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Vail Resorts Interview Questions

Updated Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014
66 Interview Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Broomfield, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate 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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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Broomfield, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Broomfield, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Vail Resorts.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview>In person

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Human Resources Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The hiring process was easy for me; I had previously worked for this company as a contractor. I attended a testing session, to ensure that I could perform data entry duties. Initial interviews are typically conducted via phone or Skype. This season, the Talent Acquisition department seemed to hire a variety of people, from all different backgrounds. The leads for relevant departments learned as they went along. The system was in a constant state of change, because processes failed miserably. Though they did try to remedy past disorganization with SOPs (standard operating procedures), they quickly became obsolete, because the process changed almost daily.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation in that role.
    Accepted Offer
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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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.

    Interview Questions
    • 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 Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    VP-Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ski & Car Valet, Private Clubs Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vail, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vail, CO
    Application Details

    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 hired...you are on your own from there..find housing, secure it and be ready to go in mid November.

    Interview Questions
    • 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
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ski Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied with no experience and got declined, then I applied for the college internship program and got accepted to the same position.
    Phone interview with HR rep, very nice asking my experience with skiing where, how long, experience with kids, experience with leadership.

    Interview Questions
    • Will you be able to work in harsh conditions, changing drastically at a moments notice? Describe your experiences working with kids?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    None.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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 Former Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO

Pros: “It’s cool to work for a company that has such positive name recognition – in other words, your friends and family will think it’s pretty cool that you work for Vail. They have some good…” Full Review

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