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Updated May 21, 2014
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Sales Coordinator Interview

Sales Coordinator
Orlando, FL

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Universal Studios in May 2014.

Interview Details – i have applied online and it takes 1 week for phone interview then HR would call for 2nd interview. It was quick to receive the news for 2nd in. Parking lot is always full. So be sure to arrive 30-40 mins early to look for a spot.

Interview Question – tell me about yourself   View Answer


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Attractions Attendant Interview

Attractions Attendant
Orlando, FL

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Universal Studios in April 2011.

Interview Details – Applied online, got called to interview at the HR department, waited about 20 minutes, got to talk to someone in a room full of different people being interviewed at other desks, got hired on the spot.

Interview Question – Questions were pretty generic, no experience was really required.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – After being hired on the spot, I was told what attractions were available, and chose which one I wanted to go work at. The pay was told to me up front.


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Associate/Witch Interview

Sales Associate/Witch

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Universal Studios in June 2012.

Interview Details – Wizarding World of Harry Potter, I had 2 or 3 separate interviews, the first to work at Universal, and the next one to secure the position with WWoHP, the process took a few days. I was also quizzed on Harry Potter facts two different times.

Interview Question – What time does the train leave platform 9 3/4, the name of Hermione's cat, the name of Hagrid's half brother   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – none


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Utilities Third Shift Interview

Utilities Third Shift
Orlando, FL

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Universal Studios in December 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online, answer some questions and then go in for the initial HR interview a few days latern to make sure you are not a crazy. Some positions are not complicated and will hire after 1st interview, this position ( and all 3rd shift positions) require at least 2. Once hired you get finger-printed and then it's just 2-7 days of paid orientation depending on your role.

Interview Question – Nothing difficult. First interview is just for personality and experience. Second interviews will focus on whatever skill set your role will require.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations. Set pay for each role with set raises.


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Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Barback Interview

Barback

I interviewed at Universal Studios in August 2013.

Interview Details – I filled out the application online then went in for a lobby interview. I waited an hour or so before I met the interviewer. He asked standard questions about previous job experience and how well I worked with a team.

Interview Question – The last time you made a mistake at a job how did you go about correcting it?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – The hours I had to work didn't fit with my class schedule


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Systems Analyst Interview

Systems Analyst
Universal City, CA

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Universal Studios in November 2010.

Interview Details – Worked for awhile before as contractor easy interview

Interview Question – None were difficult just be truthful   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Wizarding World of Harry Potter- Attractions Interview

Wizarding World of Harry Potter- Attractions
Orlando, FL

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Universal Studios in February 2014.

Interview Details – When you apply, it takes a while to hear back, if you havent heard back email their HR and they might help. Once you do get an interview, you get to schedule it yourself for a time that best fits you, and you should expect to wait once you check in. I personally went in at 10 and it took me til 11:20 to get into the offices. Once they call your name they ask you things like, "why do you want to work for this company?" "what makes you more qualified than others" "are you open all days of the week, if not what days?" (then ask if you could, upon acceptance, open up any days.) and depending on what area you apply for they in turn ask for reasons for that location.

Interview Question – If applying for the Wizarding World, expect to be asked basic and hard questions about the movie. The most difficult guestion i was asked was "Who is the guardian in the chamber of secrets and what powers did they possess?"   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Pay is the same, awesome equal pay though.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Associate Programmer Analyst Interview

Associate Programmer Analyst

I applied through other source and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Universal Studios.

Interview Details – I was approached from another associate that I was being considered as a front runner for this position and was setup with an interview. The interview was very relaxed and didn't really contain very many technical questions. A few weeks later I was offered the position with the team.

Interview Question – When they asked me if I knew any of the systems that they currently worked on, which I knew very little of but was willing to learn if they took the time to teach me.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – She told me what the salary would be and I accepted.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

HHN Show Attendant Interview

HHN Show Attendant
Orlando, FL

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Universal Studios in September 2013.

Interview Details – It didn't take long after I applied to get a response. I got an email asking me to schedule an interview. The interview itself was pretty easy. There was a series of interviews with different people. The first one was general questions about previous employment and details about the job itself. After I passed the first interview, the other one was more behavioral questions and personal questions about yourself. Then she told me specifics about the position, asked if I was interested in other positions. She listed what was available (a seasonal position or a full-time attractions attendant position). I chose the seasonal position and then was moved from one of several rooms to fill out paperwork with a group of people.

Interview Question – Describe a time where you worked with a group of people to accomplish something.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Seasonal Entertainer Interview

Seasonal Entertainer
Orlando, FL

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Universal Studios in October 2010.

Interview Details – Walk in through HR get a number and picture taken filed in about 5-7 at a time and the audition begins. Introduce yourself then you may be asked to turn around so that they can see your body type; during this time panel is taking notes and whisper among themselves so don't take it personal. When moments present themselves smile

Interview Question – Improv- either you have the ability for on the spot improv or you don't   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Each role has set pay rate

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