Six Flags

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Former Employee - Retail in Gurnee, IL
Former Employee - Retail in Gurnee, IL

I worked at Six Flags part-time (less than an year)

Pros

- Nice first work experience
- The management, leads, and co-workers are super friendly
- Easy to adapt
- Leads in every stores. They are usually more than happy to help you out

Cons

- Customers can get a bit impatient
- Hours are not flexible
- If you're stuck with the closing shift, you can be there for HOURS (especially if you are the closing shift on the last day of the season)
- Sometimes overtime = 1 a.m.

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    A good place to learn...

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Entertainment Supervisor in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Current Employee - Seasonal Entertainment Supervisor in Upper Marlboro, MD

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

    Pros

    *Big company name
    *Lots of room to learn
    *Always get a chance to try something new
    *Company parties and games
    *Options for 401K and health insurance from paycheck

    The great thing about working at Six Flags is that no day is the same. I'm a supervisor for Entertainment, so we always get cool opportunities to start new shows twice a season (spring to summer, summer to Fright Fest), help with concerts, work with the media, and think outside the box on a daily basis. In my first season, I did the following:

    1) Produce, direct, and choreograph shows and holiday performances
    2) Run auditions and cast performers
    3) Manage talent for media events
    4) Organize/clean Entertainment areas
    5) Mixing of music and performance tracks
    6) Sewing up holes and tears in costumes
    7) Laundry
    8) Scheduling employees

    And much more!

    Our department expects us to pretty much do anything that needs to be done. During the first few weekdays of the park being open, I even helped operate some rides as many of our Rides employees are high-school students and were still in school when we had events during the day. It's my understanding that this isn't something that's practiced at just our park, but at all of the Six Flags parks. Some people may see this as a negative thing, but I think it's great because it makes the job interesting and adds a lot of skills to my resume!

    Cons

    Lower pay than some other theme parks
    Some areas of the park need to be updated

    As long as you approach this job with a willingness to learn and a positive and bright attitude around guests, you can move up in the ranks and really grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A fresh coat of paint can go a long way!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Coworkers are great, hours can fluctuate, very flexible.

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Valencia, CA

    I worked at Six Flags part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Coworkers were amazing, they were the only reason I liked to come to work.
    -Work was pretty easy as a security officer, but there's always good times and bad times.
    -during the summer season and Halloween you will get ridiculous hours, but after that no so much.

    Cons

    -if you don't like working in the heat, don't apply during the summer.
    -if you don't like walking up and down hills all day, don't apply to security.
    -quests can be stupid sometimes.
    -few hours during offseason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice, they were actually friendly and accommodating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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