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Really Bad Pay but opportunities to expand your service industry resume

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Former Employee - Fine Dining Server in Breckenridge, CO
Former Employee - Fine Dining Server in Breckenridge, CO

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

Pros

work where you play
able to move up quickly if you are financially able to stay with it - HIGH turnover rate creates open positions!

Cons

Areas of jobs tend to be of high real estate value (HIGH RENT)
Pay is marginal to pathetic
Most employees must work multiple jobs to pay for life expenses

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Retain the talented, key employees with higher pay so that they will stay longer than 1-2 years max before they have to move on in order to pay off college loans, start a family, etc. Seasonal employees can be payed low wages as they are generally looking to "escape reality" for a winter or year

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Fun

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vail, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vail, CO

    I worked at Vail Resorts

    Pros

    free ski pass, fun, competitive

    Cons

    Better pay would be nice

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    In the city

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    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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