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SEA LIFE Reviews

Updated Oct 14, 2019

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  1. "Good environment"

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    Former Employee - Food and Beverage Attendant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SEA LIFE part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff, good payment, staff meal

    Cons

    Late and long shifts on your feet

    SEA LIFE2019-07-11
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEA LIFE full-time for 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

    SEA LIFE2017-07-20
  3. "It the Great place to work you can enjoy the view"

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

    I worked at SEA LIFE full-time for 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

    SEA LIFE2014-03-05
  4. "Fun to work as a part time job while you're young"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SEA LIFE part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Get to work in very interesting attractions

    Cons

    Low pay and repetitive work

    SEA LIFE2019-10-14
  5. "Great place to work during university"

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    Former Employee - Waitstaff 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SEA LIFE part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great People and friendly working environment

    Cons

    Long hours working in functions

    SEA LIFE2019-09-12
  6. "Fun but hard work"

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    Current Employee - Aquarist 

    I have been working at SEA LIFE full-time

    Pros

    Working with the animals is great fun

    Cons

    Needs more progression opportunities

    SEA LIFE2019-09-11
  7. "SLAZ - It could be so much more, but lacks a solid foundation."

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    Former Employee - Aquarist in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SEA LIFE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Really good staff benefits for full time employees. - Decent starting wage for full time employees. - Very good for people looking to get into the Husbandry line of work. Lots of opportunity for learning. - They have SO much potential, being a facility that is geared towards children and making them excited about the creatures and the wild places of the world.

    Cons

    Company Cons: - More focus on entertainment and showy than educational or practical exhibits (to be expected, as it is an entertainments company). - There's an ingrained sense of entitlement in certain departments in regards to advancement. Individuals who have put zero effort into advancing their careers are somehow given better treatment than those that have invested time and energy to learn their desired field... of work. Arizona Specific Cons: - There is no support for the lower staff, either from within or without. Already overworked staff are usually told to participate in extraneous activities without proper notice or compensation. - Animal welfare is rock bottom. Despite requests for better vet care, facilities, and collection plans, nothing gets done. - Credit is not given where it is due unless management likes you. - Very toxic working environment. If you are not a 'Yes' Man, then you will be ignored and criticized for even speaking up. If you choose to leave, then you will be blamed for things not getting done. - Certain members of management have been caught in lies, and even when brought to HR, very little seems to be done about it. - Staff (and by proxy, customer) health and safety comes second to business profits. Severe health concerns were ignored until several people left the business as a result, but they would not be addressed because it would cost too much money.

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    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your lower staff. When there is an ~70% turnover within a single department within a year, and 80% within a year and a half, with the main reason being the same person there is likely a problem. Toxic work environments can make some staff feel very uncomfortable about speaking out except at the very end, especially when trends of retaliation and rebukes occur within certain levels of management.... Staff have been lied to and given excuses, and when their managers are caught in the lie, they blame it on someone else. Even in a review I do not feel comfortable disclosing any more information than necessary, for fear of retaliation towards a team that doesn't deserve it from a manager with a bad history of treating people poorly.

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    SEA LIFE2019-10-01
  8. "Brilliant place to work"

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    Former Employee - Marketing 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SEA LIFE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company, great people, interesting job

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    None

    SEA LIFE2019-08-15
  9. Helpful (1)

    ""Exciting opportunities, Low pay""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at SEA LIFE full-time for 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.

    SEA LIFE2019-04-05
  10. "Don't work here if you can help it"

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    Current Employee - Education 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at SEA LIFE part-time for 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.

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    SEA LIFE2019-03-07
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