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Cedar Fair Reviews

Updated November 13, 2017
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Pros
  • The pros are lots of hours, free admission to Cedar Fair parks on your days off, and nice coworkers (in 9 reviews)

  • Free admission to cedar fair parks (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes you get long hours doing manual works (in 30 reviews)

  • Keep in mind that this is seasonal work and that all of the entry-level positions are minimum wage (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cedar Fair full-time

    Pros

    Growing company within a fun industry. Benefits are on par or better than other industry employers. Parks have a good reputation for safety.

    Cons

    The hours can be unfavorable (nights and weekends) but that is more relection on the industry than Cedar Fair.


  2. "Fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Call Center in Kings Island, OH
    Former Employee - Call Center in Kings Island, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to work for extra income

    Cons

    Uncomfortable uniforms, pants. Call center room needs improvements.

    Advice to Management

    Go through Cintas for uniforms. Move call center to the 2nd story over park entrance.

  3. "Working at Cedar Point"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Sandusky, OH
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Sandusky, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome place to work and be in a fun environment. Our trainers prepared us very well with how to deal with all various situations at the park and helped to keep us motivated and focused.

    Cons

    The pay is the only downside because is almost at minimal wage, but it makes up with cheap and affordable housing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the GREAT work.


  4. "Fun place to work, but the company needs to invest in their employees"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cedar Fair part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cedar Fair is a growing company. The people who work there are amazing. Its a very fun environment. You will get life long experience and friends from this company. It is like working with a second family.

    Cons

    The work/life balance is hard. The pay is way to low. There are no benefits and they hesitate to bring anyone on Part or Full time. They like to keep everyone seasonal.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. Show them you all do care about them. Care about them as much as we care about our departments and employees. Invest in benefits, computer systems, equipment and training.


  5. "Worlds of Fun"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice coworkers, easy work, fun environment

    Cons

    not the best management, not very good pay


  6. "Very good seasonal job experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Cedar Fair part-time

    Pros

    I worked there as a seasonal employee 3 summers in a row as a server.
    They give you lots of hours, but do not pay you overtime replacing it with benefits like free tickets to the park and stuff like that. Being a server, I did not care much about overtime pay. My managers were nice, but I worked in a franchised foods restaurant.

    Cons

    Actual park managers could be stricter than ones I`ve had. I generally enjoyed working there.


  7. "Great for experience"

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    Former Employee - Area Supervisor in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Area Supervisor in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cedar Fair (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work in high school early college years.

    Cons

    Limited full time employment opportunities

  8. "Cashier F&B"

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

    I worked at Cedar Fair part-time

    Pros

    Good place to get experience working. Free tickets

    Cons

    Long hours, short breaks.


  9. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    really friendly staff and opportunity to learn

    Cons

    tough hours because you'll have to work weekends

    Advice to Management

    more feedback


  10. "Area Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandusky, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandusky, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cedar Fair part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best job ever! I was able to grow and learn so much throughout my years at Cedar Fair.

    Cons

    Long hours, not any benefits unless you're full time

    Advice to Management

    i had a positive experience with management! none to add


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