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Merlin Entertainments Overview

Headquarters Poole, United Kingdom
Size 10000+ Employees
Founded 1999
Type Company - Public (MERL)
Industry Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Universal Studios, Disney Parks & Resorts
We believe that the Merlin Entertainments Group is the most exciting leisure company in the world. Our aim is simple, but challenging; to deliver unique, memorable and rewarding experiences to millions of visitors across the globe every year.

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Mission: Our vision is to become the worldwide leader in branded, location-based, family entertainment.

Merlin Entertainments Reviews

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Merlin Entertainments CEO Nick Varney
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    Former Employee - Displays Curator in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Displays Curator in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Merlin Entertainments full-time (More than 5 years)


    Fair amount of freedom, ability to advance, controlled my own budget mostly. Salary was good for what I did. Benefits were good and there were a lot of good people at the lower ranks.


    Incompetent managers in some positions. Tend to promote too quickly. The mix of animal and non-animal attractions creates upper level management that doesn't understand the differences between the two. Very incompetent, unprofessional and disrespectful HR directors in some positions, not all. Confusion among management and arguments between how to do things across countries.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better and put your pride aside. Be willing to listen to new ideas.

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Merlin Entertainments Interviews

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
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    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Merlin Entertainments in October 2015.


    The interview process was straight forward. You'll have to create and present on a solution to a problem they'll ask you. This was actually enjoyable and memorable. However, most of the questions asked were quite forgettable and of the standard interview variety.

    Interview Questions

    • There was neither a difficult or unexpected question asked. It was all basic, too basic for a high level management position. The presentation stage of the interview process was interesting. I was a little disappointed that they didn't ask any questions after I presented.   Answer Question

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