Pay At Universal Studios

Wednesday, December 7, 2005 1:27 PM
Hey everybody, I am thinking about applaying for a job at Universal Studios Hollywood. But does anyone happen to know the pay rate for a Ride Operator? I looked on the website but there was nothing listed. Help if you can :) Thanks
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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 1:28 PM
They pay you in mangos.
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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 1:35 PM
Hey yeah a serious answer would be nice.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 1:49 PM
Why not contact their human resources department?
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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 1:55 PM
because it makes too much sense :) No actually I wanted to ask around first before I made a long distance call.
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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 2:23 PM
Is it still possible to pay for a domestic, long distance call?

If so, does it really cost more than a few pennies a minute?

If so, wouldn't it have been worth the dollar to find the answer an hour ago?

The kicker would be if you called and they did indeed tell you they pay in mangos. :)

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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 2:41 PM
Or if the phone company charged mangos for the call ;)
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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 3:48 PM
I am a little surprised they don't put their pay rates on the website. You'd think that would eliminate a lot of resumes right off the bat. I am sure they are inundated with applicants who are interested until they hear the pay.

But, since you probably can't buy many mangos for what they pay that might explain their sheepishness in making public their salaries.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 4:06 PM
If you need employees, you hold off on telling them what they're getting paid until the very end of the process. That way, they feel inclined to stick around instead of going through the whole hiring/initiation process somewhere else with hopes of making more money. Sounds deceitful but that's how it usually works with part-time, hourly employment.
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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 4:25 PM
What would you do with all those mangos!?! Surely, they'd go bad before you could eat them! Silly Universal. ;)
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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 5:14 PM
but they are delicious.
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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 5:22 PM
It's pretty sad that a lady comes in asking for some simple info and you guys jump all over her.

She didn't say she wanted the answer now...if she did she probably would have made the call that cost money. Why not jump on the internet and ask a group of people that might know? I'm sure she didn't expect such a rude response.

It really wasn't an idiotic question.

Sorry L.A.Lady but i don't know what the pay there is. (Was that so hard guys?)

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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 5:27 PM
i'd assume around minimum wage based on most parks, and what i've seen on the net for this particular park. I'm not sure what minimum is in florida.

// never said it was an idiotic question

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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 7:02 PM

coastercrazed said:
Sorry L.A.Lady but i don't know what the pay there is. (Was that so hard guys?)

See, to me, posting that you don't know is just as useless as everyone having fun. Hell, it was even more useless than the suggestion to call, because at least that pointed in the direction of the info.

In fact, if everyone who has posted in this thread posted, "Sorry, I don't know" it would have been infinitely more useless than a thread full of half-hearted replies.

But please accept this mango as a consolation prize for playing our game. ;)


SFDL Dude said:
I'm not sure what minimum is in florida.

Which is cool because it wouldn't apply to this conversation at all. :)

I stand by my original claim; the 'serious' replies were quite possibly less informative than the joking ones.

*** Edited 12/8/2005 12:06:08 AM UTC by Lord Gonchar***

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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 7:49 PM
Universal in Florida paid a starting wage of $6.15 in 2001. They sent me a postcard in 2002 stating that they were raising the starting wage all the way up to $6.35, as if it was a great reason to move back to Orlando to work there.

I know you are asking about Hollywood. The info I have provided may help you to realize that Universal Studios doesn't like to pay their level One employees very much at all. When I worked for them, it seemed that a lot of ride opps and non-manager jobs were teens and retirees. There was a high turn over rate.

It was a very good job except for the pay and the attitude that employees were easily replacible. They did have some pretty good benefits for full timers. They reconized good employees with prizes and free meal cupons.

...But had no employee ride nights...bummer.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 7:55 PM
The free meal coupons were only good for mangos.
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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 8:36 PM
Hey I would work for Mangos as long as they give me greens with it. :-)
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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 8:46 PM
Thank you for coming to my defense coastercrazed. You're a real peach :) But I know it's all in good fun :)

And yes it is still possible to pay domestic long distance calls on a cell phone and with a land line

And thank you Dexter for your insight. See my boyfriend lives pretty much right around the corner from USH and I when I went go visit him in July I fell in love with the area. So now I have 2 reasons to go back and I'm trying to find ways to do just that. I was thinking that USH would be a stepping stone until I found something more permanent. But I'm not going to move from Michigan to Burbank for $6.35 an hour

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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 9:15 PM
Um. Yeah. what they said.
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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 10:26 PM
The pay just might be more in Hollywood because maybe the cost of living in California is more than Florida...It was just a comparison, so you might want to call them anyway.

I wish Coasterbuzz wasn't a coolness contest. I would like to think that it's about discussing coasters and parks with other coaster and park lovers, not crying because someone asked a question that may or may not be found by searching or making a phone call. I like discussions.

I'm guilty of being a poopyhead sometimes too. ;)

Mr. Reflux, The cupons are good for mangos only at IOAsis because the Universal Studios Cafe doesn't sell mangos.

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