Calaway Park Reviews

Updated Sep 25, 2021

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3.2
56%
Recommend to a Friend
97%
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Calaway Park General Manager Bob Williams
Bob Williams
20 Ratings
Pros
  • "Decent Pay, get free rides, and employee events every month(in 10 reviews)

  • "Great first job, learn peoples skills, meet new people, free entrance into the park, provide transportation(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "long hours, until someone threatened to sue you had to buy your uniform(in 11 reviews)

  • "The one thing that I can't stand are the buses(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Calaway

      Apr 18, 2021 - Cashier 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great amazing fantastic great team build your skills

      Cons

      Long hour rude customers a lot of work manager are great work schedule

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good working experience as my first job

      Sep 25, 2021 - Restaurant Team Member 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Free access to park -Complimentary tickets for family and friends -Friendly and understanding management -Enhance communication and customer service skills

      Cons

      -Long hours standing -Short break -Far

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      … Don’t work here

      Aug 4, 2021 - Rides Operator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Money - Coworkers are awesome - Disclaimer - I can only speak for the rides department. I have heard better stories from retail or concessions for example (the different jobs have different leads as well). I think rides just has it rough.

      Cons

      - Makes you stay 10 hours but don’t pay you over time (gives 3 half hour breaks but 15 of those minutes are spent walking to the break area and to the locker). - Hours are terrible … say good bye to your social life. I would leave the house at 8am and come home at 9pm. - Extremely repetitive work. Prepare to be standing for 8 hours a day saying the same spiel over and over until your brains ooze out. - Poor management - People quit pretty fast into the season so it’s very understaffed - Bus schedule is awful. Two hours total on the bus to and from the park. And will drop you off 40 minutes before your shift starts and leave over an hour after you shift ends. Lots of unpaid waiting around. - Some people were scheduled 6+ days in a row with no over time pay - Not a very positive work environment from the leads

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Calaway Park concessions

      Jul 11, 2021 - Concessions Worker in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Paid everyone $15 wage even though they could have given underage workers $13

      Cons

      Really long commute no matter where you live, very catty culture amongst the workers, management in concessions was inept

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Very bad

      Jul 9, 2021 - Seasonal Ride Operator/Attendant in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good hours other than that it’s pretty bad

      Cons

      A lot of favouritism and racism. They promote u way faster if ur white as compared to people of colour. Park is near white neighborhood and a lot of guests r racist towards. Managers r very unprofessional as well they make you wear hats in heat it’s mandatory on some days they don’t care if your dying in the heat the hat must not come off. Not very understanding towards hijabs and black people with their hat rule. Dosent matter how big ur hair is wear the hat or get fired. Dumb rules

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      It’s an okay job

      Jul 5, 2021 - Rides Operator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It’s a workout and gets you in shape

      Cons

      Breaks are extremely short, you have to cut your break 10-12 minutes early to get to your ride on time. Pay is good I guess if your in high school. Days are very long and they look for all types of ways not to pay you properly. The people you work with are a hit or miss.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      good place for a summer job

      Apr 5, 2021 - Rides Operator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly people and the pay is decent for a summer job.

      Cons

      Cause of Covid, there was a lot of cleaning which was not very fun on a hot day.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Very forgiving

      Mar 25, 2021 - Concessions in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of young people, you’ll learn lots and they hire easily

      Cons

      Strict dress code (no piercings, hair dye, ect)

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great Summer Job for Youth

      Mar 19, 2021 - Restuarent Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Management is very experienced working with youth and training them, as this is a first time job for many employees. Bus commute from the city is offered and you'll make many friends in a summer role here.

      Cons

      You will lose most of your weekends to this job

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Avoid unless absolutely necessary

      Mar 2, 2021 - Retail and Admissions 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great coworkers - Great hours

      Cons

      - Far travel - Disrespectful leadership - Lack of human decency

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