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Human Resources Records Rep (Former Employee), Santa Clara, CASeptember 2, 2014
This was where i learned how lack of work ethic can put your job in jeopardy. I was able to hone my computer skills, and my file keeping skills.
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Great Place to gain Work Experience
Foods Clerk (Current Employee), Santa Clara, CAAugust 22, 2014
This was my first job and I loved Every minute of it. I started out as an associate doing clerical work for the foods department and worked my way up to a supervisor. I've worked at Great America for three years, As a Food Clerks I was in charge of doing all the paperwork necessary to keep our department up and running. Such as Payroll, Disciplinary – more... action, cash audits, attendance reports, passing out paychecks, hiring and terminations, etc. From this job I gained so much experience, I've learned about time-keeping and deadlines, how to work under pressure and in stressful situations,how organizational and planning skills are key to working in any environment, guest service is one of the most important things, and how to adapt to new rules and policies. I enjoyed working so closely with all the Associates, I loved being able to help them with any questions they had. I also love the work I do, I like knowing that I play important role in helping run a department smoothly. – less
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Awesome place to work; really poor management
FMC (Former Employee), Santa Clara, CAAugust 3, 2014
Pros: good schedules and good co-workers
Cons: extremely bad management; poor people skills
This place is a great place to work by far, I personally enjoyed it very much. The actual job was fun and always had challenges to get me through my day.
The bad part is the poor management there. They are not all bad but it just seems like the bad managers are the ones who run the place while the good managers are the ones that keep this place afloat. – more... Too many bad decisions are made and the workers are stuck fixing the problems or doing too much with too little. If you want a seasonal job to "hold you over" until something better comes along then this is the place for you. If you are looking to make a career here, then I highly ask you to look elsewhere because I can bet you that you will never be happy or appreciated. – less
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Perfect job if you love to have fun
Theater Attendant (Former Employee), Santa Clara, CAJune 30, 2014
Pros: watching singers/dancers/actors during concerts
Cons: telling a lot of people what not to do
A typical day at work when I'm at Great America is having a lot of children everywhere, singing, and dancing. My job there is to guide guests if they're lost, supervise the kids during the shows, crowd control during big concerts, and sweeping off the stage. I learned that to fit in this job, you just have to loosen up and be happy while being with – more... the guests. I have a lot of co-workers at my department and I would say that were all diverse. Not all of us liked the same things or were close to eachothers' ages, but I feel like we got along just fine. The hardest part of my job was when there were big concerts, I was in control of telling a lot people not to stand on the benches during the show, no smoking, and not to go backstage. It's really hectic because my coworkers and I are dealing with about 2,000 people. The most enjoyable part of the job is being at the amusement park, it's purely just 100% fun and full of positiveness. – less
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Fun
Rides Associate (Former Employee), Santa Clara, CAJune 15, 2014
Pros: people, work.
Cons: pay, hours.
Great place to start to get your feet "wet". The hours are long and the pay is still dirt but the people where fun to be around and the environment was great.
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Fun seasonal positions, though constant changes can be troublesome
Cash Control Auditor (Former Employee), Santa Clara, CAJune 13, 2014
Pros: sense of community, flexible hours, cafe on site
Cons: work weekends and holidays, short breaks
Cash control was really a great place to work. There was always work to do, and lots of simple cash-handling and math problems involved. The only major downside was that this department was always inbetween managers; in the three years I was there, there was a different manager each season. The machines were old and starting to cause problems - we would – more... have to work overtime because of how long the coin machines took, though there was no overtime budgeted. I hear that Cash Control has gotten a more devoted full-time manager since I left, so they may have recovered from the inconsistencies. – less
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warehouse associate
Foods Warehouse Leader (Former Employee), Santa Clara, CAMay 27, 2014
This job is good for the typical high school to college student because it is seasonal. work 8 months out of the year then get 4 months off from work to focus on other things. mim wage
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Worst Job I ever had
Ride Operator (Former Employee), Santa Clara, CAApril 29, 2014
Pros: good crew to work with
Cons: managers were mean
ThE MANAGERS WERE SO MEEAAANN TO THEIR EMPLOYEES. the scheduling sucks and it's only $8+.
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Great Place to Start Out
Head Waterpark Operations Supervisor (Former Employee), Santa Clara, CAApril 5, 2014
This is a company that is a great place to get started to learn about professionalism, customer service, and management.
The upside to this job is that you're working outside, new customers everyday, and there are a lot of departments to get experience in.
