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too corporate

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Vail Resorts

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

ski pass was very useful

Cons

no flexibility in corporate structure

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  1. OK at the operational or entry level but opportunities degrade from there up.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vail Resorts

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules and ski pass; job perks increase with relatively short tenure. Good focus on employee safety.

    Cons

    Lack of professional ability among management with an overly strong tendency to promote from within based on tenure rather than merit. This creates an inbred culture that is slow to adapt to changing business needs and preserves employees who have overstayed their productive abilities. HR department struggles to help employees with basic tasks, which is a real problem with such heavy reliance on seasonal employees.

    Advice to Management

    Seek to hire managers and directors from top-quality companies who are strategic thinkers, not just cost-minded. Develop useful metrics that speak to employees at every level of the company. Unless you pay entry-level employees more (and I doubt you will), you need to seek involvement and ownership in the business model. Managers need to be literate in metrics and understand how to implement changes that will help all employees meet business goals. Seek to retain seasonal employees by having managers focus on cultivating top talent and encouraging them to return. This will reduce training costs and build a stronger culture season-over-season. Abandon the "Experience of a Lifetime" slogan for something more practical, specific, and actionable.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good benefits, fun lifestyle, mediocre pay.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vail Resorts

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free ski pass for all Vail resorts, fun work environment and resort-lifestyle. Optional health benefits are a little pricey but decent.

    Cons

    Nearly all employees are seasonal part time or full time. The wages for most positions is minimum, no holiday pay or overtime.

    Advice to Management

    While hiring internationals may be good for public relations and company profile, shifting the focus to hiring more local residents would help out local economies.


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