Merlin Entertainments

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Lots of fun but tremendously hard work

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Merlin Entertainments full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Specifically working at Alton Towers, the senior team were very challenging and inspiring. Working within the wider group, subject area specialists are given the autonomy (in my experience) to develop their careers, take on new challenges and take on roles and responsibilities outside of their core experience. The business does a lot to reward its employees at all levels, including big themed events, awards dinners, management away days and conferences, "magic miles" for instant rewards, and of course the sheer fact of going to work each day to a place where people come to have fun - and there's not many other places to work that are like that.

Cons

The seasonal nature of working in a theme park/resort type environment means the work can become cyclical and you hear the same things each year at the same times. However in year-round attractions this may be different.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

refurb more of the offices!

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great and diverse place to work

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    Former Employee - Team Leader
    Former Employee - Team Leader

    I worked at Merlin Entertainments full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good career opportunities and good if you want to try something different with your career

    Cons

    Can be a bit fragmented with such diverse departments

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Unprofessional behavior, bad salary and lot's of lies.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merlin Entertainments as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Some of the other employees were very friendly. The head of department was a nice guy as well but unfortunately the others just seem nice and friendly.

    Cons

    Really bad salary and the stated reasons make you believe they think their employees are really stupid. There are a lot of lies they want you to forward to the visitors. Critique is something they can't take and are not willing to take, no matter if it's about work conditions or safety of the visitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your employees not for granted and if there are safety concerns, take those seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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