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    Current Employee - Cook in Tampa, FL
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    Perks include a great many benefits for free admission to the Seaworld Entertainment Parks as well as several others AND discounts for many more. BGT is a fun place to work offering many opportunities to meet wonderful people from all over the world be they fellow team members as well as guests. I LOVE this park! I love everything from the rides, to the gardens and shows and also being outright ENCOURAGED to engage with park guests! And did I mention the food?!?... This park has some of THE best food offerings and the quality and value is by FAR superior to any other theme park I have visited. NO other theme park comes even close to the feeling of appreciation and the hospitality that you feel when you are at this place! Not even the mouse house comes anywhere near giving guests such a feeling of being appreciated for being there! Go early and stand in line once you are granted access to the park, and still your mind as the National Anthem of the United States of America plays before the ropes drop to let you into the park proper. Watch as the train goes by any team member area and see how time stands still as the team members smile and wave to the guests on the train pass by showing respect for them that this pace KNOWS how to show love and respect for their guests as THEY ARE the whole reason for this place's existence! TRY IT YOURSELF one time! One of my favorite things to do as a guest is to do just that! The smiles and waves that you will get back will fill you with such a wonderful feeling that words cannot express! They also do so very much good for our fellow animal co-habitants via their conservation fund, animal rescue services and rehabilitation programs that very few even know about.


    I was a "seasonal" team member. That meant that I was hired on for a six month term BUT with the agreement that I would brought on as a "part-time" team member so that I could stay on. Unfortunately, there was a CORPORATE decision three months into my term which negated that. Even though many of my superiors would wish to keep me on.. I now have to find temporary job for three months before I am eligible to re-apply. They also slashed my hours to an average of 16 a week leaving me no way to begin to try to save up anything to try and see me through before they threw me out the door. There is a HUGE lack of competent supervisory staff who actually know (or CARE) if you do a great job and the "rewards" and/or praise are virtually non-existent for the ones that really SHOULD be recognized. I can only attribute that o the fact that many of them have been employed there for so long that they have become complacent and jaded as they have been there for far too long and have lost their focus on the core values of what an honor it really is to be a part of this magnificent and glorious place. The pay is NOT competitive. It is actually fairly low (for good cooks anyway) and were it not for the fact that the residual benefits were not so nice, I would never consider working for them in the future. BUT... As I have stated above, I LOVE this place and all that they do and were I not being FORCED to leave I would gladly stay on.

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    Very casual and low pressure. The questions were pretty standard and my interviewers were very friendly which made me feel more relaxed and confident. They offered me the position on the spot before I left. If they decide to hire you, they will hand you paperwork to take to HR.

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Website www.buschgardens.com
Headquarters Tampa, FL
Size 10000+ Employees
Founded 1959
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
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