Wild Waves Theme Park Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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  1. Food Service

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Team Member in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Retail Team Member in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Wild Waves Theme Park (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Management, Fantastic Community, Fun Environment

    Cons

    There are not any significant Cons of working here


  2. Lifeguard

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wild Waves Theme Park part-time

    Pros

    Get to enjoy the weather, people are friendly, save lives, free pard admission,

    Cons

    It can get hot standing in the sun, boredom

    Advice to Management

    Chairs and umbrellas for every lifeguard post.


  3. Wild waves lifeguard

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Federal Way, WA

    I worked at Wild Waves Theme Park

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work environment is relaxed and fun. everyday is different and the ability to move around rocks. easy to apply and get the job

    Cons

    sometimes it is very hot and your outside, everyone there is having fun and your working. little movement up it is intended to be a job not career

    Advice to Management

    Value employees and make sure the break room is nice and that they open the park for employees only more often.


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  5. Lifeguard

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lifegurad
    Former Employee - Lifegurad

    I worked at Wild Waves Theme Park full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    its good for kids in high school that want a good tan

    Cons

    Standing for 8 hours a day gets really tiering


  6. Great experience in Rides Department

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rides Team Member( Ride Operator/Attendant) in Federal Way, WA
    Current Employee - Rides Team Member( Ride Operator/Attendant) in Federal Way, WA

    I have been working at Wild Waves Theme Park part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The hours are great for being a part time job, I get scheduled for up to 37 hours a week most of the time. The atmosphere is awesome, full of friendly and nice people and...YOU ARE AT A THEME PARK!!! It is just fun! Plus in Rides you get to operate giant machines and interact with people with is a lot of fun. It is easy to bond with employees and make friends, and awesome summer events are scheduled by the theme park. (Employee parties, an annual football game between Rides and lifeguards)

    Cons

    The first couple promotions (breaker, trainer) don't raise your pay, which is $9.32/hour (minimum wage). At times work is tedious and exhausting, but hey that's work almost anywhere. Food in park is expensive and employee discounts are very small.

    Advice to Management

    Give better employee discounts on food and maybe even supply employees with free drinks. And maybe consider raising Trainers' pay a little bit.


  7. Got "fired" and wasn't even told.

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    Former Employee - Food Services in Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - Food Services in Federal Way, WA

    I worked at Wild Waves Theme Park full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great hours and great flexibility

    Cons

    Management, cleanliness, and overall efficiency at foods is pretty bad.

    Advice to Management

    At least respond to employees if you don't want to re-hire them. Had a manager contact me out of the blue saying he really wanted me back I asked when I would start and he said would get back to me. I called him and emailed him plenty of times with no response. Was told I was going to get re-hired only to be ignored and have a late start on the summer job search for 2013.


  8. You need lots of patience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Federal Way, WA

    I worked at Wild Waves Theme Park full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You get two free Wild wave tickets each paycheck. Really good discounts on foods and drinks in the park. Other employees are easy to work with.

    Cons

    The park gets really busy. On sunny days you could get burned. You'll need lots of patience while dealing with a lot of customers. Its only a Seasonal job.


  9. The best job I have had so far.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Federal Way, WA
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Federal Way, WA

    I have been working at Wild Waves Theme Park

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Helping others, learning skills, fun.

    Cons

    Gets lonely working alone in your stand.


  10. What a place to work!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Federal Way, WA

    I worked at Wild Waves Theme Park

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Being a lifeguard here is fun. You bond with other lifeguards very well, many friends to make. 35% discount! Great, fun management. A chance to enhance social skills very much.

    Cons

    8.75 per hour wages, which isn't much compared to other lifeguard wages I have heard of elsewhere. On cold days, you still have to work, and it gets super cold.

    Advice to Management

    There is nothing I can say wrong about you guys/girls. All of the supervisors were extremely professional, but still knew how to have a lot of fun.


  11. Worked my way up.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Federal Way, WA

    I worked at Wild Waves Theme Park

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    It's a seasonal position that allows you to maximize your earnings in the summer, without putting a strain on school work.

    Cons

    Lack of acknowledgement and reward for extra-hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Reward those employees who are your greatest asset so that they feel valuable and won't be tempted to look for work elsewhere.



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