RIPLEY'S ENTERTAINMENT Employee Reviews

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Excellent OPS Manager & Excellent 3rd shift employees
Reception - Housekeeping (Former Employee) –  Myrtle Beach, SCApril 28, 2017
Awesome place to work.
Great Team Players!!!
I worked the 3rd shift and loved what I did!!!
To be in an Aquarium after hours was the best ever. Unfortunately, I didn't care to live where it snowed occasionally..
Pros
great working environment & teammates
Cons
none
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One of the best jobs I ever had!
Cashier/Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Gatlinburg, TNMarch 11, 2017
Ripleys is a great environment and a wonderful company to work for. You get to meet new people every day, you rotate out at each attraction so you're not stuck at the same place all the time. Despite other reviews on here, management is great and they DO care, and are always there to listen to any concerns. I felt like I was part of a family when I worked there and if I didn't live so far away now I would go back to work part time.
Pros
Free admission to other area attractions & all Ripley attractions, shifts fly by on busy days
Cons
Very busy in summer months, late closing time during summer (if working evening shift), there is zero down time - there is always something to do/clean.
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great place to work. every one is very friendly
Housekeeping (Former Employee) –  Myrtle Beach, SCDecember 30, 2016
even hard days are worth it due to the good people who work there. and truth be told as long as you stay on top of your job it is quite easy and has lots of free time.
Pros
rewarding. normally calm and simple.
Cons
very few
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Productive an Fun Work place
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Myrtle Beach, SCNovember 7, 2016
Fun work place, the management was amazing, an all out a great place to work at. Being outside was really the only bad thing I could say.
Pros
Getting to see the marine life
Cons
going to every ripleys attraction
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80% teenagers which means you're a baby sitter
Educator (Former Employee) –  Gatlinburg, TNOctober 16, 2016
There are 8 attractions in the area and they have a very high turn over rate for a reason. Job fairs come in March April and sometimes September. They hire teenagers. The pay is very low for the amount of work you are asked to do. If you're an adult, you are pretty much baby sitting children who don't do their jobs. There only one raise after 90 days then you'll never get another. Only managers get benefits and insurance. You work long hours, have short breaks and the CEO and wife are politicians who run the place into the ground. They do not care about employees.
Pros
Free admission to attractions
Cons
All of it
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I was treated like family
Sales Lead (Former Employee) –  Gatlinburg, TNOctober 6, 2016
This is a great place to work. Everyone is passionate about what they do there. This company treats you like a part of their own family, and will take care of you in need.
Pros
Discounted attractions, uniforms are provided, at least 3 breaks depending on hours
Cons
Lot of high school workers
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Fun Enviornment to work in
Ticket Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Myrtle Beach, SCMay 28, 2015
A typical day at Ripley's involves counting down a cash drawer and selling tickets to multiple venues on Ocean Blvd. The main objective with this job was to be professional and sell, sell, sell. The co-workers were very energetic and understood what the job entailed. The hardest part of the job was dealing with the extremely rude customers, but the most enjoyable part was interacting with co-workers and people.
Pros
Enjoyable working enviornment
Cons
short breaks
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Great job in Gatlinburg
Guest Relations Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Gatlinburg, TNOctober 24, 2014
Working for Ripley's has benefited me tremendously with a positive impact. You learn more about yourself as you take on more responsibilities and you definitely have the opportunity to heighten your work ethic and skills. Everyone is friendly and you get to meet people from not only all over the nation, but also the world. Hardest part of the job is probably being able to stay calm and collected during certain situations, but its during these times when you are able to learn to prepare for adulthood and you get to hone in on skills that may be required of you later in life. Overall its a great place to work in East Tennessee, especially if you are new to the job circuit.
Pros
Monthly free lunches, discounted tickets to other great entertainments in the area
Cons
strict, you deal with thousands of people
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Fun place to work
Guest Relations Agent (Current Employee) –  Gatlinburg, TNJune 8, 2014
Ripleys is a great place to work. Most of my co-workers are great to be around. Management is easy to talk to and if you need anything they are there for you.
Pros
Different attractions to work at, fun atmosphere
Cons
Not a full time job
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So much fun!
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJune 17, 2013
This was by far my most fun place of employment! Great museums and interesting day to day duties! The only con would be that it was min wage.
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They only want to hire school kids
guest admissions (Former Employee) –  Gatlinburg tnNovember 8, 2012
there is no room for advancement or even benefits.
They will not hire full time employees
Pros
attraction exchange with out attractions
Cons
they only want young kids so they dont have to give benefits
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Creative Environment
Design Consultant (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLOctober 12, 2012
opportunity to work for a large company was great but the project was quick
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Used to be a great place to work but no so much anymore.
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Gatlinburg, TNOctober 1, 2012
The hardest part of the job is dealing with upset customers, short hours and no more benefits. Most co-workers are great but always a few bad apples in every bunch. Lots of cleaning.
Pros
great lower level enjoyable people to work with.
Cons
short breaks when busy, no more benefits, lack of communication, and un-caring mgmt.
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