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Cedar Fair Reviews

Updated March 26, 2017
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Cedar Fair President and CEO Matthew A. (Matt) Ouimet
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  • You work long hours for little to no benefits (in 28 reviews)

  • Keep in mind that this is seasonal work and that all of the entry-level positions are minimum wage (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Super fun place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Games Team Lead in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Games Team Lead in Shakopee, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cedar Fair part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really fun
    Great coworkers
    Awesome perks (like free admission to amusement parks)
    Great discount
    Receive passes for friends to go
    Good pay

    Cons

    Gets hot in summer
    Some management problems
    Sometimes hire awkward employees
    Background checks on employees would be nice
    Bring back the bonus check!

    Advice to Management

    Don't make it extremely obvious who your favorite employees are

    Bring back the bonus check


  2. "Minimum Wage Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cedar Fair part-time

    Pros

    easy to get a job

    Cons

    Minimum Wage
    very monotonous
    bad working conditions

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better and improve working conditions. The employee cafeteria often ran out of various types of food and condiments. Provide chairs for your employees.


  3. "Mngmnt could use some work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I loved all of my co workers

    Cons

    Scheduling was way off. And the hours weren't worth the pay.


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  5. "Staff Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great working environment, nice coworkers

    Cons

    need to work over time


  6. "Rides operation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I love the pay checks. A great job for a college kid and lovely town. Cedar fair provides buses for those who don't drive from the dorm and the mall

    Cons

    The things I hated about working. They make you work long hours. Some of the rules are really out out date. Men should be able to have a dirty or a beard as long as it is neatly and clean. After working here some of the magic gone.

    Advice to Management

    Give a pay raise for those long hours


  7. "Love"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cedar Fair full-time

    Pros

    Fun! Cool! Exciting! Make a lot of nice friends and memories! Love to come back! Sick! Dope!

    Cons

    Long hours! 40 hour work week! Long days! Hot weather! Very hot weather. Very very very very very very very very very very very very very hot


  8. "Ride Operator"

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    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Mason, OH
    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Mason, OH
    Recommends

    I worked at Cedar Fair full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Cheap Food
    -Free admission to cedar fair parks
    -Loads of fun with fellow operators

    Cons

    -Long hours
    -Close to minimum wage
    -You get what you pay for at the staff break room

    Advice to Management

    Improve the food options for employees. Try to work around employees schedules a bit more.


  9. "Good Company for a first job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scarowinds Monster in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Scarowinds Monster in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cedar Fair part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Treated well if you work hard, decent pay, fellow employees are typically friendly, huge discounts on everything you buy, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Never was introduced to my supervisors; I went and found them on my own, difficult if you are not physically active.

    Advice to Management

    Continue being positive and treating employees with little benefits. The rewards systems are simple and cheap but give incentive to work hard for younger employees.


  10. "Fun Fun"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cedar Fair part-time

    Pros

    Nice peeps and helpful management

    Cons

    Havent seen any yet, not sure I will


  11. "Long hours, No overtime pay."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Team Leader in Kings Island, OH
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Team Leader in Kings Island, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cedar Fair part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Technically, during October, there is a premium pay of $1 extra per hour during the Halloween haunt hours.
    - You see the same people everyday.
    - Lots of variety of work in food and beverage.
    - Parking is close to the main entrance.
    - If you do your job right, you can get put in a good mood fairly easy.
    - Promotions come easy if you do your job right.
    - Time off comes pretty easy.

    Cons

    - You see the same people everyday.
    - Management is typically understaffed causing a very hectic working environment.
    - Ignore the advertised benefits, you are working too much to use any of them.
    - 6 day workweeks.
    - It is very VERY hard to fire someone once they are promoted. We recently had an incident where favoritism was clearly present. He should have been demoted at least.
    - I feel I should say understaffed again, not just management but everyone.
    - You will have no social life.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay and have benefits that people actually care about. People don't really care about a crazy sock day or an overnight trip to a neighboring park. What we really care about is overtime pay and better working conditions.



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