SEA LIFE Reviews

Updated Jan 22, 2022

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Pros
  • "Working with animals is really fun(in 11 reviews)

  • "You get to be in the air conditioning surrounded by sea creatures(in 4 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Ridiculously low pay, high turnover, calcified and clannish management(in 4 reviews)

  • "Very much a burn-out job: high turnover rates(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Jul 15, 2021 - Host 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun job lots of involvement

      Cons

      Quite tiring on feet all day

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Fun place to work

      Jan 7, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great working environment Full training Team social events

      Cons

      No options for progression in the company

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good for part time casual work

      Dec 9, 2021 - Retail Host in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun people and friendly working environment

      Cons

      Low pay: management and supervisory staff overworked and all employees underpaid

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Fantastic Place to work

      Aug 12, 2021 - Guest Experience Host in Birmingham, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Seeing the animals daily can get friends and family in for free to any merlin attraction Perks at work means discounted cinema tickets Staff are really lovely

      Cons

      Management can show favoritism towards certain members of staff and give them opertinities others wouldn't get Very quick turnover for staff

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Nice team, great part time role

      Jun 9, 2021 - Entertainment Host in Brighton, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice team, everyone was so friendly.

      Cons

      Working to a changing work schedule, probably couldnt really be avoided!

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Low pay

      May 24, 2021 - Guest Experience Host in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Loved the animals and work mates.

      Cons

      Low pay and poor management

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Pros and cons to the job

      May 10, 2021 - Commercial Host in Birmingham, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Shifts added to the rota in advance - Nice staff - Busy so time goes fast - Merlin magic pass so free entry to attractions

      Cons

      - Do not ask for your availability before adding shifts - Favourtise certain staff members compared to others - Lack of appreciation for your work at times - Limited space in a crowded staff room, short breaks and no staff toilets

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Lovely place to work

      Apr 24, 2021 - Entertainment Host 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lovely people to work with

      Cons

      No downsides at all in the job

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Fun but no progress

      Mar 8, 2021 - Aquarist in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working with animals is really fun.

      Cons

      Pay is actually awful and no chance of progression.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company

      Mar 3, 2021 - Customer Experience Host in Birmingham, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It’s a great company to work for

      Cons

      Hard to move up the company ladder

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