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Can't Believe They Paid Me For This

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Former Employee - Entertainment in Agawam, MA
Former Employee - Entertainment in Agawam, MA

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

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

-Extremely fun job. The vast majority of employees in the shows department enjoy their jobs.
-Coworkers are friendly and easy to get a long with, possibly because they enjoy the job so much.
-Management/leadership is heavily involved. Employees receive constant feedback about their performance, and supervisors are constantly available for assistance.

Cons

-Shows department has suffered budgetary cuts caused by the company's recent financial problems. Management has done a great job of doing their best with a bad situation, but the future of the company, and therefore the department, is hard to predict.
-Being an outdoor job, employees have to deal with the strange (at best) / wildly unpredictable (at worst) New England weather.
-Job can be tedious on days where the park is empty.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    No appreciation for their employees.

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    Former Employee - Lead in Agawam, MA
    Former Employee - Lead in Agawam, MA

    I worked at Six Flags full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for experience and easy enough to get into low level leadership positions. Low level management is friendly enough most of the time. Great co-workers and free entry to park.

    Cons

    Higher management is disrespectful. HR is only interest in protecting Six Flags's interests. International employees are forced to live in cheap apartments and while promised amenities like internet and comfortable mattresses few rooms actually make true on these promises. International employees are actually generally disrespected by management. I knew a girl who was fired and sent back to Asia because she was dehydrated, no one was bringing her water, so she melted Dip n Dots and drank them. Long hours expected and no overtime. Double shifts often scheduled, even when they are not if you are a Lead or higher expect to stay well past your scheduled shift.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate what employees do for your company. Treat them with respect. Treat international employees as adults (which they are, some with children).

  2. Great experience for teens

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    Former Employee - Retail Manager in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Former Employee - Retail Manager in Upper Marlboro, MD

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was able to get great training in retail and customer service. I was also able to get experience as a retail manager before I was 18. It was a busy environment, which taught me how to work with others to get things done quickly. You get into the park free and there are a lot of team member parties.

    Cons

    Management is young and can be petty and unprofessional. There is a lot of pressure if you are a young lead/supervisor. The pay is low for all that you do and you have to work long hours (if you are a lead).

    Advice to Management

    Don't talk down to those who are working under you and stay professional.

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