Six Flags Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
460 Reviews
3.2
460 Reviews
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Six Flags Chairman, President, and CEO James W. P. (Jim) Reid-Anderson
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124 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 pay and good summer job.

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    Former Employee - Admissions Host  in  Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Admissions Host in Arlington, TX

    I worked at Six Flags part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I would get discounted lunch free tickets good pay and met new people.

    Cons

    young managers and bossy security guards. sometimes people would be rude and have a problem with simple instructions. you had little breaks too and in summer had to stay in the heat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get older experienced managers and give people who work their butts off more breaks and help is sometimes with crazy people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    a lot of incompetent people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Six Flags

    Pros

    access to rides and season pass

    Cons

    more for high school kids and those just starting out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none at the moment

  3.  

    Cool experience for young people

    Former Employee - Cash Control Auditor  in  Vallejo, CA
    Former Employee - Cash Control Auditor in Vallejo, CA

    I worked at Six Flags part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - always have access to the park
    - away from the general public

    Cons

    - cooped in an audit room all day
    - no guest interaction

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  5.  

    Ride Operator Experience

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    Former Employee - Ride Operator  in  Vallejo, CA
    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Vallejo, CA

    I worked at Six Flags part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good training. Ok day to day

    Cons

    Couldn't handle more than 2 years working the same job. Even if it is on different rides

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move employers around more. More activities for emloyees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Bad Management

    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Shopper  in  Agawam, MA
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Shopper in Agawam, MA

    I worked at Six Flags part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free everything at six flags

    Cons

    Horrible management in LP department,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more control over the individual managers in LP

  7.  

    great chance to see US culture for alien

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    Former Employee - Food Service  in  Queensbury, NY
    Former Employee - Food Service in Queensbury, NY

    I worked at Six Flags part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    nice people, opportunity to interact with locals. Free access to all Six Flags parks in the states. Free buddy pass every season.

    Cons

    This job doesn't need any specific skill sets. It doesn't offer a decent pay. The accommodation is horrible as a foreigner.

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

    fun

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Six Flags

    Pros

    experience,free admission, see people , great time , fast paced

    Cons

    transportaqtion, wage, high heat, rain. mean people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    non

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay First Job

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    Former Employee - Admissions Host  in  Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Admissions Host in Valencia, CA

    I worked at Six Flags part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You'll get meet so many people with different backgrounds and age. Everyone is nice except sometimes the lead can be a pain. The job is really for what you get paid and you get free admission into the park on your days off. After you work 40 hours you also get a buddy pass which lets you bring in a friend into the park for free.

    Cons

    Too many employees so you don't get many hours. One time i worked 4 hours and then they had me clock out. During summer the weather is horrible! its so hot and its really busy. You will have many rude guests! Also, i don't like the point system they have for employees. After you get you a certain amount of points you will be terminated. You get points for being late, not calling in sick, not showing up. They don't allow facial hair and if try to clock and have facial hair they will not allow you to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, awful employer.

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    Current Employee - Security Officer  in  Agawam, MA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Agawam, MA

    I have been working at Six Flags part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Your coworkers will likely be great. Everyone gets along and has fun. The supervisors treat employees well. It's a good first job.

    Cons

    Terrible pay, no benefits, no overtime pay, company makes employees pay for their own uniform, parking pass, ID, nametag, etc. Security equipment needs replacement: Metal detectors are broken, hand wand metal detectors are severely under-supplied due to old/broken ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better and upkeep your equipment.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A good, fun place to work; not too bad for a summer job

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    Former Employee - Host/Ride Operator  in  Gurnee, IL
    Former Employee - Host/Ride Operator in Gurnee, IL

    I worked at Six Flags part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, good hours, great management, and a lot of cool events for employees.

    Cons

    pay isn't that great but the benefits sort of make up for it. Rude guests are few and far in between but when they do show up they make your job difficult. and we had to say have a six flags day when people left. (i hear that this has since been phased out.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk directly to your employees more, not through website surveys. feels more personal and maybe they would feel like their suggestions matter.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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