SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
3.5 of 5 105 reviews
www.seaworldentertainment.com Orlando, FL 5000+ Employees

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.5 105 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment President & Chief Executive Officer Jim Atchison

Jim Atchison

(52 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Loads of free tickets, lots of training, good salary, subsidized staff restaurant,"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Some truly great people and opportunity to advance"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Very difficult to become a full time employee if you start as seasonal or part time"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Sometimes you get very very difficult guests"
    in 4 reviews
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    Deep Lifeguard (Current Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsWork with your college classes

    Conslow pay, not many REAL opportunities to move up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall great

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people are awesome, and the experience is one of a kind. You meet a lot of different people which is a fantastic thing

    ConsThe way they schedule you is ridiculous. They expect you to work until 11 pm at night and come in again at 7 am the next morning.

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    well so far its been awesome, everyone so upbeat and positive

    Food Service Attendant (Current Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    Prosits cool, i love animals, and the shows, and the relaxed "vacation like" environment , its a really good fit for me

    Consmy only con is its far from my house and its a long bus ride but tbh i dont mind

    Advice to Senior Managementhonestly so far i havent had an issue with management

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

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    Miss the people not the park

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEasy job, easy to make guest happy. Fun work environment

    ConsManagement plays favorites, you aren't a favorite you don't get promoted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop playing favorites and actually promote those with experience not those the go out and party with you on the weekends. Play fair or get out.

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    whale of a day

    Guest Arrivals Ambassador (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    Prosstaff is great to work with and very understanding, great benefits and all around fun experience

    Consnegative customers and machine malfunctions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great park

    Anonymous (Current Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsThe schedule is awesome here. They work around it

    ConsThey need benefits for employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I gain valuable experience while working here.

    Customer Service Representative II (Former Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsThe benefits such as the park tickets are great. You also get into Universal as well on non-block out dates.

    ConsWith this job, you're pretty much in a cubicle with your eyes glued to the computer the entire time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

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    Not Satisfied.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsFun place to work at.

    ConsOnly given maximum of 28 hours a week for part timers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Entertainment Technical Specialist

    Entertainment Technical Specialist (Former Employee)

    Pros- growing opportunity, many hats, constant product change with seasonal events, great training and development

    Cons- undefined job role, pay competition compared to Disney and union, limited growth with the specific field as this is a more streamlined structure

    Advice to Senior Management- roles should be turned into salaried positions with bonus schedule provide, business is business and though structure can limit advancement for those looking to advance quickly, I wouldn't change a thing as it makes sense and is fair

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

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    Great when your in college not afterwords

    Trainer (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsAmazing experience working with animals. Great vacation and sick day benefits.

    ConsThey know you are expendable. Impossible to become management. More focused on money now that they are a publicly traded company. You never get a weekend day off.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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