Woodbine Entertainment Employee Reviews

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Not a place you want to be
IT (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 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.
Pros
None
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Too many to list
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Player Services Representative (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON17 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)
Pros
Nice co-workers
Cons
Annoying gamblers, low pay, long hours.
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very good place and demading work place
chief operating engineer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON24 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
Pros
Lunch provided
Cons
Lot of overtime
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It's only a job. Not a career .
Kitchen Staff (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON31 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.
Pros
Benifts (medical/enjoyment perks)
Cons
No individuality
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Technical Operator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 August 2018
Great learning atmosphere for the new comer to broadcasting with experiences in all aspects.
Great staff, great pay, great benefits, LOUSY mgmt.

long crazy hours and shifts but that is all to be expected in this career.

Had a great time, no regrets.
Pros
Great pay/benefits, learning experiences
Cons
Management, rexdale
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Could be very stressfull
graphics Operator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON19 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.
Pros
close to home
Cons
cutbacks resulted in termination of my employment
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Amazing Place to work
Hospitality Administrator (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON7 June 2018
As a dining room supervisor you get to meet a ton of great people and the job is fast paced and different every day. Managers are great and treat you like family.
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being in the public eye
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON6 June 2018
In this job you are in the public eye and with technology these days you have to watch what you do and what you say.
great place to work and meet many different people and cultures
Pros
yearly bonus
Cons
seasonal
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Fun place to work in, different security experience
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON21 May 2018
Fun place to work in, different security experience .
Get to experience lots of different types of the field.
Pays well since it's in house security.
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Should be neagtive rating
Server (Former Employee) –  Campbellville, ON16 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.
Pros
Lots of night shifts
Cons
Horrible work culture
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Fun, fast paced, friendly co-workers, good management
Production Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 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.
Pros
Health benefits, great co-workers
Cons
Not a lot of room for advancement
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With the right team/department this can be a fun place to work at
CUSTOMER SERVICE ADMINISTRATOR (Former Employee) –  Rexdale, ON16 December 2017
At times can be tedious...very busy and very lively. Culture is great, good people. Sometimes you're unable to get time off for vacation but that's also dependant on role with company
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Good Company to work at
Dish Washer (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON6 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.
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Productive workplace and fun too
Laundry Attendant (Former Employee) –  REXDALE ONTARIO27 November 2017
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
Pros
Free lunch before, Free dental, Eye exam, Medicine
Cons
Seniority
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Maintaining 600,000 square feet
Facility Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Property Services25 September 2017
Tour facility to find deficiencies and repair them
assign staff to work
check emails
make work orders
respect in the workplace
learning new things
people are my strengths
Pros
Service awards for long standing employees
Cons
travel to get to work
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if you really need a job, apply at your own risk
Dinning Rooms & Banquet Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 July 2017
good, professional people to work with. long hours! you can kiss your personal life , goodbye. along with your family and friends cause you will be working alot and hardly have time to see them.

A good place to work, they are fair.

pay could be better.
Pros
discounted food
Cons
long hours
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Workplace and culture
Manager (Current Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON16 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
Pros
great people to work with
Cons
no windows in the office
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Was a fun, friendly, good work life balance
Systems network Anayst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 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.
Pros
Good hard working staff still exist
Cons
more work, less people
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Fun place, especially during big event days.
Workforce Scheduler (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 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.
Pros
Subsidized meals. Free WIFI. Fuel the FUN Lounge.
Cons
Shift work. Mediocre wages.
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productive and fun place to work at
Hospitality (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON24 May 2017
a typical day it work is very nice from costumers and co-workers
i have learned many things from making pizza and also doing customer service to how the place is set up and the different events that goes on
work place culture no problems yet
for me to say there is none
everything management workers environment
Pros
breaks
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none
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