Ripley Entertainment

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Jim Pattison Jr.
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    Could be a great place to work if upper management had a better understanding of what motivates their employees...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ripley Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    The people are great, they really care. I've made lifelong friends here. It's very cool to see all of the exhibits and hear the stories from people that have worked for the company for many years. The work environment was usually comfortable and relaxed. Overall a good work experience.

    Cons

    Unfortunately at the top, with the exception of one person, it's a good ole boys club. Management thinks they understand what motivates their employees...but the impression is that they have never lived in their world.

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    I think that upper management needs to recognize the strength of good employees and do more to develop and promote them. The strength of this company is in the talented people working there. But they have lost some because again they expect loyalty and respect, but don't do what it takes to earn it. A lot of money is spent on lavish management meetings and private planes, but the majority of non managerial employees do not get an annual increase or bonus. This sends the wrong message.

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Ripley Entertainment Interviews

Updated Sep 10, 2014
Updated Sep 10, 2014

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Ripley Entertainment in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Dropped off Resume Wednesday. Received a call by manager a few hours later to interview Thursday. Was told I'd know if I was hired by Monday. Monday morning received a call...."We'd love to have you on our team." Pay is $11.00/hr. How soon can you start? Started Tuesday at 9am. Easy process.

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    I didn't try to negotiate because I was happy with my offer. Very easy job. McDonald's pays way less money and I know they're working harder than me.
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Website www.ripleys.com
Headquarters Orlando, FL
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1956
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

Ripley Entertainment believes in weirdness. The company, a subsidiary of Canadian conglomerate Jim Pattison, publishes the "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" oddities comic strip that appears in about 200 newspapers in more than 40 countries, and licenses its name for toys and games, as well as a Paramount Pictures-produced movie based on the life of the company's founder. It also owns about 60 other entertainment attractions -- including Ripley's Believe It or Not! museums (called odditoriums), Louis Tussaud's Wax Museum, aquariums, 3-D simulation theaters, haunted house... More

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