SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
125 Reviews

3.5
125 Reviews
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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment President & Chief Executive Officer Jim Atchison
Jim Atchison
62 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free tickets and other employee events are a great bonus (in 9 reviews)

  • SW has a great culture and is a fun place to work (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Very little full time positions open, mostly part time with 28hr/week rule (in 9 reviews)

  • Working long hours with a small salary is never fun but sometimes that's the sacrifice we make to work with animals (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    They definitely try

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    It's absolutely great to work here... if you're a beginner, or have good people skills. In all truth the CEO of the company did work his way up from the bottom, so upward mobility is possible, though somewhat... challenging. The long time co-workers and supervisors I've experienced are great people to work with. And they do work to accommodate people's other jobs and school obligations. (Oh, and not that many places these days give paid time off to part time employees, from what I understand, so the fact they do is a bonus.)

    Cons

    There definitely seems to be a down morale lately, and it doesn't seem to stem from anything in Orlando itself, it might be all the way up from corporate. But hours of PT workers are strictly limited, and hard to come by. And as I said, upward mobility is challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think corporate management needs to figure out some way of creating more full time positions, even at the cost of total labor. Having more career types would lead to more continuity and better service to the guests.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to be!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer

    Pros

    Amazing benefits! Fun place to work.

    Cons

    None! Its really a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Physically demanding work in a fun environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Park Operation  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Park Operation in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Coworkers - very down to earth, kind people. Location - sunny San Diego is hard to top. Working outside keeps the spirits up.

    Cons

    Management seemed a bit disconnected with the reality of the job, and played favorites. Communication among managers was poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seriously consider input from lower-level employees on how to improve things. Reduce the number of "leads".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful place to work! The training is thorough and the workers are friendly.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Turnstile Host
    Former Employee - Turnstile Host

    Pros

    Paid by difficulty of job, great management, very organized! They even provide a shuttle system for workers.

    Cons

    Some jobs require working in the heat and dealing with disgruntled guests, but this is common in working in this kind of environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Working at Seaworld is a fun experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Year Round Sleepover Camp Counselor  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Year Round Sleepover Camp Counselor in San Antonio, TX

    Pros

    Perks/Complimentary Tickets/ Benefits./ Good teamwork.

    Cons

    Lots of people/ possible language barriers/ extreme weather conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your employees needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great fun. No future.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audio Operator  in  San Antonio, FL
    Former Employee - Audio Operator in San Antonio, FL

    Pros

    Ton of fun. Free access to park.

    Cons

    Mainly seasonal work. No benefits. No overtime. Full time jobs few and far between.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Was lucky enough to have competent managers throughout my time at SeaWorld. Only advice is to limit favoritism as much as possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company when Full Time

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, strong peer alliances, middle of the road benefits, free tickets and season passes.

    Cons

    Poor interdepartmental communication, lack of upward growth in certain areas (Peter Principal).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees and let them grow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Rides at SeaWorld

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ride Operator  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Ride Operator in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    Flexible
    Lots of fun people to work with
    Good company culture
    Internal opportunities
    fair wages

    Cons

    Inconsistent schedules
    Some of the work can be hot, exhausting, or gross
    Full time positions are competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is doing fine.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Hours have been severely cut, and they expect you to do more with less

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Supervisor  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Supervisor in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    You get great benefits such as going to any of the park for free and getting comp tickets for family. The atmosphere is fun, and it is fast paced.

    Cons

    We have too many task to accomplish is such a short time, with little to no staff. Weird hours with inconsistent schedule. Work you to death if you are a good worker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to hire more team members to take the pressure off of front line leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Meet many people throughout your time here. Laid back sometimes. Meal line for employees is extremely cheap. Great discount and complimentary admittance to theme parks

    Cons

    Supervisors don't care and micro-manage

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