PKI Employment

Saturday, December 21, 2002 1:57 PM

I've looked at the applications for Paramount's Kings Island over the internet, and it says that there are no positions available. Does this mean that all positions for the 2003 season have been filled, or that they are not taking applications?

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Saturday, December 21, 2002 2:25 PM

Usually if you go to the job fair, you will get a job. Now if its the job you want, then you need to get there early. Im sure that most jobs arent taken yet. Just dont take mine. :)

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Saturday, December 21, 2002 5:06 PM
You should be able to apply for a seasonal position in early January through their website, or you can go to a job fair, provided they even have one. I believe the reason that they don't begin to complete the hiring process until sometime in January is because most PKI associates are seasonal, and seasonal employees are only allowed to work ten months in a year. Since most associates were termed in the first week of November they must wait two months before they can be rehired. (Well, that is the way I understand it). Just make sure that if you go to a job fair to go to an early one, especially if you plan on working in rides. Just be patient, and the site will eventually post positions available.

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Saturday, December 21, 2002 6:12 PM

Actually i didnt see anywhere on the website that says "all positions are full." If you go to Jobs than click on 2003 employment it brings up a short article saying stay tuned for future updates and interviewing will be held in January. I also believe there is an email link to request information. If you'd like im sure you can call PKI's HR department at (513)754-5748

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Sunday, December 22, 2002 5:35 AM
yea just go to the job fairs one of the months and you will get it. I have a reire status so I will get a job since I was a ride op at the best ride of course the beast in 02.
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Sunday, December 22, 2002 6:43 AM
KI hires many many new people every year. The only department that usually ever says "NO" to people cause they have too many is food service. Its really because we get too many 15 year olds than we can use since they can't work past certain hours and for only 8 hours unlike 16+ that can get there to open, stay to close or do both in the same day. You should definetly be fine.

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Sunday, December 22, 2002 8:00 AM

Well, I'm 16 now, so I shouldn't have a problem. Thanks for all the information, it'll help me in deciding whether or not I want to work there.

For those who have worked there, what is the starting rate of pay? I live about 55 miles from Paramount's Kings Island, so I'de be spending a lot of money on gas. Money isn't a big deal to me, but I'm not going to drive two hours a day and not make a little cash.

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Sunday, December 22, 2002 9:06 AM

Starting pay is about $6.50 I believe. Its been five years since I got starting pay plus promotions so I haven't the slightest clue.

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Sunday, December 22, 2002 9:16 AM
If your 16 if you do food you'll get 6.50 an hour I think in ride's you'll get 6
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Sunday, December 22, 2002 2:49 PM
Starting pay in rides is $6.50 /hr 2nd year in the park in rides is $7.00/hr

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*** This post was edited by FoF on 12/22/2002. ***

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Sunday, December 22, 2002 4:16 PM
What kind of benefits do employees get, besides those listed on the web site ( http://www.pki.com/jobs_benefits.jsp?iType=1 ) I know that in the 70's and 80's ( Pre-Paramount ) they would close down the park for a day and let the workers enjoy the park to themselves, plus other employee gatherings at other places. Does PKI still do this?

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Sunday, December 22, 2002 4:55 PM
Well, they did have a theater open after work one day last year to watch Austin Powers 3. They do things periodically like that.
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Sunday, December 22, 2002 5:33 PM
My favorite perk was the 40% off merchandise at the park. They have some really cool stuff there.

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smile...it's cheap, and people will wonder what you're up to. :)

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Sunday, December 22, 2002 5:50 PM

Theres a bunch of stuff that you get:

Rides nights where the park closes and you get to ride selected rides untili 1 in the morning (and hopefully you will get as lucky as I did: straight through a fog bank on Beast)

Discounted foods, parties, cookouts, and 40% off merchandise your first year. I heard somewhere that returners get 50% off. Is this true, or just for certain deptartments?

PS.If you dont mind me asking, where do you live? I live right across the Ohio River in a little town called Ft. Thomas, about 20 miles away from PKI. I fill up my tank about once a week, a little less depending on how many hours a week I work. Its a long haul everyday.

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Sunday, December 22, 2002 5:54 PM
20 miles a long Haul? Geez I have to go 12 miles to get a gallon of milk let alone go to work.

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Sunday, December 22, 2002 5:56 PM
Yea, considering that my school is less than 2 miles, the nearest store is right down the block, and my neighbor lives in my house, but I dont live in an apartment building. Welcome to Ft. Thomas KY!!!! Not to mention I could work at Coney Island Cincinnati which is about 5 miles away, but I work at PKI. Go figure that one out.

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SOB crew in twenty 02
111 SOB laps, and wishing the park was still open

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Sunday, December 22, 2002 6:15 PM

Some benifets are

-Of course free admission for yourselve

-free tickets for friends/ family based on how many hours you work

-Discounted merchandise

-Ride nights

-free food from various places out side the park

-last year we had Austin Powers Movie night, but that was in Batavia

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*** This post was edited by FoF on 12/22/2002. ***

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Monday, December 23, 2002 6:11 AM

Had did I not hear of the Austin Powers movie night? oh well. No returners don't get 50% off merch, everyone gets 40%. Don't forget the free tickets you get for your family/friends can also be traded in for free tickets to places like the Zoo, the Aquarium, Cedar Point, SFWoA.... and so on. Not to sound like a comercial but.... you get to meet many cool people that you will become friends with and have the time of your life. It maybe suck while working there but you will look back and thank yourself for having worked there.

Maybe I should become a recruiter this year..... or not.

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*** This post was edited by BeastFreak on 12/23/2002. ***

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Monday, December 23, 2002 6:19 AM

I live in Ohio, somewhere around Deer Creek. Sorry I can't be anymore specific, but my parents have put up a few rules about how much information about myself I can put on the internet.

Anyway, the car I would be driving gets about 20 miles to the gallon. So I figured that 110 miles per day / 20 miles per gallon = 5.5 gallons per day * $1.50 per gallon of gas = $8.25 per day on gas. There is a small chance that I could be carpooling with some friends of mine, so that cost could go down to about $2 a day on gas.

What kind of hours do first-years get a PKI?

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Monday, December 23, 2002 6:22 AM

Here's my expert (hey, I worked at a park) advice to you.

Forget the on-line application. The person reading your submittal will probably read lots more, and you can't distinguish yourself from them--you don't stand out.

Go an apply in person, before their job fair even. Wear professional clothes (not nice clothes--clothes you'd wear to a job interview). Be ready to be interviewed that day.

They may say "I'm sorry, we only have openings in these departments... etc. etc." If you want to work in rides, don't accept a job in another department. Theoretically it's easy to transfer departments, but you become so wound up that it's much harder to change departments than you may think.

If you're offered a job in another department that you wouldn't like to be in, politely decline their offer. This is exactly what I did at SFOG two years ago (I was offered a job in any department except rides). Within the week the rides dept. manager had called me back offering me an attendent position. I was in.

Be sure to mention you like working with guests and teamwork. Also say you'd like to hopefully climb to a leadership position (crew leader or supervisor). This will probably get some more attention for you from managers et al.

And remember to smile!

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