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Knott's Berry Farm Reviews

Updated April 15, 2019
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Pros
  • "During the busy season, lots of hours available" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Free admission to KBF and occasional free tickets" (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very last minute managing, poor management, high expectations for those that were working the minimum wage" (in 24 reviews)

  • "too much stress put on us for such low pay" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Rides Operator"

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    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Knott's Berry Farm full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful. That's because they treat their employees so we'll.

    Cons

    None. They're a great company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep doing what your already doing. It's perfect.


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at Knott's Berry Farm part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really feels like family and lots of opportunity to move up if you put in the work.

    Cons

    May not get lots of hours right away, but it's worth sticking it out if you work hard.

  3. "It’s a good experience"

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    Current Employee - Ride Operator
    Current Employee - Ride Operator

    I have been working at Knott's Berry Farm part-time

    Pros

    Tickets every quarter, people are cool

    Cons

    Schedules are all over the place


  4. "review on guest services"

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    Current Employee - Guest Services in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Guest Services in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knott's Berry Farm part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    lots of happy guest, free entry to park and get tickets quarterly

    Cons

    on your feet all day


  5. "KBF Guest Services Associate Food Service"

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    Former Employee - Guest Services Associate - Food Service
    Former Employee - Guest Services Associate - Food Service
    Recommends

    I worked at Knott's Berry Farm part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Cool atmosphere
    - Free admission to KBF and occasional free tickets
    - Discounted food
    -Nice people

    Cons

    - Sometimes inconvenient hours, had to stay til 3am on Halloween Haunt nights


  6. "Easy to get but demanding"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Buena Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Knott's Berry Farm full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really easy to get. They basically hire everyone that applies and easy to become manager

    Cons

    Awful working conditions. Don't seem to care about your requested schedule always auditing you. Make you run to clock out because they do not give you enough time to walk and there and do not want to pay you over time.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fun job but could be improved by management"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knott's Berry Farm part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a fun and memorable job because you get to use your ID to enter the park when you're off and the people working there are really friendly (some may also become your lifelong friend). You get to learn a lot from this job, depending on where you work.

    Cons

    The management in here needs a major improvement. Newly hire people are being promoted while the people who worked there for a while couldn't even get promoted. Also, the pay rate is really low than the minimum wage (Although each year they give you a review and an increase). Most of the buildings needs to be redone like the hotel. But other than that you really wanna watch out for the "Team Leads" and the "Supervisors"

    Advice to Management

    I really would suggest that you give a proper training and care for your employees. Employees who want to give their best truly deserve a livable raise and they should stop hiring all the time.

  8. "I love this place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knott's Berry Farm part-time

    Pros

    Good place to work atbreally fun

    Cons

    It’s sometimes really full and fast work


  9. "Temporary"

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    Former Employee - Ride Operator
    Former Employee - Ride Operator

    I worked at Knott's Berry Farm full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - being in an amusement park
    - free costume fitting

    Cons

    - minimum wage
    - parking
    - lack of organization within company


  10. "Fun job to have on the side"

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    Former Employee - Parking Attendant
    Former Employee - Parking Attendant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Knott's Berry Farm (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment to work around, happy people for the most part.

    Cons

    Management is kind of a joke