SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Employee Reviews about "animals"

Updated Jan 15, 2021

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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment CEO Marc Swanson
Marc Swanson
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Pros
  • "Get to see animals everyday, including walking past the dolphin nursery(in 129 reviews)

  • "Good benefits like free tickets to enter parks(in 117 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "There are sometimes in the summer you will work long hours(in 62 reviews)

  • "Unrealistic goals, low pay, lack of strategy(in 45 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Easy-going, part-time job

      Jan 5, 2021 - Sales Associate/Photographer in Orlando, FL
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      Pros

      Free admission for yourself and friends and family. Get to see animals everyday, including walking past the dolphin nursery. Discounts on animal experiences, merchandise, food, and beverages. I can go home everyday stress free, and not bring home more work or headaches.

      Cons

      Minimum pay. All photographers are part time employees only. During the holidays you get 40+ hours and then drop to 15 hours a week during the slower months.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Nice place

      Jan 4, 2021 - Cashier in Orlando, FL
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      Pros

      Cool staff Nice pay Fun environment Awesome to see animals

      Cons

      Blackfish They need to care more about staff and giving them breaks

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great people, very stressful.

      Jan 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Good people, the animals are well-cared for, fun industry, theme park perks.

      Cons

      Unrealistic goals, low pay, lack of strategy.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Long hours not good money

      Dec 11, 2020 - Food and Beverage in Orlando, FL
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      Pros

      get to work around animals easy to get a job

      Cons

      Long hours. terrible uniform. lack of guidance

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Minimal job security and things get worse as years pass

      Nov 29, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
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      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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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Employees are disposable

      Nov 3, 2020 - Animal Caretaker in Orlando, FL
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      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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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Education

      Oct 16, 2020 - Educator in Orlando, FL
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      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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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Awesome job, no potential

      Oct 21, 2020 - Diver in Petaling Jaya
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      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.

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee

      It was Fine

      Oct 22, 2020 - Performer 
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      Pros

      Honestly the animals are cute.

      Cons

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

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not worth it

      Oct 20, 2020 - Ride Operator in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

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

      Cons

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

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