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Great work/life balance.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Opportunity to reach mid management.

Cons

Hard to rise to top level.

Other Employee Reviews for Vail Resorts

  1. Be a disposable cog in the Vail money machine!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Get a free ski pass to many great resorts in Colorado and Tahoe. An easy online application and a wide range of jobs requiring no experience.

    Cons

    Vail Resorts doesn't care about you, and treats you poorly because you can easily be replaced.

    Advice to Management

    Offer incentive for employees to return next season.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Excellent work environment, amazing people in the trenches. Compensation is unsustainable.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Infrastructure in Vail, CO
    Current Employee - IT Infrastructure in Vail, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working in the mountains is as awesome as you can imagine; the folks that are here truly want to be, and it shows. The vast majority of mountain employees have passion for what they do and take pride in doing it well. The laid-back mountain vibe exists on-the-job as well. Perks abound, and benefits are great (if you are full-time/year-round). Healthy work-life balance in the mountain positions is easily achievable.

    Cons

    Upper management cares little about keeping good employees happy, which is reflected in the fact that compensation, across all business lines, is not commensurate with the cost of living in proximity to a ski resort. Vail has demonstrated that it happily accepts the high turnover rate of hard-working employees (which they ought to strive to retain) because people are willing to come out here and subsist on Top Ramen so they can ski 100 days in a season. Therefore, for upward mobility to occur, a current employee must move on to greener pastures, leaving a position vacant. The company is perfectly content with this arrangement; 3 years of "employee engagement" surveys have made the employees' wishes regarding compensation quite clear yet the company's response to these results is perpetual lip service. This is particularly cancerous in I.T. due to the CIO dubbing us a "high-performing" department. Meaning the company has raised the bar for greater than 3% annual raises impossibly high while increasing the workload for all.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on the corporate/social media Newspeak and listen to the folks that sweat and bleed to make the exceptional guest experiences your bottom line depends on.


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