Senior Porter (Former Employee) – Saratoga, NY – May 3, 2018
Very fast paced work environment. Money/ pay was decent however was only temporary / seasonal job. The management was quite fair and lots of positions are usually available every summer. Would certainly recommend as a temporary summer job for students. However would not recommend for someone looking for a permanent placement and the company moves locations regularly throughout the year.
Senior Accountant (Current Employee) – Jamaica, NY – February 19, 2018
Pros: Casual attire for non-race days, adequate off-street parking, Belmont Park is gorgeous, decent benefits comparable to most companies, the company puts money into your HSA account if you go that route, coffee is free, Aqueduct is next door to Resorts World Casino, lots of great friendly coworkers, opportunity to see the infamous and exciting Belmont Stakes in person each year in exchange for helping out, occasional free memorabilia (ball caps etc.). Some departments outside of finance recognize their employees and promote them very quickly.
Cons: Dangerous area at Aqueduct with dark lots at night and frequent littering/property damage, urine smell in stairwells, bugs mice and other rodents infested in poorly maintained building. Lack of training. Dishonest and unprofessional management. Staff required to work excessive hours without any overtime or bonus compensation and will never receive even a simple thank you for great accomplishments while being constantly criticized and harshly and inappropriately insulted for minor and insignificant things. Management does not lift a finger to help any of their employees and consistently show up 40mins to an hour late every day and then either leave early or at 5pm on the mark without even once checking on their hard working employees before they sneak out. Management makes significant mistakes and never accepts responsibility for them instead choosing to blame their staff. The situation continues to get worse.
Suggestions: Start treating your staff like human beings. Listen to them and provide some guidance. Put somemore... effort into finding out what is going on in the dept instead of your own self-interests. Provide bonuses for employees below exec and upper management level. Double check the qualifications of those who have CPA licenses but are unregistered which is a violation of NYS rules and requirements.less
heatlh coverage, 401k, close to horses and racilng action
Assistant, Telebet Director (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 18, 2018
Management changes made working environment extremely difficult; personnel often not permitted to do their jobs without management interference...wasn't always like that but became more difficult with changes in upper management.
ADMISSIONS REPRESENTATIVE (Current Employee) – Elmont, NY – December 6, 2017
Whenever you work with the public, it can be a very demanding task. On most days, this job is very easy-going and the regular customers are not much of a bother. Of course, there are times when there are main events, mostly the summer months, where the job can get stressful and frustrating. Even still, there is a sense of respect that is had throughout most of the venue. There is a sense of cliche, and the lower paid workers do not mingle with the higher paid workers, and there is rarely any opportunities to advance unless someone retires. Overall, it's a great first-time job for high-school and college graduates. The opportunity to network is great and well worth the hard work.
Great place to work if you want a unique experience
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Ozone Park, NY – November 23, 2017
A unique place to work with human and animal athletes - my position had no room for advancement which was a pity considering that I came in with the intent to advance - even with a degree, the only openings for me were in administration. Hours, especially relocating for the summer, can be hard on your personal life but if you don't like working in the same place, this is the place for you - you move to three different racetracks and the commute and atmosphere are unique to each.
Some great people and true gems - some friendships will last a life time. Others can be cutthroat, especially when it comes to taking credit for your work. Hard working good people beware - the tendency to burn out is very real here.
Cleaning Department Manager (Former Employee) – Elmont, NY – October 20, 2017
Not much work/life balance, pay is good, vacation time fair, etc. It is par for the course in professional sports. Were in a bit of a restructuring while I was employed but still some very qualified leaders.
Mutuel Teller (Current Employee) – Elmont, NY – August 7, 2017
Temporary job for the Belmont Stakes. The job is weekends and the pay isn't too bad. You also have the opportunity to make tip. All different types of people work there so it is a lot to get used to at first.
Peace Officer (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 31, 2017
The main reason why I resigned was for heath reasons related to working with NYRA. Supervisors and executives do not appreciate nor respect its subordinates, additionally the local union I was represented by did little or nothing to help our issues. All officers are grossly underpaid, under equipped and are treated more as security than law enforcement. Other employees did not take our position as officers seriously. I strongly do not recommend working for this organization.
Peace Officer (Former Employee) – Jamaica, NY – September 20, 2016
I'll be here too long! But they care nothing about your title as a law enforcement officer! They'll let their friends, who grew up on the track right along with most of the bosses say and do what ever to you with out any action taken against the perpetrator! Just stay away! The State needs to take a real close look at NYRA and the people who run it!
No law enforcement what so ever!, No matter what happens!, Favoritizm and racism is blatent! The State really needs to investigate NYRA!