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SEA LIFE Reviews

Updated 5 April 2019
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  1. "Excellent place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Entertainments Staff
    Former Employee - Entertainments Staff
    Recommends

    I worked at SEA LIFE part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The entertainments team is very interesting and you learn a lot about the animals through giving talks and training you receive with information from the company. The ethos of the company is very conservation focused which I felt was a positive environment to work in with people who care about the animals.

    Cons

    Minor con, but its a very fast paced environment so the turn around of activities can be every 15 minutes which can be intense for some, but also keeps the day busy and interesting


  2. "THE REAL FACE OF MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS: SEA LIFE"

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    Former Contractor - Commercial Host in London, England
    Former Contractor - Commercial Host in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SEA LIFE as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    working in the gift shop

    Cons

    unorganised management, no communication, no respect, misinfromed, ungrateful,rude, no care for employee health or fatigue, unwelcoming, late pay, no training

    Advice to Management

    Your management team is extremely disorganised and need make sure all employees feel welcomed and understand everything about the job. No training was given and new employees had to figure it out on their own. Their is a lot of misinformation coming from a lot of employees, one person says one thing and others inform you of other things. You claim to have a strict policy for both employees and customers but it seems that management is biased in favour of the people who are permanent at the job. In regards to policy for customers, management become lenient when policy is supposed to be followed making the employer look stupid in front of the customer. Also prior to actually working the company had basted about employee benefits non of which had been given to us. On the last day of employment no one was informed of anything and no thanks or formal dismissal was given to seasonal employees. Extremely unprofessional. Please in the nicest way possible FIX UP! thank you.

  3. "Nice place to work bad owners"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poole, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poole, England
    Recommends

    I worked at SEA LIFE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The staff were really nice to work with

    Cons

    Didn't like to spend money

    Advice to Management

    Keep on going good manager team


  4. ""Exciting opportunities, Low pay""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SEA LIFE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to travel and grow within the national network.

    Cons

    Cost of living is not taken into consideration in salary.


  5. "Don't work here if you can help it"

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    Current Employee - Education
    Current Employee - Education
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at SEA LIFE part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, low stakes if you mess up, animal exhibits are taken care of very well.

    Cons

    Ridiculously low pay, high turnover, calcified and clannish management + displays team, displays team withholds information, negligible advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Happy well paid employees equal happy guests who want to come back. Pay us competitive wages and let us do our jobs the best way. If this attraction wasn't run by Merlin it would probably be much better. Employees here desperately need collective bargaining agreements and/or union representation because Merlin purse strings are artificially tight. Expect to see declining profits as corporate neglects to invest in this location and its passionate, motivated employees.


  6. "Summary after 9 months"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SEA LIFE part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Sharing exciting sea life facts with kids of all ages
    -You'll learn a lot yourself about the ocean and sea creatures
    -Amazing coworkers and friendly management
    -Good benefits

    Cons

    -Not enough breaks for the volume of people you have to deal with
    -Tied down to the position you're in: you don't move except to take breaks
    -Loud: all surfaces echo and guests CANNOT hear you
    -Can be extremely mentally demanding
    -Lots of impatient / frustrated / easily angered guests
    -Not enough interaction between separate branches of employees within Sea Life
    -Very much a burn-out job: high turnover rates
    -Pay should be higher


  7. "Its ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You'll meet people from all around the world

    Cons

    Mangement is awful .they dont listen

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Supervisor
    Former Employee - Admissions Supervisor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEA LIFE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Being around the animals, happy customers. Really unique workplace with outstanding staff. Management really nice, now been taken over by another company.

    Cons

    Sacrifice some Salary for great work. By that I mean you get a pretty average wage in return for a unique and cool workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Na


  9. "It the Great place to work you can enjoy the view"

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    Former Employee - Reconciliation Officer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Reconciliation Officer in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SEA LIFE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    co worker is very nice
    work condition

    Cons

    poor management
    need to pay more
    missing the reality ground

    Advice to Management

    Company should accept very divers group of people around