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Six Flags San Antonio Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Visit the park for free and also bring a friend with you (in 79 reviews)

  • Good and free admission to park (in 118 reviews)

Cons
  • breaks are short , long hours in hot sun (in 112 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good Intro"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Stage Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Current Contractor - Stage Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to start getting work experience

    Cons

    Not a place where careers flourish.

    Advice to Management

    Many of the actors and actresses feel underappreciated.


  2. "High School Drama"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cash Control in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Cash Control in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Wages, Flexible Schedules, Opportunities for bonuses

    Cons

    So much drama, judgmental management, everyone in everyone's business


  3. "Sorta disorganized, but very fun!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ride Host in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Ride Host in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Countless benefits. Pay is great, free admission for you and a friend, discounted food, free parking, and you get to work in a theme park. Employees have many privileges you may not know about.
    -Bosses, supervisors, leads, auditors, everyone above you in any way is very nice and not condescending.
    -They actually listen to you. Surveys are frequently taken to see how to make working there better.

    Cons

    -I cannot stress this enough, guests never listen. Ever. Prepare for the absolute worst people you will ever meet, and you're getting paid to be nice to them while they are ruining your day.
    -The uniform is god-awful. Cheap material, poor fitting on anyone who wears it, but it's mandatory.
    -You're on your feet all day. It may seem obvious but I never realized how much pain my feet would be in all day.
    -They work you like dogs. You're shipped around nonstop to different places and rides in the hot sun (and messily too, my supervisor has never once had a clear plan of scheduling).
    -You have to clock out for meals. This is a minor issue, and the only reason I bring it up is because all my other jobs I've had never made me do that.
    -They say drinks are free. They are not free. They are free with a purchase from the cafe. Again, minor problem, but I couldn't help but feel lied to.

    Advice to Management

    -Fix the uniform. I'm absolutely begging you. Everyone is lumpy and miserable.
    -Maybe better conditions for standing all day in the sun and running around checking restraints? I have a pitiful fan and that's it.

    Six Flags Response

    Mar 21, 2017 – Content Marketing Manager

    Thank you for your detailed review. As a company, we strive to offer our employees with competitive wages and benefits, so we are glad to hear that you enjoy them. We are sorry to hear of some of the ... More


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  5. "Good starter job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I started working at Six Flags as a teenager, and worked my way up into management as an adult. It's not something I would have continued doing the rest of my life had I been able to, but I'm thankful that it gave me tons of great experience on my resume- how many young adults can say they were supervisors? The opportunity to advance and be promoted is there if you're willing to work for it. The people I worked with were fantastic and we really were a family. As far as school went, they were great about working with my schedule and understood why it was important to me- there's also a Six Flags Scholarship you can apply for if you're in school. Also, you get an employee discount at the shops/restaurants, and you get free attendance for yourself and a friend, along with free/discounted tickets.

    Cons

    Look, it's a theme park. You're going to have angry people, you're going to have crowds, you're going to be hot and sweaty- and don't think that just because you're working something like Retail or Food service that you'll be able to circumvent being outside. Favoritism is rampant, depending on which department you're in. Also, while they've raised the wages a little (mostly depending on your department) like most jobs, you're not going to be paid enough for what you do.

    Advice to Management

    I had been a great employee for years and was terminated over something I (and many other people) feel was minor. I understand rules are rules, but you all need to allow yourselves some flexibility and really look into situations before you make decisions. This, combined with other things, are why you are losing people who are knowledgeable, experienced, and enthusiastic, and have to retrain "fresh" employees constantly, which is not cost effective.

    Six Flags Response

    Mar 7, 2017 – Content Marketing Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed working with us for the most part! As a company, we strive to offer our employees with competitive wages and ... More


  6. "Not Enough Pay"

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Ride Operator/Attendant in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Seasonal Ride Operator/Attendant in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounted Tickets
    Bring A Friend for Free

    Cons

    Not enough pay
    Short breaks
    Long hours
    They would have you work 40 hours straight, but make sure it overlapped in another work week

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to give breaks
    Rotate more
    Pay needs to be improved for the work ethic of employees
    Care more for employees

    Six Flags Response

    Apr 4, 2017 – Content Marketing Manager

    Thank you for your honest review. We are glad to hear that you enjoy the benefits we offer our employees. As a company, we strive to offer competitive wages and are constantly monitoring the industry ... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "A Slog for ungrateful management."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Officer in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Security Officer in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Frequent hours/work.
    Your coworkers will have your back.
    Reasonably open environment.

    Cons

    Uninterested and aloof middle to upper management.
    Pay is atrocious.
    Employees are treated as expendable.

    Advice to Management

    It costs more to train new employees, and teenagers are not a reliable workforce. Invest in your workers and they will give you a good performance. Keep treating them poorly, and your turnover rate will be the death of your reputation.

    Six Flags Response

    Mar 10, 2017 – Content Marketing Manager

    Thank you for your honest review. We are sorry to hear of your experiences in working with us. As a company, we strive to offer our employees with competitive wages. Your advice to management is ... More


  8. "Area Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment on north side of San Antonio
    Friendly coworkers
    Lots of Community involvement

    Cons

    Seasonal employment, not all year round
    Lack of real benefits like health insurance
    Park Security takes their job way too seriously

    Advice to Management

    Share those bonuses


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    "Unfair pay"

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    Former Employee - Ride Operator in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Ride Operator in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount, sometimes get to ride the coasters before a shift

    Cons

    Minimum wage for a ride operator, just sad, especially for the vast amount of responsibility and labor that is required from mostly 16 yr olds. Working in the blazing heat of the summer with little protection from the sun and only 1 break and 1 lunch even if you're working very long shifts (sometime up to 12 hours)

    Advice to Management

    Raise the base pay for many works, quality over quantity, don't treat the majority of your workers like they don't deserve to be paid fair wages just because the majority are under 18.

    Six Flags Response

    Jan 19, 2017 – Content Marketing Manager

    Thank you so much for writing us a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your employee discount! We are sorry to hear of your negative experiences in working with us. Unfortunately, factors ... More


  10. "Working environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rides in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Rides in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The environment is always great and cheerful. It is hard to hate your job at Six Flags

    Cons

    Standing for long periods


  11. "Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Supervisor in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Food Supervisor in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free access to all six flags park

    Cons

    Extremely hard, No AC in half the locations, long hours in horrible heat, minimum wage


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