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Updated Sep 27, 2022

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4.0
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Richard Zimmerman
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Management

    Aug 29, 2022 - Sales Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Managing all employees at a manly/accurate pace

    Cons

    Understaffing and communication can be difficult at times

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    fun for a while

    Sep 27, 2022 - EMT-B in Mountain View, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    people, atmosphere, flexibility, freedom, and tickets

    Cons

    hours, pay, equiptment, beuracracy, and

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  3. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Pretty decent for a first job but poorly managed

    Sep 22, 2022 - Food and Beverage Team Leader 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Made some great coworker friends and gained food service experience

    Cons

    Poor management and favorites made it unfair.

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Not a bad job, but the conditions are terrible

    Sep 8, 2022 - Sales Representative 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good immediate managers, fun co-workers, play games and get paid to do it.

    Cons

    Weather: you are working in the rain or in 100+ degree heat, no exceptions. Micromanagement: not from the immediate level, but management is really heavy handed. They are pushy on sales and constantly check people. A lot of standing around: depending on where you are located, you can be standing around doing nothing for hours on end. They don't give you chairs, and you can't be seen sitting or leave your position, so be prepared for isolation in horrible weather conditions.

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Bruh

    Aug 31, 2022 - Games Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Pretty cool but absolutely fustrating

    Cons

    This is con, a con

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    A Positive Team Environment

    Aug 11, 2022 - Ride Operator in Mason, OH
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Lots of great people and experiences everyday.

    Cons

    Challenging and not for the faint of heart.

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Lifeguard

    Aug 17, 2022 - Lifeguard in Sandusky, OH
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    A decent job for the summer for an international student

    Cons

    Locals are being paid more for the same job (15$/h for internationals, 20$/h for U.S. citizens)

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good starting job that teaches important life workplace lessons

    Aug 15, 2022 - Amusement Ride Operator/Trainer/Lead in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - good and flexible hours - good opportunities for upward mobility - fun, fast paced job with great opportunities for engagement

    Cons

    - toxic workplace environment - negative reinforcement practices - punishes those who work harder by giving them unfavorable positions because they won't argue, teaches importance of setting boundaries in workplace - favoritism impacts all levels of management

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    It was a fun summer

    Jul 30, 2022 - Entertainment 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    On-site housing was a big pro. The job was fun

    Cons

    Management gave the run around at times.

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  10. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Good Job to have but they sold the park I am working with no notice.

    Aug 9, 2022 - Seasonal Ride Operator/Attendant in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Higher pay then minimum wage Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Great America, the park I work at, will not exist within the next 6-11 years so no more job opportunities. Cedar Fair sold Great America to a real estate developer nobody has heard about and did not tell any of the lower employees until after the deal was finalized. Management then sent an email to the workers stating the land the park was sold to a real estate company none of us had ever heard of and that the park was leased back to the company with no set timeline on when the park would be closed.

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Cedar Fair Reviews FAQs

Cedar Fair has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 437 reviews left anonymously by employees. 89% of employees would recommend working at Cedar Fair to a friend and 66% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Cedar Fair employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Cedar Fair. This rating has improved by 30% over the last 12 months.

89% of Cedar Fair employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Cedar Fair 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 3.9 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Cedar Fair to be career development, workplace, coworkers and the cons to be culture, benefits, management.

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