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I had a great Season. I can't wait to Return

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Ride Operator in Eureka, MO (US)
Current Employee - Ride Operator in Eureka, MO (US)

I have been working at Six Flags part-time (more than an year)

Pros

Flexible Scheduling
Great and Fun Management
Red Dot Reward program (Spot Bonus)
Free Admission into Park + Comp Tickets/Free Season Pass
Employee Discount
Co-Workers and crew commendatory
Novelty of working in a theme park
I get paid to push buttons
Meet great People
In-Depth Training
Fast Paced Work
Team Member Parties
Weekly Pay Checks (every Friday)
Job is overall fun
You get to ride your ride before the park opens
Ample Hours

Cons

-Job is very repetitive
Weather is not wonderful
Unpaid Breaks
Paid Uniforms (but they are not expensive)
Paid only minimum wage (Ride operators get paid the least amount of money)
job is seasonal - training begins in March and season ends in late October
A single shift is too short, and a double shift is too long
Park Hours are not consistent
Frequently stay past end of shift (but you do get paid extra)
Very easy to get in trouble for safety errors that are some times beyond my control
High Turnover of staff throughout season
Job is sometimes tiring
 Breaks are given at poor times (either right when your shift starts, or when it is about to end)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work. Just train your leads and supervisors to be more organized.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great to earn a few bucks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rides Operator in Santa Clarita, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Rides Operator in Santa Clarita, CA (US)

    I have been working at Six Flags part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Get in for free! With a buddy pass!
    - Employee discounts
    - Safety-ride the rides before the park opens
    - Exit clearances
    - Meeting different people from different walks of life.

    Cons

    - 10 minute ONLY breaks
    - Some power-hungry leads
    - Favoritism! To get promoted to be a lead, you must be a kiss-ass to part-time supervisors. To get promoted to be a foreman and supervisor, you must be a kiss-ass to full-time supervisors.
    - Day-offs must be requested 3 months in advance...you also need to annoy your supervisors about it so they can finally get you off from your schedule.
    - Cleaning vomit (Disneyland will have to call custodian for this!)
    - Changing trash cans in the ride premises
    - Uniform is aweful
    - Drinking water is tainted and very dirty
    - .25 raise after a year
    - You won't get paid extra if you work on holidays...and even on grad nites. The only way you get extra money is if you go over your 10th hour, I believe.
    - Cheap facilities. Very embarrassing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent company values on paper, but lack drastically as they are never enforced.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Bowie, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Bowie, MD (US)

    I have been working at Six Flags part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Mass-Management
    Great opportunity to develop interpersonal relationship skills
    Diverse work environment
    Many opportunities for promotion
    Several employee events
    Fun and carefree employees

    Cons

    Oblivious favortism
    Incredibly long work hours.

    With this company, you either work 11-12 hour shifts, or you work 4 hour shifts. There is no middle ground, and your supervisor will decide how often they want you around. This is not company policy, but a bad management tactic used in several departments throughout the park.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be more fair to your team members regarding the opportunity to LISTEN to your team members, as well as making them feel like they are cared about employees rather than a body in the park. On another hand, several of your employees ARE just bodies in the park and are not helpful whatsoever, (even to OTHER team members).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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