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Matt Ouimet
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Pros
  • "Free tickets, free admission to the parks and other parks, and the people you work with(in 15 reviews)

  • "You get 4 free tickets your first year working after you work 150hours(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "8 hours of intense heat and humidity in a stressful environment leads to a pretty sucky day(in 17 reviews)

  • "Less hours once summer is coming to an end, long hours on holidays, very strict about rules such as having phone on you(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Good place for high school kids"

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      Current Employee - Rides 

      I have been working at Carowinds part-time

      Pros

      Free tickets, free admission to the parks and other parks, and the people you work with.

      Cons

      Management can be slow to adapt

      Carowinds2019-04-14
    • "A nearly perfect first job."

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      Current Employee - Merchandise Associate in Charlotte, NC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Friendly staff, Free admission (to every Cedar Fair park, as well as Dollywood with paystub,) discounted food, free tickets for family, good hours, solid pay, among many other things.

      Cons

      This job can be exhausting, in a good way. Sometimes, customers can be rude, which can be annoying.

      Carowinds2019-02-13
    • "Carowinds"

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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

        Free admission to the park

        Cons

        mediocre management, low pay, the heat

        Carowinds2018-12-12
      • Helpful (3)

        "DO NOT WORK AT"

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

        I worked at Carowinds full-time

        Pros

        Free admission to the park Free parking

        Cons

        Supervision disappears at the most inconvenient times Overworked and underpaid Hostile work environment Supervision targeting employees

        Advice to Management

        Reevaluate supervision and retrain supervision

        Carowinds2017-08-01
      • Helpful (1)

        "Culinary associate /culinary intern"

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

        I worked at Carowinds full-time

        Pros

        free tickets , employee entrance so you don't have to wait in long line at front when visiting park on your days off ,free admission with you employee badge, free parking with your badge ,discount you get with you badge on stuff you buy in the park

        Cons

        Other coworkers are rude , crazy hours , you can't have your phone on you it has to be in locker and if you are caught with the phone on you , you are fired on the spot

        Advice to Management

        Care more about your employees and not just the ones who have been ther the longest

        Carowinds2017-01-30
      • "Food & Beverage"

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

        I have been working at Carowinds

        Pros

        -HAHAHAH -but i guess you get cheap food in the employee area -free admission to park -I dealt with a lot of nice guests

        Cons

        -Long hours. At least 6 hours -Work 40 hours a week even if you're part time -you will get tired of that Coaster's food -ugly uniforms -i worked at food & beverage so you can't wear nail polish due to safety reasons (even though you wear gloves the whole time) -I live in Mint Hill so I have to get ready 2 hours prior to the time I have to clock in. (That was just a personal con) -even though you get free...

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        Advice to Management

        Just get some brand new supervisors

        Carowinds2016-09-02
      • "Okay but wouldn't recommend."

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

        I worked at Carowinds part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        I worked in games so we got payed the lowest from what I hear but it's was $8/hr It's fun You meet new people You get free admission Cheap food Okay paycheck depending on your location some leads and supervisors were chill fun and nice 1 hour break even though it went by really quick

        Cons

        Long hours for small pay Depending on your location long walks to the employee part of the park Heat exhaustion Had to eat in one place of all the food places in the park and they only had fries , chicken tenders or pizza Always had to have either lemonade, water, or Powerade Never get off at the time your suppose to Rude guest Came up short a couple of times dealing with money Hated my uniform black and white striped...

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        Advice to Management

        Be a little more relax with the strictness and let us have a variety

        Carowinds2016-07-31
      • "Working at an amusement park isn't as fun as it sounds"

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

        I worked at Carowinds

        Pros

        Free park admission/ parking Discounts on food and merchandise Free admission tickets for family/ friends Opportunity for lots of hours Easy summer job

        Cons

        Minimum Wage Younger co-workers (mostly high school aged) Certain policies (females can't carry toiletry bags into the park even if on their monthly, not allowed to have any drink other than water in PERSONAL water bottle, forced breaks) Scheduling conflicts (Managers ask for updated school schedule and don't schedule accordingly) Employee Write-ups (Request vacation time and are told that you don't have to come...

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        Advice to Management

        May more attention to scheduling details Watch the way you speak to employees (not everyone likes being treated like they're 15)

        Carowinds2016-06-21
      • "Nice Job"

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        Former Employee - Parking Attendant in Charlotte, NC
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

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

        Pros

        -increased wages -Free admission to all Cedar Fair parks -Earn complimentary tickets to share with family and friends -Scholarship program -Leadership development -Associate discounts -Referral program -Advancement opportunities -Lifelong friendships As an associate at Carowinds, you’ll also enjoy exclusive associate events throughout the season, including movie nights, ride parties, waterpark parties, volleyball...

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        Cons

        Long Employment paperwork, orientation, training, etc.

        Advice to Management

        Keep up the good work.

        Carowinds2016-03-14
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        "Good for students that desperately want money"

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        Former Employee - Rides Associate in Charlotte, NC
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        -Free admission and a certain number of free tickets for friends -Coworkers can be pretty cool -"Fun" work environment -Decent hours for a summer job -Cheap employee meals -You can get rehired if you perform well. Or not. They just really need people all the time

        Cons

        -INSANELY low hourly wages for the work that you do -Working outside in the summer heat -Rude and unprofessional management -Extremely strict dress code, grooming standard, and uniform policies -Frequent "random" drug tests -Monotonous, repetitive, and physically exhausting work -95% of your coworkers will be between 16 and 20 years old, resulting in gossip -Your suggestions and concerns are ignored -Scheduling...

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        Advice to Management

        You have a lot to work on. I would suggest offering small raises to people who return for multiple seasons.

        Carowinds2015-05-01
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