Six Flags
3.1 of 5 415 reviews
www.sixflags.com Grand Prairie, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

Six Flags Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.1 415 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

Six Flags Chairman, President, and CEO James W. P. (Jim) Reid-Anderson

James W. P. (Jim) Reid-Anderson

(110 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
415 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "You get free admission to every Six Flags and you get discounts"
    in 38 reviews
  • "Being able to communicate with customers and getting in the park for free"
    in 17 reviews
Cons:
  • "the long hours sometimes you put in 10-12 hr days but other than that its great"
    in 36 reviews
  • "they work you like a slave for minimum wage"
    in 30 reviews
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    A great career builder!!!

    Operations Manager (Former Employee)

    Prosyou get to train future leaders

    Conslimited funds to get the job done

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fantastic Company to Work For and With, it's Family

    Manager of Retail & Games (Former Employee)
    Jackson, NJ

    ProsGreat environment to learn and excel in the business
    Professional environment
    Job and Personal Growth, excellent training programs
    Vacation, Holidays & Time off during offseason, bonus potential for high achievers

    ConsNot many. If you apply yourself, get along with others and honestly work to improve yourself and the company performance, there is no limit what you can do at Six Flags Theme Parks. Look for the good in others and it comes back to you ten fold.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work. Worked for the company for 17 years at various Six Flags parks and departments within the parks. Top notch corporate team who really cares about employees, treats them like family.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work during the summer

    Loss Prevention (Former Employee)
    Eureka, MO

    ProsGreat summer employment for college students and retirees

    ConsSeasonal work - summer only

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on looking out for your employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good summer job for most high and college kids.

    Rides Operator (Current Employee)
    Arlington, TX

    ProsGood school job, good incentives(free park passes).

    ConsHot during the summer, on your feet most of the shift.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep a focus on teamwork and promoting within great experience for a first job,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    loved working for them trutly care bout employees

    Ride Operator (Former Employee)
    Valencia, CA

    Prosgreat staff .coworkers and guests

    Conspromotions from within take too much time

    Advice to Senior Managementtake employee opinions more seriously

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It gets into your blood!

    Full-Time Leadership (Current Employee)
    Agawam, MA

    ProsLeadership roles are something different every day. Relatively high authority (and accountability) at even modest leadership levels. Growth opportunities exist if you are willing to relocate. A fun, vibrant and positive industry. Company in great position financially and executive leadership following 2010 changes!

    ConsThe industry is not for everyone. If you are expecting routines, or highly structured and regimented business models, look elsewhere. Many special situations to address and often learn as-you-go in some areas. Work schedules can be flexible, but also can be long during peak operations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a great experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMeeting new people.seeing happy and new faces daily. It's a great place to work and I love it .

    ConsAlways busy and many people.

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    SO much fun!

    Seasonal Parking Lot Attendant (Former Employee)
    Arlington, TX

    ProsWhen I worked there in the early 80's it was a whole social life plus work all rolled up into one!

    ConsWorking odd hours and holidays, probably.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it fun!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I love six flags!!!!

    Cashier At Character Cafe (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    Prosyou can get a lot of experience working with people and honing your people skills almost to perfection. my pay is good and i'm just a host. you start from the bottom and have to work your way up to lead, supervisor, full-time, and then maybe one day to park manager. but like i said they start you off at the bottom. if you want a better position, you gotta work for it. i love six flags for teaching me this. you also make a lot of new friends working at six flags. i know almost everyone that works there because i'm just that type of outgoing guy who take time to learn about everyone.

    Consthere is not actually anything bad about working at six flags. people complain on here about leaving late. everyone knows about this before you even get hired!!!! they tell you at the interview. i don't mind cleaning after hours because its easy money and it helps in the long run when trying to get promoted.

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep doing what you do best and dont change anything. i think you guys are doing great this year. keep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFrom what I can tell the reviews are mixed, I think it all depends on what Six Flags is near you, me it's Great America in Gurnee which is a very busy every season (even more so when a new ride opens) so look at where your Six Flags is and what the reputation is.

    ConsI can not give any at the moment since I will be new to this so I'll give any in the near future.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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