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Updated Jun 30, 2014
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Human Resources Generalist Interview

Human Resources Generalist
Broomfield, CO

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – Nothing difficult or unexpected   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Cashier Interview


I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Vail Resorts.

Interview Details – Over the phone, easy

Negotiation Details – Offered $9.50/hr and I accepted

Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Dock Attendant Interview

Dock Attendant
Jackson Hole, WY

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Vail Resorts in May 2013.

Interview Details – Short and sweet it was all over the phone.

Three calls:
1) 10 minute screening call asking "why do you want to work here?"
2) 20 minute interview asking "What makes you qualified?"
3) 30 minute interview centered around getting to know you and asking "How will you help the company succeed?"

Interview Question – What have you done to create a more relaxed work place?   View Answer

Reason for Declining – Other opportunities

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Snowboard Instructor Interview

Snowboard Instructor

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Vail Resorts.

Interview Details – First they will call you and set up and interview time. I then reported to the ski school building and sat down with eric rolls. He made me feel very welcome and the interview went very smooth. He asked very basic questions and nothing was too difficult. Overall it was a great experience.

Interview Question – How well do you work under pressure?   Answer Question

No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

IT Developer Interview

IT Developer
Broomfield, CO

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed 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 Question – 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

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

VP-Finance Interview

Denver, CO

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed 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 Question – 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

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Product Sales Agent Interview

Product Sales Agent
Breckenridge, CO

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Vail Resorts in December 2010.

Interview Details – this interview is conducted over the phone, the job is great except is an in door job, why move to an outdoor paradise and be stucj behind a glass pane all day long? bring some head phones and buy some skis, you will be able to take ski breaks

Interview Question – what is your favorite color? I wanted to say green but settled on red   View Answer

Negotiation Details – they told me how much it paid, I said ok

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative
Broomfield, CO

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Vail Resorts.

Interview Details – Phone interview>In person

Interview Question – There weren't any hard ones   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Ski & Car Valet, Private Clubs Interview

Ski & Car Valet, Private Clubs
Vail, CO

I applied online - interviewed at Vail Resorts in September 2013.

Interview Details – The hiring process is when it all looks great. Moving to a ski town and working for the mountains managing company, didn't think it could be better. The interview process starts off on the company employment website. You must first create a career account to search job listings and openings with the company. Once one or more jobs are applied for you attach resume and answer short personality surveys. Completing all of the above will get you to the first cut down stage. At this point, you will be contacted by a Talent Acquisitions Manger who will start your employment process with a brief interview and searches for reasons not to approve you to advance in the process. This call will last between 15-30 minutes and is scheduled via Email communication. If approved by the talent aquisitions interviewer you will then be contacted by the hiring manager at the designated job you are looking to land. Once you are contactd by the hiring manager you will go through one phone interview (minimun) and one webcam interview (skype, facetime, ect.) the interviews are not recorded and neither party in held accountable to what is said and\or promised in the interview. If are on your own from there..find housing, secure it and be ready to go in mid November.

Interview Question – the most difficult question that was asked to me in the interview process was if i was willing to work in the cold conditions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I agreed to work for $14.10 and eneded up getting $12.10 when finshed paperwork was picked up from HR. Hiring manager had no recolation of negotiated rate during interview.

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Reservations Agent Interview

Reservations Agent
Keystone, CO

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Vail Resorts in September 2012.

Interview Details – just applied on Vail, got a call from a girl who recommend what job I should apply for. Got a call from a manager later that week, had 2 face to face interviews and was given a starting date

Interview Question – Just asked me a bunch of personal questions about past jobs and past skills i used, didnt really give me any brain busters   View Answer

Negotiation Details – none

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