SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
3.5 of 5 106 reviews
www.seaworldentertainment.com Orlando, FL 5000+ Employees

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.5 106 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment President & Chief Executive Officer Jim Atchison

Jim Atchison

(52 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
106 Employee Reviews
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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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    Great place to work

    Operations Lead (Former Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsTeamwork, Compensation, Culture, Personal Growth, Training

    ConsI really enjoyed working here and have great friends from my time there - No Cons

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very fun and rewarding

    Public Relaltions (Former Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsThe culture of the company is very lively and fun. The people are nice and open to helping. The perks are amazing.

    ConsThere's not that much structure to management or supervising. Must find out how to do things on your own.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPrepare better new hire manuals

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    SeaWorld simultaneously caters to animal lovers and job-seekers with boundless energy and true desire to work.

    Seasonal Park Prep Hostess/Janitorial (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsThe most obvious benefits are the people you work with, the guests you interact with, and the opportunities employees have to experience animals they would only ever find in the wild, right here, in San Diego. Park Prep/Park Quality and Janitorial positions take a lot of work and dedication; a sharp-minded and productive employee's shift is almost guaranteed to end on a good note.

    ConsMy position is seasonal, and while I have no qualms cleaning, I feel my real strengths are being overlooked.
    Those searching for an easy summer job will be satisified; there are plenty opportunities to cut corners and slack off [much to the dismay of coworkers who WANT to work hard].

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue being as patient and helpful as you are now, it's appreciated. If, in the Park Quality warehouse, it'd be possible to get some colored markers [the simple ones primary schoolers use] available, that would be cool. It would make color-coding the map easier, which is otherwise black and white and difficult to read.

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

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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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    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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    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 and flexible company to work for!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Langhorne, PA

    Pros- ability to move up, fairly quickly
    - teaching and training opportunities
    - people interaction
    - administration was great to work with

    Cons- Some lack of communication issues, nothing too frustrating.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun, diverse place to work

    Guest Relations Host (Current Employee)
    Williamsburg, VA

    Pros* Free Admission
    *Employee Discount
    *Great Training
    *flexible scheduling

    ConsI can't really name too many cons
    My manager was evil

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Have gone back for three years as a summer job, love every day of it

    Deep Lifeguard (Former Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsGreat people, tons of hours, good pay

    Conscan have what feels like to many hours

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

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    Amazing people, great time

    Educator (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    Pros-people really care about the animals
    -motivated and happy
    -great peope, many marine biology majors but many others as well
    -variation throughout the day, you get to speak at a bunch of different animal exhibits

    Cons-no room for input
    -very structured
    -not much room to become a trainer unless you are a pretty girl

    Advice to Senior Management-listen to opinions more and condescend less

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

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