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Former Employee - Lift Operator
Former Employee - Lift Operator

I worked at Vail Resorts full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Lots of potential fun at work. Great friendship making atmosphere. Beautiful town. Days off are a blast. Depending on department can have great bosses. Easy to move up in opportunities within the resort.

Cons

Employee housing is like sardines. The pay is low versus cost of living (especially equipment needed for skiing). Not a ton of help with pro deals etc on said equipment. No matter what someone tells you take your car out there even if just to run errands or ski different towns. The compensation can be decent to quite good if you find the right position and move up etc. I moved up from a Lift Op. to another position that was year round and good pay.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lower level management (departmental) seems to be grounded and awesome throughout. Upper level management sees everything as a risk management scenario. They need to put the fun back in the work (allowing more ski breaks etc) and quit worrying about the bottom line as much). IN the long run every hourly employee gets jaded and does not give that extra "1%".

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Some resorts pay more then others...

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Supervisor
    Current Employee - Front Desk Supervisor

    I have been working at Vail Resorts full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free pass to all mountains owed my Vail resort...Colorado and California.

    Cons

    Pay is terrible. Getting promoted is difficult unless you know people. When they decided to go public, respect for their employees when right out the window.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Fun, stressful, uplifting, and depressing....mix all ingredients and shake w/ ice.

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    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist
    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist

    I worked at Vail Resorts

    Pros

    Great coworkers for the most part. Extremely fun place to work. Unreal perks if you can find the time to travel to their sibling resorts.

    Cons

    Made to feel as a cog of the machine, not as an independent employee that could contribute further to the success of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is in serious need of an attitude adjustment. They need to understand that leadership style and attitude trickle down to management/supervisors. There is a certain level of arrogance amongst all of leadership that will prohibit Vail Resorts from reaching their maximum potential....and most importantly, remember that people work here because they love the industry, keep it fun!! Happy employees are productive employees.

    Disapproves of CEO
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