Terminal Operator (Former Employee) – Rexdale, ON – 30 November 2018
I worked for Woodbine Entertainment Group part-time for 7 years. It was a fun place to work and meet new people. Team environment. The most challenging part of this job was ensuring you balanced at the end of the night because if you went short it would be taken out of your paycheck. Learned great customer service skills and face to face interaction with customers.
Kitchen Helper (Former Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 10 November 2018
Working at Woodbine racetrack helped me to understand the real kitchen and restaurant in details. It was a really fast-paced job, one should be really aware of his/her duties and should be punctual and well capable of time management.
IT (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 9 November 2018
New IT Management lacks direction and has no concerns about work life balance. You are expected to be on call 24 hours a day for the better part of the month and will be disciplined for coming into work late the following morning even if called at 4am. Pay is on the very bottom of the scale. Years of service and is shadowed by favoritism, if your not willing to bend over backwards to ridiculous expectations you will not advance rather management will find every excuse to make your life difficult by micro managing you and force you out the door.
If you want to get paid bottom dillar and have no life and don’t mind being bullied by management then this is the place to be.
Player Services Representative (Former Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 17 October 2018
Dealing with bunch of old, drunk and aggressive gamblers was VERY frustrating. They never tip good, most of them loosing money and put all the frustration on you. Getting paid 14$ per hour for that is rediculuis. Managers did not care and could put your shift at 9 am on Sunday after you closed at 2 am on Saturday. Overall very boring, repetitive job with lots of stress and low pay ( 270$ per week, after taxes for 24 hours)
chief operating engineer (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 September 2018
GOOD PLACE TO WORK.vERY INTERESTING AND DEMANDING. always receive calls for maintenance hot cold etc.I worked as a chief engineer and supervisor for more than 12 years . Because of Govt cuts people have been laid off
Kitchen Staff (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 31 August 2018
This place is not a bad place to work. There is lots of politics and unnecessary drama. Senior workers are stuck in their old ways and refuse to adapt to the culture change. Although they have tried very hard to do a culture change within the last 3 years I have noticed that not all departments are accepting it! They want you to conform to their old ways instead of embracing the new wave of culture. There is room for promotions which is kind of cool but it's mostly handed to 'the chosen ones'. People complain they have to work 6 days a week and then complain when they are not scheduled for the overtime.
Alot of employees are extremely friendly (other departments) and make the effort to say hi and make you feel welcome in the hallways.
The union is okay. I've never really had to deal with them.
Staff meals are not ideal but hey atleast it's at cost.
Strongly recommend going in doing your shift and getting out. Dont make friends or go the extra mile. No one cares and they won't do it for you.
graphics Operator (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 July 2018
Pay not so great, was let go due to cutbacks. I was forced to work at 2 different locations which made commuting in the winter difficult. management lacked direction. Company christmas parties were a big event.
Server (Former Employee) – Campbellville, ON – 16 April 2018
Marketplace cafeteria at Mohawk is full of miserable spiteful workers. Decent food and cooks. Waitresses hate their lives and spend more time eating food out of the serving trays than working. People steak tips and give each other makeup makeovers in the back of house, then sit around and smoke and talk about the ones not there. Union is a big joke as this particular union protects the dirty, aggressive, disrespectful thieves who are so lazy that they'd do everyone a favor by just not coming in.
Fun, fast paced, friendly co-workers, good management
Production Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 December 2017
Had a great time working here even on the toughest days. Management, and co-workers were like an extended family, and all the people I dealt with in the other departments were terrific. Best part of the job was being around the horses, the excitement, the great people, learning new technology, and the fun I had practically every day.
Dish Washer (Former Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 6 December 2017
I was a dishwasher at this company. It is a good place to work as the wage is very high. Working gets tougher here during busy days. Sometimes, you will enjoy relaxed depending on the shift and the place of work within the building. As work hours changed constantly, I had to often go to bed very late in the night, it gave me sleep issues. For some people, work timing has no issues.
Worked at night so usually working alone finish the shift.Woodbine entertainment is trying to become zero harm environment too.But,annually woodbine reconize as zero harm soil (organic).Woodbine always conduct christmas party for our children exclusively aside for adult s party
Free lunch before, Free dental, Eye exam, Medicine
Manager (Current Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 16 June 2017
- opportunity to be involved with new projects - good rapport with direct manager and my staff. We are able to make conversation of anything from serious talks to jokes in the office that made it good team building
Systems network Anayst (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 8 June 2017
Working at Woodbine for over 20 years, the people were the backbone of the company. Employees who love horse racing, and want to see it continue. However times have changed, so did upper management - more stress, less incentive, less flexibility, staff have to watch their every move. They do try to have ping pong, and employee events, but the mood has changed unfortunately.
Workforce Scheduler (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 6 June 2017
Woodbine is an exciting place to work. The future is looking bright with the new expansion plans.With the new culture shift employees have input and are challenged to offer opinions and suggestions for improvements. Management will take the time to listen to what you have to say.