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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Reviews

Updated March 25, 2019
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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Interim Chief Executive Officer John Reilly
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Pros
  • "6 free tickets, 12 free half price tickets" (in 93 reviews)

  • "Great people, great benefits, growth oppurtunity" (in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • "It's extremely hard to get full time unless you're open to switching departments or have some kind of bachelor degree" (in 53 reviews)

  • "Long hours in sometimes challenging environments" (in 45 reviews)

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  1. "It was good"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Recommends

    I worked at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment part-time

    Pros

    Great pay , great co workers a very fun place to work at

    Cons

    To be honest there’s no cons .


  2. "Friendly Workplace Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Park Operations in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Park Operations in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working for Seaworld was great. You see how they really care about teaching public about marine life. Other employees were very friendly.

    Cons

    Work can get repetitive and you never know when you'll get a rude guest

  3. "Fantastic Company and Good People"

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    Former Employee - Park Operations Shows in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Park Operations Shows in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The system they have for clocking in and out is simple and easy to use, the coworkers are nice and helpful, guest interactions are fun, get to see shows if you're working quick queue

    Cons

    Lots of standing and waiting


  4. "Meaningful work"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager

    I worked at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to do work where you are helping do good deeds (animal recovery), teaching (appreciation for nature), and helping friends and families enjoy their time together.

    Cons

    Work schedule can be difficult due to events and being busy when everyone else is off.


  5. "ok"

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    Current Employee - Popcorn Seller in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Popcorn Seller in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Trainers and animal care specialists devote their lives to the animals

    Cons

    people who don't understand the good work seaworld does.


  6. "Great Job"

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    Former Employee - Deep Water Lifeguard in Chula Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Deep Water Lifeguard in Chula Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great hours
    A lot of fun people to work with
    High Energy
    Cool Benefits

    Cons

    Does get hot sometimes
    Kids don't listen always
    At the end of the season, it is hard to want to continue working


  7. "Honestly not a bad place to work."

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    Former Employee - Armed Security Officer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Armed Security Officer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, easy scheduling, and good food at the cafateria

    Cons

    working in security there are some positions where you work outside rain or shine. some nights got pretty cold even though they supplied propane heaters.

  8. "Like my job and coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Accounting
    Current Employee - Accounting
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and decent pay. Always above minimum wage, even for the lower paying positions. The company does great things for the environment and wild animals. Also, John Reilly, the interim CEO is amazing and should be permanent.

    Cons

    Job security can be worrisome, especially if you’re full time.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees more than the shareholders. We care about each other and the animals, not just the bottom line.


  9. "Fun Job"

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    Current Employee - Lifeguard
    Current Employee - Lifeguard

    I have been working at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Good job for a high school or college student

    Cons

    Management needs to be more serious when it comes to NCNS


  10. "Great 16 year old job"

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    Current Employee - Ambassador in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Ambassador in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    free admission to parks, flexible schedule around school, enjoy the company culture

    Cons

    Not always knowing what's going on