Wonderful seasonal job that keeps one extremely busy.
There are two distinctly different typical days of work at the Comcast Center. The first is the non event days. The typical non event day consists of taking in new shipments and carefully allocating the new inventory to all of the different points of sale and making sure that the inventory in each location remains consistent with what has been removed from the warehouse The small crew of workers assigned to this task usually divide into two or three groups and deliver the product as efficiently as possible. Once all new product is delivered the remainder of the day is dedicated to making sure all electronics (stoves refrigeration units, lights, etc.) are working correctly and fixing those that are not.
The second type of day is the far more fun and stressful of the two, event days. An event day for me begins with receiving the money that will be used for change, and I verify that the cash amount is correct. Having done that I check in with my general manager who tells me how much staff (a combination of cashiers and cooks) I will have under me today. I then proceed to my stand and ensure that everything is in working order. Once I am sure I begin to count all my inventory and make sure it is consistent with the spreadsheet that I have. I report any problems the commissary manager and wait for my staff to arrive. Some days there are new staff members and I am responsible for training them. There is usually an hour before the gates are open and thus we officially open. In th
So I started with Delaware North back in 2008 as a crew member and in the first 5 years the job was pretty enjoyable. That all changed as I was there longer. I can not express how much I was able to get from this company. I bought my first house, got my AA degree along with my Bachelors in Hospitality. These things aside it was a rough road to accomplish. First as a crew member you work apart of a union and the pay wages where good if you where hired before 2013. Anyone coming in now will not get paid the same and you will some times be made to work harder then the people who get paid more because "seniority rules". You make an average 5$ less then the people who have been there for a while. As I progressed up the seniority list I finally got my degree and started looking for a job as a food and beverage supervisor. I figured the company seeing my continued education would take a notice and try to promote from within. WRONG! Instead I get a job for 6 months at another property with another company. During this time they hire another supervisor as an intern in the food and beverage department all because the HR director and the food and beverage director go and eat and drink at his parents restaurant in the small town nearby. This individual was still in school while I had already graduated and shown interest in jobs as a supervisor but they let me walk right out the door. This was the first time I left. Then about six months later I applied to come back to an o
Currently an employee at Delaware North in Kings Canyon National Park and I thought it was appropriate to post an anonymous "heads-up" to anyone heading out this way for work or interested in working in Kings Canyon in the near future. And I can only offer insight on what to expect with Delaware North in Kings Canyon. I'll start with what I think is most important, the food. Not much variety at all, but the Chefs do a great job of making every meal option delicious. The disappointing aspect is that all employees who applied this summer were promised meals priced at Breakfast - $3.25, Lunch - $3.50 and Dinner - $3.50. Even when you show up, you sign a document stating the cost of meals but it is not honored because and I quote "the company is being stingy because they are low on funds." They offer half off which ends up around $8 a meal, not exactly an employee benefit when its simply frozen meals from Sysco. Housing = cabin with plywood floors, gaps around the doors, disgusting beds, overcrowded (expect numerous people in a standard size bedroom), no heat/ac, no restroom or shower for employees within 200 yards (bathroom is being rebuilt so employees have to shower in guests rooms before they are cleaned by housekeeping), their housekeeping department is severely understaffed and results in numerous complaints everyday from high-paying guests (Also, HK is barred from getting tips from guests), management is staffed with the head honcho's friends who are suspiciously not requi
ProsThe deep wilderness that surrounds the lodge
ConsCheap, ignorant management and the deceit of new employees
Don't do full-time. Pay is subpar, far from the livable wage for the area. Instant termination (without explanation) even with a two weeks' notice, 24 hours to leave housing.
This can leave you stranded in a state very far from home or anyone you know. A lot of employees don't have transportation, and transportation in and out of the area is severely limited and unreliable.
They switch things up on a regular basis, and the systems they used at the location I was at were out of date by decades. It was ridiculous.
Free housing (at the time I was there, probably not anymore).
They had decent benefits; I was able to get what I need while I could. Some co-workers were wonderful people. You live in close proximity to the National Park. Loved the outdoor adventures the area provided during the spring, summer, and fall. Got to discuss the park with guests, which ended up being one of my favorite things to do. Didn't get to do it much though.
