SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.

Do you feel guilty?

Leadership (who are required by SR to read this daily) Do you feel guilty? That you saw them treat us like trash? Yes, others have been let go in the past They were give 2 months of medical. They were given career center help. They were... —  read more 

Leadership challenge

We know from insiders that leadership is required to read these messages daily. If you really care about us, forego some of your salary and give us more severance. Or, send us some of your money...... (not happening because you don't care if... —  read more 

MS is to blame too

Why have so many CEOs walked away? They can't agree with SR. MS doesnt care about us either. He has been here through all the CEOs. Why did he keep most of his finance team? They are playing favorites. SR gave 26 weeks severance to two of his... —  read more 

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HR Contact Info

Does anyone know how to contact HR? I needed to update address info to receive my special letter. I had one number but no return call on the auto answer. Additionally, I tried reaching out to another member of management but haven't heard anything... —  read more 

Old severance details

recently, someone posted the old severance package details online here. Can that person please resubmit those pages ?? My friend ( also a former employee) is talking to a lawyer and he asked if there were any docs about the previous... —  read more 

Is it the same?

I was in the last round of layoffs and was just wondering for those who were asked to return to work and did, how does it feel to be back? Is the atmosphere different than before or just the same ole same ole? Are you glad to be back or do you have... —  read more 

The sooner the better

The sooner the Board removes SR The better for our parks. He has only focused on putting one cheap coaster in each park each year. SR, you know nothing about our industry or our market. We can not compete with Disney and Universal! What drew... —  read more 


I’m having trouble logging into ADP when I put my name and email to view my retirement it says I’m not in the system? How is that so when I used to use seaport to go into ADP all the time?? HELP

It's time to Cancel SeaWorld

Don't support the culture of greed and the shell of a company that remains. This new rich board has carelessly destroyed the lives of those who dedicated their holidays, weekends and best efforts. Animals are not better off under this team. It is... —  read more 

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1800 employees are receiving between $2.5 and $3.0 million dollars severance (combined) and many have dedicated their lives to the parks. Yet, a handful of executives are receiving millions each as a payout to remain with the company as SR's... —  read more 

Fair? not so much...

I wonder why they didn’t just ask ALL OF US whether we wanted to come back to work or not? Then see who leaves and keep the ones who said yes and hire people to fill those who left 🤷🏻‍♀️ I’m sorry if I sound dumb but it would’ve been fair in my... —  read more 

A real company

Universal is keeping their employees on furlough. SeaWorld anything and everything to screw over their employees once again. Tell friends and family to boycott everything SR. Has to do with and Hill Path as well. Pay him back in his pocket. Let him... —  read more 

No respect

It's been a few days and I'm still seething. This company has shown once and for all that it has absolutely no respect for their employees. I’ve dedicated over 10 years to this place, volunteered to cover shifts, worked longer hours and for what - to... —  read more 

Cowards...they are cowards

Whether on the corporate board or on the corp-park leadership teams, SWPE is run by a bunch of cowards. Allowing an entitled brat like S.R. sink what was once an amazing company into the abyss. Park Presidents have no power and no say in anything. ... —  read more 

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Big news

insider update... There are a few in SR's circle who are considering standing behind the furloughed/laid off people. They don't agree with the way this was handled. They know the end of May that they weren't going to call us back. That's when... —  read more 


We need to get this out to the news media across the country!!!!! This is not a normal layoff it is a very unethical layoff. Does anyone know anyone in the news industry? Let the world know that these layoffs were conducted in the most inhumane... —  read more 


let any attorney know that after we were all furloughed, SR made sure that two individuals he had direct connect with got their fill 26 weeks. There may be more. One was salaried-TJ One was hourly- DA We have all signed forms saying we would... —  read more 

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After decades and decades with the company I was spit out like trash SN goes from company to company doing this. SR doesn't care about people or animals he cares about money. I feel like my life has been a waste. They didn't even think I... —  read more 

Minimum wage

Not sure how much people who work at all the other parks make but SWSD employees who work for minimum wage are paid $13.00 an hour ! No matter how long you have worked there, new people make $13.00 an hour. A lot of people who have worked there for... —  read more 

San Antonio update

SeaWorld San Antonio has laid off 242 employees, according to documents the theme park submitted to the Texas Workforce Commission. According to SeaWorld San Antonio Park President Byron Surrett, the COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on the theme... —  read more 

Severance signatures

We received our letters. So now what? Like everything else that comes from SeaWorld the communication was very vage and unclear about the next steps. Do we need to sign it and send it back? It have been a lot of back and forth about it... if a... —  read more 


I'm amazed at how the company thinks everyone is so stupid. They think giving long term employees a paid vacation is equal to a severance package. Well I have news for them they can keep there chump change and I'll reserve my right to talk to anyone... —  read more 

I hate Goodbyes

I worked at SW for 3 years. I know some of you have worked for 20yrs+ I applaud you for working there for so long with sea world.. but sadly are now laid off.. I just want to say that I truly enjoyed working at where I was. I love everyone that I met... —  read more 

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Great article

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