Six Flags
3.0 of 5 303 reviews
www.sixflags.com Grand Prairie, TX 5000+ Employees

Six Flags Reviews

Updated Mar 31, 2014
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3.0 303 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

Six Flags Chairman, President, and CEO James W. P. (Jim) Reid-Anderson

James W. P. (Jim) Reid-Anderson

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49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Opportunities but Too many hours

Ride Lead (Current Employee)

I have been working at Six Flags part-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat opportunities provided, meeting new people, working with a close team, free admission, able to get tickets for friends and bring a friend each time you go, discount throughout the park

ConsLong hours (up to 80 hours/week), stressful situations, working more than 5/6 days straight, sometimes only one break is given for a 16 hour work day

Advice to Senior ManagementCut hours to give people some time to themselves and get away from the stress, hire more people to ensure that employees don't have to work more than 5 days a week

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Was ok for a first job

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Six Flags

ProsMet some cool people to work with and some the guest we're cool

Consterrible pay, some managers are always on your ass. The job is for kids that need some cash. The job demand you to be in the hot sun and if you have called off work for a day and they said ok, they would still call you up and expect you to show up.

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Not a great place to work.

Ride Operator (Current Employee)
Jackson, NJ

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

ProsNot many that I can think of.

ConsYou're working for little to know pay in a very tiring environment.

Advice to Senior Managementraise the pay

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Interesting summer of 2013, but I doubt I would be working here again

Retail- Team Member (Former Employee)
Agawam, MA

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

ProsFlexible hours and the ability to make friends. There is a 401k for those over 21.

ConsMany nasty and disgusting guests. Too many 14 year olds operating rides they really shouldn't be. Not enough pay for the amount of work you're expected to do and supervisors/leads and even the full time staff play favorites.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease stop hiring so many young kids!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Long hours low pay

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Six Flags

ProsFriendly environment, friendly staff, free admission

ConsManagement was terrible, long hours with minimum wage

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I hated IPS and Human Resources for messing up my schedule all the time.

Team Member (Current Employee)
Bowie, MD

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

ProsGreat friends
Ok break room food
Parties are awesome especially the pool parties

ConsYou cant eat any of the food that is left over
Supervisors are harsh
Break times are short
Easy to get fired
Standing in heat for hours

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to be nice.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Lack of compassion for employees

Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Gurnee, IL

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

ProsUpbeat attitude and opportunities to work with a team

ConsManagement didn't seem engaged in employees work or situations

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Looks like a fun place to work, but its not that great actually.

Security Communications Clerk (Former Employee)
Valencia, CA

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

ProsFree access to the park any day of the week.
Free tickets for friends.
Lots of people work there, easy to get to know people and make new friends
Good first job.

ConsNo respect given to new hires.
Pay wasn't very well.
Extremely hot days in SoCal heat where half the park is passing out.
Most stressful job I've had, and also the lowest paying.
Will fire you for being late.
Employees are mean and try to come off professional but they're not. They work there for a reason.
Not very flexible with schedules, will fire you for missing a day that they put you to work even if you were accidentally placed on the shift.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more humble, not so mean.

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Amazing people - no consistency - little to no work life balance.

Operations Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Six Flags full-time for more than 5 years

ProsAmazing people to work with

ConsLittle to no work life balance during theme park season

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A great disappointment.

Main Gate Operator (Current Employee)
Valencia, CA

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

ProsFor every 40 hours worked you get free tickets to park, which can be used both at Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor. There are special employee movie nights during the summer at hurricane harbor and employees get the first test ride on many new attractions.

ConsIt can take months to get 40 hours worked. Open hours seem to be given to teens before adult employees that are not in middle or upper management positions. The park is not open year round like the parks in Los Angeles. Employees are not trained to give proper respect to fellow employees. Standards of employment are not upheld. Tongue rings and tatoos are not acceptable but can be found on middle management employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementTeach employees the importance of teamwork. Stand by requirements of employment. Great customer service is important but so is employee morale.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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