Aspen Skiing Company Reviews

Updated March 16, 2015
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  1. Amazing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aspen Skiing Company

    Pros

    True ski company, you love going to work every day

    Cons

    A little, loose, could tighten up a bit

  2. All about the ski pass

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ticket Sales in Aspen, CO
    Former Employee - Ticket Sales in Aspen, CO

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

    Pros

    Working at Aspen Skiing Company is great to have fun coworkers and a full season ski pass. Unfortunately, that seems to be where the benefits end.

    Cons

    Low pay, treated as a cog in the machine. They really know how to make you feel replaceable and it shows. Most people with ASC get a much better job elsewhere within 1-2 season because it truly forces you to live in poverty. Also rampant drug use among employees (was a con for me).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say care about the employees, but there are so many that would like to come in it doesn't really matter how you treat them. Also, the CEO is where he is solely because of who his wife is and her family.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Good work environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aspen Skiing Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment, friendly managers, room for growth if you're dedicated.

    Cons

    Affordable housing is a constant struggle in the roaring for valley.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Aspen-Snowmass is different (in a good way)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ski Instructor
    Current Employee - Ski Instructor

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

    Pros

    Community spirit--employees, management, and ownership all (well, almost all) share a love and passion for the area, the community, the lifestyle, the mountains, and the experience of the guests, as well as their fellow employees.

    Compared with much of its competition, departments work well together, and pay and most benefits are superior (at least for long-term and full-time employees)

    Management is accessible, and eager to share time with and hear ideas from employees.

    It maintains a sense of humor!

    Cons

    Cons are more industry-related than Aspen-related. Pay and benefits, while superior to most, could still be better, especially for new employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to recognize the value of great employees, of training, and of maintaining the holistic view that the whole is more than the sum of its parts. These are Aspen's strengths!

    Please recognize the need of first and second-year full-time seasonal employees for health and other benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Children's Ski Instructor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ski Instructor in Snowmass Village, CO
    Former Employee - Ski Instructor in Snowmass Village, CO

    I worked at Aspen Skiing Company part-time (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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Fun place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Snowmass Village, CO
    Current Employee - Accountant in Snowmass Village, CO

    I have been working at Aspen Skiing Company full-time (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
    Approves of CEO
  8. The best employer in the experiential ski industry.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Alpine Patroller
    Former Employee - Alpine Patroller

    I worked at Aspen Skiing Company full-time (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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Best company Ive worked for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ticket Sales in Aspen, CO
    Current Employee - Ticket Sales in Aspen, CO

    I have been working at Aspen Skiing Company full-time (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
  10. Great work atmosphere!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  11. Wonderful opportunity to take as a former college athlete

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ski Professional in Snowmass Village, CO
    Former Employee - Ski Professional in Snowmass Village, CO

    I worked at Aspen Skiing Company part-time (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

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