Lifeguard (Seasonal) (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – February 5, 2019
I would consider the job akin to joining a cult. Upon arrival I felt welcomed and supported. However, as time went on I was coerced into being a bystander to or engaging in questionable behavior. Nothing outwardly illegal, but iffy with regards to guest safety and regulations. Lower level management also became increasingly antagonistic which resulted in often heated confrontations between themselves and employees.
Free Parking to Nearby Events
Culture, Short Breaks, Hot environment (85-110F), Compensation, etc
Do not work here! The director & managers were HORRIBLE & showed so much favoritism! You work super long hours with little to no break! Soooo many people have suffered heat exhaustion/strokes from working here & being overworked in the sun without proper breaks & managers don’t care! You’re lucky if you get a cup of water from a cooler that was sitting in the sun all day to “cool you off” or a tiny fan for you to continue working! The pay isn’t worth it & your life is so much more important!!
Retail Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Lancaster, PA – January 13, 2019
In this job you will learn a lot of skills and work ethic you'll need later in life. However, it is not a long term job. It is kind of just a place holder until you can find something better or more fitting for what you're looking for. And they higher practically anyone.
Free Tickets To Most Amusement Parks, Friendly Environment
Sales & Marketing (Former Employee) – Vista, CA – January 7, 2019
I loved how the GM interacted with his staff. He was very fair stern when needed, rewarded and trusted his employees. Which in turn his employees would respect him and his leadership. The hardest part of the job was working with some employees that were trained incorrectly or not coached on their attitudes.
creating memories for the clients/families and corporations.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – West Mifflin, PA – December 17, 2018
Working for Palace Entertainment exposed me to what areas of labor that I would love to engage in. The management was unorganized and laid back. Most of the employees within Food & Beverage lacked discipline and got away with breaking the rules. No one would listen and would leave the food stand that they were assigned to. Trying to operate amongst such a disorganized crowd may have been the most hardest part. Although, meeting other teenagers such as myself at the time, I had as much fun as I could being exposed in their cultures. Something that I had learned was that I am capable of operating stably under stressful situations, asking for help may be helpful most of the time, and I am an excellent leader.
Hostess and Cashier (Former Employee) – Riverside, CA – December 4, 2018
i really enjoyed working for palace entertainment. i was in a fun and healthy environment surrounded by fun people. my typical days when i started where easy, all i did was set up for our typical kids parties and play games. for the most part our managers where laid back, here and there they'd stress over a big event, but it was understandable. one thing i miss was the end off the day fun we had when we closed. it was never borin, cowerkers always made me laugh while we got our work done.
3 free entrance paces every month to the whole park
Working at Boomers was fun but it just didn't work out with my time schedule
Cashier (Former Employee) – Vista, CA – November 4, 2018
When i would get early shifts at boomers, i would start off by setting out the tables, placing out the sauce, making sure the ice cream machine was on and full, restock the cups, and wait until 12:00 to open up. During the summer, there were many field trips to boomers and that was a rush hour for me. when it was closing time, i wiped down everything and stacked the chairs, broomed, restocked cups, clean the soda machine nozzles and turned off the televisions.
Ride Operator (Former Employee) – Lancaster, PA – October 22, 2018
It was a safe environment in which families would have fun and to be able to interact with clients and see how they reacted at the end of the ride with a smiling face was the best part the hardest part of the job was the hot sun but they had refreshments for that.
Ride Operator (Former Employee) – Lancaster, PA – August 26, 2018
This job is a great first or temporary job. pay is $7.25 an hour, which is not enough to pay bills since they take out taxes and stuff like that. it is very long days and you are either at the same place for 8 hours everyday, or you never see the department you work in. My case was being at the same ride every day for 8 hour days. I gave it 2 stars because the one benefit you do get is pretty nice. you get into basically any amusement park in Pennsylvania and even some in New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland. but that is the only plus to working here. Management isn't the best either. I had an emergency that I needed to leave the ride so I called a supervisor and told them I needed to leave for an emergency and it took them an hour before they even came over to the ride to take my spot.
Lifeguard at Wet n' Wild Emerald Point (Former Employee) – Greensboro, NC – August 25, 2018
I enjoyed the time I was employed. The work atmosphere was hospitable and the pay was equal to the work I was doing. however it was a seasonal position with little pay and benefits, not nearly enough to live on alone. Yet I do not know enough about the company to review it any further.
Lifeguard (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – July 4, 2018
always a great time because on your break you can go out and enjoy the park and jump in while switching spots on really hot days management was always on top of things that needed done and were very approachable.
Human Resources Assistant (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – April 5, 2018
Seasonal Summer Position.
I would say this job is for the youth. They have lots of fun positions. If you are certified to be a lifeguard this is a great fit for you. If not there are plenty of other positions. Management is fairly understanding.
Cook/Prep (Former Employee) – Riverside, CA – March 31, 2018
Typical Amusement park feel, but on a much smaller scale. Managers are managers, don't do anything dumb, and you'll be just fine. If a summer job/ small job is what you seek, Castle park is a place for you.
KennyWood Phantom Fright (Former Employee) – 4800 Kennywood Blvd, West Mifflin, PA – March 21, 2018
Was pretty fun working as a scarer scaring every one that I could. Be waiting for some guest to come on by and jump out and scare them and I would always get the man of the group on the ground as the children and women would laugh all having a good time.
Lead Carpenter / Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee) – Riverside, CA – March 4, 2018
I enjoyed my time at the park. I just wish I could have stayed longer to help bring it back to its old glory. I got to teach a few younger guys and girls some painting and carpentry. Such a great team of people that care and were all trying to make and keep things nice.The management treated me great and never had to ask me to do something twice. Everyone walked around with smiles happy to be there.The hardest part of my job was leaving it.