Knott's Berry Farm Employee Reviews about "minimum wage"

Updated 23 Oct 2020

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Knott's Berry Farm CEO 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. "Fun place"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Knotts Scary Farm 

    I worked at Knott's Berry Farm part-time

    Pros

    Fun, meet new friends, and cool experience

    Cons

    Late hours and don’t really get paid that well but it is a seasonal job so it is minimum wage

    Knott's Berry Farm Response

    October 29, 2020Talent Acquisition Manager

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

  2. "Employment Center needs to step it up."

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Sales Associate/Cashier in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're looking to study and work at the same time, perfect, you came to the right place. Knotts management will ask for your schooling schedule, and prioritize your availability over their needs (holidays, exception). There's a strong communication between employees and supervisors, so long as you take initiative sometimes. There's also plenty opportunities to gain experience in various locations, and so skills.

    Cons

    Slow seasons can be damaging to your bills, or personal priorities, as hours are cut and shared among the other employees. There are also so many ways you can get in trouble for. Pay is minimum wage plus yearly raise, and that's it if you're a seasonal hiree.

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  3. "Knott's Hotel is very intense"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Entertainment Specialist in Buena Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The upbeat, and enthusiasm that is felt with the housekeeping squad, Gisselle, Oscar and Rose. They keep the so called, "family" together, that would otherwise have quit

    Cons

    1. Stress 2. Inefficiency in the laundry room 3. Unstable schedule 4. Not enough hours 5. The pay is below being mediocre, not quite minimum wage

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Fun job but could be improved by management"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knott's Berry Farm part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's a fun and memorable job because you get to use your ID to enter the park when you're off and the people working there are really friendly (some may also become your lifelong friend). You get to learn a lot from this job, depending on where you work.

    Cons

    The management in here needs a major improvement. Newly hire people are being promoted while the people who worked there for a while couldn't even get promoted. Also, the pay rate is really low than the minimum wage (Although each year they give you a review and an increase). Most of the buildings needs to be redone like the hotel. But other than that you really wanna watch out for the "Team Leads" and the "Supervisors"

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  5. "Temporary"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Ride Operator 

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

    Pros

    - being in an amusement park - free costume fitting

    Cons

    - minimum wage - parking - lack of organization within company

  6. "Slary"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Ride Operator in Buena Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment Opportunity to move up

    Cons

    Not at minimum wage yet

  7. "Knott’s has lost its appeal"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    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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  8. "Food Service Worker"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Knott's Berry Farm part-time

    Pros

    Didn't have to stay past midnight like at Knott's Berry Farm

    Cons

    Very last minute managing, poor management, high expectations for those that were working the minimum wage

  9. "Ride Operator"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Buena Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers Free admission Cafeteria food was good and cheap

    Cons

    Guests are rude about height requirements Management is kind of just in their office the whole time minimum wage

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Stressful, tiring, painful, but fun and worth it (for a while)"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The coworkers were great, and what I miss most about the job. The employee cafe was good and much cheaper than any of the other food in the park. On slower days, or when in one of the easier spots, the job was a blast. Free entry to the park (other than special events). During the busy season, lots of hours available.

    Cons

    Minimum wage, and according to hearsay, very little increase as you move up. Lack of jackets (when I was there), supervisors not rotating spots ("bumping", as it was called) as often as they should, being "bumped over" (skipped in the rotation) when you just want to move to the next spot, lack of water between breaks, erratic schedules, supervisors cross-training on the ride for just a few days before being in charge.

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