Valleyfair Amusement Park Reviews

Updated Dec 29, 2020

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Valleyfair Amusement Park CEO Richard Zimmerman
Richard Zimmerman
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Pros
  • "Many incentives to working here such as discounts on everything in the park, free admission outside of working hours, and fun employee events(in 11 reviews)

  • "Great community and a fun work environment(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours especially at the beginning and end of the season(in 10 reviews)

  • "Basically, advancement seems to be on your relationship with upper management(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Loved it!"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Admissions and Guest Services Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valleyfair Amusement Park part-time

    Pros

    Free access to the park Discounted food Room for growth

    Cons

    Long work weeks Lack of shift changes, working the same schedule

    Valleyfair Amusement Park Response

    October 6, 2020Talent Acquisition Manager

    We're glad you enjoyed your experience at Valleyfair! Thanks for your review. 🎢

  2. "Worked in a concession stand"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Treat Team Member in Shakopee, MN

    I worked at Valleyfair Amusement Park part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Got a free membership and access to rides.

    Cons

    Not great pay, strict on certain things

    Valleyfair Amusement Park Response

    January 1, 2021Talent Acquisition Manager

    We're glad you enjoyed your experience at Valleyfair! Thanks for your review. 🎢


  3. "Fantastic Professional Development"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Rides Area Supervisor in Shakopee, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valleyfair Amusement Park full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Company Culture Good Hourly Pay Rates Develop Leadership Skills Incredibly Diverse Workforce

    Cons

    Full-Time Hours During the Season

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    Valleyfair Amusement Park Response

    November 3, 2020Talent Acquisition Manager

    We're glad you enjoyed your experience at Valleyfair! Thanks for your review. 🎢

  4. "Great Experience"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Shakopee, MN

    I worked at Valleyfair Amusement Park full-time

    Pros

    Great people, cool work environment

    Cons

    Lots of paperwork, slightly unorganized at times

    Valleyfair Amusement Park Response

    August 31, 2020Talent Acquisition Manager

    We're glad you enjoyed your experience at Valleyfair! Thanks for your review. 🎢

  5. "Good place to work in a decent park"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Shakopee, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valleyfair Amusement Park full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Responsive employers relatively good payment funny international co-workers

    Cons

    Tips prohibited due to the huge number of recruited employees, the inability to work more than 50 hours a week

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  6. "Yes it was really good"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Shakopee, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valleyfair Amusement Park part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The friends you make when you are working.

    Cons

    The hours that you work can be bad

  7. "Good"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Shakopee, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valleyfair Amusement Park full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, Great Pay, Reasonable Schedule

    Cons

    Need more places to eat during lunch break

  8. "Unique Memorable Experience"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Lifeguard 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valleyfair Amusement Park full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to work with others of various backgrounds and enhance your teamwork skills. Lifeguard training is provided even if you are new to lifeguarding. Many incentives to working here such as discounts on everything in the park, free admission outside of working hours, and fun employee events. Highly recommend to those who are looking for a summer job, but still really want to work outside and socialize frequently.

    Cons

    The hours are all over the place. Some weeks will be overstaffed and your hours will be cut short while other weeks will be understaffed giving you an exhausting set of hours

  9. "Good First Job"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Computer Operations 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Valleyfair Amusement Park full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Usually get the hours you want Decent pay for first job Get free tickets, free admission, and discounts at the stores Promote from within

    Cons

    Can be cliquey Sometimes will ask too much of you and won't provide help Calling a manager/supervisor when you need help doesn't always work - sometimes they don't show up

  10. "I loved it"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Ride Operator in Shakopee, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Valleyfair Amusement Park part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    summer job room for growth friendly tan Meet new people

    Cons

    stressful Long days Hot uniform alot of rules alot training

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