Ticket Collector (Current Employee), Doswell, VA – February 7, 2014
A typical day at Cedar Fair's Kings Dominion is exciting. I have a love for helping others and making them smile, and luckily I get to exercise this trait at King's Dominion. On this job I learn responsibility, patience, communication skills and to enjoy what I do. From the little children who come to our park, to the military personnel I love and appreciate – more... them all. My job as a greeter and ticket collector is to make the experience a pleasure. It is important for me to smile and always be attentive when I am giving directions to and from each destination in our park. I overall love my job, the only reason I am looking for another one is because it is a seasonal position. – less
Food Service Worker (Former Employee), Sandusky, OH – October 30, 2013
Pros: our food service for staff was very afforadable and tastes great
Cons: 30 min breaks, great food
I had fun working here I never been to cedar point before. but I was glad my first time going was me working here. my co workers were from all over the world I learned new languages and new personalities. the hardest at this job was the extreme cleaning we had to do before the food credits arrived to evaluate the park. the most fun and enjoyable part – more... of this job was of course the roller coasters and the discounts we got outside of the park just cause we was respected for working at such a fast pace environment – less
Made a lot of friends and met a lot of cool people.
Lifeguard (Former Employee), Sandusky, OH – October 4, 2013
Pros: an hour lunch break
Cons: pay rate
I learned about different countries from the people i worked with Liked all of my co-workers, we all got along Typical day at work included figuring out a rotation between different positions at work, determining who is going on lunch at what time and how many go on lunch at a time, cleaning my area and making it look neat, making sure the lifeguards – more... are doing their jobs. The hardest part of the job included trying to get enough people to show up to work to get breaks done at a decent time. The most enjoyable part is working with all types of people and getting to know each and every one of them! :) – less
I worked at Carowinds (one of their parks in the south east) Although this was a demanding job, the experience i gained put me ahead of the competition after graduating college. It's not for everyone, but those who enjoy it, really excel.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Sandusky, OH – August 2, 2013
This was a great company to work for a seasonal job. You can work as many hours here as you like. You get three free tickets a yr for family or friends and you can go to the park any day you don't work for free.
Games Host (Former Employee), Sandusky, Ohio – July 4, 2013
Working at Cedar Point was very fun. The problem was that either you were assigned a 12+ hour shift, or only 4 hours a day. Any excuse to take money from our checks was used. Managers and supervisors had a tendency to play favorites, giving the easier assignments and sometimes better hours to their favorite workers. Co-workers were good for the most – more... part; every group has its different personalities, so no complaints there. The hardest part of the job was standing for up to 8 hours with no break, since sometimes there weren't enough people scheduled to work. The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with the park guests to make sure they are enjoying themselves. – less
Good time working, long hours, pay was ok for the work put in.
Cedar Point Ride Host (Former Employee), Sandusky, OH – June 11, 2013
Pros: meet lots of new people every day
Cons: insufficient breaks, inability to advance up the management chain.
at work i would safely operate a thrill ride while also providing excellent guest service for 8-14 hours at a time. the management was quite rude and had lots of cliques. my co-workers were irresponsible and rude to other workers. the hardest part of the job was the extreme manual labor and being on your feet in direct sunlight all hours of the day. – more... i enjoyed meeting and talking with people i met and even the guests that rode my ride. – less
Forklift Operator/ Warehouse Laborer (Current Employee), Kansas City, MO – May 31, 2013
Pros: fun, fast paced
Cons: wage, communication
There is always something to do at W.O.F. and i have learned a lot about amusement parks and machinery. There is a huge staff so you always meet new people. A majority of the management/ supervisors are younger.
Cons: long periods of downtime, there is alot of laundry to be done, it is required for you to work cleaning sweaty clothing
I work every halloween season for Cedar Fair at Scarowinds Halloween haunt and must say it is the greatest company i have ever worked for. I return yearly to take part in Cedar Fair's Carowinds highest earning period every Open Season in order to make the Scare season better. I have never been disappointed by the work I have done. The hardest part of – more... the Job was working into the early morning hours while waiting by for a call from Supervision for a costume repair or creating. – less
Cashier (Former Employee), Mason, OH – March 26, 2013
Pros: free access to the park when you aren't working
Cons: no benefits, pay
Its King's Island! How can you not love working in an amusement park? The work is hard, but getting to use the park whenever you want is definitely the best part. The management is not the greatest, however. You have kids in charge of kids, and usually that doesn't end well.
Rides Associate (Former Employee), Charlotte, NC – February 24, 2013
My typical day at Carowinds was amazing but also hectic. I learned the values of friends and i also learned how to deal with guests/ customers. The hardest part of the job was to make guests understand that a ride was down for certain reasons. The most enjoyable part of my job was to see the smiles on small childrens faces from all of the fun that they – more... were having during their time in the amusment park. – less