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Updated March 16, 2017
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Pros
  • It is a theme park people pay to visit my job (in 37 reviews)

  • We also get all kinds of perks like free tickets, great discounts, free movie previews, etc (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours during Halloween, same people seem to move up every single time (in 22 reviews)

  • Low pay for the hard work you do(always busy), and too much drama among employees feels like high school kind of (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Attraction attendant"

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

    I worked at Universal Studios part-time

    Pros

    Flexable work schedule
    Great people
    Easy and fun job!

    Cons

    They start everyone off at part time. The pay is not that great but the job is very easy.


  2. "Ride Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Universal Studios part-time

    Pros

    An opportunity to develop great communication skills. Also values teamwork.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for advancement.


  3. "Gcc"

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    Current Employee - GCC in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - GCC in Orlando, FL
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Not completely timed on your calls.

    Cons

    No bidding on shifts.


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  5. "the environment and people were very fun!"

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    Former Employee - Food Stand Attendant
    Former Employee - Food Stand Attendant
    Recommends

    I worked at Universal Studios part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free tickets, employee discount, employee events are the best

    Cons

    not enough hours, traffic, crowded (as expected)


  6. "Great place to get guest service experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Studios full-time

    Pros

    Free tickets annually for family and friends, holiday gifts, commission when sales are met, special events for employees, discounts in the park and citywalk, free parking, free admission for employee into the park of course.

    Cons

    Traffic, parking relocation during on peak season, in the beginning expect to not be scheduled as much, then during on peak expect a lot of overtime.


  7. "Great Company to work for1"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Host, Retail Sales in Universal City, CA
    Former Employee - Admissions Host, Retail Sales in Universal City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free passes, discounts at every store at CityWalk, amazing co-workers from across the country,

    Cons

    Nothing from this job was a negative!

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for knowing all your staff on a personal level especially with having so many of us.


  8. "Good start"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules and opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    lots of standing and your can be 100% outside if you work citywalk side. little consistency with the times you work. (one day a late shift, next a morning shift)


  9. "One of the favorite places I've ever worked!"

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    Former Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Universal Studios part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone actually gets along and it's a super flexible job! All of that Makes working actually enjoyable. There is plenty of room for personal growth.

    Cons

    Managers tend to bounce around from location to location. Although the majority of them are awesome, it can be frustrating always having new managers.


  10. "Ticket Agent"

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    Former Employee - Ticket Agent
    Former Employee - Ticket Agent

    I worked at Universal Studios full-time

    Pros

    This is the type of work environment for college students and people in transition. The work doesn't come home with you. Park benefits are a perk.

    Cons

    Travel long distance in a tourist part of town with heavy traffic
    wardrobe is an extra task
    System Malfunctions mid-transaction


  11. "Great!"

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    Former Employee - Performer
    Former Employee - Performer
    Recommends

    I worked at Universal Studios part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great management, good pay, fun

    Cons

    Tourists are the worst, unorganized



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