Valleyfair Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Valleyfair is a 125-acre (51 ha) amusement park in Shakopee, Minnesota, United States. Owned by Cedar Fair, the park opened in 1976 and now features over 75 rides and attractions including eight roller coasters. Valleyfair also has a water park called Soak City which is included with the price of admission. Cedar Point and Valleyfair were the first two parks in the Cedar Fair chain.
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) says"Valleyfair isn’t friendly to international workers. They will get you fired for no good reason and leave you stranded. They employ lots of staff and start firing the excess at random Cons: Harsh employers"
Lifeguard (Former Employee) says"Really bad place don't recommend they slave you with 7.25 if your not above 16yrs and its the worst place to work and especially this one so bad do not recommend. Cons: no food provided, horrid management that will give you 12 hours for a shift"
Lifeguard and Ride Associate (Former Employee) says"If you had 1 bucket, and your intentions were to fill the bucket with good paychecks, fun workflow, and generally good experience, you'd have to go back to the store and buy 20 more buckets to scoop out the massive pile of autistic management, brutal hours, horrible sunburn, and disappointing paychecks before you'll ever scrap the surface of the ideal pile. Don't believe in their adverts, you are nothing but a slave to them. Cons: You wont have any brain cells left"
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) says"I only stayed here for a month because they were not accommodating to my school and extracurricular schedule. I was in marching band while I was in school. I gave management a copy of the schedule for marching band, and they decided they wanted to schedule me to work the night of the homecoming football game. I was required to be at the game because I was in marching band, I couldn't just leave a 10+ foot gap in the formation. I worked in the funnel cake stand near the front of the park, and suffered many grease burns on my arms, even with the safety gloves. Cons: short breaks, bad management, grease burns"
Ride Operator (Former Employee) says"The job was horrible, I was constantly in the sun when I worked at the kiddy rides or standing in the rain when we had to close the rides or working with some of the worst management and customers. Cons: Rude customers, poor management, not enough crew, low pay, no safety from the elements, etc."
Games Operator (Former Employee) says"I worked at Valleyfair for four years and got no promotions as I watched most other returning employees get a promotion on their second year. The returning employees who were promoted were always good friends with the managers. I attempted to be on good terms with them, but, apparently, they just didn't like me. Cons: Brown-nosing, unfriendly management"
Ride Operator (Former Employee) says"I was working full time which I didn't know was going to be 60 hours a week (no warning of the amount of hours). Part time was 40 hours a week. They didn't give you over time because you were seasonal and they didn't have to. The job itself was very boring and the upper management staff did not give much attention to the needs of the workers. Cons: Everything else"
Retail Sales Associate (Former Employee) says"Not a great job once you have had another job to compare it to. You work in the hot sun, you have standards for everything and they will write you up every chance you get."
Admissions Associate (Former Employee) says"First and foremost, the best part about working at Valley Fair is getting to know the people you work with. I made a lot of friends at work, and days passed quicker when I can have fun with the people around me. However, the management of the park was very unflexible. As a part-time, fifteen-year-old employee, I was expected to work over ten hours a day. This was inconvenient for my parents, who had to take me to work, and did not allow me a chance to have a life outside of my job. Upon trying to reduce my hours, I was met with hostility and a variety of hoops to jump through. Cons: Long hours, inflexible scheduling"
Games Operator (Former Employee) says"when i started valley fair it was a good work environment to work. There where many different games i had to work like basketball and the bottle pick up game. Cons: paying for food"
Admissions (Former Employee) says"Managers DO NOT MANAGE Cons: No free lunch always cuts hours poor pay and very poor management"
Merchandiser (Former Employee) says"Working outside was fun as long as you were directly in the sun. They pay you minimum and want you to work longer the average days. The cafeteria sound valley fair food for a discounted price which was my favorite things about working there. I also got in free any time I wanted which was another amazing perk. Working there is very chaotic and usually I like fast paced work but the management was very under-planned and we were always short staffed. Cons: Long Hours, Minimum Wage, Chaotic Work Environment"
TEAM LEAD (Former Employee) says"As a teen looking for a summer job, I did not know what I was getting myself into working at Valleyfair. I was expecting to work part time, but ended up working hours >= 50 weekly at minimum wage. Cons: People looked like they hate their jobs"
Supervisor (Former Employee) says"Working a lot with stress. Don’t get paid enough for what we do. Not the best training. Thrown in position with not knowing what to do and expected to get things done right right away when your not even sure what to do."
Foods Associate (Former Employee) says"learned more about working with new people. They pushed you to work hard but you didn't get paid as much as your should. I most likely wouldn't go back."
Stock (Former Employee) says"Cash register, customer service, food preparatory, inventory checks, and stocked shelves. Cons: Healthcare, and management."
Team member (Former Employee) says"Valleyfair was a fun, yet hardworking experience. Guests were rude just as employees were. I learned to memorize and direct people to designated areas. Cleaning after guests were the worst. Cons: hours were a bit jumpy, 15 minute breaks weren't enforced."
Sales Associate (Former Employee) says"Valley fair is a great place to work if you want to meet other young kids and international employees. However, you are over 18 you can work in very harsh temperature environments, and schedules are not worth the time. You can pick up shifts through an app, but many times shifts start at times like noon and end at 8 pm. This doesn't allow you to have a second job or pick up more shifts. This is a good job if you are underage, but not if you are looking to save up some extra cash during the summer. You are better off getting a different job with a set schedule. Cons: pay, hours, management"
Ride Operator (Former Employee) says"Decent place to work during the summer. Housing is available, on a first come, first serve basis. Hours are long, you're outside all the time, conditions can be brutal depending on weather. Cons: Too many hours"
Ride Operator (Seasonal) says"I think it is a good place to work, learning experience and meeting new friends. it is a good place to relax and have some fun. i might like to come back. i think that there should be better management. train people more and listen to their employees more. Cons: management"