Cedar Fair Reviews

Updated 8 Aug 2020

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3.9
79%
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Cedar Fair President and CEO Richard Zimmerman (no image)
Richard Zimmerman
11 Ratings
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  • "Long hours, especially in the summer heat(in 40 reviews)

  • "Keep in mind that this is seasonal work and that all of the entry-level positions are minimum wage(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Kings Island Rides Supervisor"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rides Supervisor in Mason, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cedar Fair part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easily configurable schedule. Learn lots of leadership skills. Make lifelong friends.

    Cons

    Long work days. Do not earn overtime.

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  2. "Well intentioned company with some rough spots"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Cedar Fair full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company is loyal to its employees, even in tough times. They're always trying new things.

    Cons

    Culture is inconsistent between corporate and various parks. Pace is hectic. HR processes are outdated and confusing. Salaries are 'frugal' (typical for amusement parks and entertainment in general).


  3. "Lifeguard"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shallow Water Lifeguard in Allentown, PA

    I worked at Cedar Fair part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent Food Ability to get into park for free Mainly friendly people

    Cons

    Hot weather Can get tedious at times Sometimes tiring

  4. "Good Job"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Mason, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cedar Fair part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You Can get many hours

    Cons

    Working out in hot sun, may get over worked.

  5. "Good Summer Job"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Security 
    Recommends

    I worked at Cedar Fair full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very diverse work environment with good coworkers.

    Cons

    Pay could have been higher.

  6. "Best Day Never"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Aquatics Supervisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cedar Fair full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Everyone you work with is overworked and exhausted just like you are so there is a lot of trauma bonding.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about its line associates at all. They just need bodies in uniform dealing with bratty guest. Make sure not to get sick ever, have a death in the family, have your car break down, get stuck in traffic, or need any time off ever.

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    Cedar Fair Response

    July 6, 2020Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thanks for reviewing your experience. Part-time and seasonal jobs offer skills, knowledge, experiences and friends that can last a lifetime. We'd like to learn more about your experience. Could you provide your contact info via email to careers@cedarfair.com with subject GLASSDOOR REVIEW ?

  7. "Good First Job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cedar Fair part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    perks great management and coworkers free stuff, or at least discounted flexible hours

    Cons

    long days some rude coworkers associate services seems a bit rude at times

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  8. "Not worth it"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cedar Fair part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Getting into knotts for free

    Cons

    Minimum wage, management isn’t the best

  9. "Cedar Fair"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Service Associate in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cedar Fair part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Guest Experience and a lots of perks.

    Cons

    Sometime the heat at the park is hot.

  10. "Good"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cedar Fair part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits , fun

    Cons

    Management Is young and rude at tines

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