Location Manager (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – September 6, 2017
This is a great company to work for if you are looking for a seasonal job. The management was awesome and the people working with me were really east to work with. The hardest part was standing all day, but working directly with customers/kids was great.
Crew Member/Cashier (Former Employee) – New Philadelphia, OH – March 21, 2017
I had a lot of fun working here. It was a seasonal job for Christmas. Everyone I worked with was really nice and made the season fun and exciting. The job was balanced. Some days were busy and others were very steady.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Newark, DE – March 15, 2017
I have learned how to interact with kids and their parents at the same time. It is a fun job to have taking pictures and making the kids laugh. This company trains you everything that you need to know on the job so that you aren't lost.
Seasonal Employee (Former Employee) – Lake Elsinore, CA – January 8, 2017
I really enjoyed working here, as I like taking photos and being around kids. There was always a positive atmosphere when I walked into the workplace which was great. I got along well with my coworkers; they were always upbeat and friendly.
potential, poor management training, no breaks, long hours standing
elf (Former Employee) – West Deptford, NJ – January 5, 2017
The potential of this job is better than most seasonal position and lots of really good people got jobs here. But some management does not seem trained to deal with workers or informed of workers rights. Due to the environment a lot of people quit. Try being at a job were you get no break, no benefits and no training...But the most difficult was no break...even if you were expected to be there 7 hours you had to "clock out and in" for about 5 to 15 minutes...provided there was enough staff to cover. Some of us took to putting a sandwich in our pocket and eating on the sneak. If it slowed down you were not allowed to sit after standing in place for hours. Profits were the bottom line, customers an afterthought and workers rights are non existent.
The manager did not look out for her workers or ever think about giving people a break from the mindless positions. Most staff were stuck in one position for the entire 7 weeks and did not have an opportunity to learn the cash register or take photos with santa. The site manager had no clue about leadership, team building or motivating her workers. Some staff bragged "I can do whatever I want" and they did because they were related somehow to management. Workers are not people, they are positions..
co-workers were friendly, most customers were respectful
no training, no breaks, management did not know how to interact with workers
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.