California's Great America Reviews

Updated Jan 4, 2021

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California's Great America CEO Richard Zimmerman
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  • "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 10 reviews)

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  1. "10/10 would work here again"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Rides Operator in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at California's Great America part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, easy to work, simple and easy to learn training

    Cons

    Not a lot of career opportunities after not working there

  2. "Part-Time Work"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Ride Operator 

    I worked at California's Great America part-time

    Pros

    Pays well for a seasonal job. Flexible working schedule when it comes to taking time off.

    Cons

    You may notice working this position will require you to move fast at times.


  3. "Na"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Popeyes Cashier in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at California's Great America part-time

    Pros

    Very fun place to work at for a starter job

    Cons

    They don’t offer benefits if you’re seasonal

    California's Great America Response

    January 1, 2021Talent Acquisition Manager

    We're glad you enjoyed your experience at California's Great America! Thanks for your review. 🎢

  4. COVID-19

    "California’s Great America"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Tutoring in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at California's Great America part-time

    Pros

    Worked at Starbucks and everyone was nice

    Cons

    Covid happened and I couldn’t continue

    California's Great America Response

    January 1, 2021Talent Acquisition Manager

    We're glad you enjoyed your experience at California's Great America! Thanks for your review. 🎢

  5. "Bad management"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Ticket Sales in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at California's Great America part-time

    Pros

    Low-stress, easy work, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Bad management, short breaks, low salary

    California's Great America Response

    January 1, 2021Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thanks for reviewing your experience at California's Great America. Part-time and seasonal jobs offer skills, knowledge, experiences and friends that can last a lifetime. We'd like to learn more about your experience. Could you provide your contact info via email to careers@cedarfair.com with subject GLASSDOOR REVIEW ?

  6. "Game portion"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Games Associate in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at California's Great America part-time

    Pros

    Good pay and fun time

    Cons

    Staying from long periods of time outside

    California's Great America Response

    December 8, 2020Talent Acquisition Manager

    We're glad you enjoyed your experience at California's Great America! Thanks for your review. 🎢

  7. "Fun as a kid"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Seasonal Ride Operator/Attendant in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at California's Great America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    most people who work there are younger so it's a great place to start if you're in high school.

    Cons

    The people attending the park can be rude and there's a lot of internal drama among staff members

    California's Great America Response

    November 24, 2020Talent Acquisition Manager

    We're glad you enjoyed your experience at California's Great America! Thanks for your review. 🎢

  8. "Job review"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at California's Great America part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place for a summer job and can meet people

    Cons

    Working in the heat is hard for 8 hour shifts

    California's Great America Response

    October 29, 2020Talent Acquisition Manager

    We're glad you enjoyed your experience at California's Great America! Thanks for your review. 🎢

  9. "Great first job"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Resale Clerk in San Jose, CA

    I worked at California's Great America part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible with hours, easy tasks

    Cons

    Lots of paperwork, strict dress code

    California's Great America Response

    October 6, 2020Talent Acquisition Manager

    We're glad you enjoyed your experience at California's Great America! Thanks for your review. 🎢

  10. "Good company"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at California's Great America full-time

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, flexible work hours

    Cons

    Unresponsive managers, does not pay well

    California's Great America Response

    October 6, 2020Talent Acquisition Manager

    We're glad you enjoyed your experience at California's Great America! Thanks for your review. 🎢

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