Kings Island Reviews

Updated May 21, 2020

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4.1
89%
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Kings Island Vice President and General Manager Mike Koontz
Mike Koontz
42 Ratings
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  • "long hours if you don't like to work (the job is very fun though(in 33 reviews)

  • "Minimum wage with no OT pay even working over 40 hrs in a week(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "It’s a very fun place to go"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Cincinnati, OH
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kings Island part-time

    Pros

    You get to get on rides and slide down water slides in soak city

    Cons

    You have to walk a lot

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  2. "Good Seasonal Job"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Mason, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kings Island full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I developed life-long friends Pay was pretty good based upon industry standards Lots of hours available

    Cons

    Lack of feedback from management Very long shifts Guests can be difficult sometimes

  3. "Company Review"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Representative in Mason, OH

    I worked at Kings Island full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Compensation and Benifits Structure

    Cons

    Hours are insane and you will work 65 hours a week.

  4. "Awesome park"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kings Island full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good vibes, good management, good food

    Cons

    Standing the whole day, Interactions with customers that are not always nice

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Make you work to death, promotion is based off of favoritism"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Team Lead Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kings Island part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Environment Great Hours Good Pay and Benefits

    Cons

    Promotion is not based off of a set of rules but rather the feelings of the higher management, manage to get in with the up crowd? Good you get promoted two levels while someone else is not

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  6. "Good People, Tough job"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Assistant Supervisor in Mason, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kings Island full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The community and development opportunities were a plus. I was given the opportunity to develop my leadership and mentoring skills as a supervisor as well as the chance to increase my technical knowledge of the coasters at which I worked.

    Cons

    The hours worked and the amount of responsibility placed on high school and college students was overwhelming at times. Even though safety was paramount, some of the processes in place didn't allow enough staff or training to be provided.

  7. "Fun with Great Personal Development"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Location Supervisor in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kings Island part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Flexible Scheduling -Team Morale -Personal Development -Lifelong Friends -Benefits & Perks

    Cons

    -Low Pay -Long days in the Sun -Can be repetitive

  8. "Not enough for long hours"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Mason, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kings Island full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Overtime Free lunch some days Discounted lunch Free tickets for family and friends

    Cons

    Long hours standing in sun Rude guests Always have to smile Salary for rides not enough

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  9. "Great first job"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Associate in Mason, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kings Island part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great supervisors Able to be promoted Cheap food Great scheduling

    Cons

    Low pay Can be boring Upper management

  10. "Fun job"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Area Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kings Island part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I love the people I work with, the benefits for a part time job is nice, and easy to work your way up.

    Cons

    The pay rate isn't great, the employee cafeteria needs a lot of work, corporate seems to make decisions/changes without thinking about the big picture or thinking about what other things it will effect.

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