Six Flags Reviews

Updated July 27, 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. Nationally solid, local experience may vary

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Supervisor in Northeast, NY
    Current Employee - Finance Supervisor in Northeast, NY

    I have been working at Six Flags full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Having fun is considered a job requirement! Solid long-term benefits for full-time employees - bonuses, stock options, health insurance, 401k. Great infrastructure for moving up and around throughout the entire company.

    Cons

    Not many offered full-time, and then the hours can be brutal. Operationally dependent on very large quantities of low-wage workers, which are in short supply.

    Advice to Management

    Start automating tedious jobs and bump pay scale for supervisory and skilled.


  2. Six Flags

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

    I have been working at Six Flags

    Pros

    Good for gaining job experience. They host a lot of fun activities and programs for employees. These things definitely appeal to young people and there are a lot of friendships to be made.

    Cons

    It's seasonal so its difficult to be fully invested and work you're way up. A lot of turnover occurs and the policies are very strict. If you need a day off it's difficult to find coverage. Also if you are older, it may be unappealing to work with so many kids. Also if it's a rainy day, depending on your job, you may get sent home or called out of work. The guests can also be very difficult and weary of park policies and in turn they take it out on employees.s

    Advice to Management

    Keep adding incentive for workers to stay on and perform well. Too much turnover puts a lot of pressure on employees during busy days. Also look for ways to keep guests in good spirits as they constantly voice displeasure to employees.


  3. Good Experience for an Internship

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work hours, office set up, great hands on experience

    Cons

    low employee moral in park


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  5. Fun but Underpaid

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Foods Cashier in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Foods Cashier in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at Six Flags (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Get a lot of hours, meet new people who soon will become close friends, Complimentary tickets every month, discounts on food and retail.

    Cons

    Don't get paid enough to deal with the things you will have to deal with, long hours, the heat can take toll on your work.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the workers to choose their own break time, get paid more, don't be so uptight with dress code


  6. hr supervisor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Supervisor
    Former Employee - Human Resources Supervisor

    I worked at Six Flags

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    multi diverse place to work at.

    Cons

    management, pay rate,benefits, hours, working outside.


  7. Lifeguard

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Queensbury, NY
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Queensbury, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Working with fun people, it's a very easy part time summer job. Six Flags pays for your lifeguard training which is a huge plus.

    Cons

    Not the best pay, the company is a little uptight about certain policies, but so is every corporate company.


  8. Last on your list type of job...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Service Team Member/Host in Austell, GA
    Current Employee - Food Service Team Member/Host in Austell, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits (bring a friend for free, employee night, 35% off) people (some you know, some are new), employee discount(online & in-park).

    Cons

    Management(very unprofessional, usually can never be found), Favoritism (supervisors usually are best friends with managers), Overwhelming (too much for what you're paid), Weather (can be unexpected and make you leave early)

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more lowkey that you're all having relations. Hire different supervisors and leads. Do not switch locations as often.


  9. Decent Summer Job

    • 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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, flexible scheduling, employee discounts are good

    Cons

    Pay is not very good, breaks few and far between, point system for attendance extremely strict


  10. Great teammembers. But terrible upper management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Austell, GA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Austell, GA

    I have been working at Six Flags part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with working hours, especially for college students. Love getting to work with new people and guests!

    Cons

    The pay is minimum wage, uppermanagement are terrible, work too hard for so little compensation and feel very unappreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being dictators and take the time to get to know people. We are not animals and dont treat us like we are. You will weep what you sow next year when most of your hardest working employess leave and stuck with all the dead beat people for yourself.


  11. SFOT

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Services in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Guest Services in Arlington, TX

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great perks like employee discount, free parking, free access to all six flags perks. Very interesting people to work with that had various backgrounds

    Cons

    Very strict dress code uniform wise and strict on how your appearance was (No black nails but bright red was okay). The woman in charge of making schedules always seemed overwhelmed and could never quite get it right. Attendance policy changed frequently i.e. clock in times and stipulations and point values changing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so strict on employee appearance and ask the input of employees before you make changes that directly effect them.



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