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Canobie Lake Park Reviews

Updated May 12, 2017
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  1. "CLP Ride Operator"

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    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Salem, NH
    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Salem, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of hours, high energy, fun and upbeat co-workers. I made some of the best friends in the rides department, loved my time there.

    Cons

    Low pay for the amount of work that needs to be done, but the high energy environment and people make up for it.

    Advice to Management

    Try and do more to cast members who are really going out of their way every day to make a fun experience for guests. Worked with many people who did this and hardly ever got recognized for it.


  2. "Fun place to work, but low pay and tight management is discouraging"

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    Former Employee - Games Attendant in Canobie Lake, NH
    Former Employee - Games Attendant in Canobie Lake, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canobie Lake Park part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Getting to work in a fun environment, discounts on food, free tickets, when it's busy the days go by fast.

    Cons

    The pay is really not worth it. Group Leaders supervise tightly, not letting you really do your own thing. There were scheduling issues all the time and having to request more than two weeks in advance for a day off is ridiculous. Plus strict dress code.

    Advice to Management

    Raise pay for workers. Getting such a low wage really discouraged me from wanting to work here. Especially with nearby MA paying at least $4 an hour more. Also, make scheduling more flexible.

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    "Rides Operator/Attendant"

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    Former Employee - Rides Operator in Salem, NH
    Former Employee - Rides Operator in Salem, NH

    I worked at Canobie Lake Park part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get to make people's day and show them an awesome time.

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay, very political, hot summer days baking in the sun, same thing everyday


  4. "Good summer job"

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    Former Employee - Water Slide Attendant in Salem, NH
    Former Employee - Water Slide Attendant in Salem, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canobie Lake Park part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can always get plenty of hours.

    Cons

    Boring and repetitive at some points but not a bad job.


  5. "Very low pay for lots of work."

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    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Salem, NH
    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Salem, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Easy to get hired. Supervisors don't hassle you.

    Cons

    Minimum pay. No pay for overtime (due to law that amusement parks don't pay overtime).

    Advice to Management

    Pay workers what they deserve. Pay for overtime.


  6. "The environment is great, the work is something to look forward to and not to dread, and the people are awesome."

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    Current Employee - Entertainment in Salem, NH
    Current Employee - Entertainment in Salem, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Canobie Lake Park part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The supervisors, at least in the entertainment department, are fantastic; they're all kind, understanding, relate-able and a joy to work with. The job itself is fun; you get to interact with the guests that come to the park and, as an entertainer, have the opportunity to make them smile and brighten their day. For those who love to act, becoming a costume character and taking on the role as one of them is thrilling. Outstanding work does not go unnoticed; Canobie has cast member of the week for each department, as well as a cast member of the week for the whole park. Workers get a discount at certain stores within the park. The health of the employee is always put first; if an employee is feeling under-the-weather, Canobie makes sure they are tend to, hydrated and feeling better before they go to do their job. If a worker is under-the-weather to the point where they cannot do their job or they feel like they need to go home to rest, Canobie is really understanding as well as flexible. If you need a breather break while in costume character, you can take one; you can also choose the path you go. If you're not used to the physical demands, you can take small loops more frequently; if you are used to the costume character and are durable, you can take longer walks through the park. Both during the summer season and Screemfest, the entertainment department is like a family; the employees within the department are close and build friendships with each other. If you work five hours or more consecutively in one day, you are guaranteed a 30 minute break. The safety of workers and guests is taken seriously.

    Cons

    If you're not used to physical work, the entertainment department might not be for you; working in the costume characters can be sweaty and demanding of physical work. Additionally, if you need a particular day off or certain hours off, you need to contact Canobie 2 weeks in advance; this is only a con if you are someone who doesn't make plans ahead of time.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Rides Operator in Salem, NH
    Former Employee - Rides Operator in Salem, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canobie Lake Park part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you are somebody in high school or maybe doesn't have a lot of work experience Canobie Lake Park is a great place to spend the summer. I worked in the rides department where I was exposed to my first training program, was able to see the chance for promotion, and built great customer service skills that were able to land internships in the future. They are also very flexible with scheduling.

    Cons

    Some jobs can become monotonous.

    Advice to Management

    None, great job using incentives! (movie passes, etc.)

  8. "Canobie Lake Park EMS"

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    Current Employee - EMT in Salem, NH
    Current Employee - EMT in Salem, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canobie Lake Park part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management was flexible, I got almost as many hours as I wanted, and most of the fellow staff was friendly, both within and outside the department.

    Cons

    Working outside in the heat is never fun, especially wearing long pants. They do work hard to make sure everybody is hydrated though.


  9. "A fun summer job"

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    Former Employee - Ride Supervisor in Salem, NH
    Former Employee - Ride Supervisor in Salem, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Canobie Lake Park part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyday is a new experience

    Cons

    Everyday is the same thing

    Advice to Management

    Reduce stress to increase happiness


  10. "Good people, terrible job"

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    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Salem, NH
    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Salem, NH
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Canobie Lake Park full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many of the people that you work with are fun, young people who are trying to make some money for themselves.

    Cons

    Management is very disorganized, and their policies change frequently. You are expected to work 12 hour days without overtime because it is classified as "seasonal employment." I was frequently put on a ride that I hated, and was forced to sit alone in a small box at the top of the log flume for 4-6 hours at a time.


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