Six Flags

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Six Flags Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
530 Reviews
3.1
530 Reviews
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Six Flags Chairman, President, and CEO James W. P. (Jim) Reid-Anderson
James W. P. (Jim) Reid-Anderson
147 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.  

    Meh

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Vallejo, CA
    Former Employee - Hostess in Vallejo, CA

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

    Pros

    Good summer job.
    Seems to be everyone's first job in my town
    They tend to hire everyone that applies, or at least from what friends have told me

    Cons

    Bad hours, woman told me she only gets 12 a week while requesting more
    Can get very, very hot during the summer/having to deal with cranky guests because of the heat (for people who work games and rides)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Ideal for youth with no work experience

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible summer hours and limited training.

    Cons

    Poor management and training. The perks and benefits are conducive only for youth under 25 yrs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with better care.

  3.  

    Six flags nj food service

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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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    People worked with were nice

    Cons

    Most managers not so nice & they give you points & write you up for absolutly nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better

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

    Great Jumping off point!

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Security Officer in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Positive Disciplined Focused Fun Place to Work

    Cons

    Temporary Seasonal...Means no Overtime with little opportunity to contribute significantly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Core Cadre needed in all departments to have a better trained workforce!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Working at six flags was to much.

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    Former Employee - Games Attendant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Games Attendant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    I like interacting with people so that was great. I worked as a games attendant so i was constantly joking around and engaging with customers.

    Cons

    It pays minimum wage. One time I showed up to work (after driving 40 minutes to get there), I worked for like an hour and then they asked me to go home because they had scheduled to many people. It can also be an unprofessional environment.

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

    Would be fun if I knew what I was doing

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    Former Employee - Entertainment in Gurnee, IL
    Former Employee - Entertainment in Gurnee, IL

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

    Pros

    Free theme park admission, fun environment and co-workers

    Cons

    Seasonal, training was severely lacking - I was just expected to know where everything was on the first day even though in the "training" the buildings had just been pointed out in passing, and we hadn't gone inside. Unrealistic expectations of employees. Long shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your employees more thoroughly and listen to their complaints.

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

    Guest Service Team

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Guest Services Team in Gurnee, IL
    Former Employee - Seasonal Guest Services Team in Gurnee, IL

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

    Pros

    Free Admission for you and one guest. Discounted tickets and passes available. Team was very supportive of each other.

    Cons

    Very Low Pay. Employee recognition had little value. I got a certificate printed on a computer and a pencil as team member of the week. Employee meals were inexpensive but there was almost never any healthy choices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better recognition needed for those that consistently go above and beyond for your guests. Consistently provide cold drinks to staff, provide a warm drink in very cold weather. Managers need to learn how to say thank you or at least recognize employees for frequently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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 a 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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 a 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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