Six Flags Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
471 Reviews
3.1
471 Reviews
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Six Flags Chairman, President, and CEO James W. P. (Jim) Reid-Anderson
James W. P. (Jim) Reid-Anderson
130 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Being able to communicate with customers and getting in the park for free (in 23 reviews)

  • Get free admission into the park and a slight discount when you visit (in 49 reviews)


Cons
  • the long hours sometimes you put in 10-12 hr days but other than that its great (in 38 reviews)

  • People's lives are in your hands and you get paid minimum wage (in 35 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ride Lead in Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Ride Lead in Valencia, CA

    I have been working at Six Flags part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of room to move up and gain a lot of hours during the summer

    Cons

    A lot of work for the pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Six Flags

    Pros

    Decent People
    Theme Park can be fun environment

    Cons

    Seem to care little about workers
    Long hours low pay

  3.  

    overworked, under appreciated, and given no opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Supervisor
    Current Employee - Security Supervisor

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

    Pros

    The only benefits are the people you meet and the guaranteed hours during peak seasons.

    Cons

    The worst things about working there are that there is very very very little room to grow. The management is not open to new ideas whatsoever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your employees more and give a little more incentive to do jobs better. Look deeper into the site managers for the departments and remind them where they started instead of having them ruin their departments morale repeatedly throughout the season. Also, take a better look at where the GSA and GSS scores actually come from, because they don't come from anyone wearing a silver tag.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not as fun as you think or as they make it seem. -Ride Attendant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ride Attendant in Jackson, NJ
    Current Employee - Ride Attendant in Jackson, NJ

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are pretty friendly. Get free admission into the park and a slight discount when you visit. Get a buddy in for free after you work x many hours.

    Cons

    People's lives are in your hands and you get paid minimum wage. If it was just making sure the seat belts are secured then I would understand the pay, but it's so much more than that. Most times you're doing double the work because they are almost always under staffed. If you're an adult you will be most likely ask to work doubles, which also suck. With all that said, don't go into this job thinking it's all fun and games it's hard and tiring work and can get really overwhelming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees (ride attendants) more than minimum wage, especially when your customers lives and the park's creditably is in their hands. And always make sure each ride has the correct number of attendants (one in each position) this way there is less room for errors and customers won't complain about wait times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Pay doesnt match the work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Six Flags part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    get in six flags for free
    discounts
    sixflags perks.com

    Cons

    overwoked
    heat
    rude customers
    45 minute unpaid break
    hard to move up
    you are just another employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Solid benefits but rude management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Promotions Team in Agawam, MA
    Current Employee - Promotions Team in Agawam, MA

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

    Pros

    Great part time benefits package. Free park admission, flexible hours. This place is more for high school and early college students.

    Cons

    Rude and uptight management. Fails to lookout for its employees. Health insurance for part time employees is expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so unprofessional, disorganized and uptight. Supervise your employees properly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It is so much fun.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Santa Clarita, CA

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

    Pros

    I get to work at Six Flags - dream come true!

    Cons

    It is very hot here!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cool down the climate!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A decent summer job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Member in Jackson, NJ
    Former Employee - Team Member in Jackson, NJ

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

    Pros

    It is an energetic enviornment where you have to deal with a lot of people. Everyone I worked for seemed fair and I rotated around the area a good amount so it wasn't to tedious

    Cons

    It gets hot outside and you will be lucky to get an umbrella. The cooler is usually full but when its not its rough. Training could be more thorough

  10.  

    Front line, management and sales exp with the park.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at Six Flags full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Free season passes for family. Great amount of holidays and vacation

    Cons

    Low starting pay. Things take a long time to change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun summer job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Springfield, MA

    I have been working at Six Flags full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The hours are great, fellow team members are awesome, and the experience is fantastic. Any problems within departments and divisions is handled accordingly and promptly. It's a great place to meet new people and there are always events after work that strengthen the Aquatics department as a whole.

    Cons

    Guests can be extremely rude and mocking. If a team member becomes favorited by management in any way, shape, or form they are almost guaranteed a promotion regardless of how good they actually are at their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most senior management are great, with a few exceptions. Their values are misleading to most team members, and the way they handle situations can be very dissatisfying and take way longer than necessary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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