Cashier, Store Upkeep, Warehouse, Stocking (Former Employee) – Buena Park, CA – May 14, 2016
I learned many things from this job such as how to help costumers and guests, but this company left it hard for people to be successful in any way. They constantly left me short hours of would prosperously make it so they work work me as many hours as they need but not enough for me to get a lunch or benefits.
Working with Cedar Fair has been a rewarding experience. Each year I get to meet and work with students from all over the world. I've learned to be more open and have grown as a person from my experience with the company. Cedar Fair has lots of room for growth and moving up in the ranks. I was promoted in my first year in a new department.
Lifeguard/Screamster (Former Employee) – Sandusky, OH – April 20, 2016
Being an employee at Cedar Fair is a win loose i had no Problem being a Screamster it was fun they treated me like family. it was enjoyable and id love to do it again
But anywhere else there were always favorits and i would work 100 hours a week when i was a lifeguard and had almost no way of going anywhere else work was all i did. some of my co workers were ok but i could tell who was the favorit.
meeting new people/ a rec senter for employees/ discouts
long hours, dident really get a break because of short staff. managers were hardly around.
Assistant Team Lead (Former Employee) – Mason, OH – April 15, 2016
A typical day was usually prepping and making food all day for the customers. We tried our best to keep the lines short and get the guest happy. Unfortunately that isn't always the case but we always kept a smile on our face. As assistant team leader I dealt with all the money. Counted the money is the money room, set the tills up, gave the associates change when needed and counted and locked the money up for the day and sent it to the money room. The hardest part was dealing with thousands of customers per day since it was a amusement park.Most enjoyable is meeting a lot of friends you can communicate with outside of work and making a friendship.
A typical day includes setting up a large line of cones for traffic flow, riding a bike around to patrol the parking lot, and standing at posts sometimes. Each rotation lasts about 45 minutes and involves a great learning experience. Co-workers are great as well, everyone is extremely friendly and welcoming. It's very easy to make new friends. Some of the management can be difficult to work with but the others make up for that.
This was by far the worst company to work for. You know you are disposable in this company. You will only advance if your in the right clique. Managers are childish and they talk behind your back. They only value you if you are international
Hundreds of seasonal employees looking to generally "have fun" for the duration of a summer. I was one of the exceptions. I was given as many hours as I could keep my eyes open.
A typical day on sweeps consisted of arriving at the park at 7am. Clocking in. Then walking non-stop with only two 15 minute breaks and a half hour unpaid lunch. The walking on cement under the sun all day was great for conditioning, although the minimun wage, no overtime pay regardless of working 70+ hours per week was brutal. 12-14 hour shifts, 15-20 miles per day on your feet. It was boot camp with horrible pay, no benefits, and you are your own drill sargent.
As a ride host things were a bit more relaxed. You have a crew to communicate with throughout the day. Interactions with guests were enjoyable. Rotating positions made the day go by faster. A ride host has the ideal job for any Cedar Fair Park. Hours are still abundant and the work is much more pleasing.
Housing was much like college living. I had two roommates from Beijing, China. Jungchoo a.k.a. Allen, and Youdafay. The only hastle was transportation if you have no car. I biked everywhere and caught a ride from co-workers as needed.
Cheap housing with beach and park access. Plenty of experiance to be had.
Pay, no overtime, short breaks, seasonal, physically demanding.
Ride Operator (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – July 5, 2015
The place is fun to work at because of the rides and the people you meet, but some of the people I met were less than friendly. Working outdoors should be like you expect. some days are scorching hot and humid other days are dry and cold. management was hard to talk to since they are busy walking around to other parts of the park.
Games Associate (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – May 17, 2015
A typical day is filled with fun and we strive to provide the best day ever for our guests, I learned customer service skills and cash handling skills, Management is great,. My co-workers are great to work with and they are friendly the hardest part of the job is being outside. The most enjoyable part of my job is getting to see guests have fun.
Screamster (Former Employee) – Sandusky, OH – April 12, 2015
This job was seasonal, just during the Halloween season. I was responsible for dressing up and wearing makeup. My job required me to scare customers going through the haunted attractions. this was the best job I have ever had.
Food and Beverage- Area Manager (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – April 7, 2015
Work hours and long but we manage to have a lot of fun in our work day. We understand that their are rules and we always abide by them. The management is understanding of the high stress environment and allows us to work hard and play hard.
Merchandise game sales (Former Employee) – Doswell, VA – March 15, 2015
hot dreary supervisors want you to do most of their job and your not getting paid for it. hardest part is trying to get people to play your game. its very unfair how they work you like slaves but only pay you 7.25