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Merlin Entertainments Employee Reviews about "free tickets"

Updated Jan 21, 2020

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3.5
64%
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Merlin Entertainments CEO Nick Varney
Nick Varney
203 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free Tickets and other discounts(in 33 reviews)

  • "Its a nice place to work friendly good benefits and a good corporate culture(in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Sometimes you have to work long hours, but it's part of the job(in 32 reviews)

  • "Often attractions are deemed too expensive by the guests(in 26 reviews)

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  1. "A company built on fun with awesome opportunities to grow"

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    Current Employee - Head of Talent & Development in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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!)

    Merlin Entertainments2019-08-13

    Merlin Entertainments Response

    September 3, 2019Recruitment Marketing Coordinator

    Thank you so much for giving us a smashing review and very valuable feedback!

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  2. "Decent entry level job, nothing much besides that"

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    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Associate in Carlsbad, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merlin Entertainments part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free tickets to Merlin Company attractions, sometimes free food, very flexible schedule, generally friendly coworkers and atmosphere

    Cons

    Very difficult to move up/limited career opportunities, company is constantly cutting corners, often repetitive work, angry customers due to company policies

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    Merlin Entertainments2019-11-22
  3. "3rd tier in the Orlando market and it's not gonna change anytime soon"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Winter Haven, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merlin Entertainments full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    you get free tickets to other Merlin-owned attractions but even that is limited. compared to Disney or Universal, it's not nearly as good but still a nice perk when gets are in from out of town

    Cons

    terrible I.T. at the winter haven, florida location. laughably bad for a billion dollar huge company. I mean AWFUL. a few "sacred cows" who don't do their jobs well or have awful attitudes but the company is terrified to lose them. ALSO, notice how many recent 5 star reviews from CURRENT H.R. and Management level folks came into glassdoor. gee, almost seems like a plan to boost their poor ratings. with Disney and universal paying $15 an hour, the struggle to attract semi-competent folks is only going to get worse

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    Merlin Entertainments2019-10-24
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good for College Students"

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    Former Employee - Entertainment Host in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merlin Entertainments part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Somewhat of a flexible schedule, meet a lot of celebrities, and free tickets (after being employed for x amount of time)

    Cons

    Horrible Management, high turnover, unsanitary facility, no support from management, favoritism, extremely low pay, some managers were prejudice and judgemental, unclear policies and rules. Management watches your every move on camera. Guests tend to take their anger and frustration out on workers about issues in the facility we have no control over.

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    Merlin Entertainments2017-02-05
  5. Helpful (3)

    "manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Merlin Entertainments full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    50% off lego twice a year Free tickets to park but only 40

    Cons

    Lowwwwww pay Overworked, expected to travel 40% of the time Really not a great work / home balanced business

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    Merlin Entertainments2017-02-10
  6. "Legoland Lifeguard"

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    I worked at Merlin Entertainments

    Pros

    Stable, good compensation, fun job free tickets if you are there long enough

    Cons

    strict on attendance lots of drama hot in the sun

    Merlin Entertainments2016-11-01
  7. "VIP Host"

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    VIP Host in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merlin Entertainments

    Pros

    free tickets for you and family

    Cons

    no free lunch and long hours

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    Merlin Entertainments2015-04-14
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Reservations"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Merlin Entertainments

    Pros

    Free tickets . The pay is decent I guess . It great for students not as a long term thing

    Cons

    No respect for you or your family as a worker . The jobs are seasonal . You have to kiss butt to get anywhere

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    Merlin Entertainments2015-03-31
  9. "Shocking Culture & Tiny Office"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merlin Entertainments full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some free tickets Fun activities sometimes

    Cons

    Low pay Isolating culture for newbies Very small office with no window in some Heavy workload

    Merlin Entertainments2020-01-21
  10. "For the love of fun!"

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    Current Employee - Night Team Leader in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Merlin Entertainments part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Team Supportive Team Career Progression Free Tickets and other discounts Lots of fun Positive environment Low staff turnover in the department so team like a family Staff and family events Staff recognition Staff incentives

    Cons

    Hourly rate not great in comparison to similar jobs ( but I’m not there for the money )

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    Merlin Entertainments2019-11-26

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