Six Flags Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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Six Flags Chairman, President, and CEO James W. P. (Jim) Reid-Anderson
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Pros
  • You get to go to the park for free on day off (in 28 reviews)

  • Employees have the free admission (in 54 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours was the norm around there (in 40 reviews)

  • Minimum wage pay for better pay work (in 40 reviews)

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  1. Good Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Team Member in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Current Employee - Retail Team Member in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Six Flags part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great first job! Flexible hours. Free entrance to park 35% off everything.

    Cons

    Favoritism when it comes to promotions.


  2. Dont do it.

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Current Employee - Team Member in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get cheap park food and the benefits are okay.

    Cons

    Long hours, less than minimum wage, it's hot.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. Admissions

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    Current Employee - Admissions Host in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Current Employee - Admissions Host in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If your a very social person and like meeting and talking to new people it's a great place to work. Good hours

    Cons

    Only con is getting off the metro bus and having to walk all the way to human resources to clock in.


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  5. Great place to work and learn new things.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Service in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Current Employee - Food Service in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Six Flags full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits and they can give you a scholarship.

    Cons

    Works in hot conditions throughout the summer.


  6. I was an intern for a year in the safety department

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    Former Intern - Intern in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Former Intern - Intern in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Six Flags as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    they paid well, could go to park for free with a guest, made good connections

    Cons

    was poorly organized company, was told I was an intern but was treated more as a park employee (which was very frustrating), no growing opportunities, staff was catty

    Advice to Management

    consider creating a more structured internship program with room for growth because I was treated the same as a park employee in high school when I was a junior in college trying to get professional experience


  7. Great 1st job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Upper Marlboro, MD

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

    Pros

    I really like being with people that were my age, and getting paid weekly was great

    Cons

    Depends on your job but be out in the heat during the summer time with 100 degree weather was rough


  8. surprising

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hostess in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Current Employee - Hostess in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Six Flags (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the people are amazing meeting new ones everyday and having a ball!

    Cons

    not enough hours the hear obviously

    Advice to Management

    make sure to communicate and built relationships with your team members


  9. Might just be the Maryland Park

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Service in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Former Employee - Food Service in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get free access to the park while you are working there. You can bring in a friend for free. After you work 40 hours, you can get up to 4 tickets for free to bring in your family or a group of friends. Discount on food and such when you come in the park.

    Cons

    It is obvious that this is the first time some of the supervisors have been in position of power. Very unprofessional, don't lift a hand to complain, can't train employees properly. Only making minimum wage. They often hire too many people in one area and so don't call you in for work. When they do call you in for work they may accidentally over staff that day and send you home early. You could work for 10 hours and only get one 30 minute break. A disorganized place to work. When i got my final paycheck after returning to school they forgot to pay me for about 4 hours. I got is resolved but apparently at the Maryland park, it happens a lot to the workers.


  10. Understaffed and under paid.

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work with some great people and guests.

    Cons

    Always making magic out of nothing. Technical and production staffing is similar to a carnival in the entertainment area.Poorly invested in long term development.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from other effective parks about staff development and retention. If the park is managed like a small business with world class expectation, that will continue to run out of good team members and fall apart once again.A park run by a few dedicated people, verses a developed team will create burnout on the few.It's not just about fair pay but more development of the team to lead and invest into the park on and off season. Maybe getting the whole staff to spend one or two days to touch up the paint and back areas would be a good start to the season. A 2-4 lecture with some more power points from departments will only set the stage. More must be done throughout the beginning middle and end as a park and departments.


  11. Gained needed work experience

    Former Employee - Cashier in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Former Employee - Cashier in Upper Marlboro, MD

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

    Pros

    Meeting interesting guests from all over the world

    Cons

    Having hours cut and low pay

    Advice to Management

    More benefits, Better hours, and better options for employees



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