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California's Great America Reviews

Updated April 4, 2019
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Pros
  • "You meet a lot of great people here that make it worth working" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Amazing experience and fun environment" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pay is minimum wage, so the less hours you have the smaller your paycheck is" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Shifts are inconsistent and long hours can be tiring in the summer" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Pretty Fun"

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    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Associate
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at California's Great America part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Okay pay for a summer job, exciting work environment

    Cons

    Shifts are a bit odd


  2. "Cool"

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    Current Employee - Ride Operator in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Ride Operator in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at California's Great America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun people easy work

    Cons

    Too hot really bad food

    Advice to Management

    Nice

  3. "cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at California's Great America part-time

    Pros

    can meet a lot of people

    Cons

    not being able to find the supervisors


  4. "Fun place"

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    Former Employee - Character Performer
    Former Employee - Character Performer
    Recommends

    I worked at California's Great America part-time

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in with great benefits.

    Cons

    The compensation is low but benefits make up.


  5. "Great Starting job"

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    Former Employee - Gaming Associate
    Former Employee - Gaming Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at California's Great America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great enthusiasm all around
    Great way to learn about working for a team

    Cons

    Supervisors could have favorites
    Potentially long days


  6. "Great Summer Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at California's Great America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay , and you get to work with some cool people.

    Cons

    Really hot days.
    Customers tend to be drunk in the nights and get agitated really quickly.


  7. "Great First Job"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard
    Former Employee - Lifeguard

    I worked at California's Great America part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Great Coworkers. Discount at employee cafe.

    Cons

    Very hot. Tiring. Management sometimes off.

  8. "Good Summer Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at California's Great America part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, flexible, nice supervisors that's understandable

    Cons

    pay, unorganized training, long interview process


  9. "Character Escort"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Laid back, performances were fun

    Cons

    Low pay as well as poor management


  10. "Awesome!"

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    Current Employee - Blackout in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Blackout in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at California's Great America part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice supervisor’s, its a friendly work environment. Great for a 1st job

    Cons

    Nothing, great america is a really good work environment.