SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Pay, Overworked, No Bonus, No Pay Raises, SeaWorld is Sinking!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

    Pros

    Free tickets if you like to go to SeaWorld. Personally. I feel SW does not compare even closely with Six Flags or Universal Studios and of course Disney, but their ticket prices are way too high for about 3 boring shows and maybe 3 OK roller coasters.

    Cons

    Pay is extremely low for professional full time and part time positions. no bonuses. The Directors and Managers in the Finance, Park Ops, Culinary, Merchandise and Marketing departments are totally incompetent. Some of them have never even been to college and struggle with making even the most basic decisions.

    They just want to keep doing the same thing as it was done for the past 35 years! It is so ridiculous, that they can't even do some simple Excel calculations or even write a grammatically correct memo. Managers, Directors and even the VPs do not appreciate any innovation or creativity. No wonder this Company has such a high turnover.

    This place operates on a broken business model. Even the zoo in San Antonio and San Diego is better than SeaWorld! Not too surprising that attendance is falling and jobs are being lost. Run from SeaWorld as soon as you can as this Company will be out of business pretty soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the incompetent and ineffective managers and directors. Get people who have strong education, desirable skill sets and work experience, not people who are extremely reluctant to change or to learn new systems and procedures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Working at SeaWorld

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    Current Employee - Merchandise in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Merchandise in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They start you at 9.00. The pay is great. Everyone is nice and friendly

    Cons

    It's a theme park, so lots of walking. Long hours on your feet. It's only great if you're over 18

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire minors if you're so worried about getting fined.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    ok at first

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    Former Employee - Guest Arrival Hostess in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Guest Arrival Hostess in Orlando, FL

    I worked at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    meet people from all around the world

    Cons

    management sucks,favoritism shown A lot. some treat you as if your not even human.constantly in the leads office talking to sac other about team members, and sometimes can be heard outside the door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to learn food service

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    Current Employee - Beverage Host/Hostess in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Beverage Host/Hostess in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule. Great place to learn. Nice co-workers. Free tickets to the park and to other parks.

    Cons

    Can be very busy in the summer time. Not a lot of room to move up.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I would rather be back here than where I am now

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    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Orlando, FL

    I worked at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great employees, fun work environment, atmosphere is fast paced and keeps you busy

    Cons

    Supervisors are terrible most only care about themselves, hours for part time suck, hard to get full time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give those of us who are clearly more qualified than those who kissed butt for the promotion the job, we can do it far better than your FAVES.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Favorite Job

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    Current Contractor - SALES CLERK in Orlando, FL
    Current Contractor - SALES CLERK in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is good, good people, great perks of the job

    Cons

    it's hard to get a part time or full time job

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great benefits, not so great pay

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    Former Employee - Park Operation in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Park Operation in Orlando, FL

    I worked at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working here gets you into any SeaWorld park for free, anytime. They give you passes for your family as well. You also get a pass to Universal Orlando Resort. It's a fun job if you work with the right people.

    Cons

    Pay is not so great. Management does not address issues you bring up. Schedule can be wacky and they will keep you on "seasonal" status to avoid paying health care etc...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to team member issues!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Friendly enviornment that gives you oppurtunities to grow

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    Former Employee - Ride Operator in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Ride Operator in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Alright pay
    Good hours
    No experience needed

    Cons

    Lots of standing
    Long hours
    Always working weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that they are doing alright with their company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Intern

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    Former Intern - Leadership in Orlando, FL
    Former Intern - Leadership in Orlando, FL

    I worked at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free access to parks; friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Long hours; menial tasks at times; guests can be challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize interns more

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company and values with good training and dedicated team

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    Former Intern - Business Intern in Williamsburg, VA
    Former Intern - Business Intern in Williamsburg, VA

    I worked at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Probably the best part of the job is lively team spirit. Everyone seems to be "on board", which is partly related to polished HR practices and loyalty of many managers. There are a lot of benefits for every team member, such as unlimited free park passes and discounts on everything.

    Cons

    Monetary compensation is on the lower side, so you better make use of those non-monetary benefits they provide. Some of the departments/managers are of much lower performance than the others.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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