Intrawest
3.1 of 5 38 reviews
www.intrawest.com Vancouver, Canada 5000+ Employees

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Good Company Forgets about Employees

Employee (Current Employee)
Frisco, CO

I have been working at Intrawest

ProsThe quality of life is second to none in resort towns. Intrawest provides core employees decent Benefits - Free Ski Pass, Free skiing at ANY resort in CO (excluding Vail Resorts), 3.5% 401K matching, respectable health/dental insurance, etc. Paid Time Off is average.

ConsUnfortunately, Intrawest turns over its best workers because they under-pays the majority of employees. Stifled 3% raises are unacceptable and usually not based on competence or quality of work. Benefits are hard for seasonal employees to access. For the past 3 years (2006-2009) they have been slashing the work-force while expecting the remaining employees to pick up the slack. Un-achievable financial goals make it nearly impossible to obtain a respectable bonus. Food at resorts is Expensive and mediocre in quality. Hiring Freeze and no raises for fiscal year (2008). Parking and then riding a freezing bus. Minimal capital re-investment into a crumbling infrastructure.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees what they are worth...otherwise you will CONTINUE to to lose the best and the brightest.
Your most valuable assets walk out the door every night...What are you doing to make sure they come back tomorrow?

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good for a season, not more

Ski Instructor (Former Employee)
Frisco, CO

I worked at Intrawest


Pros: Free ski pass at Copper, Winter Park and Steamboat and other non-vail mountains. Good community of… Cons: Pretty low hourly wage for services providing. Upper management pretty clueless about what was going on. Intrawest is turning the mountain and the… Advice to Senior Management: Compensate your employees fairly. Copper mountain just changed their… More

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Work environment can be fun, Lifestyle options are un-paralleled, compensation is Average

Go Getter Extraordinaire (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

I have been working at Intrawest


Pros: Benefits are the best part - Skiing, Golfing and Biking. Well balanced work vs. play attitude. Employer promotes healthy mountain lifestyle, a relaxed work environment.… Cons: Low pay compared to other employers, limited internal growth potential, higher than average living expenses (typical with resort towns). Cold Snowy winters (good or… Advice to Senior Management: Don't nickel and dime your workers and you might not… More

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