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Hello From A Universal Employee

Hey guys. I just joined and thought I'd introduce myself. I have worked at Universal Orlando since 1992, just after graduating from high school. Here are the jobs I've had:

Food Service Cashier (1 year)
Kongfrontation Attendant (2 years)
Back To The Future Attendant (1 year)
ET Attendant (just a couple of months, when pregnant. Sat and did the names all day... boring!)
Food Services Data Control Clerk (1 year - basically data entry at the time)
Food Services Clerk (1 year - receptionist)
Food Service Purchasing Coordinator (1 1/2 years)
CityWalk Warehouse Coordinator (9 months)
Park Services Admin. Assistant (2 years)
Internal Audit Assistant (1 year)
Parking Admin. Assistant (7 months)
Finance Admin. Assistant (so far, a little more than a year)

Whew! I've been around. In my defense, I was laid off from 2 of those jobs, and then they found me something else. The other moves were usually a better opportunity or more money. I am desperately trying to get out of Finance (boring), and I think I want to move into Sales and Marketing for good, maybe move up out of the admin role into management.

Anyway, I really like working here. For one thing, you have so many opportunities (obviously). And they do treat us well.
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Howdy! I work at Earthquake. (=
Cool. I worked there a couple of times when they needed people, way back in the day.

Anonymous

July 9 2005, 05:08:30 UTC 12 years ago

How did you like working at the attractions? I'm a Vacation Planner (pass sales). It's my first job, EVER, and I like it. I'm only seasonal though, but I had to pick between that and attractions, and I always wonder how entertaining working at attractions really is. Also, do you know how much the pay is there? I'm pretty sure Vacation planner gets paid more, but it's not all about the money... ;/
Working at attractions was really fun, especially Kong. I loved spieling (doing the show), and the people were so much fun to work with. I think attractions employees tend to be more fun, maybe because they are generally young and outgoing.

The only downside (as opposed to my current office job) is dealing with obnoxious guests, and at Kong, we broke down a lot, and people would take it out on the first person they saw wearing a uniform. I got screamed at a lot. But for every mean guest, there were probably 1,000 nice ones. It's just that the mean ones stand out more.

I'm not sure how much they pay now. I know the speiling jobs pay a little more (which happened right after I left, of course!). When I started back in 1993, I only made $5.50 an hour. But I know it's way more now.
How did you like working at the attractions? I'm a Vacation Planner (pass sales). It's my first job, EVER, and I like it. I'm only seasonal though, but I had to pick between that and attractions, and I always wonder how entertaining working at attractions really is. Also, do you know how much the pay is there? I'm pretty sure Vacation planner gets paid more, but it's not all about the money... ;/

Anonymous

July 9 2005, 05:09:39 UTC 12 years ago

didn't mean to post twice...oops.
I worked as a Vacation Planner for a year and a half! I eventually transferred out because I was casual and needed a full-time job, so I went back of house to Entertainment. Best move I ever made.

I actually did like working up at the front of the park, though ... and I miss a lot of the people who are up there. I really wouldn't transfer to Attractions ... they make a full dollar less than Vacation Planners, which takes, like, three-ish years to make up for in raises if you stay there. Eugh.
K, I think I'll stay away from attractions, lol. I love the people I work with...mostly. They're so much fun, it's the best part of the job.
I love the people I work with...mostly.

I couldn't have said it better myself.
Hey, I think we work in the same building. I remember you from a couple of non-exempt training classes. Hi!
Yeah, I did take them all. HI!