No scheduled breaks, which for me is fine, for many people this isn't acceptable. Most co-workers were not worth interacting with, seedy practices, behind your back nonsense, if you had an issue, they don't deal with it in ways that are convenient for anyone other than themselves and usually don't offer much reassurance for the security of your job which INCLUDES your housing. So not only is your money at stake, but the roof over your head is also. NOT a position I like being in, ever again.
As said, definitely NOT worth a long-term investment.
ProsFree housing, decent benefits, close proximity to the National Park, good weather outdoor recreation available.
ConsNo scheduled breaks, questionable co-workers, behind your back nonsense, housing and job at stake regularly for minor infractions, no benefits to get into the park like other companies provide, park closes at the entrance for the majority of the year, uneducated guests and employees, management isn't trustworthy, location is not for year-round living.
What is the best part of working at Delaware North Sportservice- Amalie Arena?
Some company perks in the places they operate, though these are most often granted to leadership teams locally and traveling from corporate. Some opportunity to meet and work with good people in the trenches.
What is the most stressful part about working at Delaware North Surveillance operator?acctCmpTkn=?
Too big of a company with very little connectedness between units, even within the same subsidiaries. No eye on seniors who often abuse travel for pleasure, and sometimes, other employees! I've witnessed this misconduct on part of tenured leaders only being met with a slap on the wrist and unethical treatment of others. Company tries to promote the highlights of the venues in which they operate in exchange for low pay, travel, and long hours for seasonal employees. Corporate project management a joke, in which they are very disconnected from day/day operations in field units and lag behind the need to get things done. The venues are truly responsible for the perks, not the concessionaire. They are there for profit and will chew you up and spit you out once you've helped them to achieve their goals. This industry just puts a bad taste in your mouth, including the food.
What is the work environment and culture like at Delaware North Companies/Sportservice?
Lots of tenured favorites who are given entirely too much reign. The company is so big and vastly spread out, it is obvious they have
Sports lover, fast pace management, energetic, fun place to work for
Obtaining a job for Delaware North Companies, under MetLife Stadium wasn't intentional; as I accompanied my friend to her job interview the upper management asked to interview me as well and granted me with an Inventory Management position. Working for Delaware North Companies is very exciting. If I had to describe a typical day at work with one word, it will be "Endless Fun". Scrutinizing thousands of satisfied customers brings me great satisfaction and it makes me feel like I have done my job as a manager to keep my staff motivated and energized enough to transmit their excitement out to our clients. I have learned to work with a group of individuals from various backgrounds and work experiences and learned to respect them and appreciate for who they are. I have learned to be authoritative as a manager but at the same time to make our staff feel welcome, care for and to show them that I truly appreciate their hard work. As a result, we have increase job satisfaction and most importantly higher productivity and much better customer service. Working with my co-workers make me feel confident and secure of my decision while at work, as my supervisors believe in me and trust that I will be in control and solve any problems to any given uncomfortable situation. One of the hardest parts of this job is to find that one counter worker to wait until everyone leaves to mop the floors. To solve this issue, we as managers decided to provide cleaning tasks to our workers and change thei
When I started working for DNC last August (2019) I was excited and looked forward to going to work every day. I looked forward to seeing my managers and coworkers. I looked forward to my work duties. I looked forward to seeing the customers. Most of all I looked forward to helping out because I knew how desperately my restaurant needed me. It made me feel useful.
I started out as a utility worker and quickly moved up to a line cook position because they were severely understaffed. I was regularly working 12 hour shifts every day for the first 2 months, by choice mind you. And also going in on one of my days off to work a shift because I felt obligated to help out. I was cheerful when I started and a couple of my coworkers told me to, “give it a few months before you lose that spark.” To which I responded, “yeah right!” Oh, how wrong I was. I spend 4 hours a day in commute to get to and from work, 2 hours each way. And most days it just feels like a chore. My main issue is how unappreciated my efforts have been. I feel like I’ve given so much to this company and I’m valued at less than nothing. A worthless, expendable, commodity at best. My managers (save for a couple) could care less about what I do and have done for the restaurant since I started. HR is useless, you’re better off looking for a unicorn if you need assistance with something. But the real kicker is the Worker’s Union and the dues you pay for “representation.”
This company doesn’t have a care in the worl
Awe inspiring drive to work and people come to enjoy it from all over the world each day.
