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Great to earn a few bucks

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Rides Operator in Santa Clarita, CA
Current Employee - Rides Operator in Santa Clarita, CA

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

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

Pros

- Get in for free! With a buddy pass! - Employee discounts - Safety-ride the rides before the park opens - Exit clearances - Meeting different people from different walks of life.

Cons

- 10 minute ONLY breaks - Some power-hungry leads - Favoritism! To get promoted to be a lead, you must be a kiss-ass to part-time supervisors. To get promoted to be a foreman and supervisor, you must be a kiss-ass to full-time supervisors. - Day-offs must be requested 3 months in advance...you also need to annoy your supervisors about it so they can finally get you off from your schedule. - Cleaning vomit (Disneyland will have to call custodian for this!) - Changing trash cans in the ride premises - Uniform is aweful - Drinking water is tainted and very dirty - .25 raise after a year - You won't get paid extra if you work on holidays...and even on grad nites. The only way you get extra money is if you go over your 10th hour, I believe. - Cheap facilities. Very embarrassing

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  1. I had a great Season. I can't wait to Return

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ride Operator in Eureka, MO
    Current Employee - Ride Operator in Eureka, MO

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible Scheduling Great and Fun Management Red Dot Reward program (Spot Bonus) Free Admission into Park + Comp Tickets/Free Season Pass Employee Discount Co-Workers and crew commendatory Novelty of working in a theme park I get paid to push buttons Meet great People In-Depth Training Fast Paced Work Team Member Parties Weekly Pay Checks (every Friday) Job is overall fun You get to ride your ride before the park opens Ample Hours

    Cons

    -Job is very repetitive Weather is not wonderful Unpaid Breaks Paid Uniforms (but they are not expensive) Paid only minimum wage (Ride operators get paid the least amount of money) job is seasonal - training begins in March and season ends in late October A single shift is too short, and a double shift is too long Park Hours are not consistent Frequently stay past end of shift (but you do get paid extra) Very easy to get in trouble for safety errors that are some times beyond my control High Turnover of staff throughout season Job is sometimes tiring Breaks are given at poor times (either right when your shift starts, or when it is about to end)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Just train your leads and supervisors to be more organized.


  2. Excellent company values on paper, but lack drastically as they are never enforced.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Bowie, MD
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Bowie, MD

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

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

    Pros

    Mass-Management Great opportunity to develop interpersonal relationship skills Diverse work environment Many opportunities for promotion Several employee events Fun and carefree employees

    Cons

    Oblivious favortism Incredibly long work hours. With this company, you either work 11-12 hour shifts, or you work 4 hour shifts. There is no middle ground, and your supervisor will decide how often they want you around. This is not company policy, but a bad management tactic used in several departments throughout the park.

    Advice to Management

    Please be more fair to your team members regarding the opportunity to LISTEN to your team members, as well as making them feel like they are cared about employees rather than a body in the park. On another hand, several of your employees ARE just bodies in the park and are not helpful whatsoever, (even to OTHER team members).


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