Grandstand Food Vendor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 29 January 2017
My job required me to work for 4 hours from late morning to early evening of constant physically draining work and then we got a 3-hour break. After the break, we would resume our work until late-night and finally head home.
Good pay, free access to show, events e.t.c., Good People
Long Hours, Very Physical, Working Under the hot sun or sometimes rain
Venue Services Attendant - Grandstand, (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 27 September 2016
The work at Calgary Stampede was like serving the guests what they were needed. I learned from my work scope how peoples are appreciated others if we do work hard. Management was excellent who always were supported and encouraged staffs to do the best services for stampede visitors. It's look like all co-workers are very respectful each other and cooperative. There was nothing hardest part of the job as the work environment was given us to made satisfaction to our visitors. The most enjoyable part of the job when I had been awarded for my best services and hard work.
Secure BMO Center and surrounding Stampede Buildings
Team Lead and Security Guard (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 19 September 2016
The Calgary Stampede is a very dynamic place to work year round. Working in the Security Department has given me a chance to see what to takes to pull off a large scale 1,000,000 person event too a small scale mom and pop event on Stampede Grounds. The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting people from all over the world. Helping people makes me happy and being able to make them happy is a fulfilling career choice.
Free coffee and water, never mind the GREATEST OUTDOOR SHOW ON EARTH
Gate Cashier (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 18 September 2016
It was a very nice working environment with free rides and few free shows. I counted all the money, recorded them, separated the petty cash, and deposited the rest of the amount. That's the work I did at that time. There were some nice coaches to guide me and the people like me.
Event Staff, Bar Security (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 September 2016
Had to make sure this bar was a safe place. Guided people to places they needed. This was only a 10 day event. I enjoyed my coworkers very much! In the beginning it was a little scary as this was my first time being security.
Fun experience with a friendly and profession environment
Cashier/Server (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 13 September 2016
I was able to connect and work with my team mates quite well. I enjoyed conversing and giving proper service to each of our customers. The management that they offered was organized, professional and trusting. I learned to handle and secure cash, do inventory and maintain the good quality of our product.
Cleaner, afternoon shift - 12 days (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 September 2016
Training on the job. Coworkers are close to same age, and team leader understands what needs to be done and helps when needed. Typical day run through of how we did the day before, head to suits and clean them, do any extra work then have break,then empty trashes form the kitchen and pantry. Lots of walking which is good. Direct the public if they have a hard time finding something. Hardest part is there is a lot of repetitive stuff like cleaning bathrooms.
Sweeper (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 1 September 2016
Worked 8 days of stampede as a sweeper, cleaning up wrappers, trash, and garbage leaking from a compactor that had been rotting for months. But as bad as it seems, it is a great way to give your bank account a stimulus. The hours are long and hard, but at the end of Stampede, I was lucky enough to work an extra three days after, and make close to an extra half grand. Co-workers are all nice, and help each other make it through the day. It doesn't help that i unwittingly chose one of the worst available jobs, but I have heard that there are lots of other jobs apart of the stampede that pay really nice, and don't suck either. So really, it is a great way to make some cash quick, but you got to know what you're looking for when you apply.