Vail Resorts Interview Questions

Updated Jan 31, 2015
Updated Jan 31, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Specialist Online Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Vail Resorts.

    Interview Details

    Sent in resume and filled out questions via online portal. Had to give both current salary and salary requirements. Provided honest salary info. Was contacted about a week later for an interview with HR. Prepped for interview. Went through couple initial questions like "Where are you in career now?" Etc. then recruiter cut to the chase to explain position pays $45-$55K....significantly less than what I'm earning now and listed as salary requirement.

    I was very disappointed that I spent as much time as I did prepping for the call because we were so far off in dollar amounts. Interview lasted only 6 minutes. Recruiter was nice however. I imagine they have tough jobs recruiting for skilled talent at below average salaries.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Vail Resorts Response

    Mar 27, 2015TA Analyst

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts about your experience during our interview process. We’re also sorry to hear that we were not aligned with the salary requirements and that we ... More

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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Vail Resorts.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone interview with recruiter was pleasant. Second interview scheduling postpone due to travel. My follow up communications were always met with a positive 'we are just waiting to get you scheduled', but this never happened. I have heard others had the same experience with chaos in the interview/hiring process, ultimately leading them to search elsewhere for employment.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Canyons Snowboard Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Vail Resorts in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I waited a week for a phone interview and the lady called me up and said "sorry we're all full for full time instructors but not for part time instructors, however I won't interview you for that postion unless you have been a teacher" I understand that the competition for these jobs are high but I've been really excited for this interview for a week I couldn't believe that I was selected to be interviewed. I wish I could have been sent an e-mail saying that they were full. The only positive thing that came out of my "interview" was that I used to be unsure if Vail was a good company (they just bought out PCMR who I have worked for the last 2 seasons). Now I'm real sure they aren't a great company.

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    • I wish I'd been asked any question at all. Its like my time is worthless to them.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Human Resources Generalist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Vail Resorts in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I completed an initial phone interview that was about 30-45 minutes long. Standard questions: why do you want to work for Vail resorts, what do you know about the position, what qualifications do you have, how do you work in a team setting, how effective are you at multitasking. I had a print out of the job requirements in front of me while I did the interview which was a good idea.
    After the phone interview I got an invitation to go to a second group interview that lasted about 3 hours. I was a little nervous about a group interview but it wasn't what I was expecting, which was good. I got a chance to chat with the other applicants and they seemed to pick a very diverse group of people, everyone from kids who had just completed undergrad degrees to fully fledged attorneys. They do an hour long information session about the company that was given by two managers, then they break you up into individual groups and you do one on one interviews with a different HR manager than the one who did the initial phone interview. Finally you do an hour long practice exercise with the VP of HR.
    Everyone seemed really nice, super busy but they all really seemed to like their job. What kind of befuddled me was that they emphasized that they call every candidate back and how important it was individuals in HR positions to communicate with candidates... but they never called me back to tell me whether or not I got the job. I definitely would have called them back to follow up but ended up deciding not to because I had two other job offers that were better career moves for me. I just find it a little odd that I never got so much as a rejection phone call or e-mail after all that talk about how good they are about following up with candidates. Maybe it was a test to see if I would follow up or maybe someone dropped the ball I don't know.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Vail Resorts in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    2 x 1 hour phone interviews with HR and hiring manager
    4.5 hours onsite interviews => 4 sessions - 3 analysts, 4 developers, hiring manager, IT Director

    Interview Questions
    • None. Typical techno-functional questions. Although in retrospect, I was asked my approach/opinion to their 'mini' HCM upgrade and politely disagreed with their questionable methodology. Perhaps this is what warranted their final decision => 'The consensus was that you’re quite a bit more experienced technically than what this job would require and that it’s probably not the best fit at this point in time.'   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Vail Resorts.

    Interview Details

    The have a recruitment phone screening team called TAG that are all newbies that have no previous job experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Would you be ripperoo ( The Mascot) for a day?   View Answer
    No Offer
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    Senior Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I applied for a promotion, and a month later management didn't even know. I asked if they were going to interview me and they had no clue. Then they blew me off.

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    • I didn't really get an interview because I "Waited too long to apply." So I must not have really wanted the job or been that interested.   View Answer
    No Offer
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    In-House Counsel Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Was expecting an informational call. Turned out to be a substantive interview with an in-house recruiter. Questions were not difficult, I was just caught off guard. I feel like the process was not explained correctly. Odd that a recruiter would ask questions about substantive legal issues.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Had a phone screening from a recruiter within Vail. He was very friendly but there were very long pauses in conversation between answers, I assumed it was because he was trying to type question responses. Make sure you know resume back to front, meaning details of your every day tasks and larger ones, before having the interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    VP-Finance Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Vail Resorts in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    After applying online, I had a preliminary interview with a very perky HR person. Then, there were two additional phone interviews (CFO and one other person) and an office visit. It took them over a month to get back to me and I think that they did so only because I followed up aggressively. They said that they had a finalist for this position but it's not clear from other sources that they actually hired anyone.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions. The CFO is very inexperienced and comes across as such if you've had exposure to other public company CFOs. And, he's also not compensated well for his position compared to peers in comparably sized companies. The people are really nice but this is not a mature company. HR seemed to talk more about their values in developing and leading talent than other execs do.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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