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Merlin Entertainments Interview Questions

Updated Nov 2, 2014
Updated Nov 2, 2014
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    Attractions/Guest Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bloomington, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bloomington, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Merlin Entertainments in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had three interviews, with my many years of management experience they still only wanted to hire me at 8.00 per hour. From what i can tell there are no real raises. only if the company make a decent profit they will give you like .050 %.

    Interview Questions
    • that would be letting the cat out of the bag. be ready for any question   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Entertainment Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Merlin Entertainments in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    I went to a job fair at a hotel, filled out an application and literally waited in a room full of people for several hours. After a while, my name was called and I was escorted to a conference suite with a group of around 7 other people. The interviewer was an executive who worked at another company location. We were asked the kind of experience we had in the field, given various situations and asked to come up with a solution and also a few icebreakers. I was contacted a few days later and emailed a fact sheet about the kind of benefits that would come with the job and the date of the first training day. I had a total of one week of training.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Attractions Lego City Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Winter Haven, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Winter Haven, FL
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Merlin Entertainments in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    First there was an email for the initial one on one interview, followed by being invited to a second group interview which was literally "thinning out the herd". Then finally the orientation on the third day with an onsite drug test. There was a lot of hype about about how the company treats its employees which turned out to be totally false.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about good good guest interaction   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There were no negotiations allowed.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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  5.  

    Marketing Graduate Scheme Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Merlin Entertainments.

    Interview Details

    Online application
    Phone interview
    Online tests
    2 day assessment centre

    Heard nothing for months after submitted application. There was a week between phone interview and assessment centre.
    2 days is hard work! Lots of team building activities on day one, more individual stuff on day two. Dinner and drinks networking event too.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you improve the marketing for Xxxx attraction?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Offered alternative role to grad scheme and didn't think it was right for me

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Commercial Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Blackpool, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Blackpool, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Merlin Entertainments.

    Interview Details

    fair process, with cv. interview and hire. the building was under renovation so not the best of locations.
    the interview was relaxed as the interviewer was laidback in the way the whole thing was planned.

    Interview Questions
    • why are moving away from mcdonalds since you worked there long enough and this is a pretty similar environment   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Research Analyst (Contract) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Merlin Entertainments in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submitted CV via agency, shortlisted and invited for interview. Interview was held by HR & hiring manager. But I found HR wasn't very helpful nor approachable, even before interview (e.g raised query, but being ignored). I didn't get good feeling of them. After that, they stopped contacting me, i it seemed as if they were waiting to hear from other candidate. Long after that, they came to contact me again, saying they want to see me again. But I decided not to pursue for next stage.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    The London Dungeon - Retail Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Merlin Entertainments in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    In all, I feel it was a very positive experience. It's all about being confident within yourself enough to open up to those around you in the group interview. The brand is looking for outgoing, bubbly and friendly individuals. So, if you suit this category, you should have no worries.

    They take a formal, yet approachably friendly approach towards the interview stages. I feel this is a great stance for interviewers to take. Here are the stages of the interview:

    1: Group Interview - You asked to introduce yourself and to select an object that best describes you.
    After this, you are put into groups and are told to provide solutions to set scenarios.

    2: One to one interviews- If you are successful you are then invited to a more private interview which allows them to get to know you and your work ethic better.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Go for it. It's a good place to begin a career, if you have a stomach for GORY history and meeting scared people! DO IT! :D
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Human Resources Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    A friendly and open interview, they gave me a great impression of the company.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    XLR8 Graduate Scheme Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Merlin Entertainments.

    Interview Details

    Application online > phone interview > online tests > 2 day assessment centre including final interview. Testing was not repeated at the assessment centre.

    It took a month and a half to hear back after the assessment centre, but they were very straight forward about the fact and told us to expect it due to their 2nd assessment centre being held a month after ours. Conversely, many people there had only been invited to the assessment centre with less than a week's notice.

    They will only reimburse travel costs over £40 but do not make this clear in advance, instead encouraging you to spend as little as possible.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked in my face to face interview, 'What makes you really angry?' Which is the most unusual one I've had. Others were relatively straight forward though, especially during the phone interview which was competency based.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  11.  

    Rides Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Staines, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Staines, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Merlin Entertainments in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Good communication however assessment centres are held by hiring managers which creates incredibly subjective opinions.
    Still not competency based interviews.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None at all, large taboo.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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