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Six Flags Chairman, President, and CEO James W. P. (Jim) Reid-Anderson
James W. P. (Jim) Reid-Anderson
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    Good for experience, employee culture and moral pretty low

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    Current Employee - Show Tech in Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Show Tech in Valencia, CA

    I have been working at Six Flags part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I work at Magic Mountain primarily for the experience as a show tech. I've learned a lot about theatrical lighting, set construction, and sound among other things. It's a good intro to the world of theater and theme parks if that's what you're in to. I personally love the theme park atmosphere because it's usually fast paced and in my job I'm not constantly doing the same thing over and over again. I've been able to learn a lot and actually take in other people's leadership styles and really take some of those styles and values as my own. There's always a benefit to having a job, even if the job isn't the greatest thing on planet Earth; you will always learn something if you open your mind to it.

    Cons

    Management is all old hat, especially upper management. There's a saying that you won't get promoted unless someone dies and it's actually pretty true. Promotions are hard to come by and the amount of money that supervisors make is no incentive to be promoted anyway. The company culture is one of inferiority, especially being at Magic Mountain where the competition is Universal, Disney, and Cedar Fair (the other big players in the theme park market). The absolute biggest problem with the company is that it doesn't have the financial flexibility to do anything or make any product of true value. This problem then trickles down to the employees as Six Flags uses all that they have to 'invest' in the parks and not really invest in employees at all. It also doesn't help that their main demographic is frugal teenager locals who are lured in by cheap season passes and spend next to nothing in the park.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to 1) invest more in your employees and 2) balance corporate investments properly. What I mean by that is stop putting in a $20m roller coaster one year and not leaving any other money to invest in park infrastructure or the less "sexy" and less marketable things that will actually make a difference in guest experience. Sure, you can't market a new bathroom facility, but old and gross bathrooms are something that will stick with a guest and reflect in their overall opinion of the park.

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