Six Flags Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
458 Reviews
3.2
458 Reviews
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Six Flags Chairman, President, and CEO James W. P. (Jim) Reid-Anderson
James W. P. (Jim) Reid-Anderson
123 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Being able to communicate with customers and getting in the park for free (in 23 reviews)

  • The job is really for what you get paid and you get free admission into the park on your days off (in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • the long hours sometimes you put in 10-12 hr days but other than that its great (in 37 reviews)

  • 6 flags is one of the only theme parks that start at minimum wage (in 34 reviews)

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  1.  

    a lot of incompetent people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Six Flags

    Pros

    access to rides and season pass

    Cons

    more for high school kids and those just starting out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none at the moment

  2.  

    Terrible management

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    Former Employee - Games Employee  in  Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Games Employee in Springfield, MA

    I worked at Six Flags part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Making great friends with team members and guests.

    Cons

    Management/leads have terrible attitudes and are always up on someone. While working there, one lead would just constantly yell at me for every little thing I do, even got me fired for something I didn't do. Not daring to go back and not suggesting anyone to work for games.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire reasonable and kinder leads! Mostly the leads that are women are very rude.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Only if you can't get any other job.

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate  in  Jackson, NJ
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Jackson, NJ

    I worked at Six Flags part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    absolutely nothing is good about this company employement wise

    Cons

    Horrible Management, Foreign Co-workers, Horrible Pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire adults rather than children as managers.
    Actually verify that the exchange program workers, know how to operate a register or speak to customer's before they work
    Either pay employees more for walking miles through the park to get their stations or drive em up to their stand because this job was ridiculous.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Even Promoted It's a Bad Place To Be.

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    Former Employee - Park Service Team Leader  in  Queensbury, NY
    Former Employee - Park Service Team Leader in Queensbury, NY

    I worked at Six Flags part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A bit of extra pay. promotions are available if you put in the effort. looks alright on an application.

    Cons

    No time off, working open to close, no work-life balance. There was no proper training, even after advancing to a higher position. It was just "hey do this, I don't care if you're trained or not"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Proper training needs to be provided for all team member. if there's no time available make time. The ammount of people that get in trouble for not doing what they're supposed to, simply because they had no actual on the job training is dissatisfying, and quite honestly repulsing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    slavery with a paycheck

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    Current Employee - Ride Operator  in  Vallejo, CA
    Current Employee - Ride Operator in Vallejo, CA

    I have been working at Six Flags part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    free admission, tickets, and free soda in the eating area.
    also they're pretty flexible with your schedule (so if you have a life tell them about it so they wont mess your social life up)

    Cons

    you will legitimately give up your civilian life during your shifts working like a slave in hard to believe climates whether it's rain or the burning hot sun for minimum wage. hospitality service is given by you, the host while the leads-supervisors give you the task that needs to be done.
    Since it's more a younger atmosphere you will have crew members who gossip as if it's a high school surrounding and people are intimidating. The only people respected the presidents of the park.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like guest, with respect because they're the ones who give you the title you have.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Do not degrade yourself by working here!!!!!

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    Current Employee - Ride Operator  in  Gurnee, IL
    Current Employee - Ride Operator in Gurnee, IL

    I have been working at Six Flags part-time

    Pros

    Good money and that's about it.

    Cons

    Supervisors don't give a damn about you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try being less of jerks and more respectful to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Fun for guest not for employees

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    Former Employee - Ride Operator  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Ride Operator in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Six Flags part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    free pass to get in but thats about it

    Cons

    very low discount on any thing you get. pass members get almost as much as a discount, work hours suck, your in the hot sun if you operate rides, supervisors are stupid and never nice, lots of internal problems and favortism,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    add more benifits for emplyees, higher pay for workers since they are the backbone of the customer experience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Unprofessional and Lacking Integrity

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    Current Employee - Business Intelligence  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at Six Flags full-time

    Pros

    None. Most of the benefits are less than average and their pay is not at market levels.

    Cons

    CIO is rude and unprofessional. Was told an offer letter was on the way and then all conversations ended without any notice. Finally, I called and was told everything was on hold and they were sorry for not letting me know. I would never work for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up and respect everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    No respect for employees, very few options to seek help

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    Former Employee - Food Service  in  Gurnee, IL
    Former Employee - Food Service in Gurnee, IL

    I worked at Six Flags full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you like theme parks, free access to the park when you're not working is a plus.

    Cons

    Supervisors are often unavailable or unwilling to help employees. Preferential treatment is given towards employees who befriend supervisors. Unsurprisingly for an entry-level job, the hours spent at work if hardly worth the paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit sucking up to corporate, and treat your Leads and Team Members with respect. If employees ask for help, it's because someone in training didn't do their job, not because they're stupid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Talk about unorganized

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    Current Employee - Food Service  in  Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Food Service in Valencia, CA

    I have been working at Six Flags part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    After working so many hours you get free tickets. Good for teens with no experience. You get free admission to every Six Flags and you get discounts.

    Cons

    They are worse than unorganized and the supervision is terrible. You have 3 weeks training where the trainers rush through the lessons and throw you out there. Once you begin you are practically on your own. The management should really train the leads and supervisors more because most of them have no idea what they are doing. I always felt that the supervisors didn't care and just wanted to go home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider paying a little better or at least hiring more people so the hours aren't outrageous. Also train your supervisors better so they can give better directions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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