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Six Flags Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
514 Reviews
3.1
514 Reviews
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Six Flags Chairman, President, and CEO James W. P. (Jim) Reid-Anderson
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143 Ratings

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.  

    Great for high school students looking for a first job, not so much for anyone else

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    Former Employee - Food Service in Austell, GA
    Former Employee - Food Service in Austell, GA

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

    Pros

    -Free entry into park with a friend
    -Free complimentary tickets
    -Work can be fun if you have great co-workers
    -Employees are usually friendly

    Cons

    -You barely get a chance to use your free entry into the park after the summer because its only open on weekends, and you literally work all day, both days, during the weekends.
    -Paid minimum wage to be a cashier, janitor, and server
    -No real training, they throw you into your stand; hopefully you have good team members who will help you out
    -Schedules are usually inaccurate; you may be scheduled to get off at 7 but won't leave until 10 because you have to clean the entire stand (they don't tell you that in Discovery)
    -High turnover rate
    -Having to pay for every single piece of uniform is a little ridiculous

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fun job, low pay

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    Former Employee - Games Lead in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Games Lead in Valencia, CA

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

    Pros

    great people to work with in a fun atmosphere. Flexible schedule if dealing with school and other comments.

    Cons

    pay and hours. expectation of working late and weekend hours. shifts are not consisted and are cycled around close open schedule is very common with 8hrs in between.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more training better pay and some sort of profit sharing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    I hated this job and started to resent it so I saw everything wrong.

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    Former Employee - Food Service in Jackson, NJ
    Former Employee - Food Service in Jackson, NJ

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

    Pros

    -$50 bonuses if you "upsell" (yes- they actually do give them quite often. I got two)

    -Pretty good employee discount

    -Managers are pretty friendly most of the time

    -Hurricane Harbor is fun to work at

    -Buddy passes for a friend to come with you for free

    Cons

    -Exhausting and stressful

    -Low pay (minimum wage with no chance of a raise for your first two years)

    -Some managers are incredibly unprofessional

    -Cranky, whiny children and obnoxious parents that you have to deal with

    -No one tells you where anything is or how to do anything. They expect you to figure it out yourself.

    -Hours are terrible. They mess up the schedules a lot and you end up working longer than you thought you would

    -You have to take your break in the break area but it can be 10 minutes away from where you are while you have a 30 minute break.

    -They randomly switch people to Hurricaine Harbor and don't tell them how to get there

    -People can just stand there and get away with it sometimes

    -All personal items get put in a clear bag in the back and often get stolen by other employees

    -Bugs

    -Terrible uniforms (used) and a really strict, gender-normative dresscode (boys can't wear earrings and girls can't wear their hair down unless it's too short to put up?)

    -No tips

    -People get kept late or sent home early all the time

    -You have to give 20 days notice to take a day off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please understand that some of your employees are teenagers who are stressed out, sometimes have piercings in harmless places like the cartilage, and can't get picked up whenever the company feels like having them leave

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

    Ehh.

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Arlington, TX

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

    Pros

    The best things would be the perks. Getting free park access and the employee cafeteria

    Cons

    Food servicee employees can't eat park food. Unorganized work schedules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix food spoilage rule.. I feel that we should be able to eat because we are working for you guys

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

    Not a carrer

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    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician in Arlington, TX

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

    Pros

    Wonderful co-workers and fast paced work place. Strong challenges on a day to day basis.

    Cons

    Poor pay for time and skills. No room for growth or promotion. New technologies not frequently put in park IT staffs hands.

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

    Was okay

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    Former Employee - Retail in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Retail in Marietta, GA

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

    Pros

    Free admission. A good job for teenagers

    Cons

    During summer so it was really hot. Your team leader is just a kid so sometimes they don't know what they're doing

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Pretty cool

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    Current Employee - Host in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Host in Santa Clarita, CA

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

    Pros

    Depending on what department your put into Six Flags is an okay job. Retail, is well retail lots of guest interaction. Food service has its perks like dollar lunches, Games you just stand there and speak on the mic occasionally. Good place to get some experience as a first job. They were really well with hour flexibility .

    Cons

    Some challenges are the thousands of people you have to interact with, and the heat if your working some where with no AC

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supervisors should be aware of leads more, they tend to slack off the most compared to a host or sup.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Pretty great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Hostess in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Admissions Hostess in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Amazing supervisors, very nice and understanding. really fun!

    Cons

    schedule isn't so flexible, and the customers get mad all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't forget to give breaks!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Building Strong Friendships

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    Former Employee - Aquatics Supervisor in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Aquatics Supervisor in Valencia, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible with part-time work schedule. Promotions are easy and can be achieved in no time at all.

    Cons

    Typical corporate culture. Low pay. High turnover. Young inexperienced staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Experience But Can Be Trying At Times

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Rides Operator in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Lead Rides Operator in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Will work with your schedule, majority of supervisors are great to work with and will work with you if needed (ex: my grandmother died and I had no chance to find someone to cover so my Supervisor just took my off the schedule even though we were already understaffed for that shift), free admission and buddy pass are great, a generally a fairly set schedule (increasingly put in concrete the farther up management you go), can always seem to get more hours if wanted

    Cons

    No chance to request off days in advance. They schedule you when they schedule you and if's your job to find someone to cover any and all shifts. Even if you know two months in advance you're going on vacation, you still have to wait until three weeks before to get your schedule and find someone to cover all shifts. Sometimes management can't seem to get on the same page. Pay isn't amazing, but the job doesn't require a lot of skill so it's not surprising

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure everyone has the same goals! I shouldn't have one supervisor telling me one thing one day, and then another Sup tell me something completely different the next! Also maybe allow Night Leads to come in earlier like the morning leads and shift changes would go a LOT smoother

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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