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Great ski bum job

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Former Employee - Reservations Agent  in  Keystone, CO
Former Employee - Reservations Agent in Keystone, CO

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

Pros

Great hours for skiing. Either off at 3pm to night ski or not in until 2pm. Everyone you work with is also a ski bum so great office mentality.

Cons

Monotonous. Phone sales can really suck sometimes. Pay is awful. Have to deal with way too many irritating customers for how little they pay.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay your employees more and you won't see as much turnover.

Recommends
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing Co-workers, horrible Corporate management

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Vail, CO
    Former Employee - Marketing in Vail, CO

    I worked at Vail Resorts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The teams and people I worked with were some of the best in the industry. Smart and innovative, I learned an incredible amount during my time here. The problem of understaffing usually led to the opportunity to garner more experience in a variety of areas. Essentially you had to wear multiple hats at all times.

    Cons

    The Corporate center never listened to local market findings, or individual resort direction and also facilitated competition within it's own portfolio. Pay was well below average. Trying to get a pay raise was laughable. Getting promoted was next to impossible. Most of the hiring was external, and those hired usually left within the year. Responsibilities increased with absolutely no compensation. Instead money was spent on the "next-big-thing", which was always created without any supporting infrastructure to run it. Going against the grain would get you let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees more, as some of the best usually leave or get pushed out. Staffing your projects better will make them run smoother. More room for internal advancement and appreciation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun job, but low pay and very Corporate environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vail Resorts

    Pros

    If you love skiing and a free epic pass, then working for Vail is great!

    Cons

    There are a lot of reasons you wouldn't want to work for Vail. First of all, wages are almost disrespectfully low for living in notoriously expensive ski towns. While lower level management will do everything to take care of you, Vail corporate is constantly clawing at their backs and it shows. Vail Resorts is all about making money. Don't let them fool you otherwise. Vail resorts makes it obvious that they see their lower level employees as easily expendable and don't show the slightest interest in employee retention. Don't expect to work for this company longer than a season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My only advice to management would be to pay more attention to your employees. While Vail may be a huge success, it's running through great people like candy in a jar. Eventually the candy will run out, and so will the experience of a lifetime.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO
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