Ridemakerz Employee Reviews in United States

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fun workplace!, lackluster managment
CREW MEMBER (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 22, 2015
A typical day at work consisted of coming in, getting assigned to your specific location (cash register, wheels, parts) and greeting the customers, and helping customers, upselling items, helping kids and adults get what they need, selling building toy cars! If you're put in that station.. etc

Management was not great. They were very messy when giving orders. One would tell you to do one thing and the other would tell you you're not doing the right thing.. so you're being pulled in a million directions which are all wrong according to each supervisor or manager. Otherwise friendly management. And sometimes too many employees or not enough employees in a shift.

Coworkers were friendly, and fun to work with

Hardest part was dealing with angry customers.

Best part was building cars with funny kids and even adults.
Pros
working in FAO shwartz building
Cons
management
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Interesting Experience
Crew Member (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 24, 2015
A typical day at work would be playing with the remote control cars to attract potential customers. Then we would help the kids and parents build their own remote control car. I met some wonderful coworkers with whom I still keep in contact with to this day. I was a seasonal employee but they let me go because of the move that was made
Pros
Fun environment
Cons
Management
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Fun place to work if you like kids
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Anaheim, CAMarch 12, 2013
A typical day at RIDEMAKERZ is usually fast paced and satisfying as many customers that come up to you. I learned what it felt like to be in a hectic work environment. Management is very nice and will help you if you need it. Everyone who works there are a bunch of goofballs because that what the job entails. They're funny, nice, and very helpful. The hardest part of the job is keeping for someone who isn't used to it. The most enjoyable is seeing the smiling faces of kids that get there brand new toy.
Pros
fun, fast paced, work with children
Cons
fast paced, short shifts, minimum wage
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Does anyone know what's going on?
Crew Member (Former Employee) –  Lake Buena Vista, FLDecember 20, 2012
The job itself is fun. Helping people build cars and understand the different prices can be a blast, especially when dealing with kids who are so excited! However you have too many managers managing too few people who have no idea what they are doing. This is some of the worst management I have ever seen! Also the pricing is not terribly clear so if a customer gets mad, guess who gets blamed. Also the management loves to take credit for our work and make us look bad in front of customers.
Pros
20% discount, awesome non-manager crew
Cons
job instability, ignorant management
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fun workplace
Associate Manager (Former Employee) –  Glendale, AZOctober 29, 2013
High-energy workplace
how to cross-promote with other companies
At first, management was great and unfortunately, I quickly became uneasy with store managers inappropriate conduct and unprofessional language towards me.
Co-workers were fantastic and hard working individuals
Hardest part of the job was working with the store manager who was very unprofessional and inappropriate. Working with kids was an amazing experience, even during the busiest time of year.
Pros
working with kids and great part-time employees
Cons
inappropiate conduct of store manager
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Like family
Logistics Team Specialist and Retail Associate (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLApril 24, 2013
The work is fun and lively, but like anything can become repetitive. Working with children is a pleasure, as they usually come in very excited to build their own car. The management is given a lot of room for creativity, so you will not be crushed (too much) by those who work in the offices.
Pros
flexible, fun environment, freedom
Cons
too much down time means hours cut
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Fun temporary place to work
Crew Member (Former Employee) –  Lake Buena Vista, FLDecember 4, 2013
Ridemakerz is a great way to gain customer service experience. There is always face-to-face interactions and techniques to become a salesman.
Pros
flexible hours
Cons
short breaks, no advancement
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Fun place to work at
Shop Crew Member (Former Employee) –  Anaheim, CAJuly 31, 2013
Build your own customized R/C car. Great work environment, great people and great customers.

Typical day was showing customers how to build their cars and how to put it together.

Keeping it all going with multiple customers.

seeing the smile on kids faces when they get their fully built cars.
Pros
everything
Cons
it being in the center of downtown disney
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ridemakers
ridemakerz (Current Employee) –  Lake Buena Vista, FLJuly 6, 2013
ridemakers is basiclly a young company trying to make it a major busniess. the conecpt is nice but the people that you have working there such as the mangers all have a differnt way of doing things which makes it way more harder to work and to be able to have all the things done right.
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Very fast paced work environment that is all about the customer.
Crew Member (Current Employee) –  AnaheimAugust 31, 2014
It is a very fast paced and hectic work place. As a crew member you deal with all kinds of people from all over the world. This makes it important to be adaptive.
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fun place to work, great people
Retail Marketing Manager (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAApril 29, 2012
Ridemakerz was a really great place to work, the people were very supportive. I learned so much about cars and Disneyland.. things that sparked a new found love for both.
Pros
lots of toys to test
Cons
n/a
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In a day work
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Anaheim, CANovember 1, 2013
Working at ridemakerz can be fun and exciting. I show guest how to build and customize there own car. Working at ridemakerz we have to give the best customer service because we work mostly with kids.
Pros
fun place to work, play with cars all day
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Fun Work Place
Associate Manager - Logistics (Current Employee) –  Lake Buena Vista, FLJanuary 9, 2014
Lots of guest interaction
Play with and build remote control cars
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3.6
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