playoff schedules get posted the day before the event, making planning another job or personal time challenging.
    - Not enough internal promotion in my department, nor do I see the company in general hiring internal part time staff for full time salaried roles.

    Advice to Management

    Consider offering internal opportunities to current part time staff to move up!


  4. "Game Day Coordinator Global Partnerships"

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

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Culture, work, skill development

    Cons

    low pay, little room to move up

    Advice to Management

    compensate employees better


  5. "Use the name to build your resume and get out"

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    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Research Analyst
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great name to build your resume, you get to see players, tickets are given out however it's usually last minute for a game the same day, free swag is given out.

    Cons

    Environment with a lot of politics and people who are very title based. People who manage teams have little management experience and take a top down approach. It more of who you know instead of quality of work that gets you ahead. Lots of great people are leaving the company especially over the last 3 months.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate the people you are putting in place to lead others, they need to be set up to succeed and have the proper skill set.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "MLSE does a pore job of rewarding and recognizing their people"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Finance in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sports events are fun. It's a fun company depending what department you work for. Tickets for games are available but not great seats and are taxable benefits. New CEO seems like a good fit so far.

    Cons

    Work life balance is nonexistent and the company doesn't pay well. Career development is lacking. The company works their people hard and doesn't reward their staff.

    HR is lacking in any authority and does not protect their people from bad leaders.

    MLSE has lost a lot of good employees due to lack of growth and better opportunities elsewhere. The company rarely replaces vacant roles. Therefore, team absorbs additional work loads and no recognition for it.

    Use MLSE as a resume builder and move on.


  7. "Pretty good"

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    Current Employee - Event Security Officer
    Current Employee - Event Security Officer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay wages are pretty good for security

    Cons

    Favouritism amongst supervisors & staff

  8. "Low wages, way too much overtime required."

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The excitement of all the events makes it a fun place to work.
    Lots of opportunity to watch games and events.

    Cons

    wages are significantly below average. Paid overtime is not offered but rather you are supposed to coordinate your schedule so you have time off in lieu of working event days, but with events 5-7 days a week, its not possible to take lieu time. During busy seasons, (every season) I regularly worked 7 days a week, and once worked events 21 days straight with a 2 day break then at it again for another 9 days.

    Advice to Management

    Pay event and operational staff a lot more and hire more coordinators during busy seasons so that people can have adequate rest days.


  9. "Great Company with Great Employees"

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    Current Employee - Ticket Agent
    Current Employee - Ticket Agent
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, especially if you are still in school.

    Cons

    Don't get schedule for all events


  10. "Awesome company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Hostess in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Hostess in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best company to work for, hands down. I am always treated with respect and the management always ensures a great and safe work environment.

    Cons

    There really are no cons. Except for the days when the restaurant is not busy, but that's like every dining place you can work for.


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