Canada's Wonderland
3.0 of 5 60 reviews
canadaswonderland.com Vaughan, Canada 1000 to 5000 Employees

Canada's Wonderland Reviews

Updated Jun 9, 2014

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Pros:
  • "Lots of hours, lots of people to meet, free access to park, lots of stuff to learn"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Great people to work with, good place to work if you like making kids/families happy"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "Must be fine with working minimum wage"
    in 7 reviews
  • "long hours, late nights, back to back shifts especially in the summer"
    in 6 reviews
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    Canadas wonderland - hard work does not pay off

    Cashier (Current Employee)
    Vaughan, ON (Canada)

    Prosyou get lots of hours, if thats what you are looking for! i got a decent 35 hours a week during the summer, so I made about 3-3.5k working there for the entire season!

    Consyou stand a lot! in the heat under the sun no air conditioner (in most places)
    they dont really take any requests for days off unless you told them a month a head and reminded the supervisior every shift
    even if you exceed sales , they will not let you know you did a good job, no sense of accomplishment whatsoeveer

    Advice to Senior Managementtake up requests! it will only reflect better on you

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Summer Job - Worst time ever

    Made In Japan (Former Employee)
    Ontario, CA

    Pros-free season pass
    -1 meal free if you worked in a food venue

    Cons-boss was a hard
    -biggest power trip from a boss I ever experienced
    -hated to work with the people there, seems like a dead end place to work
    -hot in the summer

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Cashier @ Canada's Wonderland

    Cashier, Food Services (Current Employee)

    Pros- excellent job for those in high school as a first job.
    - great hours! I've had multiple 12 hour shifts working here and although it does get tiring the money makes it worth it.
    - you have the ability to go up to supervisor, area supervisor, etc.
    - I was 19 when I worked there and most people were around that age or some were younger so you'll have alot of fun while working. Met some really cool people!

    Cons- depending on what location you work it gets HOT especially come June, July, August!
    - not allowed to purchase food anywhere other than cafeteria for employees and that also depends on where you work but its a far walk for most and you only get a 20minute break.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Unorganized management and not the easiest to get to.

    Special Events Usher (Former Employee)
    Vaughan, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe free entry to the park and access almost all of the rides is great, and it was fun working there with mostly cheerful, nice people.

    ConsThe management seemed completely unorganized. I to this day don't know the name of my direct supervisor, and thus it makes using them as a reference a hassle. Additionally, towards the end of my seasonal employment, I went an entire month not being contacted to come in, when I expected to be called weekly. I was unable to contact anyone who knew what was going on, and thus missed out on a month of weekends of work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on being clear with your newly hireds with who their managers are, and make it clearer when someone's suppose to be coming in.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Canada's Wonderland teaches you a lot about customer service.

    Merchandise Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Vaughan, ON (Canada)

    ProsI loved working with my co-workers, the guests were happy, fun, and the work environment was very family oriented. You eventually take pride in your work - I worked in merchandise last year and so I was very careful in how I organized clothing. You also get a lot of hours.

    ConsSometimes it's hard to handle extraneous situations, such as a heat wave. Customers become irrationally angry and there isn't much you can do to calm them down except recommend a store with AC.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere really isn't any it's horrible, do not work here if you know what is good for you and your sanity

    ConsConsidering that there are not any pros there's plenty of cons
    Overworked and under paid
    Favoritism
    You get treated like crap

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    fun fun fun

    Ride Operator (Former Employee)
    Vaughan, ON (Canada)

    Prosmeet new people and friends and have lots of fun

    Conscan get fired really easily, hot days, min. wage

    Advice to Senior Managementincrease wages

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Depends on where you work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork many hours.
    Not hard work (cashier and just standing)

    ConsCustomers can be very rude

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A lot of hours but no satisfaction/overworked

    Games Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Vaughan, ON (Canada)

    ProsGreat people to work with, good place to work if you like making kids/families happy. Good working experience, especially for a first job. A lot of hours, expect 30-40 hours a week.

    ConsThe work is hard, expected to meet goals without the necessary resources. No real benefits and lack of cooperation between departments. Prepare to be overworked and not be appreciated.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great as a first job.

    Cashier (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsPerks!!! Free entry to park and other stuff.

    ConsVery busy environment.
    Have to work under extreme locations (ie. outside on cart).

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive employees appreciation for job well done.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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