Six Flags

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It's your typical entry level employer...

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Supervisor in Valencia, CA (US)
Current Employee - Supervisor in Valencia, CA (US)

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

Pros

It's a great first job that teaches you basic work ethics. Most times employees become long term friends and the environment can be exciting if you like working outdoors and love interacting with guests, as I did in the games department. The park presidents and the CEO are really upbeat, but the energy is only infectious for so long. The company is growing and revenue is going up.

Cons

If you don't like the outdoors and braving the elements it may not be the place for you, but if you work in merchandise or Food Service you may not have to go outside. They try and offer company discounts online, but other than that there's not much else utilized as an incentive. It's a high school environment where the immaturity trickles down from the top. They don't really offer competitive raises.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Just because the employees are teenagers, doesn't mean that the management has to follow suit. Make the employee parties more convenient, with longer hours, and more incentive. Recognizing the good employees wouldn't hurt.

Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

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    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

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    • 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
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