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Cedar Point

Customer Success Associate (PR and Marketing)

April - October 2018 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

How wide of a variety of a job it was, no same day of work was the same. I would work in the communication center, lost and found, town hall, guest services, best day crew, special events, and vip tours. Also got to shadow kings island and progressive field

What I wish was different

A better communication system.

Advice

Go in with an open mind! There’s 5,000 people that work in the park and 20-40 thousand guests so you meet new people all day everyday as well as learn.
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Office Assistant

May - July 2018 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

Amazing summer experience. My crew was amazing and I received the BEST on the job training I have ever had. Cedar Point knows what they are doing.

What I wish was different

Absolutely nothing.

Advice

Be prepared to work 70 hours per week. It's hard work but so rewarding.
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Management Intern

May - August 2018 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

I liked the experience of living on my own and driving to an amusement park for work. The work itself was informative, and familiar.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been in a position that gave more opportunities for moving up rather then holding down a convenience store. I also wish that the hours wouldn't have been so long.

Advice

Be ready for an internship that doesn't follow conventional employment codes. They may schedule over forty hours with no overtime pay. Pay rate was good, but up to you how you wish to spend your summer.
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Security Officer

May - October 2018 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

I loved everyone I got the opportunity to work with at Cedar Point.

What I wish was different

I wish that I would have been able to get an experience more directed towards my own personal major.

Advice

I would advise that if working at Cedar Point to be prepared for a very high amount of hours, but with great people.
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Amusement Park Worker

May - August 2018 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

I liked how diverse it was. There are people around the world that come to work at the park. I met people from Poland, Spain, Jamaica, Malaysia, and many other places. It's a great way to learn new things and meet people from around the world. They also have many internship opportunities, so anyone who wants to get into marketing would really benefit in having an internship here. I also enjoyed the special trips they planned for employees. They would have different trips scheduled for each month and you could sign up for which ever one you decided you wanted to attend. There was also a fee that had to be paid but the destinations are great (places like Kings Island, Niagara Falls, Columbus, Chicago, New York). Be mindful that the trips change every year.

What I wish was different

I wish the living conditions were better. If you are of age (over 18) and live a long distance away, then you'd be qualified to live in their housing. The housing is divided to a certain degree (internationals stay in a certain area and interns live in a certain building). There are apartments and dorm styled living area. the dorms are extremely small and compact leaving little room for your belongings. It's best to live in an apartment if you want more space.

Advice

The pay and hours differ with each department. I worked in admissions and that department has the lowest pay (starts at $8.50), whereas if you work in foods, your pay will start at $9.50. You'd also get more hours (which isn't always the best thing). Me and my roommates schedules were completely different. My days would average from 8am to 4pm, whereas my roommates would average from 10am to closing (which would sometimes be midnight). No matter which department you go in, you'll have to prepare to work long hours and stay at the park past midnight most times.
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Admissions

May - August 2018 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

Meeting new people fron all over the world, enjoying new experiences in a new environment and havng fun while making money!

What I wish was different

Advice

I would try to know at least one or two people before you start living and working there. You will easily make friends but having some people you already know will make the entry experience essier and better.
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Ride Operator

May - September 2018 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

I loved making a lot of new friends and talking to guests. I enjoyed operating the controls of roller coasters.

What I wish was different

I wish I had less hours, it was a very tiring job. Also, different leadership may have made it a better experience. The housing should be improved too.

Advice

I would recommend working at this job and advise a person only take the job if they are able to be on their feet all day, often in the heat, and be physically active throughout the day.
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Supervisor of Guest Service and Special Events

April - September 2018 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

The guest interaction and getting to resolve guest issues on the spot. Working some of the key events that Cedar Point offers throughout the summer. Creative thinking came into hand and going above and beyond.

What I wish was different

How I handled certain situations with guests.

Advice

It's a great experience. You get a great hands on experience with guest services and working in an amusement park!
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Guest services

May - August 2018 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

It was a great experience as a summer job. Learning about the amusement park industry and improving my guest communication skills

What I wish was different

Some struggles with leadership staff and their communication.

Advice

If you are applicable for an internship at this position take it, you get better pay and more opportunities
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Front Desk Intern

June - August 2018 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

I enjoyed having interaction with other employees because I didn't have much interaction with other workers at my previous jobs; I worked mostly independently. I also enjoyed meeting a lot of guests from all areas of the world and asking them about their experience and just having face-to-face customer interaction.

What I wish was different

I wish that my hours were different sometimes. I didn't like working 2-11pm shifts because I like getting my work done at the beginning of the day so I can have an evening free. I also wish that there had been more training on the park amenities and tickets because we had to explain to guests a lot about the park and how tickets worked, but were never fully trained on it. I did learn it after awhile from asking my supervisors questions, but it would have been nice to know the information before.

Advice

I would say don't be afraid to ask supervisors questions and try to be as conversational as possible.
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Internal Audit Intern

May - August 2018 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

I had the opportunity to get real life experience before taking any accounting courses. It offered a unique experience to working in an office setting and getting to be in the park interacting with people as well.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Security Guard Intern

May - August 2018 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

I like they offered training cources and gave certifacations when complete.

What I wish was different

I wish i was more social, made more friends.

Advice

work hard it will pay off in the long run
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