Knott's Berry Farm Employee Reviews about "free tickets"

Updated 11 Oct 2020

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Knott's Berry Farm CEO Richard Zimmerman
Richard Zimmerman
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  • "Also, the pay rate is really low than the minimum wage (Although each year they give you a review and an increase)(in 27 reviews)

  • "Low Pay, Horrible work environment(in 12 reviews)

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  1. COVID-19

    "In working food service, I experienced rude management, disgusting work environments and really erratic work hours."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Guest Service Associate in Buena Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Knott's Berry Farm part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good hours during summer and winter seasons, you can make good friends, free entry to the park whenever and free tickets every 3 months I believe. You also get a discount on certain merch and food with your employee ID. If your desperate for a job, they’ll hire basically anyone

    Cons

    Erratic work hours, sometimes you’ll have 40+ hours a week, other times you won’t have any hours at all. Management is rude, inconsiderate and expects us to work in really disgusting environment sometimes. I’ve seen mold, roaches, rats etc., while working there... needless to say I don’t eat at Knotts anymore.

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  2. "got free tickets"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Food Service Associate 
    Recommends

    I worked at Knott's Berry Farm part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    supervisors were really nice bc they're also college students, free tickets, pretty chill environment, can adjust pretty quickly

    Cons

    hot sometimes, the money machine breaks down sometimes, one rude coworker experience but whatever, a couple rude entitled customers but I barely remember their faces now, random coworkers wanting my shift asking me thru text. Initially I felt bad and pressured and gave them my shift, but later shut them down bc i need the money (Also ppl i never interacted with asking me ugh)

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    Knott's Berry Farm Response

    August 24, 2020Talent Acquisition Manager

    We're glad you enjoyed your experience at Knott's! Thanks for your review.


  3. "It is a good first job and you learn to work under pressure"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Knott's Berry Farm part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great environment as in the people you work with, it's fun for a starter job, easy to grow, free tickets, Christmas day off. If you are a college student they are so flexible with your schedule!!!

    Cons

    Pay is not the best, when it comes to busy time if staffing is low you will get insane long hours,

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  4. "Sales Associate/Cashier at Knott's"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Buena Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Knott's Berry Farm part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Got discounts and free tickets every 3 months

    Cons

    worked during the summer when it was very hot, uniforms are ugly. also very stingy and want you to be constantly peppy

  5. "Good Starting Job"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Park Attendant in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knott's Berry Farm part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible Scheduling, Free Tickets, Friendly Co-Workers

    Cons

    Stressful when crowded, Management poor at times

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  6. "great starter job"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - GSA/Team Leader 

    I worked at Knott's Berry Farm part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -loved my coworkers -very flexible hours -can ask for any days off you want (I had all of my vacation days approved) -free tickets every quarter (2 tickets)

    Cons

    -management ALWAYS fluctuates -customers can be a bit brutal -I would get sent home early a lot of the time -I had a lot of a stress being a team leader (pay was not worth the stress)

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  7. "KBF Guest Services Associate Food Service"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Guest Services Associate - Food Service 
    Recommends

    I worked at Knott's Berry Farm part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Cool atmosphere - Free admission to KBF and occasional free tickets - Discounted food -Nice people

    Cons

    - Sometimes inconvenient hours, had to stay til 3am on Halloween Haunt nights

  8. "Knott’s has lost its appeal"

    2.0
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    Hostess (I Guess A Busser Too????) in Buena Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Knott's Berry Farm for less than a year

    Pros

    Free tickets every quarter, extra tickets for working Haunt shifts, friendly co-workers, orientation trainers are great (especially Edward), easy to get hired, and offers employees the opportunity to meet new park guests everyday who always have interesting back stories if you take the time to actually conversate with them

    Cons

    Low pay (if Knotts could pay less than minimum wage they would) and not enough hours (2-3 days a week 4-6 hours per shift—>ex. You work 3 days for 5 hours per shift that’s 15 hours. 15 hours* $11 per hour is $165 before taxes. Work 4 weeks a month with these hours if you are lucky during “slow season” and you only make $660 per month. I was hired as a hostess at Johnny Rockets and on my first day they trained me as a busser without even asking me if I wanted to do that. Then when I mentioned I rather do the job I was hired to do the management politely “threatened” that if u don’t learn to buss tables then they would only get about 8 hours a week of work. Which technically forces the new hire to do a job that they did not sign up for. And after a day of bussing even though you didn’t sign up to do it, servers are not required to tip their bussers (never heard of that before. EVER!!!!!!!) management here is lazy (just sits in office all day & stands around talking to hostess. They should be walking around the restaurant talking to guests to make sure everyone is happy with their food and service), the servers who are scheduled have the worst customer service and management keeps them around instead of promoting better candidates for the position.

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  9. "Cashier/GSA"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Knott's Berry Farm part-time

    Pros

    Free park entry, 2 free tickets to give to friends/family every 3 months, some discounts on merch (20% off, doesn't work on food) Free drinks and fairly discounted food in the Employee Break Areas.

    Cons

    Management is a joke, team leaders do nothing to help. If you run out of something in your shop, good luck trying to get a team leader to get it replaced. Tons of favoritism between the team leads and some employees. Co-workers would take their sweet time coming back from their breaks/lunches and the team leads would ignore it. Would also have co-workers coming into my work area and take food even though I needed it for customers. I've gone days where I was given my breaks almost an hour after I was supposed to, or they would not even give me my breaks on other days. Very often I was working in the shop alone having to do cashiering, frying, and restocking without any help because no one else would be on site. My hours would be randomly cut (i.e getting sent home 1-2 hours earlier than posted on the schedule). Have had weeks where I was not even given hours or given only 1-2 days to work. Some costumes are ridiculously heavy and having to work inside small shops with no AC in 100F weather is killer.

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  10. "Apply at your own risk."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Ride Operator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Knott's Berry Farm part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free tickets Nice coworkers

    Cons

    Lack of hours Unacceptable breakrooms and employee bathrooms Lack of proper training for employees (especially safety training)

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