My work day included making little children smile as they stepped up to take pictures with santa clause my duties including setting up opening and closing register and supervising everyone on set. I learned how to be a team player, my coworkers were very reliable the hardest part of my job was communicating rules and regulations with the customers. the most enjoyable part was obviously seeing the kids see santa.
Working for this company was a nice experience, especially if it's your first job like it was mine. I first helped out with Santa an it was a really nice experience, everyone so nice and one of the managers took me under her wing to help guide me since it was first time the working world. A few months later I returned to help for Easter and we got a great group of new co-workers and management. It was yet another great month with connecting with new friends and having a huge help from our new managers.
Hardest part of the day would be weekends but we all helped one another out and got through the busy day.
The enjoy part of this job and working for this company, I really do suggest anyone working for them during the holiday season. Especially as a first job.
Photographer, Greeter,Cashier (Former Employee) – Lakewood, CA – May 13, 2016
The Job was Fun, Co-workers kept a positive , friendly environment . Loved looking at the kids faces when they would look at Santa. The management was great. The hardest part of the job was choosing the best photo for the customers and informing them that they were not allowed to view or choose the photo they liked, The most enjoyable part was seeing kids happy .
Greeter/Cashier (Former Employee) – Hazelwood, MO – April 2, 2016
A typical day is seeing many different children coming to see Santa Claus. What I learned was how to run a cash register and customer service skills, how to make myself sound confident in what I was saying. Management was amesome, he was serious when he needed to be but all around he was a cool guy and funny. My co-workers were the best, they had positive attiudes and helped when needed. The hardest part was keeping up with sales on packages. The most enjoyable part was seeing the smiles on the little kids faces.
Great companies sometimes make a choice to sell to larger, more corporate entities that don't have the same vision. In the beginning three years I was given a great opportunity to make lasting professional and personal relationships while providing top notch client relations and helped reach mutually obtainable financial goals. Daily contact with mall executives to insure promotions were put in place to bring the most customer satisfaction.
* Busy with lots of people coming in for pictures with only a few problems with the equipment, but nothing we couldn't handle. * I've gained more experience with customer service and my photography skills have seen improvement. * It was fine at first, but then it went south as my time there went on. My manager showed obvious favoritism to certain co-workers and often left the set with them to take care of their own business while on the clock and in the middle of an influx of customers. * Half of my co-workers were unprofessional and the other half were the few that enjoyed working with as the other half were the ones that often left with the manager. * The hardest part of the job was often the lack of help from management during bigger rushes of customers and the occasional unruly customer. *The most enjoyable part was my time working with the customers and my co-workers who were actually very professional and nice to work with.
Cashier- selling photographs (Former Employee) – The Woodlands, TX – June 8, 2015
I would get there an hour before me opened. Make sure that all the computers were plugged in. I would take sample shoots of pictures just to make sure the camera was working. The bunny or santa would get there and hour or 30 minutes before we opened to make sure the suits were good and needed nothing. Then customers started to show up 15 minutes before open. We would get them all checked in and just wait until santa or the bunny was ready and sometimes they would come out early. The employees would show up 30 minutes before open.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Cedar Falls, IA – April 4, 2015
The managers are extremely nice and understanding. They listened to what the employee has to say. They are also very fun to talk to!
I worked for them for 3 weeks for the bunny booth, and I have to tell you, it was the BEST 3 weeks of my working life! I have another job that I have been with for over a year, and I have never had as much fun than when I worked at the bunny booth!
fun environment, easy job, oppurtunities for advancement
Easter Bunny (Former Employee) – Orange, CA – April 3, 2015
My 2 wk Easter Bunny gig was paradise on Earth for a few days, then I realized how agonizingly monotonous it was. The suit became unbearably hot, and I do not recommend this kind of job for anyone that becomes uncomfortable doing monotonous and/or hardly any activity for long periods of time. If you want to run around in a costume, please get into a Disneyland show, or else you will fall out of love with the job quickly. Manager had obvious favorites and cared nothing for the newbie she hired onto her team (me). Made it very clear said newbie was an outsider that never did anything right. Unprofessional attitude and was always too busy to pay any attention to the new hire. Her very young assistant manager needs to switch places with her, as he would make a far superior manager. Manager would fit perfectly in a retail setting.
Flawed payment system. Difficult ensuring the safety and accuracy of your deposit.
Would NEVER do anything like this again. Reminder: if you become uncomfortable doing monotonous and/or little activity over a period of time, do NOT accept a job as a Bunny!
Making families happy
Extreme monotony, little to no traffic in mall, management, obvious comradeship between staff, payment system
Location Manager (Current Employee) – Fresno, CA – January 3, 2015
I worked the photography set during this period, however most of the time I was the "Easter Bunny". I had a wonderful time being my animated self and providing more smiles and memories for families. I love making people smile, and also love being behind the camera.
The Easter Bunny suit was torture. That's about it.
Labor - Santa set (Current Employee) – Wayne, NJ – December 16, 2014
Working there is fun, you can build a good relationship with co-workers. Dealing with head manager is hard but they are is always nice. Making the parents happy and seeing the smile's of all the children, how adorable they are even when they cry!