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  1. "Pretty good."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carowinds part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours Good if youre a student

    Cons

    Easily exhausting if you're sensitive to the sun

    Carowinds2018-01-27
  2. "Senior Area Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Area M in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carowinds part-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Some amazing people, if you get in with a good crowd. They are very loyal and think outside of the box.

    Cons

    Management uses fear more than is needed to motivate. Cleanliness isn't the best and the operation isn't the most efficient. It's tough working with people who are here for their first job.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people to stay at the company and you'll have better retention and will spend less on training people. Especially those in higher seasonal management.

    Carowinds2018-01-29
  3. "BEST JOB EVER!"

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    Current Employee - Entertainment in Fort Mill, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carowinds part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing experience Make great memories Great management Diverse workplace Managers and supervisors are very understanding Helpful management Owners are very friendly Great discounts Get to go on rides and enter park for free

    Cons

    Customers can be difficult sometimes Coasters employee food Difficult to find auditions for entertainment Not many entertainment jobs available Long work days

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Carowinds2018-01-09
  4. "Entertainment Supervisor"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Carowinds

      Pros

      Great group of people working at Carowinds Bosses worked with supervisors to help create the best shows possible. Entertainment though not the number one department in the park is growing by the day.

      Cons

      You can tell when people just have a job there to have a job, they don’t think Carowinds is a real job.

      Carowinds2018-01-01
    • "SCarowinds-Black Out"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Carowinds part-time

      Pros

      Plenty of breaks, friendly people, weekend hours

      Cons

      You will stand on your feet for several hours during a shift, loud noises and lights due to the scare attractions, guests can be horrible.

      Advice to Management

      Vet your employees a little better

      Carowinds2017-12-27
    • Helpful (1)

      "Carowinds is OK for first job"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Carowinds part-time

      Pros

      They pay well for a high school student

      Cons

      Rude managers and supervisors. You also cant have your cellphone on you.

      Carowinds2018-01-08
    • Helpful (1)

      "Games Associate"

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      Former Employee - Gaming Associate in Charlotte, NC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Carowinds part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Meeting new people Free time in the park Nice pay

      Cons

      Scheduling Managers Lunch Break Rules Reward program Terrible support

      Advice to Management

      I would advise to check up on your managers because when I worked there they went to sleep in the stock rooms.

      Carowinds2017-12-12
    • "Lifeguard"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Carowinds part-time

      Pros

      Good management, great atmosphere, nice coworkers, management wants the best for you.

      Cons

      Seasonal, high temperatures, rude guests, monthly training requirements

      Advice to Management

      None

      Carowinds2017-11-12
    • "IT Technician at Carowinds"

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      Current Employee - IT Technician in Charlotte, NC

      I have been working at Carowinds part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Entry level position. Friendly staffing along with a good team based effort for proficiency.

      Cons

      Seasonal and a very inconsistent work schedule. Pay is low.

      Advice to Management

      Raise pay and expectancy of work for seasonal IT.

      Carowinds2017-11-20
    • Helpful (1)

      "It was nice to meet new people everyday but on some days you have people with nasty attitudes to get QuickQ cards."

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      Former Employee - Rides Associate in Blackstock, SC
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Carowinds part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      The pay was decent. You get 4 free tickets your first year working after you work 150hours. Then your ID gets you free entry into the park, free parking and discount on food.

      Cons

      The supervisors acted like they didn’t want to come to help us when we had a problem with a guest.

      Advice to Management

      Upper Management needs to come outside more and help the associates.

      Carowinds2017-10-22
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