My review is about the 1920s Midway - much of these comments won't apply to other positions at the park. I worked on the Midway for a summer and had a great time. In some ways, it's a typical amusement park job, but there are also a lot of avenues to have fun and explore your talents. Good opportunities for advancement. Management is quite supportive and is made up of people who have done your job before so they totally get it.
My only real complaints (aside from your typical customer service stuff but what can ya do about that) are:
-The Midway is payed lower than nearly everyone else at the Park despite having a very challenging job
-There is little supervision which isn't so bad in itself, but it definitely allows the lazy people to get away with being lazy and the work to fall on the shoulders of more responsible people. And sometimes it can be hard to contact a supervisor when you really need one.
-Short staffed, which results in complaints from customers.
This job is not for you if you hate people, have a negative attitude, or get tired easily. It's a physical outdoor job with a big customer service component!
Mainly it was a blast, an awesome place for young people to work and make friends. There's a really good community at FEP, fun parties, happy atmosphere. If you have a talent (music, art, sports), you'll be given the chance to apply it to your work setting through programming! If you don't have a talent, you will learn new skills anyway! I regret not applying here years ago.
great team, fun, good hours, supportive
lowish pay, lack of supervision/contact with supervisors