Six Flags

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Six Flags Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
92 Reviews
2.0
92 Reviews
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Six Flags Chairman, President, and CEO James W. P. (Jim) Reid-Anderson
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92 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • I could get into the park for free on my off days (in 28 reviews)

  • Get free admission into the park and a slight discount when you visit (in 54 reviews)


Cons
  • the long hours sometimes you put in 10-12 hr days but other than that its great (in 40 reviews)

  • This is not a job for experienced professionals, unless you don't mind making minimum wage (in 40 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awful People

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Six Flags

    Pros

    People seem to enjoy the park. My personal employer was pretty cool and other workers feel your pain.

    Cons

    Super hot, customers complain about prices and there's nothing you can do but worst of all the park supervisors are breathing down your neck. I've been yelled at publicly my first week because I couldn't find a 5x3' stand in the middle of hundreds of people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let up a little. Make sure your employees aren't nasty. I know you're trying to enforce a certain look for employees but seriously? Some of the things I've been yelled at for are ridiculous.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Somewhat okay but not worth staying

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Ride Operator in Vallejo, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Ride Operator in Vallejo, CA

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

    Pros

    Free entry to any six flags park in the world as long as you are employed. A fun place for a first job. If you like people then you'll have a lot of fun.

    Cons

    Pay is low even when in a leadership position. Long hours for my position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the work that all my coworkers do, they should get paid more than minimum wage. I am a lead and one of my coworkers is getting paid more than me. It's only a 50 cent raise. For the work I do, that's not enough.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Provides great experience for entry level professional careers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resource Clerk in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Human Resource Clerk in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Learn the basics of professionalism when dealing with documentation

    Cons

    Very "clique-ish" ! If you do not fit in, there is little growth for promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the level of professionalism

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  5.  

    I found working at SFGA as unsatisfying and poorly run from supervisors to upper management.

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Jackson, NJ
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Jackson, NJ

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

    Pros

    -Free admission and parking on days off
    -Meeting new friends
    -Discounts on food and merch
    -Good life experience

    Cons

    -Priorities are out of whack
    -Little comradery or structure amongst the ranks
    -micro-managing
    -more negative reinforcement than positive
    -no competitive wages
    -dealing with unreasonable guests
    -little room for upward movement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show greater appreciation for your workers. Make sure those appointed Area or Unit Supervisors have actually done the job they are overseeing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Games Host

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    Former Employee - Games Host
    Former Employee - Games Host

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

    Pros

    Friendly people that I worked with. Get discounts on food and get to come into park and play anytime that you wanted to.

    Cons

    Stand outside in unbearable heat conditions. Didn't get paid for breaks. Sometimes management was not very smart.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Security Department-Event Staff host

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Event Staff- Host in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Event Staff- Host in Arlington, TX

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

    Pros

    work environment can be fun, friendly people, security work experience

    Cons

    pay, hours, no raise, sucks to work during really cold winter since it is outdoor job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communications beforehand so everyone on same page

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Games Department Foreman

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Games Lead in Austell, GA
    Former Employee - Games Lead in Austell, GA

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

    Pros

    Easy going on leaves of absences. Suitable for high school students who just need some money on the side.

    Cons

    30 minute break, 25 minutes of which are spent walking to and back from the break room.
    You are outside for the majority of the scorching summer day.
    Pay is garbage, employees at all levels are not a cohesive unit.
    Loss prevention watches everyone like a hawk, even if you've never had an incident.
    Management is clueless as to the daily happenings on site. Little room for advancement, and no recognition for superior performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tear the park down and start over. Treat employees with respect and reward high performance. Target well mannered individuals for positions. Increase opportunities for job advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    manigers

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    Current Employee - Event Staff in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Event Staff in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at Six Flags

    Pros

    good hours. the work is interesting. you get to meet a lot of new people. and the pay is not bad.

    Cons

    they employ mangers under 18. all you need is experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't allow high position to kids under 18

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ideal for youth with no work experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Agawam, MA
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Agawam, MA

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

    Pros

    Flexible summer hours and limited training.

    Cons

    Poor management and training. The perks and benefits are conducive only for youth under 25 yrs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with better care.

  11.  

    Working at six flags was to much.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Games Attendant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Games Attendant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    I like interacting with people so that was great. I worked as a games attendant so i was constantly joking around and engaging with customers.

    Cons

    It pays minimum wage. One time I showed up to work (after driving 40 minutes to get there), I worked for like an hour and then they asked me to go home because they had scheduled to many people. It can also be an unprofessional environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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