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A Great Experience

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellingham, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellingham, WA

I have been working at Mt. Baker Ski Area

Pros

One of Best Locations on Earth with challenging weather and customer service format that shows you what you need to get to in order to succeed

Cons

There are so many things going on at the same time that usually the performance you are doing as an individual gets either gets overlooked, misrepresented or even parts of it lost completely.

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    Makes more sense to get a real job and buy a season pass instead

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    Former Employee - Grunt in Glacier, WA
    Former Employee - Grunt in Glacier, WA

    I worked at Mt. Baker Ski Area part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free season pass and employee discount on food and retail purchases.

    Cons

    High employee turnover is an indication of poor treatment of employees and low wages. Customer service isn't a priority at Mt Baker, just take a look at the long lines for food and poorly trained workers in every department from lot attendants to ski school. Employee training isn't emphasized since the turnover is so high, hence customer service suffers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve employee satisfaction and retention through better working conditions, higher pay, and/or more perks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Dream job on a beautiful mountain

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    Former Employee - Ski Instructor
    Former Employee - Ski Instructor

    I worked at Mt. Baker Ski Area

    Pros

    Free ski pass.
    Ski exchange (free lift passes at various near by resorts).
    Amazing mountain with lots of snow and challenging terain.
    The senior instructors are amazing people who are always willing to answer questions or educate you on both skiing and instructing.
    Many clinics offered to help improve skiing, teaching, and work towards PSIA Certification.
    Jake (the boss man) is very in tune to what his employees are telling him and is always willing to work with employees when issues arise. Great boss!

    Cons

    Coustomers don't tip too offten.
    The drive is long from town.
    Not a fixed schedule. When you want to go to the mountain you absolutly have to check in at 3 times during the day. This breaks up your skiing and doesn't allow any true days off to ski at Mt. Baker.
    There is not much appreciation for ski instructors in head management, maybe because the are so many of us.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not treat the ski instructors as a nucesence. Your mountain needs a ski school. You are very lucky that you have excellent direct managment and supervisers in instruction who are working hard to keep employee moral high.

    Recommends
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