The downside to this job is that it's seasonal, there is little room for advancement (a cap on – more... earnings), there are no benefits, you get no summer time vacation, co-workers are young and fresh out of high school, you deal with a lot of irate customers. – less
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Rides Associate (Former Employee), Santa Clara, CAMarch 24, 2014
Typical day at work:
-check harnesses and restrains
-give riders the ride rules
-operate ride
-group, and load/unload passengers
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good first job
Ride Attendant (Former Employee), Santa Clara, CAFebruary 14, 2014
it was a good first job. i was taught everything i needed to succeed.
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Busy place
Ticket Sales (Former Employee), Santa Clara, CADecember 15, 2013
Pros: lively atmosphere
Cons: terrible food at cafe and managers favoring others
Great America was my first job. I was a ticket taker and a ticket sales representative. my job was to sell tickets a season passes, scan the tickets for entry to the park and customer service. It would get really busy but on the slow days they would send me home early. Management was ok but not the best. A lot of young managers in their 20s so there – more... would be a lot of goofing around and not following protocols and guidelines.
Fun part about working at Great America was interacting with people and talking to them, seeing all the big shows the park would have and getting to go to Halloween Haunt in October. – less
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Productive summer
Food Service Worker (Former Employee), Santa Clara, CANovember 6, 2013
Pros: discounted lunches
-The hours were flexible at Great America
-Both customers and employees were nice and fun to talk to
-Learned how food was prepared and how to handle mone
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Great America
Rides Associate (Former Employee), Santa Clara, CAOctober 28, 2013
Pros: learning experience
Cons: pay and staff
Was alright, great learning experience but the staff could have been more helpful and respectful towards fellow employees.
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Fun Place to work
Theater Attendent (Former Employee), Sunnyvale, CASeptember 27, 2013
Pros: free pass to ga and don't have to do much at work
Cons: too much down time sometimes and pay sucks
This was a really good experience. Everyday was fun and there is a lot of down time to do homework or anything else that needed to be done in between shows.
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games
Games Supervisor (Former Employee), santa clara, caSeptember 6, 2013
Pros: meet new friends
Cons: hot in the sun
I worked here part time during high school. its a good time job for teens. Get to work at a theme park with free admission. It was really hot in the summer and have to persuade people to come play games
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Cool workplace standing up all day
Seasonal - Part Time (Former Employee), Santa Clara, CAJune 27, 2013
Pros: meeting new people fun workplace
Cons: 8.00 /hr standing up in the sun all day
A typical day at work would be going to my designated ride area then have my Team leader tell me which ride to attend to and constant running back and forth to different rides it could really hectic at time by just dealing with the guest and it was very fast paced. Besides all that I had no issues with any of my coworkers they were very chill and nice – more... people. Some of the team leaders were unorganized but the supervisors are on top of everything. The hardest part of the job would be standing in the hot burning sun all day with no sitting down unless you were on break or lunch. Besides that dealing with the guests wasn't as bad as i thought it would be. The most enjoyable part was talking to the guests and meeting different people. The conversations you make with them are fun and makes your day go by fast. – less
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It was a blessing to be a member of that community.
Ride Operator (Former Employee), Santa Clara, CAMay 27, 2013
Pros: friendly environment, rode the roller coaster to test it in the morning
Cons: didn't receive the work schedule early enough
On a regular day of work, I would normally work at one roller coaster. There were days that I would work at more than one roller coaster at different times in the day. Basically, I operated the roller coaters all day while entertaining the guests at the park. It was a very fun and relaxed environment, but we didn't slack in the pace at which we were – more... working. The co-workers were awesome. We played jokes on each other, encouraged each other, and worked as a team, There were a couple of my co-workers that I became friends with where we spent time with each other outside of work. The management was cool too. They always gave us space to do what we were trained to do. If we made a mistake, they would try to help us correct it in a friendly manner, like a friend. My most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with the co-workers and the guests. However, the hardest part were meeting the guests' demands even if we were very busy at the moment. At times, it became stressful. Overall, working for California's Great America was very beneficial to me as my life continues on. – less
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Fun place to work with amazing co workers
Theater Attendant (Former Employee), Santa Clara, CADecember 13, 2012
LOVED working here
great coworkers
management was awesome
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good place to work when young
rides (Former Employee), Santa Clara, CADecember 6, 2012
I had an okay time working for great america. Long hours and little pay but hey when you need a job you gotta do it.