Canada's Wonderland

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Canada's Wonderland Reviews

Updated January 8, 2015
Updated January 8, 2015
79 Reviews
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Pros
  • you get lots of hours, if thats what you are looking for (in 12 reviews)

  • This kind of job will appeal as a first job for high school students mostly (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • minimum wage pay, too many hours a week (full time work only), lots of dress code rules (in 7 reviews)

  • long hours, late nights, back to back shifts especially in the summer (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Amazing experience, a lot of fun.

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    Former Employee - Monster in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Monster in Vaughan, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canada's Wonderland as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Meet lots of fun people, getting scares are fun.

    Cons

    Physically demanding, the makeup is a pain to get off before bed in the night time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Summer Job - Worst time ever

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    Former Employee - Made In Japan in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Made In Japan in Ontario, CA

    I worked at Canada's Wonderland part-time (less than a year)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Served as a Cashier and also served at the hot dog stand

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canada's Wonderland

    Pros

    Free rides :D, discount on foods, great summer job for students

    Cons

    you could end up working in an entirely different store/facility for a day

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  5.  

    Not a great employer

    Former Employee - Seasonal Supervision in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Seasonal Supervision in Vaughan, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canada's Wonderland full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good co-workers, free admission to the park and chance of getting promoted frequently

    Cons

    Manager's suck, poor pay, and just an all around depressing place to work

    Doesn't Recommend
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  6.  

    Overall good experience and had lots of fun

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

    I worked at Canada's Wonderland full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Make lots of new friends, learn a lot by interacting with thousands of guests everyday, fun job, free rides, you shift between positions every hour so you're not constantly doing the same thing and get bored

    Cons

    some guests can be rude for no reason..literally they just want to pick fights.
    can get hot
    you literally have no social life because you work so many hours like 5-6 days a week. had no time for my friends and family.

    Recommends
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  7.  

    Games: Fun if you work in the summer

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    Former Employee - Games Salesperson in Alpen, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Games Salesperson in Alpen, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Canada's Wonderland part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -decent amount of hours
    -there's always food in the office available to eat
    -friendships with other employees
    - free acess to park on days off
    - great way to learn customer service skills
    -prepares you for pretty much any other job
    -flexible hours

    Cons

    -Management/supervisors who do not care about your well being
    -Rude management/supervisors
    -Standing for long periods
    -Extremely cold weather during haunt season
    -Dress code that is overly strict
    -Everyone in supervisor/management role is wayy too money oriented
    -Favouritism
    -Rude and sometimes racist customers
    -Undetailed orientation and training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Take better care of employees
    Ie. Allow assosiates to rent out jackets as well as supervisors and leads (fall/winter in very cold a fleece sweater with layers IS NOT ENOUGH)
    -Stop focussig on milking money out of guests as much as possible and focus on guest satisfaction and BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS for your employees
    -Be more understanding of people's situations
    -Don't treat employee's like slaves

    Doesn't Recommend
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  8.  

    I have worked at Wonderland for about 5 seasons now. It's a great place to meet new people and make money.

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Supervision in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Seasonal Supervision in Vaughan, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canada's Wonderland as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    In the rides department you can rake in a lot of cash seasonal earnings range from 6,000-12,000 obviously depending on your rank and how many hours you work

    A lot of potential for promotions no matter your age

    Young culture, every one is either finishing highschool or enrolled in post secondary

    Over all fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Almost everybody is underpaid

    Working in the heat or even the cold is not for everybody

    The guest can get very rude sometimes even violent

    You don't see much of management unless your location is popular

    At times you feel very demotivated to come into work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raises!

    More loyalty to workers that have been there for multiple seasons

    Favoritism should be less obvious

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Good People, Bad job.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vaughan, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canada's Wonderland full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There were very few pros in my opinion but here they are:
    - It forced me to be active
    - Outside
    - Great co-workers
    - Passes for Friends
    - Seasons Pass (but really when you spend all day, almost every day there who wants to spend their day off at work?)
    - 25% merchandise discount

    Cons

    - A lot of the time you only got one day off a week
    - If you worked the late shift you didn't always get your full shift and thus lost out on an hour or so of work
    - Full time hours for little money
    - Management could be very picky, one manager even made my supervisor cry over something very little that he became very angry over.
    - The weather fluctuates and they make you work in the rain, and if its thunderstorming off and on the managers (not the supervisors) make you continue working through it.
    - A lot of the departments look down on others
    - Unfair breaks! Certain departments have longer breaks, nothing is even. Rides have an hour, park services gets 45 minutes, merch and food got 40 and supervisors got 35.
    - There were employee events that were held BUT a lot of the time you had to pay to participate.
    - No food discount

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Consider paying everyone what they're worth, you make millions each year so why not pay accordingly? Just because most of your employees are teenagers, doesn't mean that you can take advantage of them, they work hard to make sure your park runs smoothly
    - Don't make employees pay to participate in employee appreciation events
    - Show your employees that you care a little bit more than you say you do, I never saw anyone, not one person get one of those snoopy cards and they people I did hear about getting them pretty much said they weren't all that great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good experience for a first job, especially for high school students.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vaughan, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Canada's Wonderland as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Access to the park on day offs, complimentary tickets for friends, during the summer you could get a lot of hours, the team environment is great. Everyone is friendly. The training and rules make it an easy summer job.

    Cons

    The pay sucks and you can get sent home on a rainy day. Some crew members can be lazy.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Valuable experience but terrible management/working conditions/pay. Foods

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Supervision in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Seasonal Supervision in Vaughan, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canada's Wonderland full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility and experience running a unit as a Supervisor. Good coworkers, decent perks, free admission etc. A few really good managers if youre lucky to work in their area. Foods Department.

    Cons

    Terrible management.... belittle you, favouritism, micromanage you, make you feel stupid. Very inconsistent from each person in management everyone gives different opinions and has different expectations. Bad working conditions.....buildings and equipment all old and worn out, many buildings have mould/smells beyond acceptable and nothing is done to maintain anything. The department does very little to recognize hard work and is more focused on making money than keeping employees happy. The pay is terrible in comparison to the amount of work that is expected. Foods Department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your people before profits. Increase recognition and reward hard working employees. Reevaluate management team and learn how to be more organized. Pay your people more or dont expect as much as you do from them. Foods Department

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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