Merlin Entertainments FAQ

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24 English questions out of 24

11 March 2019

Does Merlin Entertainments offer a retirement plan?

Pros

Some lucky people get to work with LEGO, make the Wax figures or care for the sea creatures. Retirement plan is not bad in USA. There are some opportunities for those willing to move to new markets. The company has permission to use some cool IPs.

Cons

Pay cuts are common practice. Wage increases are almost unheard of. The management from the Director level up is lacking. Huge cultural differences in UK business style vs other countries. Borderline unethical business practices. Since pay is near the bottom the managers tend to be inexperienced and uncaring. It is common for the UK management to lie. Merlin stock prices are stagnant. This is a company in decline and you will feel it when working there. Most locations are very understaffed and pay only minimum wage. Often attractions are deemed too expensive by the guests. New locations are chosen to be cheap and not in the best place for guest access or employee well being.

Advice to Management

Realize that your deputies are often bending the truth. Be there for the long term and not thinking of cashing out your stock options. Learn cultural sensitivity in markets outside of the cutthroat UK. Understand that you are destroying dreams to run third-rate theme-parks. Get rid of the awful blue and purple color scheme.

Retirement plan is not bad in USA.

11 March 2019

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13 February 2019

Does Merlin Entertainments offer employee discounts?

Pros

Good discount & Merlin Pass for free entry into other attractions. Considerate Management. Paid lunch

Cons

Long hours on your feet & a little cliquey. Often mistakes with pay

Advice to Management

Be more friendly to newcomers. Felt cliquey.

Good discount & Merlin Pass for free entry into other attractions.

13 February 2019

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26 September 2018

How are the career development opportunities at Merlin Entertainments?

Pros

Good social interactions, plenty of people to meet Variety of work environments and easy to switch departments

Cons

Low staffing and prolific sicknesses puts lots of pressure on remaining employees Regardless of work output, career progression is limited to waiting for someone in a higher position to leave so you can fill their role

Regardless of work output, career progression is limited to waiting for someone in a higher position to leave so you can fill their role

26 September 2018

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28 June 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at Merlin Entertainments?

Pros

Great opportunities to work with guests of all ages.

Cons

Low advancement opportunities as they promote from internal leadership programs instead of lower management.

Advice to Management

If you want to have some fun, go there. If you want to make more for the same amount of work then don't.

Low advancement opportunities as they promote from internal leadership programs instead of lower management.

28 June 2019

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29 October 2018

How are senior leaders perceived at Merlin Entertainments?

Pros

Cantine and friendly staff and managers

Cons

Busses to the park were too busy sometimes

Cantine and friendly staff and managers

29 October 2018

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