I worked at Universal Studios part-time (Less than a year)
The breaks were amazing at Universal. I worked on The Mummy ride and it was pretty fun at times. Then it got repetitive and boring. It was a really easy job, but the commute to Studio City was difficult. I ended up quitting so I could move to Florida and seek better employment. This was right when minimum wage went up to $12 in California. :|
The coworkers were really clique-y. I didn't really feel like I fit in with anyone but the crowd I went through training with. This seems to be common in theme parks.
The job also got to become really easy to auto-pilot through. I don't feel comfortable giving less fooks (pardon the French) about my job just because I'm working peak hours. It becomes easy to have a bad day and affect your performance just because you don't really get time away to yourself to chop up onions on a cutting board or something of that nature. A very people-oriented job and maybe it was my lack of abililty to cope with the stress of having to deal with thousands of people a day. You also get sick a lot (especially if you commute through the Metrolink or Metro Rail).
Advice to Management
Keep up the fantastic work. You guys made working there so much more worth it. Lots of recognition was given by supervisors and leads, it was nice to have my work noticed. I also am really thankful that I was given a HOA on a day when I was having a bad day.
I applied in-person. I interviewed at Universal Studios (Orlando, FL).
Once application was accepted a small group of applicants, roughly 10 people, were interviewed as a group with the hiring personnel. After group interview was conducted we were offered positions in a one-on-one secondary interview.
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