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Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun Reviews

Updated 10 Sep 2019

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23 Ratings
Pros
  • "great summer job with reasonable hours(in 5 reviews)

  • "Worlds of fun is a great place to have a first job(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours and guests are never kind even though you save their kids(in 9 reviews)

  • "Working at Worlds of Fun meant that you were working out in the heat all summer(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good environment, and opportunity for leadership.

    Cons

    Long hours but good money

    Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun2019-09-10
  2. "Great for office workers"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, Good seasonal pay for those still in school.

    Cons

    If you work from the office, you will have better working conditions.

    Advice to Management

    No Comments.

    Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun2019-08-27
  3. "don’t work here"

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    Former Employee - Park Operations 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun full-time

    Pros

    you get all your hours in

    Cons

    poor management, poor pay, poor work environment

    Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun2019-08-12
  4. "I enjoyed most of everything about my work experience."

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    Former Employee - Landscaper in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Bosses aren't constantly breathing down your neck. Alot to learn. Very social and interactive.

    Cons

    Very difficult to work with very young employees.

    Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun2019-06-20
  5. "You WILL save lives"

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    Current Employee - Aquatics Lifeguard in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -I needed a summer job since I couldn't work during the school year since I was in college so it was the perfect amount of time to work. -Starting pay is $10.25. -If you want to work a lot of hours, this is the place. If you want to work just a few, be open about it. They are typically pretty understanding unless you tell them about a conflict at the last minute. -The first aid training is some of the BEST out... there. Take it seriously though because you WILL be using it. -You will have the satisfaction of saving lives. -The employees can be awesome! This can be a hit or miss though with some. The lifeguards like to be very close and get to know each other personally as friends. Sometimes this can be cliquey though.

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    Cons

    -A lot of people that work here are pretty young and it can seem pretty "drama-filled" -They will work you a LOT if you aren't upfront about the shifts you want to work. They have honored the time off I have needed every year, but let them know in advance. Try to input your entire summer schedule into WhenToWork before you start working or you will be worked a lot. -Overtime is obtained after 54 hours because... it's a "seasonal job". It's kinda BS, but that's just the way it is there (parkwide rule). -It can be highly stressful because you will ALWAYS have to watch the pool because you WILL save lives. -Your first aid license only lasts 1 year. -Staffing can be short on some days and you may get sent to other areas. Get to know everyone, it will definitely make your experience a lot better.

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    Advice to Management

    Help associates with their drama and don't spread their drama to the other higher-ups who it doesn't concern. Higher ups can have their own petty drama as well

    Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun2019-04-24
  6. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Supervisor in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Summer, good benefits, free tickets, referral program

    Cons

    Sometimes you may work in a controlled environment and other days it may be chaos.

    Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun2019-03-29
  7. "Good first job"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great experience, Fast-paced, Promotions are common

    Cons

    Long hours, Low pay, Required uniforms

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more, update equipment, reward hard work

    Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun2019-02-25
  8. "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy to get hired on and the pay isn't bad for the level of job, as many hours as you need, you get to work with cool people.

    Cons

    Asked to do too many hours sometimes, understaffed a lot, under utilization of employee skills.

    Advice to Management

    Have managers and supervisors look over their employee's resumes to see the full spectrum of skill available in order to allow for the building of mo

    Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun2019-02-23
  9. "Good job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends

    I have been working at Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people you work with

    Cons

    Rude and upset customers who fail to be understanding

    Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun2018-12-17
  10. "Don't let your kids work here."

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    Former Employee - Aquatics Supervisor in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You can save lives. Maybe even train people to save lives.

    Cons

    You'll expose yourself to plenty of underage drinking, hazing, harassment, and unsafe working conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new leadership team. Keep the hungover and the stoned off stand.

    Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun2019-01-20
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