Kings Island Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Pay is good; lots of hours available (in 6 reviews)

  • Free Admission to Cedar Fair parks (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, long hours, long commute for the day (in 7 reviews)

  • Longs work days and working here can consume your summer BUT the experience and things you'll learn are well worth it (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Admissions Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kings Island

    Pros

    Fun place to work, opportunities for promotion, free admission to Cedar Fair Parks
    Fast paced environment. discounts on park merchandise

    Cons

    Hours are limited depending on time of season.
    the uniforms are uncomfortable in summer. I had to pay for pants and jackets during fall season

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please improve signage at sales window

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  2. Solid job if you're willing to put in the time and effort

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kings Island

    Pros

    Fun job to work at for first employer, I worked in Resale at Food/Beverage and it was always moving, Recommend working there under great higher staff. Get free entry to park.

    Cons

    Having to work long hours for days at a time, guest experience is key, and weather can impact work shift whether you're sent early or moved to another location for the day's tasks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Mason, OH
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Mason, OH

    I worked at Kings Island part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people that work there create a community atmosphere. Promotions are also fairly easy to get with how many seasonal workers they have.

    Cons

    Upper management is really bad at micro-managing and does not place much if any trust in seasonal management. The hours can sometimes be hard to manage also.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kings Island

    Pros

    Free admission to park, decent pay, ton of hours.
    Awesome co-workers

    Cons

    Exposed to weather. Unruly customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was great.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6. Great First Job.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kings Island

    Pros

    Leadership, Personal Growth, and Labor

    Cons

    Benefits, Pay, and More Managers

    Recommends
  7. Great!

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    Current Employee - Park Services in Mason, OH
    Current Employee - Park Services in Mason, OH

    I have been working at Kings Island part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good; lots of hours available.
    Work is generally pretty easy.
    Easy to make a lot of very good friends.
    Six free Kings Island tickets for you to give to your friends; free admission to all Cedar Fair parks for yourself.
    Flexible scheduling.
    Promotions are fairly easy to get.

    Cons

    The heat can sometimes be unbearable.
    Many work locations are not air conditioned.
    Some of the park policies are not very popular with the guests, which leads to a lot of guest complaints that need to be resolved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase employee benefits! Free KI admission is great, but nobody wants to visit their work on their day off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Horrible yet fun at the same time.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kings Island part-time

    Pros

    Get into all Cedar Fair Parks for free, discounted food, have fun, and the guest.

    Cons

    Management, hot days, not enough people working, and calling off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the freaking Favoritism. And some of ya'll needs to have sensitivity Training.

  9. Fun, lots of hrs available

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kings Island

    Pros

    Fun, lots of hrs available, I really liked working with my crew, and we were very flexible in terms of scheduling

    Cons

    Not great pay, certain positions were hot as hell in July and Aug, specifically op 2 at windseeker

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More rides nights

  10. Crew makes or breaks the experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kings Island

    Pros

    As few or many hours as you want, free admission to all Cedar Fair parks

    Cons

    Working outside in bad weather, fellow associates can be hit or miss, dealing with angry guests

  11. Very fun

    Former Employee - Entertainment Technician in Mason, OH
    Former Employee - Entertainment Technician in Mason, OH

    I worked at Kings Island part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    exciting environment, good work hours

    Cons

    i have no cons to say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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