Pedalheads
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Pedalheads Employee Review

Job enjoyment is based heavily on the campers and staff you work with

I worked at Pedalheads for 3 years and overall it is a good job if you’re the outgoing type and enjoy working with kids. In my experience, the company offers a ton of resources and support during your employment. All the staff I've encountered are super friendly and there is a bunch of opportunities during/outside of work to get close with your team. In years with a great team, I loved coming to work and found it very fun. The hours are usually really great but are given out based on your performance and staff availability (the better your performance, the more likely you are to get your preferred hours)The job is quite demanding and will require you to be energetic, patient and active all day. This is especially applicable if you work with the young campers who come in to learn how to ride without training wheels. There are a lot of expectations to fulfil. One thing I'd have to say is to be prepared to deal with difficult campers and parents, as well as work outside on your feet all day.

Pros

Good hours, friendly staff, fun and engaging job

Cons

Difficult campers and parents, working on your feet outside all day

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5.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
4.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
4.0 out of 5 stars for Management
3.0 out of 5 stars for Culture
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Pros

Being outside, fun team, active camp, rewarding job

Cons

Long hours in the sun, little hours(variable), low pay, uncomfortable shirts, difficult children
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Based on 75 reviews

Ratings by category

4.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.8 out of 5 stars for Management
4.1 out of 5 stars for Culture
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