Compare Merlin Entertainments vs Carowinds BETA

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Merlin Entertainments

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Carowinds

Employee Ratings

  • Merlin Entertainments scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 419 reviews)
Merlin Entertainments employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Carowinds employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 187 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Merlin Entertainments employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Carowinds employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Merlin Entertainments employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than Carowinds employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.6
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.5
Merlin Entertainments employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than Carowinds employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Merlin Entertainments Ceo Nick Varney
83%
83%Nick Varney
Merlin Entertainments employees rated their CEO Approval 20% higher than Carowinds employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Carowinds Ceo Matt Ouimet
63%
63%Matt Ouimet
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
62%
Merlin Entertainments employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 10% higher than Carowinds employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
52%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
49%
Merlin Entertainments employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 16% higher than Carowinds employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
33%

Salaries

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What Employees Say

  • Merlin Entertainments had 21 more reviews than Carowinds that mentioned "Free tickets" as a Pro.
  • Merlin Entertainments had 16 more reviews than Carowinds that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Free tickets"(in 33 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 21 reviews)
Pros
"Free admission"(in 16 reviews)
"Free tickets"(in 12 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 33 reviews)
"Attractions"(in 26 reviews)
Cons
"Heat"(in 18 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 17 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great"7 Apr 2020

Current Employee - Admissions Host

I have been working at Merlin Entertainments full-time

Pros

Looks after employees well and great benefits

Cons

Pay and hours in some locations

Former Employee - Lead

I worked at Carowinds part-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Free entry into the park, discounts, some incentives

Cons

Low pay, cronyism, favoritism, managers/supervisors push political views on employees and if you don't agree you're alienated, guests are allowed to treat employees like dirt

Advice to Management

Better training for managers and supervisors. Don't allow spouses or significant others to work directly together. Keep politics and political views out of how management decides who they like and... who are no longer useful. Utilize and listen to experienced employees instead of tossing them out like yesterday's garbage. Yes all of these things happen at this park.

Job Postings

Merlin Entertainments has 28 more recently posted open jobs than Carowinds.