Compare Cedar Fair vs California's Great America BETA

See how working at Cedar Fair vs. California's Great America compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Cedar Fair vs. California's Great America. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Cedar Fair

Employee Ratings

  • Cedar Fair scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • California's Great America scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 244 reviews)
Cedar Fair employees rated their Overall Rating 1.0 higher than California's Great America employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.1
(based on 206 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Cedar Fair employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.9 higher than California's Great America employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.8
Cedar Fair employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than California's Great America employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.4
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Cedar Fair employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than California's Great America employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Cedar Fair employees rated their Culture & Values 1.0 higher than California's Great America employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Cedar Fair Ceo Richard Zimmerman
90%
90%Richard Zimmerman
CEO Approval
California's Great America Ceo Richard Zimmerman
N/ARichard Zimmerman
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
89%
Cedar Fair employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 27% higher than California's Great America employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
62%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
55%
Cedar Fair employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 25% higher than California's Great America employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
30%

Salaries

Cedar Fair has 48 more total submitted salaries than California's Great America.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Ride Operator10 Salaries
$10/hr
Ride Host12 Salaries
$9/hr
Manager4 Salaries
$51,323/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Ride Operator11 Salaries
$12/hr
Food Service Associate5 Salaries
$12/hr
Area Supervisor3 Salaries
$14/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Free admission" was the most mentioned Pro at Cedar Fair.
  • "Free park admission" was the most mentioned Pro at California's Great America.
  • Cedar Fair had 35 more reviews than California's Great America that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
  • California's Great America had 1 more reviews than Cedar Fair that mentioned "Minimum wage" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Free admission"(in 17 reviews)
"Lots of hours"(in 13 reviews)
Pros
"Free park admission"(in 11 reviews)
"Fun environment"(in 10 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 45 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 14 reviews)
Cons
"Minimum wage"(in 15 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 10 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great Experience"Jan 12, 2021

Current Employee - Roller Coaster Operator

I have been working at Cedar Fair part-time

Pros

Good Pay, Good Co-workers, Clean Environment, and an overall Amazing Experience

Cons

Small Dorms, Very Demanding, Constantly on feet

"Rides Associate"Jan 22, 2021

Former Employee - Rides Associate

I worked at California's Great America full-time

Pros

Very fun and a lot of happiness

Cons

Sometimes it gets too hot in the summer

Job Postings

Cedar Fair has 413 more recently posted open jobs than California's Great America.