California's Great America Reviews

Updated Nov 23, 2021

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3.7
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California's Great America CEO Richard Zimmerman
Richard Zimmerman
8 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free park admission and park tickets(in 11 reviews)

  • "Amazing experience and fun environment(in 10 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Pay is minimum wage, so the less hours you have the smaller your paycheck is(in 15 reviews)

  • "Long hours, hot weather, rude guests(in 10 reviews)

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    1. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Not a great place

      May 14, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good summer time job, but the work environment is far from ideal

      Cons

      Managements does not work with people's schedules

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Fond Crazy Memories - Good Intro Role for Future Event Managers/Sales People

      Nov 19, 2021 - Group Sales Coordinator in Santa Clara, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Learned a lot in the world of sales and events, especially the urgency and last-minute everything. Great full-time role for someone with a few years of experience. This role should ideally go to someone who's worked at the park in some other function first, NOT for external folks. If you don't already work at CGA and understand how fast it moves, I do not think you will last more than 6 months. 2014 Pay: $17.50/hour 2015 Pay: $18.60/hour

      Cons

      We had 1 Group Sales Coordinator per 2 Sales Executives, and sales people do not like to share resources. They might fight for your attention/help. Pro/Con- Lots of opportunity for overtime

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      I worked as a cashier and server

      Nov 13, 2021 - Cashier 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I enjoyed working here. everyone was very helpful. They gave us lunch breaks. The co-workers and the supervisors were helpful and nice. When I needed help with something, the team leads and the supervisor assisted me in a kind and helpful manner.

      Cons

      the job can be fast paced. It can get very busy.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Cga

      Nov 23, 2021 - Food Associate in Santa Clara, CA
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      Pros

      Fun place to work and decent hours for teens

      Cons

      Low pay and no benefits

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great Environment

      Oct 25, 2021 - Rides Operator in Santa Clara, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great staff Friendly Flexible schedule Lots of opportunity for growth

      Cons

      Long hours in the sun sometimes

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Food Service

      Oct 25, 2021 - Food Service Worker 
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      Pros

      Lots of hours, meeting new people , will hire anyone , simple work, friendly team leads

      Cons

      work hours not flexible, managers don't care, bad practices , requires uniform, no training

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Stepping Stone

      Oct 24, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great first job. You'll learn a lot. Good benefits. Super fun place to work.

      Cons

      Poor performers don't always seem to be held accountable and can be demoralizing to those who work hard.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      first job

      Oct 16, 2021 - Whole Foods Shopper 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      CGA is a nice first job for full-time students.

      Cons

      management can be all over the place in foods.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Fun place to work!!

      Sep 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Food Coworkers Access to different amenities

      Cons

      Very busy High paced environment Some nasty coworkers

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Very Intensive.

      Sep 29, 2021 - Data Engineer in San Jose, CA
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      Pros

      * Kept me on Schedule * Made new friends * Learned how to operate many different machinery at a fast pace

      Cons

      * Running on a tight budget * Never allocating enough time for employees to effectively rest *Tarnished morale due to understaffing, Allowed me to learn to overwork in certain situations

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