Aspen Skiing Company Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
25 Reviews

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  1.  

    Children's Ski Instructor

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    Former Employee - Ski Instructor  in  Snowmass Village, CO
    Former Employee - Ski Instructor in Snowmass Village, CO

    I worked at Aspen Skiing Company part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I had a very good experience teaching skiing to kids ages 3-8. SkiCo provided all instructors with lessons. Classes were well organized and well led.

    Cons

    You must enjoy kids. Pay is not great.

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    I appreciate when management offered advice and coming with me on my lessons if I needed help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Fun place to work

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    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Snowmass Village, CO
    Current Employee - Accountant in Snowmass Village, CO

    I have been working at Aspen Skiing Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Skiing lunchtimes. Coworkers are lifelong friends.

    Cons

    Some upper management didn't know what they were doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire based on credentials not just warm bodies. Salaries aren't the best for how expensive it is to live in the town.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    The best employer in the experiential ski industry.

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    Former Employee - Alpine Patroller
    Former Employee - Alpine Patroller

    I worked at Aspen Skiing Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Best benefits and compensation in the industry.

    Cons

    Large corporation with the bottom line in mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to better include young talent in overall corporate structure. There are many over qualified young employees that could greatly help upper management steer the company without spending 20+ years at the business.

    Recommends
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    Best company Ive worked for

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    Current Employee - Ticket Sales  in  Aspen, CO
    Current Employee - Ticket Sales in Aspen, CO

    I have been working at Aspen Skiing Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing culture. Everyone who works there shares the same passion for the ski industry and the company's values.

    Cons

    Moving up in the company is tough. To get a salaried job you have to wait for someone to die or retire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great work atmosphere!!

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    Current Employee - Lift Operator  in  Snowmass Village, CO
    Current Employee - Lift Operator in Snowmass Village, CO

    I have been working at Aspen Skiing Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to be, atmosphere, people, community; actually FUN.

    Cons

    Below average pay, especially for cost of living in town and surrounding areas. Would expect more from a company of this size.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Wonderful opportunity to take as a former college athlete

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    Former Employee - Ski Professional  in  Snowmass Village, CO
    Former Employee - Ski Professional in Snowmass Village, CO

    I worked at Aspen Skiing Company part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This was a tremendous position to take after college and meeting tons of new people. The rookie class is a wonderful dynamic that you carry with you. The benefits that they offer are incredible. Living in ASC housing isn't the best, but you can certainly make-do if that is your only option.

    Cons

    It's tough to break-in with some of the Veterans that dominate the "priority" on the lineup, but be confident and stand your ground as a committed pro with a desire to improve and gain more experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aspen Skiing Company full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay. Management makes sense.

    Cons

    No upward mobility. and that's about all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall Exceptional, but Problems in Rental/Retail

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    Current Employee - Middle Manager  in  Aspen, CO
    Current Employee - Middle Manager in Aspen, CO

    I have been working at Aspen Skiing Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent managerial pay, benefits, work environment and company-wide culture.

    Cons

    The rental/retail department is led by individuals who apply a great deal of favoritism and execute decisions based on here-say, and conjecture. They rarely confront their store managers in an honest and direct manner, and even more rarely provide positive feedback or give acknowledgement of excellent performance. There are numerous other problems in the department that seem to persist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company leadership and ownership needs to place a critical eye on the upper management in the rental/retail department. There are and have been things going on for a long time that do not support or compliment the overall company culture. Please note that this is a critique of one department and not the entirety of Aspen Skiing Co.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    If you can't beat'em, join'em.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aspen Skiing Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - free season pass
    - free meals
    - great community
    - fun company
    - great perks
    - who doesn't love to be a ski bum?
    - work/life balance is great

    Cons

    - very big company
    - difficult to move up and out of the service side of the company
    - difficult to get into the corporate side of the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Aspen SkiCo Ticket Sales

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    Former Employee - Ticketing Agent  in  Snowmass Village, CO
    Former Employee - Ticketing Agent in Snowmass Village, CO

    I worked at Aspen Skiing Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Ski pass benefits that extend to family members

    Cons

    Full time work that frees little time to ski; poorly supported in terms of generating a positive ticketing experience to customer AND sales agent; makes job incredibly taxing and exhausting when it needn't be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring physical comforts to these poor customers that just traveled via three airline flights or two days from Brazil, Australia- coffee, water, beverage/snack stand at inoffensive prices, extreme television for visual pleasure while waiting 20-40 minutes in a line; a number system like the DMV so they can sit & relax in lounge atmosphere.

    Support your staff with humor: posters that smilingly chide "Grumpy people not allowed," "Your hurry isn't my hurry," "mean people suck," etc. Cheat sheets with statements to deflect hostility, instill patience and warm reciprocity.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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