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  • Super fun job, but can sometimes be frustrating

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    Former Employee - Park Ops Host/Hostess II
    Former Employee - Park Ops Host/Hostess II

    I worked at Busch Gardens part-time

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    It's a really fun place to work most of the time. Coworkers are awesome and hilarious. You get into most tourist attractions in Florida for free (minus Disney and a few others). They are super flexible with hours, which is awesome if you are in school. It really is an awesome place to work, and I highly recommend it, but just know coming in that it's definitely not perfect. But what job is really?


    Pay is rather low, especially compared to other employees. Operations easily does the hardest, busiest work out, but retail and culinary get paid more than us. It kind of sucks. Also, management is very slow to respond to any requests for change, if they respond at all. If it can be handled at the supervisor level, it might be solved pretty quickly, but if it has to go to management, there's a good chance it will be a while, if at all, before anything is done.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to what employees are saying, and even what supervisors are saying. We spend way more time on the front lines than you do and we see what works and what doesn't. If we see something that needs to be changed, especially if it affects the guests, it would be nice if there was a way to personally tell you, instead of having it go up the chain of command, never to be seen again. Also, for corporate, you guys are even further removed from the front lines. Please stop making stupid policies that make our jobs harder for no benefit, only to turn them around a month or two later when you realize it was useless. We could have told you that before it was ever enacted if you would have asked us in some way what we thought. I'm hoping this will improve with our new CEO, Joel Manby. He has done great things with Herschend and I hope he is able to bring the same to our company.

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    Games Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online – interviewed at Busch Gardens in June 2015.


    The interview process is just like everyone is saying up here a group interview. My interview was early in the morning. I went to the HR Office and waited for about 15+ min with a group of people 12. The group interview was in anuther building that a lady took us to to find 2 more ladys. you sit at 2 tables and they lady who took you to the interview starts off by introducing how they are changing the interview process with a group interview, how the interviews going to go down, and what they want to see is personality!!!!!! Just show you want this job be outgoing, be frendly, and standout. Leave that antisocal n shy act after the interview. just show that your different from everyone else the room that you really want the job Raise your hand first and stand in front of the class not by your chair. Their are just 3 parts a pick an animal n say how it relates, a group word unscrammberler sheet, n group scenarios

    Interview Questions

    • How does this animal relate to you ( be interesting/creative corny jokes are allowed   1 Answer
    • how did your group solve this scenario ? anyone want to present   1 Answer

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Website www.buschgardens.com
Headquarters Tampa, FL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1959
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
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