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Six Flags Upper Marlboro Reviews

Updated May 7, 2017
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Upper Marlboro, MD

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Pros
  • you can go to the park for free (in 84 reviews)

  • Good and free admission to park (in 119 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes long hours during summer (in 116 reviews)

  • Not the best pay but it is still above minimum wage (in 83 reviews)

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  1. "Worst managed theme park ever"

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    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.


  2. "Culinary team member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Six Flags full-time

    Pros

    *free entrance to the park with guest
    * flexible schedules
    *discounted food

    Cons

    *rude customers
    * rude staff
    *extreme hot or cold weather
    *will change schedule without notice

    Advice to Management

    treat employees better, they deserve it.

  3. "overall review"

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    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    meet lots of people alot .

    Cons

    low pay
    no minimum wage
    foot pain
    working in all types of weather with this low pay . doing more than what you bargained for and dont even get paid enough.

    Advice to Management

    DO BETTER


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fast paced and fun!"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment. Very flexible. Great job opportunities to go through different departments. Always room for growth to full time since it is a seasonal park.

    Cons

    Always have to adhere to the budget. The pay should be better. We don't use state minimum pay rate. This position should be considered full time for benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Better planning.


  5. "Great Part-Time Jon"

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    Former Employee - Park Services in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Former Employee - Park Services in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a 2 year part time worker at Six Flags America, I've enjoyed my time there. It's a great place for you to build on various skills and also a great place to make long-term connections.

    Cons

    They are low on supplies.

    Advice to Management

    Management is excellent except for a select few


  6. "OKAY job"

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    Former Employee - Culinary Team Member in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Former Employee - Culinary Team Member in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Six Flags part-time

    Pros

    Easy money and great to get paid weekly. Friendly staff and reasonable policies. Great staff events and benefits for everyone including free admission to six flags, Kings Dominion, and Hershey Park.

    Cons

    Very off schedules if you work close. If you work to close in the culinary department and get off at 7, for example expect to leave no earlier than 9. Communication isn't often passed through all the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Make schedules more accurate and tell me the real time I'm going to get off. Sometimes my ride was outside waiting for an hour. And supervisors should be more willing to help.


  7. "Student Friendly!"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible days, lots of opportunity for shifts, access to theme park, in-service training, opportunity for advancement, great staff/employees, fun, great for students (summer job)

    Cons

    Strict tardy/absence policy, there were weeks when I was scheduled for more shifts than I had wanted, can be out of the way (i.e. commute)

    Advice to Management

    More flexible shifts; I personally was not able to do much else on days that I had to work (which on several occasions were many days/week), although I'm not sure what can really be done about that.

  8. "Who Doesn't Love FUN?"

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Supervisor in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Current Employee - Seasonal Supervisor in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Schedules are extremely flexible which is great for college students, there was a great departmental management from our director to our supervisor (Marketing), the team I worked with was truly amazing, there is a discount on food & merchandise when you visit the park as a guest, there is a pretty good employee cafeteria area, and there are fun events that HR puts on for employees and that the department holds. You also get to have FUN at work while making the guests SMILE.

    Cons

    There are not many cons of working here. The main cons are the heat, long hours, you no longer have weekends, etc. (But these are expected of working in the summer and wouldn't really be cons)

    Advice to Management

    Follow some best practices from other parks and other departments. Some departments lead the way on retention & engagement. Check out their methods to see how to improve the employee experience at the park overall. Also, give periodic updates on the TMV and what improvements are being made (it's addressed at the beginning of the season but by publishing what's being done throughout the season, it'll show that those surveys matter)


  9. "six flags America"

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    Former Employee - Entertainment in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Former Employee - Entertainment in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    not really many pros the only one would be the comp tickets and free entry to the park..

    Cons

    six flags america entertainment department is the WORST ! they were very particular about who got hours they only always scheduled the same people over & over again they still make 7.25 too ! they are just terrible !

    Advice to Management

    stop having favorites but lying saying you schedule off of performance you schedule who you want to see !


  10. "Really fun work environment."

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Former Employee - Team Member in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Flexible Schedule
    -Coworkers like family
    -Family friendly environment

    Cons

    -Rude guests
    -Favoritism may be shown


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