Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Vail Resorts.
Interview Details – Standard interview experience. Probably easier than most. Half of the interviewers didn't even ask a question. Just wanted to talk about themselves and their experiences. A "connection to the business" is all important at this company. You need to demonstrate and describe your passion for the ski business and the mountains. Even if you're interviewing for a corporate job. Do your research about the company, its competitors and the industry. Have an offer in your pocket when you negotiate your salary, and be ready to walk. If not, you're going to get screwed.
Interview Question – The lack of difficult questions was the most unexpected thing. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There wasn't any. They offered a salary and told me that was the maximum offer. They had already lost at least one candidate because they couldn't pay enough. I was desperate, and wanted the lifestyle; or so I thought. They don't pay well at all, but rather than deal with the low pay, the just continue to bring in new people in the bottom 15% of the industry salary range, because they can. Once people get there, find out they have to work their asses off, that they never get time to enjoy their ski pass, and that only the executives reap rewards, they leave. Then they hire replacements and do the same thing to them.
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