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Updated June 19, 2018
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Pros
  • "The perks and the people were fun to work with" (in 29 reviews)

  • "What's better than working at a theme park" (in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours that frequently change" (in 29 reviews)

  • "Low pay, but what can you expect with a scrub position" (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Great Summer Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Universal Studios part-time

    Pros

    Schedules were flexible and I enjoyed the perks of being a cast member (free guest passes)

    Cons

    Just like any guest service career you have to make sure that the customer is happy


  2. "Bus loop attendant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are out of this world and the management is outstanding

    Cons

    None, there are no cons to the job

  3. "Why not."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Universal Studios part-time

    Pros

    Easy work, not the greatest way to make a paycheck.

    Cons

    Not so great pay, making pennies on the dollar.

    Advice to Management

    More money, less problems.


  4. "Food stand attendant"

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    Current Employee - Food Stand Attendant
    Current Employee - Food Stand Attendant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meal vouchers, coworkers,fun at times, perks.

    Cons

    Hours, sucks during summer, stressful, should be a higher salary for what the job is.

    Advice to Management

    Dont go based on favoritism


  5. "Patio host"

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

    I worked at Universal Studios part-time

    Pros

    Discounts on food , yearly tickets

    Cons

    Not a lot of perks


  6. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Food Server in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Food Server in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Studios part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    401K, Dental, meeting new people from around the world

    Cons

    Very unorganized. advancement depends on who you kiss up to, not your skill set

    Advice to Management

    Get out and observe your employees instead of hiding all day in an office


  7. "safety manager universal"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Universal Studios full-time

    Pros

    Had great benefits throughout year

    Cons

    Worked easily more than forty hours per week

  8. "Love this job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Love working for this company they are very friendly and professional.

    Cons

    I Wish they paid more


  9. "Standard Theme Park Shenanigans"

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    Former Employee - Parking Attendant in Studio City, CA
    Former Employee - Parking Attendant in Studio City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to the park and cirywalk. Fast growth opportunities. Overtime during peak season.

    Cons

    Not a ton of room for real professional growth. Lots of work outdoors during summer months.

    Advice to Management

    Try and remember that your working at a theme park. The stakes aren't very high and your employees aren't paid very well.


  10. "Event Guide"

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    Former Employee - Event Guide
    Former Employee - Event Guide
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Fun Environment, lots of nice Co-workers

    Cons

    The let people go for minor offenses.


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