Ameristar Casinos
2.8 of 5 64 reviews
www.ameristar.com Las Vegas, NV 5000+ Employees

Ameristar Casinos Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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2.8 64 reviews

                             

47% Approve of the CEO

Ameristar Casinos Vice Chairman and CEO Gordon R. Kanofsky

Gordon R. Kanofsky

(34 ratings)

42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good work, good support, good times.

Poker Dealer (Current Employee)
Kansas City, MO (US)

I have been working at Ameristar Casinos part-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe hours are flexible for the part time dealers. As one would expect, the full time work has to pull their weight and do most of the hours on the casino floor. The Dual rates and Supervisors all do what they can to support the dealing staff and they defend their dealers when a patron is out of line.

ConsI am a part time dealer, as such I do not see all of the challenges that may or may not be present within a company of this size. I do my best to keep my nose clean and not allow myself to get roped into the politics. I do not have any challenges that have not been over come while I have been employed with Ameristar.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you do. It does not bother me that I do not see you day in and day out. You have "Upper" management things to take care of and that time is more important to me that coming out of your office to visit the casino floor and let the dealers and support crew know you exist.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Impersonal

Chauffeur/Valet (Former Employee)
Kansas City, MO (US)

I worked at Ameristar Casinos part-time for less than a year

ProsA lot of benefits that really make you feel like the company cares about its employees. Pay was ample - we had 'group toke' so all tips were shared within the transportation staff. New people work the busy shifts and the veterans work 9-5 everyday with great hours and much less work than new staff.

ConsVery impersonal due to a massive HR intrusion into work. Odd hours guaranteed. I would often work a shift 6p-4a and another one at 8 the next morning.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fun place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Council Bluffs, IA (US)

I have been working at Ameristar Casinos full-time for more than a year

Pros- Team Member Dining Room, hot meals for $2.50 taken off paycheck
- The people you work with can be unruly but mostly fun and pleasant

Cons- Strict attendance policy depending on department
- Very easy to get fired!

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A great learning experience and a lot of fun!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ameristar Casinos

ProsGood benefits and diverse workforce

ConsBe prepared to work every holiday, and the environment can get a little depressing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Like family

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ameristar Casinos full-time

ProsFor the most part everyone is pretty relaxed and easy to work with.

ConsWork there long enough and politics comes into play. People tend to stay in the best positions for a long time.

Advice to Senior ManagementRotational development. You see this a lot in F&B, I think this brings the team closer together and gives employees an opportunity to advance their skill sets and experience.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Beverage Server (Former Employee)

I worked at Ameristar Casinos full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFun environment , lots of fun people

ConsLots of walking , hard on feet

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Great company that really tries to show appreciation of all Team Members.

Casino Services Supervisor (Former Employee)
Black Hawk, CO (US)

I worked at Ameristar Casinos full-time for more than a year

ProsExtremely guest service oriented. Generous cash bonuses for Team Member/Leader of the Year, based on performance and guest service. Nurtures positive atmosphere from Team Members. Team Member dining room available daily with payroll deduction; never have to worry about not having a meal for your shift. Great opportunities to move up. They are very open to moving people into different departments.

ConsI lived in Denver and worked in Black Hawk. The commute was very wearing. Once you get to salary, they ride you like cattle. Expect to work far more hours and make less hourly than your staff.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your middle and upper management their worth.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Exciting job, lots of interesting people both internally and externally but...I could never support my family alone.

Valet (Former Employee)
Saint Charles, MO (US)

I worked at Ameristar Casinos full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLots of fun. Like I said it was an exciting and fast paced environment to work in. Met many people I would never have had the chance to working as a limo driver.

ConsI worked there almost 7 years and even won a team member of the year award but I could never get into a position that provided enough for me to support my small family of 4.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake the time to consider your existing human capital so they have a chance to advance to a career instead of a pyramid of mid grade managers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place for part time people/ students

Server (Current Employee)
Kansas City, MO (US)

I have been working at Ameristar Casinos part-time for more than 3 years

Prosgreat pay
flexible hours
managers are nice and easy to talk to

Consnot a lot of hours for part time
not allowed to go overtime

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Ameristar Casinos full-time

ProsGood pay, friendly atmosphere, competitive benefits.

ConsLong hours, some senior management lacks leadership skills

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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