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The Canyons Resort Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
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  1.  

    just started, my supervisiors are awesome

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    Current Employee - Lift Ops in Park City, UT
    Current Employee - Lift Ops in Park City, UT

    I have been working at The Canyons Resort full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -free pass
    -GREAT co-workers
    -AWESOME management
    -pretty sweet discounts
    -jobs are fun

    Cons

    -everybody gets paid really low wages. even my bosses. its bummer because we are operating multi million dollar equipment, and have peoples lives in our hands....
    Its certainly alot more responsibility than working in a kitchen (my previous job) and the kitchen pays more.
    you would think, considering the amount of money that Vail Resorts rakes in a year...that they would spread some of that love on to the people that make them that money...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ...just pay us more...
    its that simple...
    ...and "we have a budget" seems to me as if you dont care enough to talk to the big wigs...your bosses, and tell them how it is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall the experience of working here was very good.

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Park City, UT
    Former Employee - Engineering in Park City, UT

    I worked at The Canyons Resort full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good co-workers, good pay and benefits. Meet people from all over the world.

    Cons

    upper management is out of touch and always on your back. Skills and experience are not appreciated. Treated poorly. Management lies to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees to do their job without your negative remarks to them. This causes low moral among the employees. When a upper boss uses foul language with you for no good cause and is demeaning to an employee this is not professional or called for. Glad to be gone just because of the upper management. Lower management has a great turn over because of these things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Zip Tour Guide

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Canyons Resort

    Pros

    Fun job and good people to work with.

    Cons

    Very low pay and the hours make it difficult to work a second job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Guides need more money. Many guides love the job but can't afford to stay.

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  5.  

    Fun job perks and great team.

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    Current Employee - Director of Public Relations in Park City, UT
    Current Employee - Director of Public Relations in Park City, UT

    I have been working at The Canyons Resort full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The skiing and the ability to be outside and not always in the office. My boss had full faith in me which was nice so I was able to give well over 100% to my job.

    Cons

    The lack of vision towards the future for some management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to think like a person who is visiting your resort from another part the country. Someone who's entire life does not revolve around skiing but for one week it might.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    watch your back

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Canyons Resort full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    amazing relationships that I fostered over time, some of which I still have, we had fun while I was there

    Cons

    the truth is not something that upper management understands, backstabbing is the new norm, document all conversations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go away

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    If nly they really cared enough about their employees.

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    Former Employee - Beverage Supervisor in Park City, UT
    Former Employee - Beverage Supervisor in Park City, UT

    I worked at The Canyons Resort full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of really terrific people work for the two companies and do their best to make a difference in the resort setting.

    Cons

    The management does not really have their eye on keeping people for the long term. The owner spends money on frivolous and expensive ventures but fails to realize that people are the best investment he could make. Mid-level management is stuck in a cannibalistic mindset where they try to stay alive before they are eaten up by someone higher up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lie to your employees, or set them up for failure. Also, pay people what they are worth for the high stress jobs they perform.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great to work here as a ski bum but not a good career location

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    Current Employee - Manager in Park City, UT
    Current Employee - Manager in Park City, UT

    I have been working at The Canyons Resort full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ski pass. Fun environment. Beautiful location.

    Cons

    Low pay. Limited career advancement potential.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Many different venues where none are excellent but where average seems to be the norm.

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    Current Employee - Server At the Farm in Park City, UT
    Current Employee - Server At the Farm in Park City, UT

    I have been working at The Canyons Resort

    Pros

    Skiing passes and benefits once full time year round status is given.

    Cons

    I work in a restaurant, the Farm, where checks average $50 per person and from 5pm to 8pm the restaurant is a low of 80degrees and reaches the upper 80's most days with the sun in the guests eyes about 75% of the time. All the management sees this as a detrimental experience for our guests yet no corrective action has been taken. This is a direct example of how apathetic management are here. Guests sweating as they eat their dinner or decide they won't stay and leave and complain about the sun in their eyes and the high temp is an everyday occurrence, all this happens as a monumental amount of money is spent laying sod yet we can't spend one drop on a tint job on the glass. Somebody needs to take ownership of these issues that effect our guest negatively. It's a very defeating environment to work in and the shame is, it doesn't have to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the air-conditioning and get the windows tinted and stop making excuses and/or passing the buck. Our mission is to be the BEST four seasons resort in North America. There are plenty of issues that exhibit themselves where management perhaps were not aware and can "manage" them accordingly but when there are glaring issues as our guests discomfort and nothing is done then we certainly aren't striving to be the best. Come on guys, we're better than this.

  10.  

    Not a great job if you want to ski alot

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    Current Employee - Ski Instructor in Park City, UT
    Current Employee - Ski Instructor in Park City, UT

    I have been working at The Canyons Resort

    Pros

    Free ski pass, discounts on equipment and food, meet lots of people who also like to ski. Get familiar with the mountain.

    Cons

    Scheduling can be a pain. By the end of the season, they beg you to work almost every day. Teaching kids and beginners can be a pain but just know what you are in for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better scheduling system (like online). Make requirements more clear for end of season bonus. Online system would be very helpful. Better pay!

  11.  

    The Canyons Ski Resort, a place to get started

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    Current Employee - Ski School Instructor. in Park City, UT
    Current Employee - Ski School Instructor. in Park City, UT

    I have been working at The Canyons Resort

    Pros

    The canyons is a great place to get started in ski and snowboard instruction. It provides a good base platform to jump from into more specific forms of instruction. You learn how to teach kids/adults how to ski or snowboard and they have classes where you can progress in your instructing skills. Most ski resorts won't hire you unless you have your Level 1 PSIA or AASI. At the Canyons they are more then willing to not only take you but develop your skills and help you get your level 1. All in all this is a pretty good place to get started in the Ski/Snowboard instruction lifestyle.

    Cons

    The place is a logistics nightmare. They are WAAAAYYYY behind the times when it comes to using electronic organization. The check in system they have there is a crock. I don't know how they don't loose kids. There are two places for parents to check there kids in. One at the bottom and one at the top. They write the children's names down and other information then they send the kids up the gondola with a ski instructor. At the same time they are doing this at the top of the gondola with parents who brought there kids up. After all the kids are all checked in and into there lessons they bring the list from the bottom up tot the top and then try to condense the two list into one. There where so many mistakes on these sheets and we where lucky nothing happened because of it. If you are not teaching privets (which you have to put up with at least 5 years of craziness to even begin to build your client base or have enough seniority to get on a consistent basis) then you are not guaranteed work for the day. if there are enough kids then you will be able to teach, if not they let you go for the day. Sometimes that is a good thing because of the great skiing to be had at the resort. Other times its hard, because you really need the money. Upper management cant seem to keep control of there managers. Manager tension is almost always high and it is usually caused by one manager in particular. He/she tries to micro manage the ENTIRE ski school, when its their job to handle one section of the school. It got bad some times and tends to run good managers out of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to upgrade. Put the money in now and it will make your life way easer. Upgrade check in systems, upgrade building, clean house a bit. There is so much potential at the school, and it could be so great with some work. Grow some balls and control your managers keep them in there own zones.

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