Six Flags Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Six Flags Chairman, President, and CEO James W. P. (Jim) Reid-Anderson
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Pros
  • You get to go to the park for free on day off (in 28 reviews)

  • Employees have the free admission (in 54 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours was the norm around there (in 40 reviews)

  • Minimum wage pay for better pay work (in 40 reviews)

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall good company, be prepared to do any and everything. Including serving food, ice cream, operating rides if needed. Wear all hats here.

    Cons

    Serving food, ice cream, etc. Long, long, long, long hours when park is actually open. Uniforms are not the best.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice


  2. Full-Time

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    Former Employee - Food Service Supervisor in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Food Service Supervisor in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Very laid back environment.

    Cons

    Most promotions require the employree to relocate to another Six Flags park in another state. There were very few promotions at our smaller park.

    Advice to Management

    Awesome leadership at our park. Even very good leadership at the corporate level. Our park was closed down due to financial restraint but other parks seem to be doing very well.


  3. Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austell, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austell, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great hours, flexibility, great perks, great learning experiences, great opportunity for growth and advancement

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes work for long periods in extreme heat

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your front line, the make the park work.


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  5. Unique, can be fun but requires hard work as well.

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    Current Employee - Ride Host in Jackson, NJ
    Current Employee - Ride Host in Jackson, NJ
    Recommends

    Pros

    Free Admission, tickets for friends, making new friends. Great as a summer job but I wouldn't want stay there too long. Meeting celebrities as music artists when concerts go on at the park.

    Cons

    Working in high heat, cold, rain, wind and just about any other weather condition you can imagine. Guests can be rude and treat you like you're worthless, however some are very nice and fun to talk to. Hours can be crazy and random when night shifts are late or call in.


  6. It was a fun and learning experience

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    Former Employee - Ride Lead in Gurnee, IL
    Former Employee - Ride Lead in Gurnee, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    I've met many life long friends

    Cons

    It is tough to be outside and the sifts are long.


  7. Group Sales

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    Former Employee - Account Executive - Outer Market in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Account Executive - Outer Market in Memphis, TN
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people who know how to balance work and home life. Fair wages and good benefits such as a company car and home office if you work in outer market. Even though you may not work in the office you'll still have a since of family. Best job I've ever had.

    Cons

    Pay could be a little better but the company just went through bankruptcy. You have to work some weekends. Outer market sales people travel 75% of the time.

    Advice to Management

    When making decisions about who to lay off - don't cut your sales staff that make you money. I brought in more than $250K in sales each year and got laid off because the territory was shut down. There had been major growth each year that I worked it.


  8. Great way to get your feet wet or even grow your career.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Experienced senior staff, seasonal growth opportunities, great enviroment, fun perks, team member only parties, opportunities to network, fair scheduling

    Cons

    Seasonal employment for the most part, difficult to break into full time because of small head count and low turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Keep striving to build and retain dependable teams. Be a world class leader, not a manager, and it will reflect in your team.


  9. Fun place to work, you just have to be willing to do it.

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    Current Employee - Games Host in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Games Host in San Antonio, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You meet a lot of fun people meaning the people you work with and then some others in the other departments. All of my supervisors and leads were awesome and very open minded to ideas. I'm able to purchase the prizes so it's an easy way to get gifts done. Still working here and it's been and still is fun.

    Cons

    Friendships/workers come and go. The pay isn't all that but it gets the bills paid. The hours are LONG and out in the sun. but hey, you're getting paid for it. Wearing the Highlighter shirts.


  10. You get what you put in and the people you work with are really nice!!

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    Current Employee - Hostes/Ride Operator in Austell, GA
    Current Employee - Hostes/Ride Operator in Austell, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Six Flags part-time

    Pros

    Rank advancement, discounts, ride days

    Cons

    Standing for long hours in heat and cold weather


  11. Fun place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Six Flags part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Always fun to go to work. Love getting the free tickets

    Cons

    Not many full time jobs

    Advice to Management

    Look to some of your p/t people for full time work



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