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Updated Jul 21, 2014

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3.9 7 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

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Joel Manby

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Company to work for

    Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation (Current Employee) Branson, MO

    ProsCorporate atmosphere encourages employees to stay for their entire career. Many employees have been their multiple decades. This causes a sense of family and this atmosphere extends to everyone in the company.

    ConsMany positions are seasonal, leaving periods of unemployment or underemployment. The company is aware of the difficulties and helps employees where it can, but it can be difficult to budget for down season times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun, Fast-paced

    Attractions Team Member (Former Employee) Branson, MO

    ProsFun, fast-paced, entertainment work environment

    ConsCostumes can be hot, but otherwise not too bad

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Getting guests on and off rides quickly and safely.

    Ride Operator (Current Employee) Branson, MO

    ProsBenefits are good, free entry to many parks in the nation. They offer health and dental, and typically will rehire you if you do your job adequately.

    ConsUnemployed two months of the year, still high prices for employees to attain health benefits or to eat food on park.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHigher profit sharing, please. This economy isn't well enough for you to spend $10 mil on a new ride and give employees a less than 2% raise.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Can be fruitful job...

    Ride the Ducks Employee (Former Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsGave off whenever I requested.
    Sometimes provided food/snacks on-site.
    You can work a 40+ hour work week in as little as 3-4 days.

    ConsIn training, it was said that employees always had the power to "make it right" with the customers, yet scolds employees who follow this practice.
    You can work a 40+ hour work week in as little as 3-4 days.
    Terrible upper management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou obviously flourish in markets where there is very little competition for tourists to experience your services (Philadelphia, Branson, Seattle, Stone Mountain, Baltimore, etc etc etc). Why not show some effort to truly make your experience enjoyable, rather than 'phoning' it in all the time?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a wonderful experience at Ride The Ducks.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsGreat Support from a excellent organization. Everyone from top to bottom is a class act. Fun enviorment to grow in.

    ConsNot a lot of opportunities to move up organization chart unless potentially willing to relocate to another location depending on position availability.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the wonderful work. You are class acts and don't give up the fight to continue in Philadelphia. Good Luck!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Always a different day with a great learning experience.

    Sales (Former Employee) Camden, NJ

    Prosalot of challenges while working here and learned to deal with difficult personalities, time management, problem solving, & truly learned what not to do as a manager.

    The work environment was usually fun and upbeat and upper management tried to keep a positive attitude.

    ConsHorrible management with rumors, drama, verbal fighting between departments. Had to take our own insurance bc benefits were sad. No promotion or pay options.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemove bad management and get better benefits for employees. Your employees are your life line and you need to show them support, praise, and reward.

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    Responsible for all aspects of research design, implementation and recommendations

    Corporate Director of Research (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexibility. Heart. Christian Values. Forward thinking.

    ConsLittle room for upward mobility. Pay and benefits not as strong as you could get elsewhere, but atmosphere compensates for that.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee and be seen--offer words of encouragement, praise more frequently.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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