Merlin Entertainments Employee Reviews about "good benefits"

Updated Sep 24, 2020

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Merlin Entertainments CEO Nick Varney
Nick Varney
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Pros
  • "The Magic Pass (free tickets to all attractions) makes you very popular overnight(in 38 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, nice environment, fun(in 23 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "hard work, long hours culture in back-office functions(in 42 reviews)

  • "Staff are often rushed due to the sheer volume of people that come to their attractions(in 29 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great fun, good progression

      Mar 4, 2017 - Manager (Various, Mid-Senior Level) 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Opportunities for professional development Busy, fast paced work environment Career progression opportunities Travelled with work Relaxed work environment Great people Good benefits

      Cons

      The pay isn't the most competitive 'Jobs for the boys' mentality - you have to work hard to be in the 'in' crowd Long unsociable hours

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    2. 3.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Good work

      Sep 24, 2020 - Retail Host in Chessington, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very flexible, fairly easy and good benefits

      Cons

      Fairly poor pay, very long hour shifts in one go, No matter what the age, the same pay applies - minimum

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Fun but you won't become rich

      Jul 2, 2020 - Assistant Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, nice environment, fun

      Cons

      Lots of work for low pay

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Mixed bag

      Oct 8, 2019 - Financial Analyst in Windsor, South East England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really good benefits, Good culture within most teams, social place of work. Unique workplace being at a theme park.

      Cons

      Progression opportunities are poor once you reach a certain level. Training is non existent. Don't value permanent staff fairly.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Worked seasonally for 4 seasons, enjoyed it but often not enough staff which impacted the job satisfaction

      Aug 12, 2019 - Ride Operator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits and perks Nice team

      Cons

      Poor leadership management More socials needed

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      Merlin Entertainments Response

      Recruitment Marketing Coordinator

      Hello! Thanks for much for your feedback and for working with us for so long, we really appreciate it. I'll pass on your feedback to the management team.

    6. 2.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      If you are going to do it, do it for the friends you will make

      Aug 3, 2019 - Actor in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Hiring personable actors. Some Management staff are nice but even they are being pressured by higher personnel. Some good benefits such as the Merlin Pass

      Cons

      Needs better pay and a need to understand the role you will be undertaking. The actors are more entertainment staff and should be treated as such. Acting is a different kettle of fish and a lot of management know it.

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      Merlin Entertainments Response

      Recruitment Marketing Coordinator

      Hi there! Thanks for reviewing us, your feedback will be passed on to the right team.

    7. 4.0
      Current Contractor, less than 1 year

      Great Company with a good family atmosphere

      Jun 17, 2019 - PMO Lead 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Its a nice place to work friendly good benefits and a good corporate culture

      Cons

      Working in a project setup has its own challenged but as a company nothing appears to be negative.

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      Merlin Entertainments Response

      Recruitment Marketing Coordinator

      Hi there! Thanks so much for taking the time to post your review. I'm glad you've had a great experience with us.

    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good Job

      Apr 22, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Convenient location, good benefits, always helpful when unsure what to do

      Cons

      Just ok pay but not great, and lunch is short

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      Merlin Entertainments Response

      Recruitment Marketing Coordinator

      Thanks for recommending us! It means a lot. We're really glad you feel supported in your position, and benefits are always a nice bonus!

    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      An enjoyable place to work, especially if you have no family commitments

      Dec 27, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits package including 40 free tickets to employees after 12 months service (20 in first 12 months). Good development and training opportunities, with global opportunities.

      Cons

      No work life balance for managers. No lieu time policy, however it’s an expectation that you do whatever extra hours you need to do/are told to do, with no remuneration for it, and very little chance of ever getting any of your time back. Unrealistic targets and budgetary constraints.

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      Merlin Entertainments Response

      Recruitment Marketing Coordinator

      Thanks for your comments and your honesty, and for recommending Merlin! It's great to see such positivity in people who were with us over a period of years. We will pass these comments on, as we firmly believe that a good work/life balance is vital for our employees. Thanks for the heads up!

    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      London Eye

      May 9, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, Friendly staff and team

      Cons

      Overload of work, no commission, management stress taken out on wrong people.

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