California's Great America

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California's Great America Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
44 Reviews
3.4
44 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fun.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Security Associate in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at California's Great America part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The enviroment was fun, and was never boring

    Cons

    The pay was hard to make a living off of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Cash Control here is an AWESOME job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cash Control in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Cash Control in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at California's Great America full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work in an air conditioned room 90% of the time, you go outside maybe twice a day (not counting breaks).

    Zero interaction with customers/guests (unless you count passing by them as you go to games to remove the cash; you don't have to speak to anybody while doing this).

    Job usually consists of counting cash, you do this by putting the cash into a machine which counts it.

    You may work at a change counter, where Great America employees come to you with cash and want it changed into other bills. But again, internal contact only; you never have to interact with the general public in this job.

    Cons

    Seasonal (great america opens in March and closes in October, I think).

    Minimum wage.

    Usually have to work at least one weekend day, if not both.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay for this job. Otherwise, you guys are awesome, keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    My experience at this Theme Park was amazing!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at California's Great America part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Meeting new people and interacting with many individuals to help you get by in your work.

    Cons

    There are no downsides to this job unless you make any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow written and verbal rules.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Worked as talent for the Halloween Haunt in 2009.

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    Former Employee - Talent in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Talent in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at California's Great America

    Pros

    Fun environment, friendly co-workers, got to interact with the guests, and get to make them scream or laugh. My job was to make sure that the customers were having a good time, and getting what they asked for. The pay wasn't too bad either.

    Cons

    It's bad if you live far away like I did. I had to drive two hours just to get to work, and then two hours back while I was tired and it was 1 in the morning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I felt really connected with my supervisors and all the people I came across, none of them were mean or ignored me. You kind of feel like your one of their customers because they are trying to make sure that you are having a good time.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Fun working during the Haunt season

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Talent in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Talent in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at California's Great America part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent way to relieve stress- scaring guests during Haunt was great fun

    Cons

    When alcohol is being served, and some guests aren't having a good time, things can get heated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enforce the no children under 13 policy more strictly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Had fun, just rigid on policies.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at California's Great America part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent co-workers, fun job, decent pay, all the things that you would want from a seasonal job.

    Cons

    Dealing with some of the customers can be a drag, their corporate policies are very rigid leaving you no real wiggle room. And, it being seasonal, they can legally let you go at any time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more specific personal circumstances into account such as problems at home, last minute transportation problems, etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Dont do it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Security in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at California's Great America part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    free admission to the park, sun burn, no days off.

    Cons

    the amount of time it take to get to the annex that is about half a mile is ridiculous. Also you are somewhat trapped at the park and have to buy the expensive lunch there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The people are great, the environment is great, and the recent pay raise makes everything better.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shallow/Deep Lifeguard in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Shallow/Deep Lifeguard in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at California's Great America part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people that you meet here are great. Talking to everyone helps and is a great idea, especially if you are new. Occasional conversations with guests and after-work conversations with fellow employees are often the highlight of the day. The supervisors are chill and everyone here seems to be a great person.

    Cons

    Work can get very tiring and boring. Having to repeat the same things to inattentive guests can be irritating as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more sitting positions for lifeguards, standing in one place for hours can be tiring. Also, focus on switching out and rotating employees out more efficiently.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Organized workplace with motivated fun staff

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food Service in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Food Service in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at California's Great America part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Always looking for more employees
    Well trained staff
    Patient and friendly staff
    Rules are well implemented
    A well rounded experience for teenagers entering the work place
    High rehire rate after season ends

    Cons

    Physically demanding for individuals not use to long hours standing
    A high energy workplace that demands fast quick work
    Seasonal work only
    Easily replaced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All my expectations for a high end company like great america was met.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor

    I worked at California's Great America part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fun place to work always a change day doing new things

    Cons

    Hours some times odd and hard time to get time off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more chance to request events off that are going on with family

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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