SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Adventure Island

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great perks such as free tickets and "floating holidays" as part of being a full time employee Great people in management positions who really care about the park and employees Monday through Friday business hours during off season time Ability to really know your management team due to the size of the park

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to advance as the park is small and jobs are usually occupied for a long time Low pay rates Low annual raises (2.5% or less) Stressful job with lots of responsibilities with low pay

    Advice to Management

    Don't know if it is something that can be controlled but I would love to see more opportunities to advance at the park. Also, there needs to be more communication between the departments. When I first started working there it seemed to be a team atmosphere throughout the entire park but lately that seems to be falling to the wayside and there is not a lot of interdepartmental communication or teamwork.


  2. Great Perks When You Can Get Them

    Current Employee - Assistant Supervisor in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Supervisor in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, free admission to any SeaWorld park in the US, fun environment, getting to meet people from all over the world

    Cons

    Minimal opportunities for advancement, seasonal positions are most common and the assignment ends after 6 months, low wages

    Advice to Management

    Look at what the rest of the industry is paying and join them. Treat the employees well and they'll work well for you.


  3. Great people but some growing pains

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interactive Marketing Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Interactive Marketing Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leadership is genuine and most everyone is great to work with at corporate.

    Cons

    Company is still figuring roles and responsibilities so don't expect any career pathing.

    Advice to Management

    Work down not up, raise pay scales.


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    Ughhh!!! (San Antonio park)

    Current Employee - Beverage Host (Lead) in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Beverage Host (Lead) in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Good discounts + Free admission to the park +Free tickets + Great coworkers + Good if you want alot of hours

    Cons

    A lot changes have happened because of a third party company. Lower pay for leads (aka assistant supervisors) even thought they still do the same amount of work as before. Not enough pay for the amount of work given to them. The company has a lot of lazy management that except lower levels of leadership to do their jobs because they dont feel like. I have work at mutiple parts of this park and have seen no difference. Also a lot of higher leadership are clueless of the inner workings of their department so they are basically useless.


  6. Park Ops

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Park Admission for you, your family, and friends. Great if your a "follower" or worker bee.

    Cons

    Not so great if your a leader/innovator/creative thinker and like to share/input ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Don't always feel so threatened by the next young pup that comes along.


  7. You can do less work for the amount you get paid

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment part-time

    Pros

    Met some good people and if you want to it looks good on your resume. It can be fun at times. You get free tickets!

    Cons

    People will never come back from breaks. The Florida heat. Can get really boring if you get a bad rotation. When I worked there weren't enough guards so half of the park would be open and we had to make up for that by working harder/ trying to explain why the park was closed. You will be scheduled 40+ hours and probably won't get any days off.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people so that everybody else isn't obliged to make up for their slack? Other than that we know what we signed up for and its not worth it unless you're a deep guard.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Park Ops Assistant Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Water Safety Assistant Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Water Safety Assistant Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun environment, long shifts, good over-time pay

    Cons

    Little availability flexibility, have to be willing to work a lot (especially during the summer)


  9. Summer Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good for students who can work over the summer

    Cons

    No trust from upper management, under compensated, rarely to never promote from within, high turnover rate from employees, awful work environment. No career opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the employees you have rather than working them to death and waiting for the next round of new employees. Truly sickens me how after 35 years of operating there are still faux pas committed by senior employees who have been there for many years.


  10. Seaworld

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Get to do what I want and care for animals

    Cons

    There is no problem working for this awesome place


  11. Long unpredictable hours, meager pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Photographer
    Current Employee - Photographer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most employees are nice and friendly. Free tickets to the park.

    Cons

    Long hours, they will try to call you in as often as possible. I only get one day off a week. Customers and managers are sometimes mean even though you didn't do anything wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees longer breaks.



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