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Six Flags Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Visit the park for free and also bring a friend with you (in 65 reviews)

  • Good and free admission to park (in 114 reviews)

Cons
  • breaks are short , long hours in hot sun (in 110 reviews)

  • Not the best pay but it is still above minimum wage (in 81 reviews)

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  1. "Lots of fun!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Server in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Food Server in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super flexible hours, fun environment, lots of great perks like employee parties and free tickets for friends to go with me.

    Cons

    Always felt like long days, but I had fun.


  2. "Small Department"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Information Systems Supervisor in Gurnee, IL
    Current Employee - Management Information Systems Supervisor in Gurnee, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Individual work, good pay, work closely with management and employees from corporate center.

    Cons

    Too many problems, too little people, simple jobs that can be fixed in less than an hour are overlooked for the larger problems leading to days of backlogged work.

    Advice to Management

    Add one or two more employees to the department and allow us to freely solve problems instead of solely and only focusing on high-priority issues.

    Six Flags Response

    Apr 13, 2017 – Content Marketing Manager

    Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you that you are happy with the competitive wages we offer our employees. Your feedback is important to us and we would like you to know that it has ... More


  3. "Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leader in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Leader in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Six Flags full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Innovative, ever-changing, exciting, lots of friendships . Everyone's primary goal is to make sure guess have a great time!

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours are long and the weather is hot.

    Advice to Management

    Be in the moment and never lose sight of what the goal is!


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  5. "Water Operations Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Water Operations Supervisor in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Water Operations Supervisor in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Six Flags full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome environment
    Great people
    Opportunity to work up
    Taught me so many useful skills
    Made me who I am

    Cons

    Long Hours
    Very hot
    Not for everyone (high turnover- because hs kids are lazy)

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees
    Do not play favorites


  6. "Worst managed theme park ever"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Service Supervisor in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Current Employee - Food Service Supervisor in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No cap on hours worked if 18+

    Cons

    No overtime, therefor they work you hard and long.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more and have better benefits.


  7. "Ride Operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ride Operator in Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - Ride Operator in Waukegan, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, exciting all the time, and new skill development. Depending on your home unit/team, the level of "fun" varies.

    Cons

    Poor training given, poor communication within team, salary should very from unit to unit. For example, the unit "Winners Circle Go Karts" should have a higher base rate due to the amount of work, danger, and thought processing needed to operate the ride successfully than a unit like "kidzopolis" where the unit won't put you in danger due to others actions.


  8. "Meh Job"

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    Former Employee - Ride Attendant in Jackson, NJ
    Former Employee - Ride Attendant in Jackson, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are in rides then test riding the rides first thing in the morning are fun. Was especially fortunate in being able to work Kingda Ka.

    Cons

    You will have to deal with guests that don't agree with park policy every day and that can take a lot out of you.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of employees at the bottom and you will see better results at the top. There was certainly a lack of constructive leadership presence for team members.

    Six Flags Response

    Apr 18, 2017 – Content Marketing Manager

    Thank you for your review. As a constantly growing company, your advice to management is helpful and we appreciate your honesty.


  9. "Seasonal Job"

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    Former Employee - Host in Jackson, NJ
    Former Employee - Host in Jackson, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Diverse working environment, with people from all over the world.
    - Free admission to all Six Flags theme parks.

    Cons

    - Low pay rate for new employees.
    - Minimum room for growth, making this job difficult to keep long term.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more flexible hours to new employees. They tended to struggle getting in and out of the "back stage" area.


  10. "eh"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Member in Jackson, NJ
    Former Employee - Team Member in Jackson, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Six Flags (More than a year)

    Pros

    guarenteed a job, easy to have a laugh, alays an interesting day

    Cons

    uncaring managers, big wigs REALLY don't care, insane customers, ridiculously easy to get fired

    Advice to Management

    At least pretend to care.


  11. "Six Flags Sucks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Gurnee, IL
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Gurnee, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You make a decent amount of money and make plenty of friends

    Cons

    The hours and days that you have to work are miserable. Never EVER work Fright Fest. Everyone quits and you get stuck working 12-15 hours a day. They make you work on holidays when they (top of the chain) gets to enjoy Easter dinner with their families.

    Advice to Management

    Work some of the time and don't make us lower level management/team members do all the work

    Six Flags Response

    Apr 7, 2017 – Content Marketing Manager

    Thank you for your honest feedback. We are sorry to hear of your experiences working with us. Our employees are our greatest asset and we rely heavily on their feedback to ensure employee ... More



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