The people I worked with were easy going and fun to be around.
Dishwasher (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 December 2017
Everyday it would be slow in the evenings but as the night goes on it gets busier and at times hectic but manageable. I learned how to use a washing machine which was pretty awesome, and management was superb. The hardest part of the job was working everyday until it was over (8 hours/day) and at night it gets a little tiring but the good part about it was that you had other people helping you and they were pretty level headed and didn't mind lending a hand. Overall I enjoyed my days working there and I would apply there again if I was given the chance.
Event Security (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 19 December 2017
Working as security during the rodeo was a very rewarding experience. It was really enjoyable to get to interact with the customers. The management was well organized and my co-workers were very nice. A really great organization to work with.
Front server/ Cashier (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 5 December 2017
Working at the stampede is one of those things where you expect the heavy flow of customers, and being constantly busy. What you often don't expect is the heat.
For me, the heat during my second year made working there in credibly taxing. Jeans, standing next to hot oil, 30 plus degree heat, and a lack of AC meant that I found the heat to be way too much for myself.
You usually get some free stuff from your chosen work place.
Really hot, and some days, the grounds are surprisingly empty.
Station Supervisor (Former Employee) – Grand Stand : Calgary- Ab. – 20 November 2017
The most fun of this job: We meet a lot of people during the Stampede. very fast pace. Time past by very fast. This job is perfect for students and teachers because they can make extra income during the summer.
Prep Cook (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 31 October 2017
There was nothing to do, especially from 8:00pm- 10:00pm. For the 12 days I've worked there, I've wrapped foil pans, rewrapped foil pans, make cheese platters, put sauce into containers, cleaned the fryer 4 times, cleaned all of the ovens, and did not work all 8 hours. I also thought that the wage was going to be above minimum wage considering Stampede is very popular and that the food was so expensive, but it was minimum wage.
Venue Attendant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 13 September 2017
I only worked at the Calgary Stampede for about 14 days over the course of the Stampede one summer. For what it was I thought it was generous pay, easy, and fun. I worked seasonal handling cleaning in the Grandstand building before, during and after the Calgary Stampede. Most people I met were young students in high school/university, new Canadians, and met some people employed straight from the Drop-In Centre which I thought was great. Everyone I met, including management was nice and professional. You definitely work a lot of longs days over the course of 10-14 days or so, but it's over quick and pays off well. Would have gone back the next year if I hadn't had another job and would suggest it to anyone looking for some quick work over the Summer.
Parking Attendant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 25 August 2017
Besides the decent to low hours in my department, and working minimum wage in my parking department I have to say I really enjoy working with the majority of the staff and management throughout my job because of how nice, caring and laid back my department is, but I'd only recommend this job if anyone just wants to make extra cash along side another job since you're not working constant hours because of the scheduling and the event times so there only little opportunity to work long hours.
Team Leader (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 8 August 2017
The one thing I hated doing when working here is that I loved it, and also that I had to work in the facilities, but either way the people I worked with, and the people I was around were just amazing, for the first time working the washrooms only one person ended up throwing up all week. Haha
Cashier (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 1 August 2017
Fantastic way to make money fast so you don't need to spend too much time on it, the staff is awesome, fun and energetic and is always great to work with. Definitely, takes a toll on you though so be prepared for that.
Prep and Cashier (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 July 2017
great work area but unprofessional in some areas. Sometimes you were unaware of your work schedule, It was hard to get in contact with the supervisor or even harder to get into the park without a pass because they didn't give us work I.D