Lifeguard (Former Employee) – Valdosta, GA – May 1, 2017
I would go into work everymorning, do pre-operational inspections then go on stand for about an hour at a time and only have restroom breaks during the "5 minutes" we had to rotate, we got a 30 minute lunch break.
It can be fun depends on what department you work in.
Park Services (Former Employee) – Georgia – April 23, 2017
A typical work day started from 6 am until 11 - 12 depending if there was extra work. For instants we did catering from time to time and that helped with hours and was fun. I learned how to use a lots of different tools that I never used before or much. Good work environment plenty of young middle aged people. So it's pretty easy to find people to get along with and pass time with. Hardest part of the job was staying hydrated. The backpack blowers can get pretty warm and walking the entire park. We always get a ten minute breather to do what we need to do n get back at it. Most enjoyable part was seeing the animals and other workers you run into on a daily basis.
Great employees, but long hours on your feet and low pay.
Merchandise team member (Former Employee) – Valdosta, GA – April 8, 2017
Wild Adventures was a great first job, but the long hours, harsh conditions (standing on your feet in the summer heat all day), and the low pay made it not worth continuing. I liked the changing environment since you could be placed at a different store each day, but that also made it hard to prepare for your day ahead of time. I was not told where I would be placed until I arrived to work the day of, so I had to prepare for being out in the sun, within a hot store, or within a cold store all at the same time! I very much enjoyed the people, and I think that's why I stuck it out for as long as I did. The hardest part of the job was when I would be placed in a store by myself and many guests would come in near closing time. It got very busy during the summer months, and not having help definitely hindered my potential. The management for the retail department was awesome, and listened when you talked to them despite being busy.
Ride Attendant (Former Employee) – Clyattville, GA – March 2, 2017
This is definitely a place for teenage workers or single people . I had some emergencies come up and they didn't want to work with me because I didn't give them two weeks notice . but on the plus side I got to meet my wife there .
Job security was excellent and supervisors were dedicated
Lifeguard (Former Employee) – Valdosta, GA 31601 – September 14, 2016
Work conditions were very harsh and communication between coworkers often became stressed throughout the day. The high turnover with positions resulted in stress within areas. I would recommend a better system that keeps people and makes permanent workers have less harsh work conditions.
Ride operator (Former Employee) – Valdosta, GA – August 5, 2016
Standing on your feet operating rides in the heat during the summer and the cold during the winter. Fun, out going employees and atmosphere. Keeping all customers happy on a daily basis was one of the hardest things about operating the rides.
Seasonal Help (Former Employee) – Valdosta, GA – May 3, 2016
If not working the toll booth to get in the park then you would be at the turnstiles checking people passes making sure they can enter the park or working in the building where you can either purchase new season pass or renew season pass to get in the park. You will be handling money if you work in the Season Pass Building. However, I did work with some wonderful co-workers and management.
Team Member (Current Employee) – Valdosta, GA – April 6, 2016
I love my job because I never had a job before. Wild Adventures got back with me soon as I put in my application. There are days when you run into rude guests and respectful guests. My co-workers are so amazing especially when I am having a bad day at work.
Attractions Attendant (Former Employee) – Valdosta, GA – December 16, 2015
Working at Wild Adventures was a lot of long but productive hours. Since the company does not do split shifts, team members can work up to 12 hour days. However, the managers do their best to schedule appropriately so that people can have at least 2-3 days a week off. The environment is friendly and open. It's a job that workers like for their fellow co-workers. The hardest part of the job is the long hours spent on your feet with little or no break, except for lunch, usually out in the elements unless you work in Food and Beverage. The best part about the job is the people you work with, as we are allowed to interact with both our co-workers and the guests to provide a good time for all.
Attractions (Former Employee) – Valdosta, GA – September 2, 2015
Fun to work at, get to meet many people, sometimes the weather conditions can be a little extreme but they are okay. Everyday there is a different experience that people would like you to help them with and with you being there it makes them and you feel pretty good on the inside