Canada's Wonderland

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Canada's Wonderland Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
83 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.  

    Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canada's Wonderland

    Pros

    -experience that you get
    -people

    Cons

    -long hours somedays
    - some resutrants are broken down

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    More work less pay

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    Current Employee - Food Production in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Food Production in Ontario, CA

    I have been working at Canada's Wonderland

    Pros

    You get free entry, don't have to pay for rides, 10% discount on merchandise only

    Cons

    You work for 12 hours doing alt of extra work, only 2 10 min breaks and half hour lunch in which it takes you almost the whole half hour to go get your lunch from the locker or to get to the cafeteria, not allowed to have cash on you or you get accused of stealing, if you put even a fry in you mouth you can get accused of stealing and band from the property, some of the supervisors are rude to the lower level staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nicer to other staff, either raise the pay or shorten the work shift and load, make it so the % discount is higher and for all merchandise and food for all employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Revenue Accounting Assistant in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Revenue Accounting Assistant in Vaughan, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canada's Wonderland

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Amazing co-workers
    Always fun to have a free season pass to Wonderland

    Cons

    Long and early hours - shift starts at 7 am sometimes
    Working on weekend/holidays is a downside

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Working at Wonderland is the biggest career mistake I have ever made.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canada's Wonderland

    Pros

    None, I would never advise anyone to apply for a job at Wonderland.

    Cons

    The pay is minimum wage, even for some of the "speciality positions." Very limited to what you can learn, you are given very minimal responsibilities, very micro managed, need to see what you are doing every minute. Very unprofessional. Would I recommend this place, no. I don't think even think I'll ever come back to Wonderland, that's how horrible my experience with management was.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Amazing experience, a lot of fun.

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    Former Contractor - Monster in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - 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
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    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
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    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
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    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
    Negative Outlook
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