Six Flags Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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Six Flags Chairman, President, and CEO James W. P. (Jim) Reid-Anderson
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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. Admissions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions Host in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Current Employee - Admissions Host in Upper Marlboro, MD

    I have been working at Six Flags

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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.

  2. 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

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

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

    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

  3. Great 1st job

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

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  5. surprising

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    Current Employee - Hostess in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Current Employee - Hostess in Upper Marlboro, MD

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

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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

  6. Might just be the Maryland Park

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food Service in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Former Employee - Food Service in Upper Marlboro, MD

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  7. Understaffed and under paid.

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  8. 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

  9. A good place to learn...

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Entertainment Supervisor in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Current Employee - Seasonal Entertainment Supervisor in Upper Marlboro, MD

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    *Big company name
    *Lots of room to learn
    *Always get a chance to try something new
    *Company parties and games
    *Options for 401K and health insurance from paycheck

    The great thing about working at Six Flags is that no day is the same. I'm a supervisor for Entertainment, so we always get cool opportunities to start new shows twice a season (spring to summer, summer to Fright Fest), help with concerts, work with the media, and think outside the box on a daily basis. In my first season, I did the following:

    1) Produce, direct, and choreograph shows and holiday performances
    2) Run auditions and cast performers
    3) Manage talent for media events
    4) Organize/clean Entertainment areas
    5) Mixing of music and performance tracks
    6) Sewing up holes and tears in costumes
    7) Laundry
    8) Scheduling employees

    And much more!

    Our department expects us to pretty much do anything that needs to be done. During the first few weekdays of the park being open, I even helped operate some rides as many of our Rides employees are high-school students and were still in school when we had events during the day. It's my understanding that this isn't something that's practiced at just our park, but at all of the Six Flags parks. Some people may see this as a negative thing, but I think it's great because it makes the job interesting and adds a lot of skills to my resume!

    Cons

    Lower pay than some other theme parks
    Some areas of the park need to be updated

    As long as you approach this job with a willingness to learn and a positive and bright attitude around guests, you can move up in the ranks and really grow.

    Advice to Management

    A fresh coat of paint can go a long way!

  10. Great experience for teens

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    Former Employee - Retail Manager in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Former Employee - Retail Manager in Upper Marlboro, MD

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was able to get great training in retail and customer service. I was also able to get experience as a retail manager before I was 18. It was a busy environment, which taught me how to work with others to get things done quickly. You get into the park free and there are a lot of team member parties.

    Cons

    Management is young and can be petty and unprofessional. There is a lot of pressure if you are a young lead/supervisor. The pay is low for all that you do and you have to work long hours (if you are a lead).

    Advice to Management

    Don't talk down to those who are working under you and stay professional.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Dreaming on finding a new job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Retail Associate in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Former Employee - Retail Associate in Upper Marlboro, MD

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The connections and friends you make while working here.

    Cons

    Working outside in the heat of summer.
    The pay is horrible.
    Expected to work 10am to 10pm with only one 30, 45 or an hour break
    Rude Management
    Under staffed

    Advice to Management

    Talk to people with respect
    Work on staffing


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