Knott's Berry Farm

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Knott's Berry Farm Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
45 Reviews
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  1.  

    Working as street talent for Halloween Haunt was amazing

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    Former Employee - Halloween Haunt Talent
    Former Employee - Halloween Haunt Talent

    I worked at Knott's Berry Farm as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Having a work experience that is unlike anything else- there are not many jobs out there where you get paid to scare people.

    Cons

    Low pay, tough hours but very worth it if performing as part of this group is something you want to do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not a pleasant work experience

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    Former Employee - Guest Service Associate in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Guest Service Associate in Buena Park, CA

    I worked at Knott's Berry Farm full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Knott's employed mostly teenagers and young adults, making the work environment lively and exciting.
    They were a little more lax about length of breaks and lunches.

    Cons

    Horrible management, supervisors played favorites and threw people under the bus
    Worked in the foods department and the shop I worked in was a very unhealthy work environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Worst summer of my life!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier/Food Service
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier/Food Service

    I worked at Knott's Berry Farm part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free admittance to the park

    Cons

    Bad pay, bad hours, Supervisors who exist only to yell, awful working conditions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    all of your employees are human beings, treat them as such

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Such a awesome place to work.

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    Former Employee - Busser in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Busser in Buena Park, CA

    I worked at Knott's Berry Farm

    Pros

    Free entry to soak city and Knotts, free tickets, discounts, etc

    Cons

    Not much hours during the school year, cafe not so good, employee parking, etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you can be lead after a year and after another two years be superviser and after 4 to 6 years manager so it's kinda easy but super hard busy and responsibility.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    You're just a number here

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    Current Employee - Server in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Server in Buena Park, CA

    I have been working at Knott's Berry Farm part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Meeting the best people you'll ever meet

    Cons

    The unfair treatment from supervisors and upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its sad to see that a beloved Theme Park has turning into this ugly corporation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for a first job

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    Current Employee - Foods in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Foods in Buena Park, CA

    I have been working at Knott's Berry Farm part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy-going atmosphere
    Alot of departments you can choose from if you ever are interested in doing something else

    Cons

    Hard to work your way up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to create a family atmosphere within the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    High school 2.0

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    Former Employee - GSA in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - GSA in Buena Park, CA

    I worked at Knott's Berry Farm part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They pay you. That's about as good as it gets at knotts and if you love drama this is the place to go

    Cons

    Sexual harassment is so rampant here its not funny between everyone regular employees and management alike.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over everyone is so complacent in management and none of your employees are happy this translates into your park failing because guests get treated like trash

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Haunt is the best time to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Knott's Berry Farm

    Pros

    Hours are great during holidays

    Cons

    Your kept as seasonal position all year around.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just a stepping stone in your work history

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    Former Employee - Shift Lead in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Shift Lead in Buena Park, CA

    I worked at Knott's Berry Farm part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great place to meet new people, for the most part its a great "first job" to have. Most people are around the same age and it doesn't require much skill to be employed. You learn to deal with people and get a lot of experience to move into a better position.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible and there isn't much room for serious advancement unless someones leaves or passes. A lot of the managers there have been employed since they were in high school themselves & mostly have the position due to that. The hours are terrible and you will probably never have a weekend off. There is a lot of unnecessary drama because half of the employees are in their early 20's or earlier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although most of the employees are younger here, you should probably treat them decently. Most people here probably don't know their rights as an employee which is why working here sucks so much. You are pretty much just a disposable person to them that fills space. Try getting to know your workers and finding the true value in them, you will get much more effort from people who actually respect the people who manage them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job if it's your first, or just looking for something easy

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    Current Employee - Retail Clerk in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Clerk in Buena Park, CA

    I have been working at Knott's Berry Farm part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to get in, not very strict, the three-step discipline rule, yearly compensation increases

    Cons

    Not challenging work, minute late is considered tardy, time clock sticklers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your employees have a little more freedom

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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