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loved the people
Ticket Agent/Reservationist (Former Employee) –  Shakopee, MNNovember 20, 2017
management sucked except a few of them. the hours were weird and they need to learn to train and help people find there way around the place. They need to go to make sure they don't get lost. They need to give people a variety of things to do and they need to learn to cross train people for other jobs.
Pros
Get to see the horses racing.
Cons
bad training and inconsistant schedule and needs to cross train
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Canterbury Park
Table Games Dealer (Former Employee) –  Shakopee, MNJuly 14, 2017
Great company. Friendly people ( if you have thick skin and are familiar with the ins and outs of dealer stem :) The patrons of this beautiful card room are typically fun :)
Pros
Small group of cohorts, and they also allow you to keep your own tips!
Cons
Long wait to get off of graveyard!
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Face paced and ready to please
Sever (Former Employee) –  Shakopee, MNJuly 6, 2017
Canterbury Park is big on the customer is always right, it is either completely dead because everyone is in the card room or extremely busy with events
Pros
free soda while you work
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Productive and Fun Workplace
Cash Operations - Count Team (Former Employee) –  Shakopee, MNJuly 5, 2017
This was a temporary seasonal position so little benefits. Though it was fun work! Casual clothes and then you would put on a "smerf blue" uniform overalls. Very strict compliance rules but nothing too difficult to follow.
Pros
Casual, Fun
Cons
Worked in basement with no windows
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Fun, and Productive
Graphic Design Intern (Current Employee) –  Shakopee, MNJune 20, 2017
Everyone is very Friendly and happy all the time. Minus race days being stressful, It is one of the happiest places I've worked!
Typical work day is completing projects fast pace and well done.
I learned to never doubt yourself.
Hardest part is everyone staring over your shoulder.
Most enjoy able part is the people are super friendly.
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Can be fun but also stressful.
Food and Beverage Server (Current Employee) –  Shakopee, MNJune 6, 2017
You can have a lot of fun but management needs to let their people do their jobs instead of micro managing. There are a lot of nice people and some of the customers are really fun. But with any business such as this, there are some people that are mean and nasty. You have to learn to deal with them.
Pros
Discounts
Cons
Compensation
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FUN place to work!
Caterer (Current Employee) –  Shakopee, MNMay 23, 2017
If you like to get in on the action and have fun while at work, then this is the place for you. The management is very engaged and willing to train you and support you in your role. The overall atmosphere is one of fun and enjoyment due to the nature of the environment. People come there to have fun. As an employee you get to help guests have a great experience.
Pros
Free soda, great management, fun atmosphere
Cons
not enough hours if you want full time
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dysfunctional
Server/Cashier (Current Employee) –  Shakopee, MNMay 21, 2017
management cant make decisions, no communication, no discipline, of employees, employees allowed to show up late or not at all and still keep their jobs, equipment issues
Pros
customers
Cons
everything else
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Good summer job
Banquet Buffet Server (Former Employee) –  Shakopee, MNMay 9, 2017
Canterburry wasn't to bad. It is a good summer job, but going through college and they didn't ask or try to have you have a future with them. Which would of been nice.
Pros
Good hours
Cons
Management wasn't the best.
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Fun work atmosphere
Ticket seller (Former Employee) –  Front gatesOctober 11, 2016
It was a very fun work atmosphere and I enjoyed going to work. The people were very nice and put my needs first. Made a good summer job since I'm in highschool
Pros
Worked on weekends, max of 5 hours usually
Cons
Would get hot working outside
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Lots of opportunities but management could be better
Bartender (Former Employee) –  Shakopee, MNAugust 17, 2016
Lots of job offerings and good forward progression, however management could be better with their communication skills. Good break room and employee discount with a fun work environment.
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Fun place to work at.
Tote Machine Attendant (Current Employee) –  Shakopee, MNJuly 12, 2016
Canterbury is a very upbeat and fun place to work at. The employees are very hospitable. a typical day consisted of me making sure all of the tote machines are working properly and troubleshooting anything that did not work correctly. The hardest part of the job was learning how to fix machines when we were running low on parts.
Pros
Great employees
Cons
work on every weekend
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Awesome experience
TV Analyst (Current Employee) –  Shakopee, MNJune 13, 2016
There isn't a bad day at the office, getting the opportunity to work with athletes and stay apart of the game. would recommend it to anyone.
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The wrong place to work
Representative (Former Employee) –  Shakopee, MNMay 23, 2016
This place omg they dont care rude and the personnel ppl say that they are flexible and tbey give u hours that u cant work and wont work with you they just dimiss u
Pros
None
Cons
They dont care at all wont help u none of the staff
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Great customers and staff!
Assistant Cash Services Manager (Current Employee) –  Shakopee, MNDecember 29, 2015
Canterbury is a wonderful place to work and the money is great for what you do. Unfortunately once you hit a certain level there is not much room for advancement. There are a lot of regular customers and it feels like a family there. Between the customers and your co-workers this is the reason why most people stay so long at Canterbury. The hardest part of the job is lack of advancement and working with the different management styles. The most enjoyable part is the staff and the environment. Canterbury hosts events from live racing to concerts to craft shows. The environment is always changing and it keeps things interesting.
Pros
employee appreciation, people, laid back
Cons
advancement cap, inconsistent management
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Decent weekend job
Teller (Former Employee) –  Shakopee, MNJuly 25, 2015
You meet lots of people at this job and you are always working at a fast pace. You're always with co-workers and they were friendly during my time there. The job can take a toll on you though
Pros
Work with friendly people, Get to watch the races
Cons
Working outside on a hot day
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Maintanence of self betting machines, and customer support
Auto-tote Technician (Former Employee) –  Shakopee, MNMarch 3, 2015
Great work enviorment, learned a lot about customer service and horse racing. A day of work consisted of cleaning tote machines with refilling of paper for bet tickets along with anything that need to be replaced or fixed on machines that had broke.
Pros
Meeting lots of new people, fun job daily with co workers, enjoyed working on electronics
Cons
Down time on slow days.
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Great place to work, residents very special.
Executive Chef (Current Employee) –  Longview, WAFebruary 15, 2015
Manage a team of 8 to 10 depending on the building census. We offer 9 choices for dinner in the evening. Everything is made on site.
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Best place I have ever worked.
Dealer (Former Employee) –  Shakopee, MNDecember 12, 2014
They simply treat you like Family.
They want you to succeed and bend over backwards to help you do so !

I had to leave for health reasons but they worked with me right up until I could no longer do my job.
Pros
Great Staff
Cons
Mn winters
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Fun place to work
Publication (Former Employee) –  Shakopee MNJune 24, 2014
A typical day involved dealing with large groups of people, listening to there complaints and praises. Coworkers were studious and enjoyable to work with. Lots of money handling.
Pros
free admission to park, discount on lunches
Cons
short breaks, small breakroom
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