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Calgary Stampede Employee Reviews

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quick way to earn money
Facilities (Former Employee), Calgary, ABNovember 25, 2014
Pros: good hours, some perks
Cons: dirty jobs.
for the short time stampede is around its super easy money, depending on the job you get, it can be dirty and gross, but its an alright place to work.
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Parking is Disorganized Gong Show - multiple performances weekly
Parking (Current Employee), Calgary, ABNovember 24, 2014
NO appreciation, ever! Pay is docked for breaks you don't get. Too bad no one there has ever heard of "planning" - they run it like it's their first rodeo. It is soooo poorly managed - stay away from Parking!
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great team
Casual Banquet Server (Current Employee), CalgaryNovember 16, 2014
Pros: freedom with the work schedule
It is a new job for me but so far so good. The management is great , professional and friendly.
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Produvtive and fun, able to meet new people in short amount of time.
Merchandiser (Former Employee), Calgary, ABOctober 28, 2014
Pros: meeting new people
Cons: run back and forth many times
A typical day is moving and counting inventory into boxes and taking them out to different locations. Ive learn many ways to fold a t-shirt and to work at a steady pace, the co-workers are very friendly and hardworking
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Productive and fun workplace
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Calgary AlbertaSeptember 9, 2014
I enjoyed working for the Stampede because everyday was a new experience, and a new challenge. I was in charge of completing payroll entries for my department, updating kitchen orders and I handled all reception duties. I worked with a variety of people and was able to get along with everyone, while keeping a professional and mature attitude. The part – more... I enjoyed the most about working for the Stampede was the excitement and the pressure when it came to planning a large event. Being part of a team and being able to complete a event was always a great experience, and I valued the time I spent working for this company. – less
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Great job low hours high pay.
PYROTECHNICAL, CALGARY STAMPEDE - SUMMER 2011 (Former Employee), Calgary, ABSeptember 4, 2014
Worked nights from 12-6am and got paid really well for what we were doing.
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communicating with people and meet new people each days
Praking (Former Employee), Calgary, ABAugust 25, 2014
Pros: it's makes easier to not carring food from home
Cons: eating unhealthy everyday
I learned each day at work a lots of things like communicating with different people and learing from each others.sharping ideas, team works always without any conflicts. I love working with my co works because it increasing the chanes of getting to know their personalites and make it easier working enviroments. the hardest job I had ever dane is working – more... outside by river in -30 degress . The most enoyable part time I have done is working at Calgary Stampede during summer and where I met great people and get to know them each indiviual which is pretty great. – less
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it was ok
Gate Attendant (Former Employee), Calgary, ABAugust 20, 2014
it was an all around okay job, I didn't really like how mundane it was.
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Fun and fast paced workplace
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Calgary, ABAugust 18, 2014
Pros: percentages off at some locations on the ground
I dealt with lots of people and i had fun doing so. I was never really bored and always had a job to do which is what i look for in a job. The seniors and supervisors were easy to get along with and always made sure us workers were alright and had everything we needed.
There wasn't really a hardest part of the job.
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disrespectful biased management
Parking (Current Employee), Calgary, ABJuly 31, 2014
Pros: exciting hub of activity
Cons: poorly managed, chaos
Management's attitude to staff is "you should feel lucky just to have a job". No appreciation! Correction... if you suck-up, you're in. You'll go far. If you are hard-working and knowledgeable, advancement is limited in parking. Go elsewhere!
Overall, The Stampede might be a great place to work but not the parking department.
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Fun work place always on feet.
Busser (Former Employee), Calgary, ABJuly 22, 2014
Very busy little time to relax always have to be able to move quickly.
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very productive and fun work place
Maintenance Worker (Former Employee), Calgary, ABJuly 16, 2014
cleaned up the floors,table's,bathroom's,and took garbage and recycling
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Productive hard work , Fun to work with others
Litter partol (Former Employee), Calgary, ABJuly 3, 2014
Pros: some days they would give us these free lunch passes
Cons: i would only get long hours if its a really busy day
a typical day at stampede wasn't to bad it was exciting to see people around me feel the need that they should be in a clean environment, I've learned that helping the global warming makes not only yourself but the community around you feel like its should be clean and feel good in a happy place, If it wasn't for my co-workers i wouldn't have been a – more... social person i am today, i would like to thanks everything they have done for me. The most hardest part of the job was the moving around part, around stampede time there's plenty of people walking around and it makes it hard for us to get around sometimes. The most enjoyable part of the job was that i got to see some of my friends and to experience the rides and stampede i really enjoyed that job. – less
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Rude.
Parking Attendant (Current Employee), Calgary, ABJuly 2, 2014
Pros: discounts
Cons: log hours, heat and disrespect.
They tell us at orientation that we should also show the customer the best experience and we should polite and kind, yet the management at the parking office is anything but. I do not appreciate being constantly talked down to and disrespected. I honestly tried to be happy and welcoming when I walked into the big 4 every morning but it would not be – more... reciprocated. The management believes that they are the only ones who can have a bad day and the employees are always having a great day. The management is horrible and the treatment of the employees is grotesque.

