Cedar Fair Employee Reviews about "minimum wage"

Updated Feb 21, 2020

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Cedar Fair President and CEO Richard Zimmerman
Richard Zimmerman
33 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people to work with, fun, free admission to park, great employee discounts(in 17 reviews)

  • "potential for lots of hours (40(in 13 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours and a lot of standing(in 45 reviews)

  • "seasonal employment with a Minimum Wage Salary with No benefits(in 14 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not worth it

      Feb 21, 2020 - Sales Associate/Cashier 
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      Pros

      Getting into knotts for free

      Cons

      Minimum wage, management isn’t the best

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Stressful

      Apr 27, 2017 - Freelancer in Bakersfield, CA
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      Pros

      The best reason to work here is to learn how to avoid all amusement parks in general.

      Cons

      The worst reasons to work here are to get accused of stealing five dollars, to wait all day long for a ride home, to ride a boring brand new ride on a debilitating antidepressant with an ugly girl, to get yelled at for riding home with the wrong driver, to earn lower than the federally mandated official minimum wage, to sit in a bar around a circular dining room table along with your own co-workers probably wanting you to lower the minimum drinking age with them while you instead drink Coca-Cola out of nothing else to do at such time, to greet at your own work spot one of your own previous high school math teachers who asks you what you really do after you have already graduated from high school, to discover many years later from your own federally documented employment history job list that no one has ever had any concrete evidence of yourself having ever worked here, to give up trying to work here out of feeling just too tired to go on, to hear and see your own co-workers tell you right in front of your own nose that you're supposed to be interested in a certain special day out of every year when a certain group of men in red shirts shows up, to hear the man who told you to work here scream at another worker for not knowing what a "wet-vac" is, to be sitting on the day of the job onsite application procedure in the back seat of the car of the driver who told you to work here when the other man in front of you who is applying for the same kind of job as you are hands you a Penthouse girlie nudes magazine to flip through only for you to discover how boring such pictures are and to tell him so, to hear the man who told you to work here express a certain special taste for the cafeteria's veal parmesan, to be managerially scolded for having thought that your own work spot was actually one of the channel adult boat rides instead of what it really was: a children's remote-controlled toy boats display, to hear one of your own female co-workers squeak your own name behind your own back over and over again while you stand just outside your own boss's office waiting to be seen for your own immediate decision to quit your own job, to find out from the local newspaper months later that such boring brand new ride that you had ridden with an ugly girl had been immediately shut down after someone had fatally fallen off such ride, to wonder for the rest of your life how Walnut Park Corporation as listed on your own federally mandated employment history job list as your very first place of employment is the same thing as Kings Island, as no one has ever told you and probably never will, considering the fact that you have never received one speck of information from anyone about yourself having ever had anything to do with such a company, and, finally, a few years later, to start sensing and perceiving anonymous people remotely monitoring you, virtually constantly telling you off just for your own self being just like your own self as much as possible.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Minimum Wage Work

      Mar 26, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      easy to get a job

      Cons

      Minimum Wage very monotonous bad working conditions

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Ride Operator

      Sep 28, 2016 - Ride Operator in Mason, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Cheap Food -Free admission to cedar fair parks -Loads of fun with fellow operators

      Cons

      -Long hours -Close to minimum wage -You get what you pay for at the staff break room

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Decent summer job for high school student

      Oct 9, 2013 -  
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      Pros

      Free park admission. Discount food

      Cons

      Long hours. Hard work for minimum wage. No respect from supervisors

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good hours and benefits but only seasonal

      Sep 23, 2013 - Merchandise Cashier in Allentown, PA
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      Pros

      You get into any cedar fair and other parks; Hershey, Six Flags, etc. for free and you receive a good amount of hours.

      Cons

      There are rude guests, you only get paid minimum wage, and if you are not a supervisor some people above you do not treat you with respect.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Worked at Worlds of Fun over the summer

      Jun 24, 2013 - Ticket Seller in Kansas City, MO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You can apply online or on-site and every applicant is interviewed. It's also fairly easy to get hired if they're in need of workers and if you apply early enough, before the season begins, you will probably be able to pick your position. If you work a lot or work multiple years, you have a decent chance to be promoted to a lead or supervisor position.

      Cons

      Keep in mind that this is seasonal work and that all of the entry-level positions are minimum wage. The middle-management isn't the friendliest, probably because many of the seasonal workers are teenagers and can be difficult to deal with. Work-life balance is difficult to maintain, as shifts are long, usually 8 or 9 hours. The dress code is strict and the required uniforms are often a bit worn. Rules are very strict. Few positions will have air-conditioning and it gets very hot.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Cedar Fair Work Environment

      Apr 16, 2013 - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
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      Pros

      Great People to work with in a Fun environment. you get a work out walking.

      Cons

      seasonal employment with a Minimum Wage Salary with No benefits

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Working 70+ hours per week with one day off per week. No benefits, no free time, no fun.

      Apr 7, 2011 - Sales Associate- Team Lead in Sandusky, OH
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      Pros

      Free season pass, make a lot of friends, meet a lot of interesting people, work a lot if you like doing that.

      Cons

      One day off a week. Working 70+ hours per week. Minimum wage. Seasonal job. Upper management contradict other managers in what needs to be done/ level of importance of tasks. No recognition for hard work. Manager's personal opinions prevent honest hardworking employees from being promoted or recognized in the company.

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Ok for 3 months, anymore and you will go insane

      Mar 5, 2010 -  in Sandusky, OH
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      Pros

      Working at the world's largest amusement park is an experience that cannot be matched. It's an incredible experience. Free admission to the park!

      Cons

      You will be working very, very long hours for wages barely over minimum wage. Since the positions are seasonal, they do not need to pay overtime, which is dissapointing.

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