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

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  • 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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    Cutting costs at employees' expense

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member in Vallejo, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Team Member in Vallejo, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and not much more.

    Cons

    Seasonal work, meager pay, infighting, strong nepotism. This company hesitates to fire anyone who isn't a seasonal employee. The divide between seasonal and full time is so great it affects the company creating an us vs. them attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to acquire and retain quality employee's you need to pay for them. Your pay structure is horrid and your leadership weak and ineffective. Your company is full of people who never left so you promote them because of tenure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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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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