Universal Parks & Resorts issues $1,000 bonus to Team Members as part of Comcast NBCUniversal family

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Great news for Team Members at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort: each and every one of you should be receiving a one-thousand-dollar bonus straight from the top, in appreciation of all the hard work you’ve done over the past year.

More specifically, all Comcast, NBCUniversal, and Spectacor employees who meet the following criteria will be receiving the bonus:
– Employee as of December 31, 2017
– “Staff” U.S. full-time or part-time employee
– “Non-Staff” U.S. employees who have 1,560 hours paid with NBCUniversal during the 2017 year. For Universal Studios Hollywood, “Non-Staff” employees are defined as hourly/variably scheduled Team Members.

Vice President level or above are excluded.

Universal Parks & Resorts Chairman & CEO Tom Williams posted a publicly-viewable announcement to the UOTeam website, home base for Universal Orlando Team Member Resources.

Dear Fellow Team Members,

Brian Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast, recently announced awarding special $1,000 bonuses to eligible frontline and non-executive employees. 

Universal Parks & Resorts is honored to be a part of the Comcast NBCUniversal family, an organization that believes in the promise and potential of our Team Members. Whether you work in Orlando, Hollywood, Osaka, or on the planning team for Beijing, you bring to life compelling entertainment and immersive experiences for our guests like no one else in the world. Our exciting growth demonstrates Comcast’s continued investment in our parks and resorts. 

You can be proud, not only for our company, but that you are truly part of something bigger – just as I am proud to share this special bonus with you as we start the new year. 

Thank you for everything you to do keep our guests entertained, and for making Universal Parks & Resorts the choice of millions worldwide! 

Tom Williams
Chairman & CEO, Universal Parks & Resorts

While some have assumed that this bonus represents direct fallout from recent drastic tax cuts that benefit Comcast NBCUniversal as a massive media conglomerate, it’s very nice to see the company sharing the wealth among its employees regardless.

Bonuses will be paid out on or around Friday, January 26, 2018 via direct deposit or check. The bonus is subject to tax withholding.

Naturally, Universal Parks employees on Twitter are reacting with enthusiasm, to put it mildly:

It’s also nice to see that Universal is learning the lesson that happy Team Members mean enthusiastic Team Members. And enthusiastic Team Members make for happy guests. And happy guests mean more money. That’s what builds a successful business, after all. Great choice, Comcast NBCUniversal!

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