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Updated Aug 26, 2019

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3.7
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Chessington World Of Adventures Divisional Director Tim Harrison-Jones (no image)
Tim Harrison-Jones
27 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free tickets to all attractions(in 8 reviews)

  • "Very friendly staff and friendly atmosphere, it was very easy for me to feel comfortable(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours in the sun, low pay for the responsibility you’re given(in 8 reviews)

  • "At the bottom of the ladder it's pretty much minimum wage, as expected(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to start career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chessington, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chessington World Of Adventures full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to learn Fun place to work Give responsibility to those that want to develop Free tickets to all attractions

    Cons

    Salary less than competitive Need to support back office staff more

    Chessington World Of Adventures2019-08-26
  2. "Lovely place"

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    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Host in Chessington, England

    I have been working at Chessington World Of Adventures full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Met some amazing people, free tickets, lovely atmosphere. Feels like a family.

    Cons

    Sometimes you think you’re working a lot for what you’re getting paid but it’s overall quite amazing

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    Chessington World Of Adventures2019-07-18
  3. "A brief review"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chessington World Of Adventures full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No day is ever the same, free tickets

    Cons

    Management Structure, lack of investment.

    Chessington World Of Adventures2019-03-27
  4. "interview"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Chessington, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chessington World Of Adventures part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    offers on products and free tickets

    Cons

    less pay compared to work you do

    Chessington World Of Adventures2019-01-29
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of fun, until you're over 18."

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    Former Employee - Retail Host in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chessington World Of Adventures part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - flexible working hours - make great friends - perks are good (free tickets, sometimes free food) - incentives across park are pretty cool

    Cons

    - progress to higher positions will be based upon if the management like you and not based on if you're actually good at your job - lots of 15/16 year old kids who aren't trained properly (managements fault, not the kids!) - you're expected to dedicate your life to Merlin Entertainments, they don't care about you. - its a good starter job, but once you're over 18 the hours get tiring and you feel very stagnant.

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    Chessington World Of Adventures2018-08-25
  6. "Chessington."

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    Former Employee - Senior Rides Operator in Chessington, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chessington World Of Adventures part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    very sociable, great support from management, lot's of praise, feedback is always welcomed, free tickets to Merlin attractions

    Cons

    Job is not very stimulating, are alone most of the time, unsure when you will finish your shift, no long-term progression, 13 hour day's in Summer and Halloween.

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    Chessington World Of Adventures2017-10-24
  7. "You make a lot of friends but management are a mess."

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    Former Employee - Ride Operator 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chessington World Of Adventures full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people are amazing and you make a lot of friends, especially if you've worked with the company for a number of years. 20 free tickets for any Merlin attraction across the globe. Sometimes they do staff rides. Cheap canteen. You can laugh about all the rude guests who make your life difficult. The STAR scheme is good, you nominate someone who you see is doing a good job and if they get more than 2 'STAR's' during a certain time frame they get invited to a STAR event where you get free food, alcohol, rides or a show so there's motivation to get the whole team there so you can have a laugh and actually get some sort of reward for your hard work.

    Cons

    Management are all young and have been recruited solely on the basis of who they get along with regarding upper management, favouritism is a MASSIVE problem and it is VERY obvious who will get promoted when the opportunity arises. The pay is ridiculously low considering how much responsibility is thrown our way. I'm a ride operator and I don't get paid no where near enough as I should considering the amount of grief I deal with, I'm looking after people's lives after all and only get paid minimum wage. It can be hard to progress with the company as favouritism is more important to management than the people who actually work hard and deserve it, I've had management who were a credit to this company be forced to leave because they haven't been able to progress when they would be perfect for the job but they never get promoted any further than they have been, could be considered a dead end job as they don't let you progress and grow. Guests are incredibly rude and you get shouted at a lot and have to have security called because because they get so angry about the rules. It's incredibly pressured and highly stressful at times when the gate figure is high and the queues are long and you have pressure from management to get the queue times down but it's next to impossible with the amount of high staff turnover, each staff member every year is pretty much 16 or brand new to the role and has no idea what they are doing whilst the returners are dealing with everything and put more stress on themselves and don't get any recognition for it. Management spend a lot of time telling you how to improve or picking up on pointless unnecessary things to get you in some sort of trouble and not enough time appraising staff to do better so morale never improves and good staff leave. Staff ideas get overlooked. If you're full time you rarely see a weekend off.

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    Chessington World Of Adventures2017-04-13
  8. "Host"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chessington World Of Adventures part-time

    Pros

    20 free tickets, good job to gain experiance

    Cons

    Bad hours, staff can be immature

    Chessington World Of Adventures2017-02-04

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