Compare Merlin Entertainments vs Alton Towers Resort BETA

See how Alton Towers Resort vs. Merlin Entertainments compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 391 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 83 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Work-life balance
3.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.5
Culture & Values
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Merlin Entertainments Ceo Nick Varney
79%
79%Nick Varney
CEO Approval
Alton Towers Resort Ceo Nick Varney
84%
84%Nick Varney
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
63%
% Recommend to a friend
67%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
49%
Positive Business Outlook
46%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Operations Manager7 Salaries
$57,720/yr
Guest Experience Host6 Salaries
$10/hr
Team Lead4 Salaries
$13/hr
There are no salaries matching this company.

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Free tickets"(in 33 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 21 reviews)
Pros
"Free tickets"(in 22 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 7 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 32 reviews)
"Attractions"(in 26 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 12 reviews)
"Alton towers"(in 6 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Head of Talent & Development

I have been working at Merlin Entertainments full-time

Pros

Fantastic opportunity to grow quickly in this fast-paced company. Everyone actively demonstrates a passion for delivering memorable experiences. A 'fun' culture permeates all levels and divisions... of the organization. Strong learning & development offering internally, plus support for completing your studies at school and college. Great, competitive benefits in the US, and nice perks including free tickets! Very active in sustainability efforts, plus ample opportunity to get involved in the two charities Merlin supports - Merlin's Magic Wand and SEA LIFE Trust.

Cons

A company this size, growing at this pace, means you have to be ready to jump in from day 1. There's lots of change which can unsettle some and being so guest-focused means smaller support teams... 'behind-the-scenes' than you might expect (makes for great, varied, impactful job roles though!)

Former Employee - Housekeeper

I worked at Alton Towers Resort part-time for more than a year

Pros

Very good pay, flexible working hours, good when time off is needed, a reasonable amount of time for lunch break. Friendly staff, always willing to help when needed.

Cons

Workload often too much, staff bus was quite expensive and if you missed it you had to wait an extra hour/hour and a half for the next one.

Advice to Management

All housekeepers expected to complete 9 rooms in 6 hours, regardless of the state of the room (some rooms were often covered heavily in mess, e.g. food, rubbish, etc). For me, this was only just... about doable when all the rooms were reasonably clean to start off with, and as such if even a single room was significantly messy, or if the daily job was one which was time consuming, then it often seemed impossible to complete the full 9 rooms on time.

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