Six Flags Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Six Flags Chairman, President, and CEO James W. P. (Jim) Reid-Anderson
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Pros
  • You get to go to the park for free on day off (in 28 reviews)

  • Employees have the free admission (in 54 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours was the norm around there (in 40 reviews)

  • Minimum wage pay for better pay work (in 40 reviews)

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  1. Lifegaurd

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Six Flags full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Really one of the only things I looked coward tho when I want to work was the other life guards

    Cons

    The break room was DISGUSTING! The rides abbr rusted and there are tress growing outs of some. The management is a joke.and so is the pay.they make a ton of money buggy can only pay life guards 7.45 and even then they take hours off your check

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue and treat your life guards right.then maybe they will want to do their jobs right.


  2. DO NOT RECOMMEND

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Vallejo, CA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Vallejo, CA

    I have been working at Six Flags full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Free entrance to the park you work at for you and a friend. 30% discount on food if you work in foods

    Cons

    Horrible parking experience. You only get a .10 raise every year. Long hours 9+ everyday. You dont get your scheduled breaks or lunches. Often are left alone during a rush

    Advice to Management

    The management does not care about the employees only making the park more money. They do not understand or are flexable if you need a day off or are sick


  3. Food service was the worst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Service
    Former Employee - Food Service

    I worked at Six Flags full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -Easy to get hired due to mass hiring at the start of summer
    -The lower level employees were nice
    -The Grove (basically a catering/picnic event) was the only enjoyable part I had working there, it was really laid back and it was like a family. You were assigned a job for the day when you arrived (I did dish washing the first day and then basic tasks like shucking corn and unloading items like ice cream sandwiches from a freezer). But rather than just one or two people doing an assigned job we all kind of worked together, there was no pressure in getting the job done yet everything ran smoothly. The part that really tied it together was the management/supervisor would work with us rather than command us.
    -The benefits were pretty nice

    Cons

    -The training was terrible, the system for food services was you would be sent to a different job almost every day. They would just kind of throw you in, train you for 5 minutes, and then leave
    -Management/supervisors were terrible, basically you would work alone at carts for half or all of the day, you would stand still for hours and the only time you were able to ask any supervisors anything is if you were lucky enough to flag them down as they were walking around. You weren't allowed to leave your station, lean, or accept tips, which I mean makes sense, but adds to the feeling that you are just a robot programmed to do one thing and nothing else. The only time any of the supervisors would come to you is if they were coming to send you on break.
    -You almost never worked with the same people, as long as I worked there I would rarely see a person I worked with more than twice. Which is sad because there were some cool people there, but of course you could never progress with them because you would probably never see them again.
    -The name tag thing was a bit eerie, everyone wore name tags. Which I suppose is a normal thing, but when you first meet a manager or supervisor, they talk to you like you've already met and have known each other for a while, however this is more of a personal opinion and I just found it weird.
    -When I first applied and was hired I went through food service training and whatnot, then I was not scheduled for weeks, until I eventually called and asked. It appeared I seemed to of slipped through the cracks and they forgot about me, but after I called they apologized and began scheduling me, my first shift was 10 hours and no management knew it was my first day.
    -Strict. Your shirt had to be tucked in, you had to wear your six flags belt at all times, have your name tag on, and have your id visible. You cannot leave your station to get a cup of water from the restaurant 10 feet away. You needed to flag down a manager if you wanted to get a cup of water, and the cup they would give you would hold about 4 ounces and they wouldn't give you anything larger than that. You could bring a water bottle but again, you had to flag down a supervisor to fill it if it ran out, which could take 30 minutes.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up the rules, I felt as if I enlisted into the Marine Corps rather than Six Flags.


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  5. food service

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Six Flags

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay weekly made some friends. Some of the people are decent. The management sucks

    Cons

    The worst job on the planet

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  6. Dont do it.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Current Employee - Team Member in Upper Marlboro, MD

    I have been working at Six Flags

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get cheap park food and the benefits are okay.

    Cons

    Long hours, less than minimum wage, it's hot.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Parking Lot Attendants

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valencia, CA

    I have been working at Six Flags part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee Discounts
    Employee visit park for free
    Employee Discounts

    Cons

    Parking Lot, Supervisors, Leads nor the Company care for safety/health Employees. Cross walk staff stand in hot sun without shade for Hours!!!!!!! Terrible Management communication

    Advice to Management

    Better Communication with Employees
    Better job ethics
    Help out as needed other than just sitting on their butts all day!!!!!!


  8. Helpful (1)

    Lifeguard

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Six Flags full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Meeting new friends , parties after work , sometimes free food , meeting people from diffrent states

    Cons

    Always hot managers are rude customers are very rude the interview is dumb placing you in a room with people is not really getting to know you doesn't pay much

    Advice to Management

    Do better !


  9. Helpful (1)

    Do not work here!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Six Flags part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    out of the only ok things that there were about six flags would be i guess the free food you get every once in a while from the EARS team.

    Cons

    the heat, the customers, the management, the pay. ($7.25) seriously i quit when i could.

    Advice to Management

    maybe try not to yell at me in front of everybody when you're having a bad day.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Worst place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Service Lead in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Food Service Lead in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Six Flags part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits
    As an employee we got a 45% on pretty much just retail items and food. We also got free admission to the part, and after 40 hours of work you got a "Buddy Pass" sticker on your employee ID where you could bring a friend for free. There were also some free day passes to the park once and a while. I got about three. They really focus on the rewards thinking they can steal your soul and what is left of your life-force.

    Cons

    Pretty much everything about the job
    -hours were not flexible
    -management doesn't care
    -the pay for the amount of work you do is a joke
    -the amount of time you get for a break is unreasonable for people that work at a location far from the employee cafeteria (I got half hour breaks, but the trip to the cafeteria was 15min)
    -they let teenagers be team leaders (a 17 year old should not be running a location. I was 20 when I got promoted, and the 17 year old still though he was above me, even though we got promoted together. He broke all safety regulations, did not ever close properly, and handled guests badly)
    -management does not respond properly to complaints (they won't get back to you about "solutions)
    -and if you request time off months in advance, you still won't get it off
    [Notice I didn't even mention customers]

    Advice to Management

    Actually care about your employees! We are people whether or not you think so! I will NEVER work for this company again.


  11. Helpful (1)

    It was ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Six Flags

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Meeting new people every day.

    Cons

    Some employees weren't helpful depending on the day.



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