Carowinds Reviews

Updated 21 Jun 2020

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3.2
52%
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63%
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Carowinds CEO Matt Ouimet (no image)
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57 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free tickets, free admission to the parks and other parks, and the people you work with(in 16 reviews)

  • "free tickets after you work a certain amount of hours(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Heat, Short Staffing sometimes makes getting breaks difficult(in 18 reviews)

  • "short breaks, managers don't care, long hours(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Good for the younger generation or extra cash"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Lead in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carowinds part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Free entry into the park, discounts, some incentives

    Cons

    Low pay, cronyism, favoritism, managers/supervisors push political views on employees and if you don't agree you're alienated, guests are allowed to treat employees like dirt

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  2. "Great Job in College"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative 

    I worked at Carowinds part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great customer service experience and great management

    Cons

    Quick turnover since a lot of employees are students

  3. "Decent summer job"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Ride Operator 

    I worked at Carowinds part-time

    Pros

    Many hours Cool Experience Free pass to many amusement parks in the US

    Cons

    Repetitive Guests can be very annoying

  4. "Overall great company to work for"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Carowinds part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get to meet a lot of new people from all walks of life and gain great management skills. Flexible schedules. Family environment.

    Cons

    Cons: The pay is not very high.

  5. ".."

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Gaming Sales Associate 

    I worked at Carowinds part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You meet a lot of great people , awesome work place for teens .

    Cons

    well i was outside so it was very hot and cold sometimes then pretty much standing in one place the whole time i like to move around couldn’t really do that .

  6. "Ok summer job for young people"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bartender 

    I worked at Carowinds full-time

    Pros

    Gave free entry to park

    Cons

    Lazy staff and low pay

  7. "Carowinds CFA Team Member Part-Time"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - CFA Team Member in Fort Mill, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carowinds part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work environment, awesome people

    Cons

    Hot summer days and that's about it!

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  8. "Great First Job"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carowinds part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Usually opportunities for more hours

    Cons

    Very hot or very cold

  9. "Ok"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Associate 

    I have been working at Carowinds part-time

    Pros

    Good hours variety of work

    Cons

    Long hours hot summers cold winters

  10. "It's great if you like following others off a cliff"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Team Lead in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carowinds full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people Good effort for perfection Benefits

    Cons

    Mediocre pay Unprofessionalism Cliques Nobody fights for the little guy

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