Aspen Skiing Company

  www.aspensnowmass.com
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A Great company to work for...Great Place to be (Aspen)...Hard to advance to a long term career here.

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Former Employee - Manager in Aspen, CO
Former Employee - Manager in Aspen, CO

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

Pros

Location, Location, Location :) Beautiful place. Fun jobs, fairly laid back and fun approach to the ski school and mountain operations side.

Cons

Hard to advance to a proper career here unless you wish to be a ski bum for an indefinite amount of time and wait for people to keel over or move on. Hospitality side of the business doesn't usually participate in many of the ethics of the mission statement. Much lacking in work-life balance many times of the year. Seasonal nature of the town and thus, business levels.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work and keep maintaining ASC as a great place to be. However, please don't let your eyes pass on some new and old talent that goes undiscovered in the company. Please keep abreast on your housing situation and offerings for present managers and employees as this can prove quite challenging for employees.

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    Good for Season

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    Former Employee - Cook I in Aspen, CO
    Former Employee - Cook I in Aspen, CO

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

    Pros

    You get a great benefits package with an all access season pass to all four of the mountains. The pay is pretty good.

    Cons

    During the season they work you like dogs then come off-season you drop to part-time and struggle to pay bills. It's good for seasonal work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep a more balanced work/life structure throughout the year instead of all at once then none at all

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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Not everything I thought when daydreaming about a ski resort job but fun still the same.

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    Current Employee - Information Technology Manager in Aspen, CO
    Current Employee - Information Technology Manager in Aspen, CO

    I have been working at Aspen Skiing Company

    Pros

    Free skiing with very decent benefits for the family. Everyone in the family gets a season pass, discounted ski-school and I get a free meal everyday. Challenging and rewarding plus you can't beat the view or the valley in general. Need a lot of experience or time in job to rise through the ranks but it it doable. At a certain level you can expect to make 6 figure salaries but most are not.

    Cons

    Expectations can be absurd and sometimes top level management seems to be arrogant. Culture around the ASC sites can be good ol' boy nepotism. Sometimes great employees and peers are let go quickly. Have heard the term often "Higher slow and fire fast" around this place. Salary can be paltry compared to the rest of the US and is shocking considering the cost of living here. Things are worn and tired behind some curtains and the capital dollars often go towards ski-lifts "yay" .....but those same dollars often don't go toward other useful upgrades. Communication can be abysmal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to employees on what we would like to see changed.

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