Vail Resorts

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The corporate office lives up to the name

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Former Employee - Marketing in Broomfield, CO
Former Employee - Marketing in Broomfield, CO

I worked at Vail Resorts full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The Vail Resorts office has a nice lounge/coffee bar for all of the staff, in my department I had some great teammates and there was almost no office drama, all employees get free ski pass and some vouchers for friends and family, the lodging discounts are alright and if you pick the right time of year there are some good ones.

Cons

The pay is below average and the benefits do not make up for the deficiency. The work culture is awful and has very little flexibility for alternative work options like occasionaly working form home for example. The paid time off is also severely lacking. Upper management is constantly meddling in projects and causing more work for the teams.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The office culture is seriously lacking and you will need to make some moves to retain your most talented workers so don't be afraid to break away from the status quo and try something new, you do it all the time with big marketing projects like EpicMix. Also there is no incentive to bring up new ideas because the performance incentive is laughable.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    In the city

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Broomfield, CO

    I worked at Vail Resorts

    Pros

    Working for the corporate arm of Vail Resorts was interesting and enlightening. The office was new and well maintained. Coworkers are friendly and, more often than not, like minded. It is an easy place to get comfortable and float through years of life on 'easy'.

    Cons

    The compensation is poor, if even comparable to other top companies (outside of the 'hospitality' industry). There is a lack of professional development opportunities from accredited sources. Many employees in management positions have worked their way up from the bottom and lack formal education and basic computer skills. Paid vacation is less than any previous position I've held. The headquarters are two hours from any of the resort locations and forget about a quick drive on the weekends, you can double that time if you get caught in winter weekend traffic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It all starts at the top. If the view of your CEO is 'if you don't like it, find another job', the high quality employees will always be looking for 'another job'. Re-training is proven to be more costly than offering slightly higher salaries and quality opportunities for professional development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Disappointed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at Vail Resorts

    Pros

    * Good work life balance
    * Fun Industry
    * Ski Pass

    Cons

    * Longtime management isn't receptive to new technology
    * Limited growth opportunities
    * Disorganized management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking of yourself as a "mom & pop ski shop" and learn to listen to the ideas and thoughts from employees who have been in large corporate environments. The perception of management is that they are "winging it" trying to figure out how to be a large corporate entity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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