Six Flags

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Six Flags Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
514 Reviews
3.1
514 Reviews
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Six Flags Chairman, President, and CEO James W. P. (Jim) Reid-Anderson
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143 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.  

    This Company was cool overall.

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    Current Employee - Crewman in Austell, GA
    Current Employee - Crewman in Austell, GA

    I have been working at Six Flags

    Pros

    Meeting New people and gaining experience.

    Cons

    Low pay and long hours sometimes wasn't worth it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    This was my first job, and I gained great leadership experience in just four (seasonal) years

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    Former Employee - Retail Supervisor
    Former Employee - Retail Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Always opportunity for upward mobility. Relatively easy to climb the ladder if you are a hard-worker who takes initiative. Good benefits such as bonus and free admission to all parks

    Cons

    Many of the employees are young and can be very immature. If you do not work your way up from team member, you will get very short and limited hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Park service is hard work.

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    Former Employee - Park Service Team Member in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Park Service Team Member in Arlington, TX

    I worked at Six Flags

    Pros

    The best parts of the job were the little things that the ESO office would do for the employees on holidays, free admission to both parks when your were off, and the Red dot reward perks.

    Cons

    Some of the other employees in the other areas were disrespectful and the job was hard and felt under appreciated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good starter job (This review is for SFDK)

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    Former Employee - Entertainment in Vallejo, CA
    Former Employee - Entertainment in Vallejo, CA

    I worked at Six Flags full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun, Good confidence booster job,

    Cons

    Pay is extremely low, supervisors are uneducated, supervisors favor certain employees more than others. Grueling sets if you're in costume, especially in the summer. Supervisors in my experience, all showed narcissistic traits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A supervisor once said "You're supposed to be out there for 3 hours, that's what you do, entertain". So basically he wants to violate our rights as workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    fun summer work and travel program, most co-workers are international students, local minors.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Six Flags as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work required basically no academic skills, only communication skills, customer service and so on. It was a collaborated program that the park conducted with international colleges to provide a chance of culture experience, work and travel during several months time basis. They provided on-site paid training, most supervisors were very nice personally, working environment, well it's an amusement park during summer holidays.

    Cons

    Some of the international students encountered discriminated treatment in the scheduling (I don't want to sound sharp), the story on the employees side is that some of the international students were sent off work super early that they couldn't even earn the promised amount of salaries to afford the rent, while some other employees working in the same store got over-time payments. But it was about 4 years ago, I have no idea whether they still conduct contracts with international colleges any more.

  7.  

    Meh

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Vallejo, CA
    Former Employee - Hostess in Vallejo, CA

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

    Pros

    Good summer job.
    Seems to be everyone's first job in my town
    They tend to hire everyone that applies, or at least from what friends have told me

    Cons

    Bad hours, woman told me she only gets 12 a week while requesting more
    Can get very, very hot during the summer/having to deal with cranky guests because of the heat (for people who work games and rides)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Six flags nj food service

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    Former Employee - Food Service in Jackson, NJ
    Former Employee - Food Service in Jackson, NJ

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

    Pros

    People worked with were nice

    Cons

    Most managers not so nice & they give you points & write you up for absolutly nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better

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

    Great Jumping off point!

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Security Officer in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Six Flags part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Positive Disciplined Focused Fun Place to Work

    Cons

    Temporary Seasonal...Means no Overtime with little opportunity to contribute significantly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Core Cadre needed in all departments to have a better trained workforce!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Would be fun if I knew what I was doing

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    Former Employee - Entertainment in Gurnee, IL
    Former Employee - Entertainment in Gurnee, IL

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

    Pros

    Free theme park admission, fun environment and co-workers

    Cons

    Seasonal, training was severely lacking - I was just expected to know where everything was on the first day even though in the "training" the buildings had just been pointed out in passing, and we hadn't gone inside. Unrealistic expectations of employees. Long shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your employees more thoroughly and listen to their complaints.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Guest Service Team

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Guest Services Team in Gurnee, IL
    Former Employee - Seasonal Guest Services Team in Gurnee, IL

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

    Pros

    Free Admission for you and one guest. Discounted tickets and passes available. Team was very supportive of each other.

    Cons

    Very Low Pay. Employee recognition had little value. I got a certificate printed on a computer and a pencil as team member of the week. Employee meals were inexpensive but there was almost never any healthy choices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better recognition needed for those that consistently go above and beyond for your guests. Consistently provide cold drinks to staff, provide a warm drink in very cold weather. Managers need to learn how to say thank you or at least recognize employees for frequently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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