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Six Flags Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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James Reid-Anderson
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Pros
  • you can go to the park for free (in 91 reviews)

  • great way to meet new people and make friends (in 82 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes long hours in Maintenance dept (in 125 reviews)

  • 8 which is better than what i had which was minimum wage (in 89 reviews)

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  1. "LP Agent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Six Flags part-time

    Pros

    Plenty of apprehensions, employee discounts, co-workers

    Cons

    Working in the heat during the summer, a lot of walking, seasonal


  2. "Relatively great, but has it flaws (Park Maintenance, Custodian)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Custodian in Gurnee, IL
    Former Employee - Custodian in Gurnee, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay for custodian work is quite decent.
    Most of the employees I worked with were very helpful and positive, especially the management.

    Cons

    Not many qualms with my co-workers (really, it was the park visitors I have to worry about) but there has been the occasional grumpy teen.
    Can't recommend this job to people who don't like fast-paced environments.

  3. "Required"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Six Flags part-time

    Pros

    Get to work with other students and people my age.

    Cons

    Low pay and few hours.


  4. "Awful pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Six Flags full-time

    Pros

    Free season pass
    Extra tickets for friends
    Free soda (When off the clock)

    Cons

    Horrible Parking
    Uniforms are gross
    Company culture is exclusive to full times
    Pay is pathetic
    Attendance points system rewards no one. Calling in sick, even if you are in food service, is frowned upon. Eventually this system will get guests sick

    Advice to Management

    Pay live able wages


  5. "Lead at Six Flags"

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    Current Employee - Ride Operator in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Ride Operator in Arlington, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    It is pretty fun, allowing you to get a feel on being a leader.

    Cons

    It comes with a lot of responsibility when at work, having to make decisions on who does what and sadly, one person not showing up takes away.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "High Turnover for a Reason"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eureka, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eureka, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Six Flags part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can make life-long friends here. The bond you make with fellow co-workers is like no other.
    Good starter job, you will learn valuable skills if you pay attention.
    You can earn passes for your family and friends, on your time off you can enjoy some of the rides and attractions.
    Depending on your manager, your schedule can be more flexible than many other jobs available. Just communicate with your superiors and be clear about availability.

    Cons

    Pay is way low and the company currently doesn't seem interested in paying your worth if you're not Union or corporate status, yet they constantly complain about being short staffed.
    Unless you work within the administrative roles, expect to work with little attention to your breaks, be overwhelmed frequently, and undertrained since your direct leads and supervisors are overwhelmed themselves.
    If you have a valid idea from improvements and think your idea(s) will benefit others, save it. The company is not too interested if it's not within their ever shrinking budget. Shareholders come first, remember that.
    1-ply toilet paper. Not kidding! 1 dog-gone Ply.

    Advice to Management

    You got to spend money to make money.
    Stop with the "New ride every year" model and invest in you BOH. It will make a LARGE different with your staff's attitude, turnover, and outlook.
    Stop nickel and diming your own staff. Lower your food prices and/or raise your quality in the employee food areas.
    Paint is not a solution to rotting wood. Employees and guests see right though your tactics to conceal your half-hearted attempts to fixing old buildings. It's sad, and no one is fooled.
    Corporate, stop announcing your arrivals to whatever parks you're visiting and just show up if you wanna get the REAL visual of how things are ran. Announcing your arrival sets up a false facade of butt-kissing from your FT staff and adds a rushed paint coat over garbage looking areas just to appease you. If THAT is what you want, then there's no reason to waste time and just send and email.
    Jim, no one cares about your favorite songs or what movie you watched.


  7. "Great Summer Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Six Flags part-time

    Pros

    Great Summer Job for young teens and young adults.

    Cons

    There are no cons to this job. If you cannot stand for a long period of time or do not like the heat, this job is not for you.

  8. "Divisional Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Six Flags part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, training, employee retention

    Cons

    strict policies, somewhat favor for family members


  9. "Team Member Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was given flexible hours and a fair pay, with many good coworkers.

    Cons

    Once you are scheduled it is very hard to get time off, as well as at least 25% of the guests are very rude and inconsiderate. Management is good however it is wrong to expect a lot from them.

    Advice to Management

    Side with your employees more and understand their needs.


  10. "Admissions (Vallejo, CA)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vallejo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vallejo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Six Flags part-time

    Pros

    Great Team members, and supervisors. Supervisors treat team members like friends.

    Cons

    Guests. May encounter rude guests at times but supervisors got your back.


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