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Updated October 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Team is very outgoing and fun to work with (in 25 reviews)

  • Get to work in an enjoyable theme park environment (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, occasional rowdy guests (in 26 reviews)

  • Low pay, sometimes you don't get a lot of hours, and favoritism (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Scare Actor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Studios full-time

    Pros

    Exciting! Fun! Team environment! Great benefits!

    Cons

    Hard work, long hours, requires discipline, tenacity, & flexibility!


  2. "Team Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Universal Studios full-time

    Pros

    -flexable time
    -vacation and sick days
    -401k
    -health insurance

    Cons

    -lots of kids are hired
    -lots of drama
    -hard to get promoted into supervisor positions unless you are in the click

    Advice to Management

    i Have no advice for management

  3. "Attractions Attendant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Universal Studios part-time

    Pros

    Met lots of people, fun work, flexible hours

    Cons

    Sometimes rough schedules, people, management. Not the best pay.


  4. "A good first job it gain experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Universal Studios full-time

    Pros

    Good discounts
    Access to park whenever
    Friendly staff
    Garunteed hours during seasonal peak days

    Cons

    If you just get hired, you're on the bottom of hours list unless it's a peak season


  5. "Attractions Team Lead"

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    Former Employee - Attractions Team Lead in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Attractions Team Lead in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Universal Studios full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Leadership Development and schedule and budget practice

    Cons

    Very political and difficult to move up

    Advice to Management

    Base promotions on skills and not friends


  6. "cook"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Universal Studios full-time

    Pros

    great coworkers great enviroment

    Cons

    there is none cons about this company


  7. "IT Tech Support"

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    Former Employee - IT Tech Support in Universal City, CA
    Former Employee - IT Tech Support in Universal City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Universal Studios full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment and company!

    Cons

    I don't have any negative things to say about the company.

  8. "Universal Studios"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Studios part-time

    Pros

    Flexible with school schedule
    Close to home

    Cons

    Seasonal hours
    Not able to bring uniform home


  9. Helpful (1)

    "The best seasonal job, but it's very much a seasonal job through & through."

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    Current Employee - Show Control in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Show Control in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Studios part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic environment for those wanting a career in entertainment or if you have a major love of amusement parks.

    Cons

    Most pay is minimum wage for jobs that anywhere else would pay more or would guarantee better hours

    Advice to Management

    invest in your employees as much as you invest in your new attractions


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fun place"

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    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Universal Studios full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was really a great place to start a career in the entertainment industry. You got to meet a lot of cool people

    Cons

    Management sucks! Their communication needs improvement! It's was a very hostile work environment when your leads don't like you. As a company they need to make major improvements

    Advice to Management

    They need to not accuse their employees


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