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Six Flags Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
504 Reviews
3.2
504 Reviews
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Six Flags Chairman, President, and CEO James W. P. (Jim) Reid-Anderson
James W. P. (Jim) Reid-Anderson
138 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for experience, employee culture and moral pretty low

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Show Tech in Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Show Tech in Valencia, CA

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

    Pros

    I work at Magic Mountain primarily for the experience as a show tech. I've learned a lot about theatrical lighting, set construction, and sound among other things. It's a good intro to the world of theater and theme parks if that's what you're in to. I personally love the theme park atmosphere because it's usually fast paced and in my job I'm not constantly doing the same thing over and over again. I've been able to learn a lot and actually take in other people's leadership styles and really take some of those styles and values as my own. There's always a benefit to having a job, even if the job isn't the greatest thing on planet Earth; you will always learn something if you open your mind to it.

    Cons

    Management is all old hat, especially upper management. There's a saying that you won't get promoted unless someone dies and it's actually pretty true. Promotions are hard to come by and the amount of money that supervisors make is no incentive to be promoted anyway. The company culture is one of inferiority, especially being at Magic Mountain where the competition is Universal, Disney, and Cedar Fair (the other big players in the theme park market). The absolute biggest problem with the company is that it doesn't have the financial flexibility to do anything or make any product of true value. This problem then trickles down to the employees as Six Flags uses all that they have to 'invest' in the parks and not really invest in employees at all. It also doesn't help that their main demographic is frugal teenager locals who are lured in by cheap season passes and spend next to nothing in the park.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to 1) invest more in your employees and 2) balance corporate investments properly. What I mean by that is stop putting in a $20m roller coaster one year and not leaving any other money to invest in park infrastructure or the less "sexy" and less marketable things that will actually make a difference in guest experience. Sure, you can't market a new bathroom facility, but old and gross bathrooms are something that will stick with a guest and reflect in their overall opinion of the park.

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

    It was ok.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flash Pass in Jackson, NJ
    Former Employee - Flash Pass in Jackson, NJ

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

    Pros

    Free Season Passes! Team oriented atmosphere! Managers were great! (In Flass Pass, at least.)

    Cons

    Thy don't let you sit down during your shift at all. Ever. Unless you have a verified injury or disability. Which is cool and all, but... let me tell you of all the times I woke up in the middle of the night with extremely painful muscle spasms in my legs. (Hint, it happened A LOT)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be cinder to your employees well being, please. You guys are doing great otherwise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It's great for a starting job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail- Team Member in Gurnee, IL
    Current Employee - Retail- Team Member in Gurnee, IL

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

    Pros

    What kept me at this job would be the constant interactions with my co workers. In addition, you receive free tickets and in park discounts.

    Cons

    Retail can bring up a lot of rude customers. You are also given long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't give so many long 10-12 hour shifts to younger team members like myself.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great for HS Seniors and College Student

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Six Flags

    Pros

    You get to see some amazing things as you go through the safari.
    There are 56 different species and you get to watch them for 8 hours everyday.
    The job is very easy

    Cons

    You're going to work 60 + hours during July and August
    Prepare to give up your summer and weekends
    The job is unchallenging and unrewarding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your employees!!!!!!

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Ok first summer job if you're a patient person

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Ride Operator in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Ride Operator in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Free access to the park, and after working 48 hours you get a "buddy pass" allowing you to bring in one other friend for free.

    Cons

    Minimum wage pay for better pay work.
    Poor leadership.
    Don't really work with your schedule.
    Doesn't really provide you with much experience other employers will look for.
    Will most likely lose any paper work you give them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    These are things I've seen, not dealt with personally. When an employee says they're not coming in, three weeks in advanced, do not berate them for not coming in three weeks later. Do not ask employees to stay until close when you know they can't because you didn't rotate them well. When an employee does something that wasn't to your liking, be professional and correct them professionally. Do not screech at them and leave, expecting them to work more efficiently. People do not work more efficiently after having been screeched at, generally they work less efficiently. And they will hate you for it. And that weakens the team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very social place to meet new people
    and fun

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Gurnee, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Gurnee, IL

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

    Pros

    Free tickets
    Discounts
    and free things to win

    Cons

    To many project to do
    angry guest

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    odd.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Six Flags part-time

    Pros

    free entry and discounted food

    Cons

    not enough cross training for employess

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    its a fun job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ride Operator in Austell, GA
    Current Employee - Ride Operator in Austell, GA

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

    Pros

    Alot of room for growth
    Free park entry
    Discounts
    Make alot of friends

    Cons

    Very hot
    Low Pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do better. if you want to compete with every park around you than you have to step it up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A job for teenagers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Games Lead in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Games Lead in Arlington, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, free tickets

    Cons

    Since I was 21 they made me work late hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid favoritism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could have been amazing! Turned into a nightmare.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Entertainment Technician
    Former Employee - Entertainment Technician

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

    Pros

    Working with hundreds of customers daily, enjoying the summer weather, great training for new employees. HR does an amazing job helping staff!

    Cons

    Managers were actual racist and homophobes. Had to buy lunch everyday because they never opened the area to store cold lunches and lockers were too far away to store lunch, eat, and get back to work station. Overworked and under appreciated, lacking real leadership in managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your managers and don't let them chase off people who are looking to make a career in the hospitality/entertainment business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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