Cedar Fair Overview

Cedar Fair, L.P., doing business as the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, is a publicly traded Master Limited Partnership headquartered at its Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio.
The staff at Cedar Fair come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The company is 45.5% female and 31.4% ethnic minorities. Even though it has great demographic diversity, Cedar Fair notably lacks in political diversity. It has an unusually high proportion of employees who are members of the Republican Party, at 90.9%. Despite having coworkers who agree with each other about politics, employees at Cedar Fair tend to have relatively short tenures. Staff members usually stay with the company for 1.6 years. The average employee at Cedar Fair makes $34,444 per year. Pay at Cedar Fair is significantly lower than some of its highest paying competitors, like WVT, StoneMor Partners, and Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, which pay $55,299, $53,996, and $50,930, respectively.
A large hospitality company with 1,700 employees and an annual revenue of $1.3B, Cedar Fair is headquartered in Ohio.

The Organization’s Mission

To become the place to be for fun.







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Sandusky, OH



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The Team At Cedar Fair

Key People
  • Richard Zimmerman (ceo)
  • Matt Ouimet (Executive Chairman)

The Culture At Cedar Fair

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Our team members are enthusiastic about their work because they create fun and memories of a lifetime for our customers every day!
Promotes teamwork and a positive atmosphere throughout the Entertainment Department.
Build a community environment in the building based on respect, which allows all residents to feel safe, comfortable and included.
It is our mission to provide the best service to every guest, every day, every time.
A passion for doing high quality work.

Cedar Fair Reviews

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What Do You Like About Working There?

Got to meet people from all over the world working at Cedar Point. My area manager was nice to me as well. Show More

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

I was stuck with really awful people I did not like working with. My area included only 4 people to supervise. Show More

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

Free entrance to park during normal hours. Show More
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Zippia UserAugust 2018


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What Do You Like About Working There?

The work is fun, and free admission and discounts was a plus. It was a fun environment and seeing people have a good time and make memories was great. Show More

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

I enjoyed the actual work I did while working for one of Cedar Fair's parks, but working for the company itself was not ideal. You work long, long hours in extreme weather conditions for little pay. The company had so many very specific policies and procedures that it came off as being incredibly unorganized and with the high turnover rates, it was incredibly hard to implement and follow up on all of these. Vacation time was impossible to get. Full time staff is expected to work remarkably long hours with minimal time off for low salaries. It is difficult to survive on the pay here, as a seasonal employee and as a full time staff member. If you have a family, this job is not a good choice. It often seemed the company cared more about their shareholders than the people they employed to work for them Show More

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

Free admission to the park Show More
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Cedar Fair Rankings

Cedar Fair is ranked #5 on the Best Telecommunication Companies to Work For in Ohio list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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Cedar Fair Salaries

How much does Cedar Fair pay?
The national average salary for a Cedar Fair employee in the United States is $34,444 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $57,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $20,000 per year.
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Cedar Fair Salaries By Job Title

The average employee at Cedar Fair earns a yearly salary of $34,444 per year, but different jobs can earn drastically different salaries. The higher paying positions at Cedar Fair include Team Leader, Operations Manager, Internal Auditor, and Dancer. A typical Team Leader salary at Cedar Fair is $65,523. Other roles at Cedar Fair include Cashier and Housekeeper. A Cashier at Cedar Fair earns an average yearly salary of $21,923.

Cedar Fair Careers

On average, employees at Cedar Fair stay with the company for 1.6 years. Employees most commonly join Cedar Fair after leaving McDonald's. When they leave Cedar Fair, they most frequently get their next job at Walmart.

Average Length of Employment

Cedar Fair

1.6 years
Six Flags1.3 years
Top Employers Before Cedar Fair
Walmart11.8 %
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Top Employers After Cedar Fair
Walmart17.0 %
Target7.1 %
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Cedar Fair Subsidiaries

Subsidiaries to Cedar Fair include Magnum Management and Knott's Berry Farm. Employees at the parent company, Cedar Fair, earn $34,444. In comparison, the salaries at Magnum Management and Knott's Berry Farm are $53,685 and $26,453.
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Cedar Fair Competitors

Based on our research, similar companies to Cedar Fair are WVT, StoneMor Partners, and Columbus Speech & Hearing Center. The average salaries at WVT rank the highest, with their employees earning an average salary of $55,299 per year. The employees at StoneMor Partners earn an average yearly salary of $53,996 per year, and the salaries at Columbus Speech & Hearing Center average $50,930 per year.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cedar Fair

When was Cedar Fair founded?

Cedar Fair was founded in 1983.

How many Employees does Cedar Fair have?

Cedar Fair has 1,700 employees.

How much money does Cedar Fair make?

Cedar Fair generates $1.3B in revenue.

What industry is Cedar Fair in?

Cedar Fair is in the telecommunication industry.

What is Cedar Fair's mission?

Cedar Fair's mission statement is "To become the place to be for fun."

What type of company is Cedar Fair?

Cedar Fair is a public company.

Who are Cedar Fair's competitors?

Cedar Fair competitors include Cedar Point Communication, Knott's Berry Farm, Six Flags, Luna, The Lodge, Sun Resorts Tanning, Good Times, King Ranch, Quiet, BLUE SKY NETWORK, EZ, K-Mac Enterprises, Coit Services, ACCESS WIRELESS DATA SOLUTIONS, WVT, MAP Communications, Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, Concessions International, StoneMor Partners, Danceworks.

Who works at Cedar Fair?

Richard Zimmerman (ceo)

Matt Ouimet (Executive Chairman)

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Cedar Fair may also be known as or be related to CEDAR FAIR LP, Cedar Fair, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, Cedar Fair LP and Cedar Fair, L.P.