I worked at Jump!Zone
Pros – -very nice and easy to talk to manager
-some cool co-workers
-getting tipped sometimes for parties
-does not put a damper on your personal or social life whatsoever
-enjoyed having most of the week off(though it didn't do me good hours and paycheck wise, see "cons")
-getting friendly feedback from customers
-being able to basically watch tv the entire time on the arena floor on days when its not busy at all
Cons – -minimum wage pay with very little hours a week results in paychecks never being over 160 dollars. You're lucky if you even get that much.
-very little hours each week due to the place being closed most of the week, and only open for a few hours the few days it was open on weekdays
-picky, demanding birthday parents are a real pain in the ass sometimes, especially if they don't bother tipping after you busting your ass for them
-weekends can get REALLY busy and hectic with having as much as 9-10 parties a day. I honestly never looked forward to those days. Days like those will make you instantly start hating doing birthday parties.
-Standing out on the arena floor for long periods of time always gets boring, makes your feet/back hurt, ect, but when its not really busy, i just watched tv most of the time
-My manager didn't seem to like turning the A/C up to much and it got pretty hot in their, because the inflatable blowers make it alot hotter in there
-Constantly telling kids to "get off that" or "don't go on that" gets REALLY REALLY annoying (especially if you keep having to tell the same kid)
Advice to Senior Management – my manager was a very nice, easy to talk to lady, but my advice would be to try and open up the place more often during the week in mornings for the stay home moms instead of just 2 days a week and then the weekends so you can generate some more business and let some staff get some more hours. I think starting pay should be more than minimum wage considering the very small amount of hours staff are the each week. I also think there should be a certain amount of birthday parties that should be able to be accepted to be booked in one day. Having 9-10 birthday parties sometimes in one day, with only 4 party rooms, and sometimes only 4 or 5 staff there because 2 or 3 staff have the day off just gets WAY to hectic and crazy, especially since each party calls for 2 coordinators a party.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2011-10-27 20:59 PDT
I worked at Jump!Zone
Pros – The hours were pretty good. You never had to work nights past 8:30 and we didn't open until 10.
My co-workers were pretty great.
Working birthday parties you get to keep the tips which motivates you to do a better job.
Cons – I would work all day on Saturday and never got any breaks.
Didn't get to work very much because we were never really open that much when school was in session. I would only get to work one weekday and then one day on the weekend. It sucked because they made some changes and closed on my weekday to work and didn't give me another one to compensate. I never had a paycheck above $200.
The managers hired whoever they wanted and didn't care whether they were suitable for the job. It was going downhill pretty fast whenever I left.
Advice to Senior Management – Make sure your managers have plenty of experience or training in the areas of scheduling employees and running a business.
2010-03-27 07:36 PDT
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