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Look forward to starting every season.

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Current Employee - Ski Instructor in Beaver Creek, CO
Current Employee - Ski Instructor in Beaver Creek, CO

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

Pros

most of the people who work here care about you and your success. If you cannot find a solution it is usually easy to find someone that can. the experience for the guest is top notch. Once you are established in the company the pay program is decent. It is hard work to get to that level!

Cons

short work year, expectations are not always attainable even doing above and beyond level performance. It sometimes surprises me who gets the recognition within the company. I am not in management, but some of the most amazing job performances that I see daily are from the people low on the totem pole that receive little to no recognition and the least amount of pay.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

look at all qualified employees. It is becoming apparent that young and fun is winning out over age and qualified experience. See it constantly in knowing who applied for positions then surprised at the person that was hired for the position.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    The jobs are very fluctuating, but the pay is terrible.

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    Former Employee - Corporate Accounting in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Corporate Accounting in Broomfield, CO

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

    Pros

    The benefits and perks such as ski passes, discounts at restaurants and retail outfits, insurance, and flexible scheduling are definitely pros. Working on the mountain is awesome! You meet great people and its a wonderful networking opportunity to help enhance your career in the future. This is generally seen as a stepping stone for most corporate employees who don't stay much longer than a year or two, then move on to bigger better things. Management does tend to stay longer, averaging maybe 4- years up to 20 years. Great learning experience.

    Cons

    Everyone is despensible. Little pay for a lot of responsibility, especially in the corporate atmosphere. Management tends to be those that have been there the longest, not necessarily those most qualified. I felt like this kind of divided the teams a bit in the different departments at corporate. Also, once an employee has served a number of years and begins to make a lot of money, my experience has been that these people are very valuable, but Vail seems to find a way to fire them or lay them off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers that are actually qualified. Don't just base a management decision on tenure. Your best employee may have only been there a month, but has already shown leadership in their current role and can definitely be the best choice if a promotional opportunity became available. Value your employees. It is much less expensive to pay employees at market price and spend less on training due to high turnover than it is to send so much funding to training because you have new people in that position every few months.

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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Fun Business, Big Workload

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Broomfield, CO

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

    Pros

    Cool Product - There is a lot more to Vail than just skiing. Vail Resorts runs ski resorts, lodging, food and beverage, retail, transportation, and real estate.
    Cool Perks - Free ski passes / lodging discounts (if available).
    Cool People - Most people share a passion for the product and the outdoors.

    Cons

    The Corporate workload is very big for low pay and vacation compared to market. Even if you can handle it, you work with a lot of colleagues on the edge of burnout.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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