A typical day involved operating a cash register at the Desert View Trading Post and seeing that the floor was fully stocked, clean and neatly arranged. I would inventory, verify quantities of deliveries and store the new merchandise. The job at the cash register was the part that I enjoyed the most, getting to interact with people that were happy to be there. The visit here might have been a once in a lifetime experience and visit for them, or it might be that they bring friends and relatives by every time someone comes to visit them locally. I was able to suggest "must see" attractions in the area, tell them how to get to specific places and make lots of them laugh.
The management appreciated my dependability and job skills and I appreciated their efforts to make the job better for everyone. The hardest part of the job involved the supervisory duties when dealing with individuals that did not have a good work ethic and attitude and appeared not happy to be there, but help in this remote location was hard to come by. Computer, cash register or credit card machine problems were annoying, but were just a part of the everyday operation.
I certainly miss the grand location at the Grand Canyon, but need new places to explore and having just returned from Hawaii, the 48th state that I have visited, I want to get to Maine and Vermont, the only two that I have not visited.
ProsI got to spend 7 months at one of the seven wonders of the world, that people enjoy visiting, was able to park my Travel Trailer close to my place of work, paid $35 per week for full hookup and propane.
Cons80 miles from a real town, limited food service, limited cellphone coverage, limited internet access
I worked there as a part time job towards to end of college. It was somewhat inconsistent - pretty laid-back and slow-paced at times, mainly on non-Twins home game days, and then other times extremely busy and exhausting during home games. We had to restock the different stores in the stadium and deliver items that people requested, which could be difficult at times (one game when it was really busy and we were short-staffed, I made 6 deliveries, which involved basically walking halfway around the stadium one-way each time). I liked some of my co-workers, but there were others who could be difficult to work with, especially when things got stressful. There also weren't really set hours on game days - we had pretty much had to stay until the stores were stocked, which easily led to 10-12 hour long days at times. There was also times where I worked I started a shift in the afternoon, finished after midnight, and had to be back at 9 the next morning. You could pretty much choose exactly what days you wanted to work, but the flip-side of that was that many of my co-workers weren't working on game days when we needed more help and it was really busy. Also, there were no windows since we worked in a warehouse (but occasionally we had the chance to work in other parts of the stadium), so it was pretty much like working in a cave. On the plus side, the pay was better than a lot of similar jobs (starting at 13 an hour, eventually going up to 15), you could pretty much choose what days
Prosdecent pay, ability to choose own hours and make a lot of money in short time period
Conslong hours, tedious and demanding work at times, some difficult personalities to deal with
Save your sanity and DON'T work for this conpamny. The stress & drama is through the roof. No matter how hard you work there will always be a issue and no recognition for excelling. Daily employees don't show up, are late when I say late I mean like 2-3 hours or they quit. On weekends everyone calls out because all the managers are off except for ones that hate. In my time of being employed there was not ONE week this wasn't an issue. Good luck with tryin to write up employees. The General Manager & Assisant General Manager refuse to hold anyone accountable because of the Union. It becomes all the managers fault. The work drama is horrible the Assisant General manager will constantly harass and pick at you if they doesn't personally like you. It's a constant game of them playing favorites & hiring their close friends. The management team is broken here. Many managers spend their days deliberately messing up each other. The upper management enables the behavior. Everyone has to be a "yes man" & bringing up issues or problems in the Corporation is even worse. Even when you have a solution to the problems that work. This will only get you targeted to get pushed out.There is no work/life balance. On days off you will receive emails and nasty text messages from other managers & the Assisant General Manager. There is a few good employees most of the The eventually leave.The hiring process is misleading,lies about scheduling,company polices that change daily. For Chefs they
ProsGreat pay, Weeky pay
Consdisrespect, favoritism, high turnover rates
Questions And Answers about Delaware North
What is the best part of working at Delaware North?
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How often do you get a raise at Delaware North?
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What is the promotion process like at Delaware North?
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Not very good
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What is a typical day like for you at Delaware North?
Asked Mar 28, 2020
Set up have fun with the customers and then break down
Answered Sep 26, 2022
They treat employees terrible and the management staff is incompetent and people who are incapable of performing their duties are put in positions they should not be in.
Answered Sep 19, 2022
How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at Delaware North? What are the steps along the way?