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!


  1. Eugene Givens

    The same company that is anti-Trump is no reaping the benefits of the Trump Presidency. The NBC organization is a bunch of hypocrites.

  2. Ginger Pauley

    As a 23 year employee I have not received word that I’ll be getting this bonus. Guess I’ll believe it when I see it at the end of Jan….. until then, I’m not holding my breath.

  3. A

    Cool cool cool. Do their team members still only make $10 an hour though?

    1. Ted

      We make $12 in Hollywood, purely because it’s minimum wage.

  4. Unhappy employee

    Yeah sure but do the employees that have started working there since October busting their ass and fighting to get hours because they claim they have no full time or part time spots available get anything? Hell NO!!! And it pisses me off!

  5. rob roy

    as a 5 year employee that recently got demoted to seasonal(as in no 1k paycheck) due to my venue closing in october(terminator 3d) ….thanks! universal and how you treat seasonals

    1. You’re in entertainment. Acting gigs aren’t guaranteed forever. Get over it.

  6. Mary

    It could be worse, Disney offered a 10 cent raise and $200 bonus to FULL TIME cast only. Nothing for the part time castmembers who work full time hours. ? Thank goodness we voted no ?

  7. Why doesn’t seasonal employees at universal get
    A $1000 bonus?

  8. Upset employee

    Apparetly part time employees dont qualify!

    1. Nelly A

      PT employees also got the bonus. My daughter is a PT employee and she got the bonus direct deposited on the 27th.
      Thanks Universal Studios

  9. Ted

    Full-time employees don’t qualify either unless you hit a ridiculous hourly threshold that is impossible to reach with the way the company schedules us. But thanks insidethemagic.net for spreading some excellent PR for the liars at Universal Studios!


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