I applied in-person and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Vail Resorts in February 2013.
Interview Details – Hired as contractor through third-party agency first.
Interview Question – No interview questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Emailed back and forth to reach agreement.
I applied in-person and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Vail Resorts in February 2013.
Interview Details – The actual interview was conducted in a relaxed and informal manner. I was read a series of prepared questions. My responses were noted by interviewer. The interview lasted about 30 minutes.
Interview Question – How would I deal with interdepartmental conflicts/issues? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Vail Resorts in January 2013.
Interview Details – The initial HR process was smooth and professional. However, I had a basic question about process after my 2nd interview. Tried emailing the recruiter, nothing. 2nd attempt, nothing. Frustrating!!! Job was re-advertised and re-posted, no communication. A basic courtesy call or return email would have been appreciated to let me know where that left me in the process, or just to say they were going to keep looking. I received word about 2 weeks after the re-advertising that I had not been selected as a finalist.
Interview Question – All very traditional questions about experience. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Vail Resorts in November 2011.
Interview Details – What skills do I have that make me qualified for the position. Ability to adapt and work as a leader for the group. Create journals and reconcile accounts.
Interview Question – What kind of aisle in the grocery store would I be. View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Vail Resorts in January 2013.
Interview Details – The interview process was very laid back. They did not have any hard questions but as stated by all of the other reviews they are offering $10-15k below the going rate while offering a ski pass as the benefit in exchage of pay
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Vail Resorts in August 2012.
Interview Details – Phone interviews--one with HR, the other with a department manager.
Interview Question – Situational questions--"Name me a time (in your past expereince)when you disagreed with your supervisor..what happened and how was it resolved.."..questions similar to that Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation--flat (low) rate--take it or leave it.
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.
I applied online - interviewed at Vail Resorts in January 2013.
Interview Details – Sent in resume & application via online process. Took about 2-3 weeks or so (can't really remember) to hear back from anyone (it was right around the holidays/ Q4). Interview was this morning - the headquarters looks daunting but everyone seems nice. Interview questions really weren't that hard - what's your design process like? What's you're background? Very general questions - nothing too hard.
Interview Question – The only really in-depth question was the "How do you design/ How does your design process work?" Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Vail Resorts in November 2008.
Interview Details – I was surprised to get an interview from Vail given the recent economic downtown in the fall of 2008. It turns out that they were having trouble getting help from out of the country due to the H-2B visa cap. I did not know this going into the interview process.
I had a very brief phone interview and scheduled a time the next day to come in to Lionshead. I was prepared to tell my life story, but very little information was needed from me. I also anticipated that they would have me strap on skis to make sure that my skills check out. I probably was just eager to get on the slops.
They hired me on the spot. I remembered to smile and enjoy myself, and I had a good experience.
Interview Question – Describe a time when you handled a stressful situation positively? Negatively? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Vail does not negotiate. Getting tips helped me to support myself
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Vail Resorts in December 2011.
Interview Details – Apply online hope for a callback do a phone interview take background test get in person interview if hired required to do a basic training/ skiing evaluation. Personality more important than skiing skills. Lots of steps but it is a fairly straightforward. Season determines chance of hiring
Interview Question – Why do you want to be a snowsports instructor View Answer
Negotiation Details – Experience (time, certification) helps with pay but it is all standardized.
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