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Waterworld Reviews

Updated September 3, 2017
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  1. "Great people, fun summer job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head Lifeguard in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Head Lifeguard in Concord, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Waterworld full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people/managers
    Nice to be on your feet and outside all day
    Very easy to move up if you stay for multiple years - get management experience

    Cons

    Bad tanlines
    Not very great of pay
    Food is terrible
    It can get very tiring being in the sun


  2. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Waterworld full-time

    Pros

    Great co workers to work with

    Cons

    Gets too hot outside sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  3. "ESO"

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    Former Employee - Hairstylist in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Hairstylist in Concord, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Waterworld part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Free park access, made new friends, many employment opportunities and fun place to work.

    Cons

    Most positions are seasonal only


  4. "Seasonal job, minimum wage, get some extra money for the summer"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Lead in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Admissions Lead in Concord, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    A good place to make some new friends if you are a teenager
    A basic summer job that will give you some money

    Cons

    A lot of work, tiny pay. Started out only making minimum wage, got promoted to a lead and only got a 5% boost in hourly pay. Being a lead, I was required to constantly deal with angry customers. I would get yelled at by them, cussed out, and I just had to stand there and take it and not let it ruin may day. The tiny boost in pay was not worth the amount of effort you had to put in the job.

    Management is very strict on many things, one of the annoying ones being "stealing time". You cannot clock in even a minute early because then you are in violation of stealing time, and if you clock in a minute late, then you can get written up for it.
    You have to walk around the whole park and go to the very back just to punch out and in for your lunch. You only get a 30 min lunch and 10 minutes of that easily gets spent on just having to walk around back and forth.

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay, especially for higher up positions
    Loosen up, let employees clock in a couple minutes earlier.
    Set up other places far more accessible where you can punch out and in for your lunch.


  5. "Lifeguard"

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    Former Employee - Life Guard (Water Safety) in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Life Guard (Water Safety) in Concord, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of great time in the sun and great pay for a high school worker.

    Cons

    Having to deal with rude people and work long grueling hours.


  6. "Stable Seasonal Job"

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    Former Employee - Life Guard (Water Safety) in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Life Guard (Water Safety) in Concord, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of good training and hours. Summer paychecks were satisfying.

    Cons

    Very young staff. Could get very immature at times.

    Advice to Management

    Make working schedules more flexible.


  7. "Co-workers and overall experience are great."

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    Current Employee - Deep Water Lifeguard in Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Deep Water Lifeguard in Concord, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fair evaluation of job preformance.
    Excellent co-workers.
    I felt prepared and well equiped to do my job.
    Good atmosphere.
    Fair pay and willing to hire some younger employees.

    Cons

    Dealing with the guests can be tiring, and they are often rude and wont listen.
    Sunburns are pretty much part of the job.
    Staff can change greatly year-to-year.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for treating me respectfully, and taking my questions and ideas seriously. Working here for the summer was an excellent experience.

  8. "gave me anxiety and was the worse experience"

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    Current Employee - Shallow Water Lifeguard in Chico, CA
    Current Employee - Shallow Water Lifeguard in Chico, CA

    Pros

    new experience but long days with no rotation was not worth it

    Cons

    rotations were not regulated and anxiety all the time

    Advice to Management

    regulate the employees who take long lunches


  9. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Waterworld part-time

    Pros

    Lots of work hours
    Fun environment

    Cons

    Lots of work hours
    Often short staffed
    Bad employee food program

    Advice to Management

    Don't play favorites