Vail Resorts

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Corporate, but reliable.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Cashier in Keystone, CO
Current Employee - Cashier in Keystone, CO

I have been working at Vail Resorts part-time (less than an year)

Pros

Got paid on time. Lots of job opportunities. Easy to deal with Human Resources.

Cons

Employee housing is more like a dorm.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great culture, fun projects, great people, little ownership, low pay.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at Vail Resorts full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well managed and fiscally conservative. Leader in the industry. Great people. No jerks. Lots of innovation. Great resort operators. Katz is smart and a great leader. Very good work-life balance. Excellent corporate values, very responsible in the communities they operate in.

    Cons

    Middle management has little autonomy, little ownership and little decision making power. The Executive Committee micromanages all decisions. Compensation is middle to low on the spectrum. Seems to have lots of turnover; likely due to lower pay, higher expectations and no ability to own. Benefit packages are standard for the travel industry, but minimal compared to other industries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower the directors to run their own business, own their decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Experience of a Lifetime...Employees Need Not Apply

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    Former Employee - Developer in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Developer in Broomfield, CO

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

    Pros

    Free coffee
    Free granola bars
    Decent work/life balance
    Newer office
    Enjoyable co-workers

    Cons

    HORRIBLE pay (Vail pays 20-30% less than most other employers for experienced professionals)
    Vacation policy is mediocre at best
        -2 weeks of accrued PTO for the first five years, but ALL holidays must come out PTO
       -1 week of sick time
    Other benefits are mediocre
       -Only one medical plan to choose from with two tiers of coverage
       -Dental plan is average
    No attempt to develop internal employees
        -Most new and exciting work done by a staff of contract resources
        -Training is almost non-existent (Internal online training is a joke)
        -Annual training budget is rarely communicated
        -Identifying, communicating and advocating for outside training falls on the individual employee and is rarely, if ever, approved by management
    Tiny cubes in cube farm unless you're middle to upper management
    Little to no upward mobility
        -Hiring external candidates for management positions is typical for almost all departments
          -This goes back to the lack of internal employee development
        -Flat organization leads to rare openings for upper management positions
        -No career path defined for technical leaning staff.
    Micro-management from executive staff
        -Executives must approve EVERY minor decision by middle management
           Example: Executives sign-off on hiring of contract staff
    Poor communication for upper management
         -Decisions made by upper management are never communicate well with leads to departments blaming each other for unilateral executive decision that were NOT well thought out
        -When decision are made by executives there is no communication regarding the reasoning behind these key decisions.
    Lack of innovation
        -Executive staff seems to believe that if they weren't the source of an idea it isn't worthwhile
        -Many key staff members have been with company too long and aren't open to new ideas or ways of running the business
        -Company is not willing to invest money in key systems. Many believe, "if it ain't broke, why fix it"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your staff and your infrastructure. Trust the management and staff you hired to make the right business decisions and stop micro-managing everyone. The company is one that could attract talented professionals, but you continue to force talented people to look else where b/c you fail again and again to develop, trust and pay them accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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