Woodbine Entertainment
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3.6 out of 5 stars.
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Top-heavy management with little to no career advancement. They prefer to hire externally. But on a positive note is that they offered flexible work hours
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Great place to work

Great management and staffAm really happy from day one So happy to be around with great potential and attitude Each and every day I am learning something

Pros

Good management

Cons

N/a
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Terrible. Do it if you are miserable!

Terrible management, half of them do not know what they are doing. They take cuts off of your pay cheque even though their machines that count your till break down every other day. Coworkers are rude, don't treat customers well. If you are a people person, this place is not for you.
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Fun

Don't stay very long use it as a stepping stone. Company is poorly managed. Lots of politics, union is not so good or strong. lots of favoritism. you have to work your way up to get good schedules
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Drastically gotten worse after the pandemic

We were doing more work after the pandemic than previously. Yet the wages are stagnant and the company is proud to raise it by a few cents above minimum wage (this was during the wage increase). People admitted to me that they're working overtime just to survive yet the million dollar racing bets and upper management wages can supply enough money to pay more livable wages for people below management. I did have safety issues because of harrassment issues against coworkers from certain people. Although I had some good experiences, the company needs to provide safety and security for their underpaid/minimum wage employees. Don't be surprised about the high turn overs anymore when people are just trying to make a living to survive.

Pros

hardworking employees, employee discounts on certain locations, discounts on food once per day

Cons

some customers are aggressive, underpaid, safety issues, pipe leakages, overworked
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Good not great

Good not great. Good benefits no life balanceCo workers are good . Customers are horrible.anagent needs to be re trained. But not all of them. Wish some people left.

Pros

Ppl

Cons

Customers
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It was ok to work their

It was ok long hours boss was terrible he did not make your day enjoyable people their gosip alot about every one it was nice going to chapel their the chaplin was amazing

Pros

Nothing was free

Cons

Long hours
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Fun working

Very good place to work. You get 20 minutes break for every hour that you worked and you're also entitled to get tips from customers. You can choose from 3 different shifts.
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good place to work

good place to learn and grow, as a team member you work with different people to serve the guest. the food and bev is great to work for if you like fast pace

Pros

union environment

Cons

long day and nights
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Great room for growth and opportunity

I was working as a beverage server at Woodbine which was okay. The pay wasn't very good and was hard to live off of in a big city like Toronto. Tips were sometimes okay, great or terrible so that added on to the base rate would determine what you would earn for the day. Great coworkers to work among, some of the management weren't as great, however some were. I would say it's okay to work here but make sure it's in a department you would be happy in

Pros

A lot of work perks, Benefits are given after 90 days when you pass probation, Coworkers who can understand what you're going thru, Also opportunities to advance if you would like.

Cons

Some customers, A few managers, Not having the freedom to express yourself at times
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Above average work environment

Managers and supervisors are very supportive and want to see you succeed. Exciting work and easy to foster friendships with coworkers. Room for growth if you are interested. Internal hiring and promotions based on seniority.

Pros

Room for growth. Caring management. Good pay. Exciting work

Cons

Only part-time hours available for my position. But this made Woodbine an excellent second job.
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Nice to work in Woodbine, good benefits, I enjoy working in Woodbine

Is a company good orginized, they have union, and good benefits , good shifts, good management, before the pandemic, they usually give 40 hours a week,

Pros

8 hour work, they don't take your half hour break, is included in your 8 hour

Cons

I can't said something bad about Woodbine
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It was Ok

Staff was great, Money was Okay, Management were always in their feelings. Overall work environment was good. Flexible work schedule at that time. Food was average

Pros

Good benefits

Cons

Management
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Fun working at Woodbine meet different people and learn new things daily.

People are different ethnic back grounds you meet and very interesting most of them are nice and some are hard to please. But when come to come to work they work hard.

Pros

Discounted meal in the cafeteria

Cons

Hard working over night shift.
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Great Place to work

If it wasn't for Covid-19, I will still be there. Exciting work environment, great supportive, professional culture and they were granted "50 top best place to work" award in 2019....speaks for itself.
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The management and co-workers are stupud

When you're new they treat you like a piece of carp. Make you do all the work. I didn't mind due to it just made me that much better. Unless you know people here you're treat, once again like carp

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Everything
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Security Guard

Security department is a complete joke at this company. The pay is way too low for the risk involved depending on which location your working at within this company. Not everyone is paid the same within this department, although the management expects everyone to work at the same level. This department and the whole company in general doesn't care about harassment. The security management can literally say anything they want to their security guard staff and HR won't care. Most of your co-workers are out to get you within the department. As well, as the employees that are not in the security department are out to get you because it's a very toxic place to work. I wouldn't recommend anyone to work for this horrible company! Stay away and work somewhere else!!

Pros

none

Cons

management, pay, harassment.
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Good place to work, fast pace

it was a good place to work, management is good, but watch out for fellow employees. As long as you do your job in a professional manner and obey the guidelines, it is a great place to work.
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productive and fast paced

It is okay because of union and pay.. benefits are available after one year. probation is 45 shifts u must complete.. The hospitality manager is amazing she is the reason why I am still there..

Pros

discount lunches and benefits

Cons

supervisors like to talk about their employees
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very professional people and very rich legacy. no micromanagement. the management is very flexible. company's culture is very nice and people are very friendly and helping.
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Awesome place to work

Lots of overtime. As long as you are not lazy you would stand out and they would give lots of over time up to 60hrs a week . Supervisors are pretty chill
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Overall rating

Based on 132 reviews

Ratings by category

3.3 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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