Sweeper (Former Employee) – Mason, OH – December 20, 2017
I was working at Kings Island as a seasonal job (I was 15), and I was always really sad to only get barely $100 for two weeks while others were making over $300. (But it kind of makes sense because I was 15, but it was hard to work 24 hours and that’s what you get paid).
The job it’s self is ok. The workers are nice, but sometimes it seemed like it was impossible to eat any days off. They are constantly in need of people, mostly sweeps (my work position).
Discounts, Nice staff
Very fast pace, Work outside through all weather conditions
Halloween Haunt Q- Team supervisor (Former Employee) – Mason, OH – December 7, 2017
A job here is definitely not for everyone. It's a great summer job to earn a lot of cash. For the most part, you will work all day every day except for your day or two off a week. They're great at allowing you to take off whenever you would like to request as long as you give them a reason. Your work ID will allow you free parking and free entry into the park as well as any cedar fair park. If you work a little more than 200 hours over the summer than you will receive about 4 free entry passes to any cedar fair park for anyone you'd like to use them for.
Professional Musician (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – December 1, 2017
The job consisted of performing dance band type music for their production of "Off The Charts," in which a live band would perform with singers and dancers on a main stage. The job was not the most challenging or career-advancing position, but for a full time student, it was a nice summer job to have and provided myself with more experience as a performing professional musician.
It was a very fun summer job. Did not have paid vacations or health insurance when I was there, not sure now. You can work as many hours as you want, but if you have seasonal status you don't receive OT.
This was my first job and I absolutely loved it. As a teenager this was the place to go and get a job. I have so many friends that I still keep in contact with to this day. Without this job I wouldn't have turned into the person I am today. I loved working the rides from day one and working 8 summers there as a rides manager.
A typical workday will span from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM during the summer. Do not expect to get sufficient breaks. You are not allowed to have your cell phone within the confines of the park, otherwise you will be reprimanded. You are expected to be positive and peppy at all times. Management relies on favoritism and relationship to determine who is promoted to supervisor of the ride areas.
Easy to get job, especially if this is your first.
loved everything about working Here....except the fall
Beer Pourer /Food and Beverage Associate (Former Employee) – Mason, OH – October 5, 2017
It was a great experience overall. However i didn't like the fall season as I encountered some of the worst kind of people imaginable. I worked during the 2016 hurricane that hit Florida. They were our biggest customers and they flooded the entire kings island park. That was the time I had learned the magnitude of human evil. Dealing with drunk, intolerably rude, and blatantly racist customers was the worst experience, but I doubt this will happen to anyone else anytime soon. Just a bad year.
its a great starter job for any teen during the summer. the heat was kinda bad when u had to stand in it for hours. managers could have been a little better about some things. over all loved the job and had a fun time.
I worked at Kings Island for three summers. It was an ok place to work and the people are pretty nice. As a teen it's fun because you get to "hang out" with other teens. The biggest downsides are minimum wage and how hot it gets in the park.
I really liked working there, Ive met alot of friends and we had tons of fun together my managers was fun too and its a great place for family time. And it was great meeting new people and having them come back to see you.
Scare-Actor (Former Employee) – Mason, OH – September 22, 2017
This was a seasonal job and one of the first few instances that forced me to interact with groups of people. I was hired on as a scare actor and did my best to fulfill that duty. It's a fun event to do if you have spare time, and enjoy entertaining the Halloween scene.
Kings Island is an amazing place to work, with lots of great opportunities to work all around the park, all season long, meet lots of new people and make great friends. The only bad thing I would have to say about it is that, for the workload, the pay isn't great. I started as a Ride Operator at $8.25/hour, and baking in the heat for hours a day is not exactly what I would call worth that. Although, I have been hearing that pay increases are happening across the park, so this could be dated information. I say give it a shot if you're looking for an awesome summer job.
Great people, discounted food/drink, tons of variety on the job