SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Employee Reviews about "animals"

Updated 11 Dec 2020

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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Interim CEO Marc Swanson
Marc Swanson
48 Ratings
Pros
  • "Working with Animals and Roller coasters(in 126 reviews)

  • "Good benefits like free tickets to enter parks(in 114 reviews)

Cons
  • "Can be long hours but not too bad(in 58 reviews)

  • "Very hard to advance unless you slave away for years for very low pay(in 44 reviews)

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  1. "Long hours not good money"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Food and Beverage in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    get to work around animals easy to get a job

    Cons

    Long hours. terrible uniform. lack of guidance

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  2. "Minimal job security and things get worse as years pass"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Animal standard of care is tremendous Other trainers are very passionate about work Free entry to park, 30% off merch Free entry to Universal sometimes

    Cons

    Constant fear of being laid off Employee amenities taken away constantly Management only cares about staff when it's convenient Bleak outlook on company's future success Constant degradation from people when you work for SeaWorld Terrible PTO model (was severely downgraded for 2020)

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  3. "Employees are disposable"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Animal Caretaker in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The animals. They are amazing and need the interaction of the trainers to thrive.

    Cons

    Company/investor focused. Labor, supplies, benefits, everything is cut to benefit the bottom line. No consideration is given to retention of employees. Morale is low among employees. Little community vibe.

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  4. "Education"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Educator in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment part-time

    Pros

    Love it here the animals are so funny and lots of great things happen every day.

    Cons

    I’m not full time to be able to do it more!

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    "Awesome job, no potential"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Diver in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment part-time

    Pros

    It is a really cool job. You get to dive with most of the animals.

    Cons

    It is a very physically demanding job. The hours are very unusual. There is no benefits if your part time, and you'll be lucky to ever make full time unless you are hired originally as full time. The pay is horrible for what you are expected to do.

  6. "It was Fine"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Performer 

    I worked at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment part-time

    Pros

    Honestly the animals are cute.

    Cons

    Not a fun place to be, don’t do it.

  7. "Not worth it"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Ride Operator in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cool co-workers and animals. That's it.

    Cons

    Low pay, management always asking you to shift schedules, crazy guests

  8. COVID-19

    "SeaWorld"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Trainer 

    I have been working at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Working with the animals daily

    Cons

    no longer contribute to 401k after COVID, retracting vacation time that has been earned by years of service, yearly increase for benefit coverage, no bonuses or raises in years, yearly layoffs- no job security

  9. "Not what it used to be"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Trainer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Incredible collection of animal species

    Cons

    No longer the organization it once was

  10. "Good Job"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Associate in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with Animals and Roller coasters.

    Cons

    Pay rate a little bit low

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