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Merlin Entertainments Reviews

Updated 27 Mar 2020

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3.5
60%
Recommend to a Friend
83%
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Merlin Entertainments CEO Nick Varney
Nick Varney
188 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free Tickets and other discounts(in 33 reviews)

  • "Its a nice place to work friendly good benefits and a good corporate culture(in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Sometimes you have to work long hours, but it's part of the job(in 33 reviews)

  • "Often attractions are deemed too expensive by the guests(in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Merlin Entertainments

    Pros

    Flexibility good career progression if you work for it

    Cons

    Long hours during certain times of year

    Merlin Entertainments2020-03-27
  2. "Car park attendances"

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    Current Employee - CAR PARK ATTENDANT in Chessington, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merlin Entertainments part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Taught me endurance due to long hours

    Cons

    Non flexible work hours throughout

    Merlin Entertainments2020-03-17
  3. "Challenging place to work but with lots of opportunity and scope for growth"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merlin Entertainments full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunities, travel, growth, development, people. This is a good place to be temporarily to grow your career and get the best opportunities to launch yourself into your next role.

    Cons

    Challenging, lack of support, lack of structure, uncertainty, projects changing, work life balance is not great

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    Merlin Entertainments2020-03-12
  4. "Highly Recommend"

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    Former Employee - Telephone Customer Service Representative in Surbiton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Merlin Entertainments full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment, good pay, great team, good hours and nice offices

    Cons

    May require a long commute

    Merlin Entertainments2020-02-22
  5. "Team Leader"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merlin Entertainments full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They look after their staff and try to employ internally

    Cons

    Annual pass guests feeling Intitled to everything

    Merlin Entertainments2020-02-13
  6. "Worth working for"

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    Current Employee - Guest Experience Host 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merlin Entertainments part-time

    Pros

    Company looks out for employees and looks to maintain a positive work environment

    Cons

    New ideas are often top down and don't blend well with the day to day operations

    Merlin Entertainments2020-02-12
  7. "Mixed feeling"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merlin Entertainments full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance Not demanding

    Cons

    Not a very promising company Not focusing on career development of staff Low salary

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    Merlin Entertainments2020-02-03
  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Operations Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merlin Entertainments full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great work colleagues - a lot of fun

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough staff available

    Merlin Entertainments2020-01-18
  9. "Bad awareness of staff members welfare"

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    Current Employee - Duty Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Merlin Entertainments part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun place to work if just for a summer

    Cons

    The management care more about getting numbers through the door and over working staff than the welfare of those working for them

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    Merlin Entertainments2020-02-20
  10. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Fastrack Host 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merlin Entertainments part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very fun nice people flexible hours

    Cons

    Bad pay, sometimes lack of hours

    Merlin Entertainments2020-01-16
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