Schlitterbahn Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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  1. Non-commissioned officer

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    Current Employee - Seurity in South Padre Island, TX
    Current Employee - Seurity in South Padre Island, TX

    I have been working at Schlitterbahn full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    customers discount team members managers

    Cons

    schudules weather bridge line sunburn


  2. Review of Schlitterbahn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlitterbahn

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Co-workers are amazing, fun environment.

    Cons

    Management could use a lot of help.

    Advice to Management

    Realize the value of your employees


  3. good summer job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlitterbahn full-time

    Pros

    Free entrance to the park on your day off, cheap food at staff cafe, go home with your tips nightly

    Cons

    Long days, only 1 break, very hot of course.


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  5. Lifeguard

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in New Braunfels, TX
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in New Braunfels, TX

    I worked at Schlitterbahn part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Being outside, free admission, testing the rides in the morning, learning to save lives, pretty easy to move up in the company.

    Cons

    Really long hours for low pay. The gift shop people make more money than lifeguards and they have 25% of the responsibility. Full of high school kids, so really only a cool job if you're in high school or just starting college.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the people who are making sure everyone leaves the park alive better.


  6. Great environment generally, but food and beverage department has no type of partial shifts.

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    Former Employee - Cart Lead/Cashier in New Braunfels, TX
    Former Employee - Cart Lead/Cashier in New Braunfels, TX

    I worked at Schlitterbahn part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of cool people, discounts in all the gift shops, employee cafes with discounted food, and there are incentive nights for all workers (BoogieBahn night, Sky Coaster night, etc.)

    Cons

    Only allowed one 30 minute break for a sometimes 12 hour workday, being in the heat is rough when you're also next to a corn roaster, and management is pretty temperamental

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat workers like they're lesser than you because of the color of their shirt. You were in the same position at some time, so try to have some understanding when dealing with things.


  7. never again

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlitterbahn full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    free admission to park, discount in gift shop, cheap lunch, good job for high school kids

    Cons

    the trucks are pretty bad, the restaurant's are pretty dirty at times, smells everywhere you go, low pay lots of hours, bad management, not a lot of training,

    Advice to Management

    fix the warehouse trucks, more consistency in the rules between the supes and managers, cleaner kitchens, safer work environments, smaller shifts,


  8. Helpful (1)

    Work Hard, Play Hard - Working here is a ride with ups and downs

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Galveston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Galveston, TX

    I worked at Schlitterbahn full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Easy product to sale (requires outside sales). Fun Place to work. The "Schlitterbahn Way" value system is the base of the culture and is really positive. Both the sales and marketing director and sales manager acted as advocates for the team. As a result, we had a lot of tools to help us meet our goal and take care of major accounts. They were fair and always willing to help. Company paid medical. You get to play in the park for FREE!!

    Cons

    Company does not conduct annual performance reviews consistently. Raises are rare. Often took forever to get an expense check (like 3-6 weeks). GM doesn't hold all departments accountable to the same degree. Drama and gossip among the younger, seasonal staff.

    Advice to Management

    Give your staff a voice and actively listen to them. Do not shy away from sending staff to vetted professional conferences out of town for training or promotion of the park. If you hire the right people, these expenses will definitely show an ROI. Show your appreciation to full-time staff in ways meaningful to them. Happy hours and golf is not for everyone. It would be nice if the GM and corporate executives spent more time getting to know the full-time staff. Know that you do a good job with the seasonal staff and creating leaders out of youth working their first job. A summer job at Schlitterbahn, under strong, leaders will instill a good work ethic - even in young teens.


  9. Resort Front Desk/Season Passes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlitterbahn full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    If you like going to the park, you can get in for free. Slightly discounted tickets for family and friends. Flexible scheduling in my department. Good summer/first job.

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of opportunities to move up. They are a family company, so they primarily hire higher level positions from within. Minimum wage for summer workers.

    Advice to Management

    Increase hourly wages for your summer workers. The resort office staff don't have good ways to avoid the long walk from the employee lot in the blistering heat.


  10. Schlitterbahn Waterparks

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlitterbahn

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great work enviornment and advancement oppurtunities

    Cons

    lots of customer interaction and short breaks


  11. Fun summer job, learned a lot, but some cons to this company as well.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlitterbahn part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    training, the lifeguards, the fun environment, some great managers, everyone is young and in school or understands school schedule

    Cons

    the hours, the lack of communication, the way promotion decisions are made (favorites), some poor management

    Advice to Management

    don't play favorites talk to your employees (ALL of them)



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