Universal Studios
3.5 of 5 69 reviews
www.universalstudios.com Universal City, CA 5000+ Employees

Universal Studios Reviews

Updated Mar 28, 2014
Universal Studios – Orlando – “Owl Post at night”

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3.5 69 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

Universal Studios President and COO Ron Meyer

Ron Meyer

(22 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The theme park benifits and discount rates for anything at Unviersal Orlando"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Free Tickets and Entry, All year long"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Full time is 32 to 34 hours a week"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Long hours and there is no proper job delegation"
    in 3 reviews
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I enjoyed the diversity on the lot.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Universal Studios

ProsI liked the perks of working at Universal also it was great to be part of something so huge. Every time I saw the Universal banner I would get a giddy feeling in my stomach.

ConsIt is difficult to get promoted, I felt like Universal opted to hire from outside companies opposed to promoting. Also the office politics were intense, I do not have that same experience at Time Warner Sports.

Advice to Senior ManagementReach out and listen to lower level employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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FUN

Attractions Attendant (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL

I have been working at Universal Studios part-time for less than a year

ProsFree Tickets and Entry, All year long.

ConsHavent found one yet. Key word being Yet. Give it time I'm sure there will be something.

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Universal Studios

Prosgood hours, friendly managers, GREAT FOOD FOR LUNCH, easy interview well kinda

Consno overtime. But overtime available during the Christmas and HHN

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Working here is good and bad.

Service Cashier (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL

I have been working at Universal Studios full-time for more than a year

ProsFree admissions into both parks and comp passes. Can also get into Sea World and Busch Gardens for free. Can get onto the rides as well. If you work in foods, you get free meal vouchers.

ConsHurricane season and walking into the park during bad weather. Can get hot and sticky during the summer time. You will not be able to use comp passes throughout the year for blackout dates.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Manager, Finance (Former Employee)
Orlando, FL

I worked at Universal Studios full-time

Prosflexible schedule for college students

Consbad management and bad scheduling

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Universal Studios was the Best Employer in Orlando

Wardrobe Assistant (Former Employee)
Orlando, FL

I worked at Universal Studios part-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe management is willing to work with you on schedules. They have a raise policy and benefits for all employees. There is an off park program of activities that any employee can join at a greatly reduced rate. There is a book club for anyone who wants to join and they provide the books. Free off time parking to go with unlimited free park admission. Park passes awarded quarterly for family and friends plus special passes at various holidays. Awards for good work. Thanksgiving Turkey. As a former employee, I can get seasonal work with minimum paper work. Leaving there to come back to Michigan was my greatest sadness. They offer assistance in climbing their ladder and encourage their employees to do so.

ConsThe Employee parking lot does not have shuttles.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is nothing to share

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Universal Studios

ProsTeam fun and opportunities for advancement. Potential to make money. Meeting new people every day. Great place to work at.

ConsNone really. More money is always nice. Everyone gets along and management works with you

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I have enjoyed every project over 10 years for Universal.

Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee)
Hollywood, CA

I worked at Universal Studios full-time for more than 8 years

ProsI enjoy the Creativity and ability to express such , the Professional attitude, and teamwork with members of the universal team

ConsSometimes there are lots of chiefs:] Leads to different opinions about how to proceed

Advice to Senior ManagementHire me! I am looking for a home after traveling around world and US doing Entertainment Projects. Harry Potter Orland is just one of many projects I have successfully managed and wish to continue to working in the entertainment industry.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was a fun place to work with friends and coming to the park

Cashier (Former Employee)
Orlando, FL

I worked at Universal Studios part-time for more than a year

ProsGreat people to talk to at work , and everything is practically free for you!

ConsThere is no way to advance, Where you are is where you are going to stay. The managers have no clue what they are doing.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Easy entry level job.

HHN Show Attendant (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL

I have been working at Universal Studios part-time for less than a year

ProsVery easy tasks and duties. They give you opportunities to transfer to other attractions after the seasonal period ends. Starts late, ends late: anywhere from 5pm - 3am. Free park access/parking, guest passes, and tons of discounts.

ConsLow Pay. Long hours of standing still in a hot area. Laborious at times including janitorial work. Outdated scanning equipment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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