Pros: compensated meals for food services, aoa's(award ceramony for attractions with catered food and drinks), decient summer job
Cons: short breaks, integrity and character issues, underpaid employees, unhappy hourly and salaried employees, unfair promotions, spiteful upper management teams.
After working for Universal for 3 years in Food and Beverage as a cashier, stocker, steward, and line cook, this is my outlook on the many things I delt with while being employed there.
1) You are extremely underpaid for the job(s) you do.
I worked at Universal for 3 years, and went from 7.25 as a cashier to 9.12 as a Line Cook. I have worked at other – more... theme parks such as Disney and Seaworld that have paid me $3.00 more for what I did there.
2)Some of the Food Service Managers are not so nice because they did not recieve annual pay raises that were promised.
Since the construction of HP2 and Transformers, the promised pay bonus/raise that occours every year did not happen the beginning of 2013. Many individuals planned on using the extra money to pay bills, take care of family, etc. were not able to because of this pay cut. The worst thing, is that Universal Orlando food and beverage managers were not notified of this discrepancy until recieving their checks with missing money.
Angry management team=taking problems out on team members=Quality of guest service decreases.
Many indivuals on the management team were promoted because they were 'brown nosers' . Many individuals that work hard are continiously overlooked on a daily basis while individuals that have absolutely no passion for their job are being promoted and complaining about how they do not make enough money for what they do- even though they can not do their job to begin with.
Although this review may seem extremely negative, this is what I have taken away from the experience. I loved my job, and although the pay could have been a lot better, I still did 1000% daily, and treated everyone that surrouned with me with respect and dignity. – less