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"Fun Summer Time Job With A Few Problems"

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Current Employee - Ride Operator in Jackson, NJ
Current Employee - Ride Operator in Jackson, NJ
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Fun with flexible hours. You learn some new skills ranging from how to operator the rides to socializing with the guests.

Cons

The pay rate is pretty low considering you have to work outside in the heat/humidity every day with little to no shade. Some areas do have shade but some places have none and breaks are done so strangely. You can be working 30mins and have your 45minute break; which means working the next 4-5 hours without a break. Also there is a major understaffed issue, don't be surprised if you end up working 4-5 double shifts in a week just to cover-up this issue. Plus no overtime pay.

Advice to Management

Work on scheduling a bit. Also train the ride ops on more than just one ride.

Other Employee Reviews for Six Flags

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Flawed"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Former Employee - Retail in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Plenty of hours (almost too many)
    Chance to meet nice people from all over (because of the programs they have internationally)

    Cons

    Management lacked leadership skills
    Favoritism was abundant so even more incompetent people were in positions of leadership
    Sometimes the breaks would be too long (You were required to take an hour break when you had a four hour shift)
    Nasty/Rude managers

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate who you put in charge and take a closer look at how they treat team members


  2. "Decent, but somewhat unorganized"

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    Former Employee - Lead in Austell, GA
    Former Employee - Lead in Austell, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Six Flags full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Depending on what department you work in depends on the working conditions
    Great co-workers
    Hosts many events for the employees such as cookouts, days where the park is only open to employees etc. They really show that they care about the employees who work there.

    Cons

    Some of the higher level management are young people not exactly suited for or are mature enough to be in those positions. Lack of communication between upper level and general employees. Promotion up the ladder not necessarily based on ability or work ethic, more based on favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective when deciding who to promote and where to place them. Age should not necessarily be a factor in a management position but the maturity to be able to handle it and handle it well should. Management should constantly be walking around checking on their sections, not hiding out in their offices.

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