Pros: Cool Events, Free Uniform, Staff Parking
Cons: Everything else
Strict uniform policies in regards to hair and number and location of piercings. This was not discussed in the interview, but came up about two hours in to the training sessions. There were a number of us in the session who were disappointed and upset that we had wasted our time coming to the training when nose piercings weren't allowed (and given that this is a clearly visible piercing it should have been mentioned in the interview).
Regardless, I stuck around and was scheduled for my first shift. Fun story, there is no training and the supervisor is a really not nice person at whichever concession I was at. She was changing the cheese (for the nachos) when I walked in, so I stopped to watch in case I ever had to do that. She asked me what I was doing, so I told her I was watching. And she said "why, you'll never do it anyway", to which I assumed she meant maybe that wouldn't be my job. But then she elaborates and adds "because new people never do anything useful"... What a great start to my first shift! Nice to meet you too.
Then I was put at a cash register, asked to count my float, and that was it. Flabbergasted and stressed, I asked if I could shadow another cashier to see how things were done. I was told "if they [as in the cashiers] let you" by the supervisor. Stellar. I sought out someone who could at least show me what each button was for and explain what sizes the items come in. Some concessions only sell certain items, sizes, etc. And then they opened and expected me to serve customers. With no one beside me, no idea how the till actually operates, – more... and a rudimentary knowledge of what products I actually had to sell.
I walked out shortly thereafter. As a positive, the HR personnel acknowledged that this was not how a shift was supposed to run and did offer to transfer me to another concession stand. But the damage was already done and there was a very bad taste left in my mouth.
If you have a very thick skin and don't mind looking like a fool while you try to figure things out your first few shifts, then perhaps you'll do fine in this job. If you expect to be treated like a human being and given common courtesy than make sure you end up with a good concession supervisor! – less