SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
149 Reviews
3.5
149 Reviews
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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment President & Chief Executive Officer Jim Atchison
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free tickets and other employee events are a great bonus (in 16 reviews)

  • You got to go into the park for free (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Also, it can be hard to move up to full-time / leadership depending on your area (in 17 reviews)

  • Long hours; menial tasks at times; guests can be challenging (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Turnstile Host
    Former Employee - Turnstile Host

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

    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
  2.  

    Working at Seaworld is a fun experience.

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    • 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

    I have been working at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment full-time (more than an year)

    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
  3.  

    Great fun. No future.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audio Operator in San Antonio, FL
    Former Employee - Audio Operator in San Antonio, FL

    I worked at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment full-time (more than 10 years)

    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
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  5.  

    Great company when Full Time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment full-time

    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
  6.  

    Rides at SeaWorld

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ride Operator in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Ride Operator in Orlando, FL

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

    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
  7.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Supervisor in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Supervisor in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment full-time (more than an year)

    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
  8.  

    Fun

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

    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

  9.  

    A job is a job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SALES CLERK in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - SALES CLERK in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Free SeaWorld tickets and tickets for other parks once you've worked there for a certain amount of time
    Above minimum wage for most positions
    A lot of hours in the summer, easy to switch shifts

    Cons

    Team Leads tend to be lazy
    Working the merchandise booths alone can get boring very quickly

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Too large of a corporate structure

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Creative atmosphere allowed for a fun work environment, and good promotions.

    Cons

    Too large of a structure to move up the ladder. People in leadership have been working there incredibly too long and mismanagement of employee knowledge growth. I came into my position knowing more about the content of my role than the manager who hired me. Good place to learn in a corporate environment, just not a long term choice of employment.

  11.  

    underpaid/underappreciated

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance
    Current Employee - Finance

    I have been working at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are very dedicated intelligent people that make being at work bearable; the free tickets and Discovery discounts are great. Good learning experience for interns or people just starting out in the job market.

    Cons

    The upper management has a way of making you believe that the low job titles and low pay for an extremely large amount of work is sensible. Once you realize that your skills/qualifications are being overused and un-rewarded you have already invested a large amount of time with a company that you have little to no growth potential with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer pay increases and promotions based on merit instead of just continually increasing those that have been here for 20+ years to a level that no one can reach.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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