The other attendants I worked with however, were great! We were all in the same boat with learning how to properly do our jobs and everyone was very friendly out on the roads.

I would not recommend parking for anyone because it is a constant standing position, for 8 hours and you are in the sun constantly.

Also the pay is not high enough considering people in cars don't care about us and neither does the management. – less
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its fun place to work and get to meet people all over the world when they come to see th e Indian Village.
Event Staff (Former Employee), Calgary, ABMay 12, 2014
Pros: get free meals at the bannock booth and down the midway
Cons: i just dont like working towards nighttime, the drunk people really gives the event stauff a hard time
There are different job sites in the Calgary Stampede and different shifts within the village.
I've learned a lot from the stampede board and the elder's what the Calgary stampede is all about?
We keep up with our duties in the village to keep it safe and welcome every visitor that comes in through that gate of the midway.
We always make sure our co-workers – more... do make it to work on time so we don't get ducted from our pay. We try to keep things simple and easy for the rest of the group.
The hardest part of the job is keeping the drunk people out of the village and safe for visitors to take a look around in the village.
We go and enjoy the grandstand show after every shift we get off and try to ride every ride in midway and have a jolly good time. my most enjoyment of the Calgary Stampede is going to the coca cola stage to watch my favorite bands play. – less
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Productive and fulfilling work
Grandstand Venue Services Attendant (Former Employee), CalgaryMay 6, 2014
A typical day at work would go like this:
- Arrive at facilities
- Sign in with supervisor
- Work elevator for 8 hours
- Leave facilities
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Fun place to work
Assistant lll (Current Employee), Calgary, ABApril 29, 2014
Fun place to work with exceptional people.
Everyone always providing 100 % effort to make the events and the customer experience outstanding.
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Fun and Chill
Security (Former Employee), Calgary, ABApril 7, 2014
Check ID's at the casino
Co-workers are very kind
During the day there is not much work but in the evening it is very busy
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Fun job BUT beware... parking department is in midst of management crisis
Parking Cashier (Former Employee), Calgary, ABMarch 27, 2014
Pros: fun events make for good atmosphere, flexible
Cons: weather, poorly managed, over worked
I loved the job and was such a proud Stampede employee but watching as prices rose, customer service levels fell and experienced, knowledgable staff were squeezed out became too much to bare. Management has proven unable to proactively plan and staff appropriately for annual events. Perpetual staff shortages mean staff are often over worked, undervalued – more... and unappreciated. Leading to high turn over and the cycle repeats. Management is unwilling or unable to do anything to change this cycle. Opportunities for advancement are reserved for favourites and not based on experience, knowledge or education. If you enjoy greeting people, providing information and directions and can work in an environment that does not value you and varies from crazy- cars everywhere, to ghost town- not a car to be seen, then working for parking might be for you. Ah ya, don't forget parking is outside so you need to be able to brave all weather conditions. The Stampede means a lot to me. It has potential to be a great place but at present I would recommend avoiding employment there especially in the parking department. – less
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Fun work environment and good experience
Security (Former Employee), Calgary, ABMarch 7, 2014
Pros: freedom/unsupervised, meet lots of people, get into stampede for free
Cons: long hours for 11 straight days, sometimes standing in the heat for hours, can be very boring
I met lots of new people working at the stampede, from all over the world. My co-workers were kind and hard working and my supervisor was one of the nicest men I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. I would have new experiences every day and learnt many new things in the 11 days that I worked there. I enjoyed the freedom of walking around the BMO centre – more... and interacting with people, whether I was answering their questions or they were answering mine. It got hard at night sometimes when people from the beer gardens would beg to get into the BMO centre to use the wash room and we had to continuously tell them it was closed or when people wouldn't leave when it was close. Overall it was a good experience and I would work there again. – less

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