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I have been working at Six Flags part-timePros
*Lots of hours during peak season (though this comes with a trade-off, see below).
*Promotion from within.
*Free admission, buddy pass for an additional friend each time you come after 40 hours of work each season, and free tickets to give to friends and family.
*35% discount on food and merchandise when you visit the park.
*Free admission to all other Six Flags parks, and non-Six Flags parks in the region.
*Working outside in the sun (if you like that kind of thing).
*Great management for the most part.
*Being able to make a guest's day better is always nice.
*Leadership experience looks good on a resume.
*The season ends in late October or early November, which transitions nicely into finding a winter/Holiday job.
*Easy to get time off, as long as you give the standard notice.
*Free BBQ if you work on holidays.Cons
*Outside of a couple of departments, they do not pay time and a half as they are exempted by state law. While this can be a blessing, in that you can work 55 hours a week if you want to, it feels cruddy working that long at straight pay.
*Can be sent home early on slow days. This mostly applies to Team Members, not supervisors.
*No benefits, unless you are Full Time (which is very few people).
*Difficult to become Full Time - lots of "lifers" are still considered seasonal, part time supervisors.
*Low pay, and supervisors only make slightly more than Team Members with 10x the stress.
*Pressure to cut, cut, cut labor all the time can impede on actually operating your area.
*Lots of the workers are young kids who are either inexperienced or don't want to be working, which can make it difficult for everyone else.Advice to ManagementAdvice
*Pay more. Yes, I realize this isn't going to happen.
*Recognize your employees more, even if it's non-monetary.RecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
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For millions of people, Six Flags is the standard-bearer for theme park thrills. The company is the #2 amusement park operator in the world (behind Walt Disney), drawing about 25 million visitors to its nearly 20 parks in North America. Fancying itself a regional entertainment destination, most of its parks operate under the Six Flags banner (including Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Six Flags Magic Mountain) offering roller coasters and other thrill rides, water slides, and additional family entertainment. Revenues come from gate receipts, food, and merchandise. Six Flags...