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  • www.ripleys.com
  • Orlando, FL
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 1956
  • Subsidiary or Business Segment
  • Museums, Zoos & Amusement Park
  • $25 to $50 million (USD)

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Ripley Entertainment believes in weirdness. The company, a subsidiary of Canadian conglomerate Jim Pattison, publishes the "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" oddities comic strip that appears in about 200 newspapers in more than 40 countries, and licenses its name for toys and games, ...

Ripley Entertainment Reviews

3.3
56%
Recommend to a Friend
62%
Approve of CEO
Jim Pattison Jr.
Jim Pattison Jr.
51 Ratings
4.0
Current Employee, more than 1 year

"Great company and great people"

Jun 25, 2019 - Maintenance Technician in Toronto, ON

Pros

-The people who work alongside you are one of the most encouraging and friendliest people you could work with. It provides a comfortable work space to be yourself.
-Good life-work balance

Cons

There is limited room for growth.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Ripley Entertainment

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Ripley Entertainment Interviews

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Negative18%
Neutral41%
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In Person28%
Recruiter6%
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  1. Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
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    Negative Experience
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Ripley Entertainment (Orlando, FL) in Jun 2019

    Interview

    After one face to face interview and two phone interviews, I was given the impression I was in serious consideration for the job. I talked about start dates and salary. When I was told a decision would be made in a couple of days, I was ready to hear from them again after my final call. When I didn't hear anything I sent one follow up email that I received NO response to. I thought it was strange to hear nothing and honestly thought that my email had been missed because the team I had been interviewing with had been so communicative before. When I heard absolutely nothing for a few days, I followed up again with a second email- which was already silly. Again, after my second follow up email, I heard nothing. Keep in mind, this is after THREE total interviews. Then, when I hadn't heard anything for two weeks, I figured I didn't get the job. I sent one last email as a short thank you. I wanted to get some closure on my end because I had taken a lot of time and effort to possibly work for Ripley's. I figured this would allow the hiring manager to remember that she hadn't even sent me an email to let me know they went in a different direction, and give her a chance to tell me I didn't get the job. I honestly thought this third email would inspire this hiring manager to be a decent person and not completely leave me hanging. I did not receive a response to my thank you email, absolutely nothing. This hiring manager had been easy to communicate with before, they had time to respond with a simple. "Hi, you didn't get the job" email. With a company as large as Ripley's this kind of behavior from any of your staff is unacceptable and completely unprofessional. There are no excuses. If I had only had one interview or phone call, I would understand. But I had taken the time, three separate occasions, to make myself available to your company for interviews. I understand that no one is obligated to hire anyone, that is not why I'm upset. I'm truly appalled that you would treat someone like this who took so much of their time to possibly work for your company. I was respectful and each email I sent was kind and I truly just wanted to know what the next steps were. To completely ignore someone who just wants to know what the next steps in the process are is awful, I'm out of words for how disturbing this whole situation is. Get better hiring practices, and teach your team empathy and ask them how they'd like to be treated if they went through a total of three interviews and followed up multiple times. Not one member of your corporate team would want to be treated like this if they were in the same situation. I am glad in the end that this happened because it was a bullet dodged. A company that lacks this much professionalism and kindness in the hiring process cannot be good to their employees once they are hired. It should also be noted I am not the kind of person who EVER writes reviews. I literally had to make a glassdoor account to do this, I've never left a Yelp review, I've never asked to speak with a customer service rep's manager, I am a normal human who is honestly disturbed by what happened to me in this company's hiring practices and have been advised by several people in my life to let others know that if they work for Ripley's, this is how they treat potential candidates. Badly done Ripley's, badly done.
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    When can you start? Will you be okay with ___ part of the job? Is ____ level of pay okay?

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