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Six Flags Reviews

Updated June 16, 2018
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Pros
  • "Get in Any sixflags park for free" (in 100 reviews)

  • "The Experience itself was memorable, get to meet new people, was able to grow from the daily task given, and I really loved my job" (in 86 reviews)

Cons
  • "very long hours, you're standing all the time" (in 142 reviews)

  • "Pay rate is at least 2 dollars above minimum wage but they could definitely pay their employees more" (in 93 reviews)

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  1. "Six flags is a fun and exciting place to be."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its in the summer, and in good weather. It is a good and safe inviorment.

    Cons

    Me playing football, i would have to take time off of practice to come to work.

    Advice to Management

    I hope that i get an interview and would be happy to work for you.


  2. "Lifeguard"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Summer Lifeguard in Lake George, NY
    Current Employee - Summer Lifeguard in Lake George, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a soo many people and i think i improving myself

    Cons

    I think there is not have disadvantages

    Advice to Management

    You are the best I think

  3. "Games/Hostess"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Six Flags full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work fun environment

    Cons

    Short breaks, barely wanted to give employees water for being in the hot sun all day


  4. "Hourly pay below advertised rate"

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    Current Employee - Ride Operator
    Current Employee - Ride Operator

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

    Pros

    Great people, Great first job

    Cons

    Six Flags advertised that they up their staring salary to $9 this season. I read it in the paper. I only receive $8 per hour.

    Advice to Management

    Don't advertise what you can't deliver.


  5. "Fun"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Six Flags part-time

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere , great for first time job

    Cons

    Long hours with little pay


  6. "Cool summer job"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Valencia, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid weekly, free admission into park, free tickets for friends

    Cons

    No cons. Great first job


  7. "Fun"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Valencia, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really fun environment. If you get really good coworkers time flies by! You get paid every week instead of every two weeks. Really good breaks. Two breaks plus your lunch.

    Cons

    Cafeteria food isn't always the best. It smells like dumpster when you walk up the stairs from the back. If you're in ride ops, you have to deal with cleaning throw up and other bodily fluids. Break rooms suck.

    Advice to Management

    Better break rooms please.

  8. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Six Flags part-time

    Pros

    Great perks, make great friends. Loved it

    Cons

    working with kids who think they're entitled


  9. "Unethical hours"

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    Current Employee - Ride Operator in Agawam, MA
    Current Employee - Ride Operator in Agawam, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's all teenagers, so no pressure
    No limit to hours you can work
    Get into park free

    Cons

    Management is all teenagers, they talk badly about employees behind their backs
    You WILL have to deal with hearing rumors about you because its so common
    Working LONG days with no overtime (12 hours are common, 40+ hours a week)
    There are NO flexible hours- if you ask your higher ups to adjust your hours or tell them you have to leave at a certain time for another job, they always deny it and tell you they won't or say they will and forget.
    You will be walking back and forth in extreme heat in the sun

    Advice to Management

    Tell ride ops supervisors they can't just tell people they won't adjust hours! I know so many people who went through this same problem. One girl had to care for her baby in the afternoons because no one would be there and they just told her no. Another had a second job and our sup didn't care to change the hours. I even had a funeral to go to and told her a week in advance and she kept trying to guilt me into working that day or right after.


  10. "Ride Operator"

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    Current Employee - Ride Operator in Gurnee, IL
    Current Employee - Ride Operator in Gurnee, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Perks-Free admission for you and a guest, discounts, employee ride nights
    Fun atmosphere
    Working outside
    Guests can be a lot of fun
    Paid weekly

    Cons

    Little pay for long shifts that are alot of work
    Clocking out for breaks at your ride making a 30 minute break turn into 15-20 minutes and having to walk through the park gives opportunities to be stopped by guests. Causing being unpaid to answer questions and help out guests
    Some guests
    Strict dress code (no piercings and small tattoos)
     having to pay for uniform (Mine was $29)
    High expectations
    Leads that are immature and have favorites

    Advice to Management

    Change the method for clocking out for breaks
    Pay more
    Plan out your staffing better. Some departments are way over staffed and some are short staffed


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