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Chessington World Of Adventures Reviews

Updated 27 Oct 2019

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3.5
77%
Recommend to a Friend
86%
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Chessington World Of Adventures CEO Tim Harrison-Jones (no image)
Tim Harrison-Jones
24 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Long hours during school holidays/weekends(in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great fun"

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    Former Employee - Hostess 

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work!

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Chessington World Of Adventures2019-09-12
  2. "Admissions host"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved the team, made some great friends

    Cons

    Can be stressful, many hours spent freezing cold on the turnstiles, prepare to be shouted at

    Chessington World Of Adventures2019-10-27
  3. "Brilliant workplace"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chessington World Of Adventures full-time

    Pros

    Loads of career progression, training opportunities, great management, positive atmosphere

    Cons

    Relatively low pay for near London location.

    Chessington World Of Adventures2019-08-29
  4. "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
  5. "Alright"

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    Former Employee - Car Park Host in Chessington, England

    I worked at Chessington World Of Adventures part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours Good pay Good management

    Cons

    The hours would be too long in summer

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

    Chessington World Of Adventures2019-07-20
  6. "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

    Advice to Management

    Can’t change anything

    Chessington World Of Adventures2019-07-18
  7. "Pretty good place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Host in Chessington, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere Polite management Good experience for a first job

    Cons

    Could have longer breaks but it’s still good

    Advice to Management

    None

    Chessington World Of Adventures2019-07-01
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Long hours, low money, but can be fun"

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    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Chessington, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Does have days when it’s fun.

    Cons

    Long hours in the sun, low pay for the responsibility you’re given.

    Advice to Management

    Stop having favourites amongst your staff

    Chessington World Of Adventures2019-07-10
  9. "Don't fully know working hours, basic minimum pay"

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    Former Employee - Barista 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Chessington World Of Adventures part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company as a whole look after you well

    Cons

    The actual department give you no training, and it's very unorganised

    Chessington World Of Adventures2019-07-03
  10. "GOOD SOCIAL ENVRONMENT HERE lots of socials"

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    Current Employee - Rides & Attractions Host in Chessington, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chessington World Of Adventures part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good social environment here lots of work socials

    Cons

    poor pay at £ 6 an hour is awful.

    Chessington World Of Adventures2019-06-21
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