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Six Flags Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
513 Reviews
3.1
513 Reviews
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Six Flags Chairman, President, and CEO James W. P. (Jim) Reid-Anderson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I could get into the park for free on my off days (in 28 reviews)

  • Get free admission into the park and a slight discount when you visit (in 54 reviews)


Cons
  • the long hours sometimes you put in 10-12 hr days but other than that its great (in 40 reviews)

  • This is not a job for experienced professionals, unless you don't mind making minimum wage (in 40 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Host

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    Former Employee - Host in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Host in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    - Supported and demonstrated both customer’s negotiations and proficiency for Theme Park and Restaurant.
    - Assisted in managing high-value and confident customer’s relationship.

    Cons

    people were so crowded and there was lack of efficient

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    NYC Corporate Alliances Intern

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    Current Employee - Corporate Alliances in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Corporate Alliances in New York, NY

    I have been working at Six Flags as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The corporate alliances team here on every level makes you feel a part of the team and want you to succeed, whether it's explaining what they do or helping you connect to another department. They're all willing to help with anything. Intern duties were never extremely tedious, but were rather meaningful tasks. The tasks are varied as well. Also, you get to meet with every member of the corporate alliances team one-on-one which is incredibly helpful and an experience in itself. People here love what they're doing and you can tell! As long as you're willing to work hard and be able to take feedback constructively you'll have an incredible experience here! Being genuinely interested in the theme park industry greatly helps as well!

    Cons

    Having to sit in front of a computer all day, but that's just the nature of the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing and continue making all team members feel equal!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great and fun workplace!!

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    Current Employee - Entertainment in Agawam, MA
    Current Employee - Entertainment in Agawam, MA

    I have been working at Six Flags

    Pros

    -the benefits (free park admission, employee discounts, etc.)
    - awesome coworkers
    - awesome supervisors
    - free candy during fright fest!!!

    Cons

    -guests can be rude sometimes
    -if you're fairly attractive, expect to get hit on, especially during fright fest
    - pay is pretty low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It'd be nice if we got paid more. Plus it'd be great if park guests could not be allowed in if they come to the park drunk.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    This was my first job, and I gained great leadership experience in just four (seasonal) years

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    Former Employee - Retail Supervisor
    Former Employee - Retail Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Always opportunity for upward mobility. Relatively easy to climb the ladder if you are a hard-worker who takes initiative. Good benefits such as bonus and free admission to all parks

    Cons

    Many of the employees are young and can be very immature. If you do not work your way up from team member, you will get very short and limited hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Park service is hard work.

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    Former Employee - Park Service Team Member in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Park Service Team Member in Arlington, TX

    I worked at Six Flags

    Pros

    The best parts of the job were the little things that the ESO office would do for the employees on holidays, free admission to both parks when your were off, and the Red dot reward perks.

    Cons

    Some of the other employees in the other areas were disrespectful and the job was hard and felt under appreciated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Games Department Foreman

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    Former Employee - Games Lead in Austell, GA
    Former Employee - Games Lead in Austell, GA

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

    Pros

    Easy going on leaves of absences. Suitable for high school students who just need some money on the side.

    Cons

    30 minute break, 25 minutes of which are spent walking to and back from the break room.
    You are outside for the majority of the scorching summer day.
    Pay is garbage, employees at all levels are not a cohesive unit.
    Loss prevention watches everyone like a hawk, even if you've never had an incident.
    Management is clueless as to the daily happenings on site. Little room for advancement, and no recognition for superior performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tear the park down and start over. Treat employees with respect and reward high performance. Target well mannered individuals for positions. Increase opportunities for job advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good starter job (This review is for SFDK)

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    Former Employee - Entertainment in Vallejo, CA
    Former Employee - Entertainment in Vallejo, CA

    I worked at Six Flags full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun, Good confidence booster job,

    Cons

    Pay is extremely low, supervisors are uneducated, supervisors favor certain employees more than others. Grueling sets if you're in costume, especially in the summer. Supervisors in my experience, all showed narcissistic traits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A supervisor once said "You're supposed to be out there for 3 hours, that's what you do, entertain". So basically he wants to violate our rights as workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    manigers

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    Current Employee - Event Staff in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Event Staff in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at Six Flags

    Pros

    good hours. the work is interesting. you get to meet a lot of new people. and the pay is not bad.

    Cons

    they employ mangers under 18. all you need is experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't allow high position to kids under 18

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Seasonal Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Supervisor in Jackson, NJ
    Current Employee - Seasonal Supervisor in Jackson, NJ

    I have been working at Six Flags part-time

    Pros

    *Friendly co-workers.
    *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

    *Rude guests.
    *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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Talk About Awesome!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Six Flags

    Pros

    Great pay, awesome team members, free park admission & discounts

    Cons

    Hot and cold weather, bad communication with team members

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase communication with Six Flags employees. Distribute a daily "what's going on" newsletter to employees via email and paper copy.

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