i maintain and track all merchandise for the gift shop and make sure all packages and shipments reach the right department and that everything is in good condition. I shipped many different products/ marine life out to corresponding destinations. Kept inventory on all 500,000 + units that we had for the gift shop, along with leading inventory for the shop. Made sure that our warehouse was stocked with product to bring to the store and what we might need if we are running low. Receving large shipments of product and making sure they it is brought to our off site location for storage, along with maintaining full stock on site. Created displays for the gift shop to entice customers to buy products. Management at the gift shop was always great, along with employees. Hardest part would be having to work around all the customers.
fun place to work
rotate out employees too often, not enough job security
Reception - Housekeeping (Former Employee) – Myrtle Beach, SC – April 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..
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.
Free admission to other area attractions & all Ripley attractions, shifts fly by on busy days
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.
Educator (Former Employee) – Gatlinburg, TN – October 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.
Ticket Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Myrtle Beach, SC – May 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.
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.
Monthly free lunches, discounted tickets to other great entertainments in the area