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Adam Aron and Bill Jensen rocked, got sketchy when Rob Katz came in and moved the company

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

best. skiing. ever. 4 weeks vacation and the benefits (at the time but now curtailed) were pretty awesome. best run ski management company in the country (of course, the bar is pretty low in the ski industry).

Cons

way underpaid and the culture became bland when senior management moved the company from Avon to Broomfield. that management attitude might have boosted the stock, but for employees it is so unbelievably demoralizing. very little opportunity growth.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

your employees are there because they enjoy the life but they would also need a career. make an extra effort to retain the quality ones. you can't retain them if you have the "it's the skiing so we're going to take advantage of you and your passions" attitude.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Definately NOT "The experience of a lifetime"

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    Current Employee - Ski Instructor in South Lake Tahoe, CA
    Current Employee - Ski Instructor in South Lake Tahoe, CA

    I have been working at Vail Resorts full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The employment experience at Vail Resorts ultimately serves to give you an appreciation for working elsewhere at a privately owned ski resort that sincerely strives to show appreciation of their employees and offer a competitive compensation and fringe benefits package to "valued" employees.

    Cons

    You will miss the good old days prior to when Vail Resorts acquired the privately owned ski resort at which you were employed and enjoyed working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please accept that your employees feel distrusted and under appreciated given the adolescent nature of the employee rules for conduct and pitiful compensation and fringe benefits package.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful

    Not the experience of my lifetime

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Broomfield, CO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule although the hours can be long
    Great coworkers
    good perks

    Cons

    Horrible management
    Unfair promotion and hiring practices
    Unrealistic growth pattern

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advance the individuals who actually accomplish the work
    Work for the advancement of the company and not individual career goal

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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