Chessington World Of Adventures Reviews

Updated 2 Jul 2020

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3.5
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Chessington World Of Adventures Divisional Director Tim Harrison-Jones (no image)
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27 Ratings
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  • "Long hours in the sun, low pay for the responsibility you’re given(in 8 reviews)

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

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  1. "Amazing job"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Zufari Driver 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff and team, good pay, great experience

    Cons

    Can be draining when driving long hours

  2. "good and friendly"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Kingston upon Thames, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chessington World Of Adventures part-time

    Pros

    long breaks very friendly managers good pay good hours

    Cons

    smells because of the zoo but not the whole park

  3. "Uplifting role"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Epsom, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chessington World Of Adventures full-time

    Pros

    Not the same everyday. Out in the fresh air. People are enjoying themselves around you which creates a great atmosphere.

    Cons

    Need to work hard to get Engineering job satisfaction. Very average wages and pension.

  4. "Retail"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Retail Host 
    Recommends

    I worked at Chessington World Of Adventures part-time

    Pros

    Perfect for a first job, work around times if you are in school or college, got to in a variety of shops on park

    Cons

    Nothing that would stop me working there

  5. "bad management"

    3.0
    Former Employee - High Ropes 

    I worked at Chessington World Of Adventures part-time

    Pros

    Pay is ok, not as good as other Go apes. Good HR.

    Cons

    bad management, clique-y unprofessional people. Pay should be more

  6. "Admissions host"

    4.0
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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

  7. "Great fun"

    5.0
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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

  8. "Brilliant workplace"

    5.0
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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.

  9. "Great place to start career"

    4.0
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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

  10. "Alright"

    4.0
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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

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