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Updated Jul 16, 2014
Intrawest – Steamboat Springs – “Steamboat Resort”

Intrawest – Steamboat Springs – “Steamboat Resort”
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 40 reviews

44% Approve of the CEO

Intrawest CEO Bill Jensen

Bill Jensen

(18 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Geneva, IA

    ProsA great company to work for when they were still doing business. Seems no longer the case

    ConsThe company didn't do well recently and doesn't seem to recover. A good product but probably a bad strategy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Caretaker . association management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Stratton Mountain, VT

    Prosnone to my knowledge only benifet is a ski pass for your self , a spouce or 1 kid after 2nd year , third famly pass after 3 years

    Consalways given more jobs to do until you fail , then they higher less experienced people at a lower wage to replace you

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of management that throw good employees under the bus , to save their own butts because they are incompetent

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Yard Sale

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Frisco, CO

    ProsAt one point it was a good Company to work for but after it was bought out by Forrest things went down hill.

    ConsAs the Intrawest sold off Copper Mtn Resort good team members were cast off and the poor team members were were not let go, it seemed that all the choices to let people go were made by how much they made and not by there successes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou let the wrong people go and kept the wrong ones, it's more that how much someones makes.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stepping Stone

    Instructor (Current Employee) Frisco, CO

    ProsGreat Training, Great great people working there, awesome mountain, friendly customers, non restrictive management, good altitude, great snow, awesome events

    ConsPoor upper level management, secluded village, poor wages, poor benefits, poor opportunities as a new instructor to take higher level groups, lack of privates, complete lack of tips.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring wages and benefits up to scratch with close by resorts (Vail). Give instructors oppurtinities to teach higher level classes so they can properly prepare for certs.

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    Declining benefits and pay for employees will surely result in declining revenues.

    Building Maintenance Supervisor (Current Employee) Frisco, CO

    ProsFree ski pass, six plus months of WINTER, high altitude cardio training, pine beetle experiment in action, logging truck competitions on the local highway, learning French language soon

    ConsDeclining pay and benefits year after year are not the nuturing attributes I need from an employer even if we are owned by a broke hedge fund Fortress. Excuses are like bad jobs, everyone has one so sack up Intrawest and Free us from Fortress.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have to have a clue to get real , so start asking some questions of people who were employed when it was fun. We all have the answers however you are reluctant to ask it. Figure it out.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company Forgets about Employees

    Employee (Current Employee) Frisco, CO

    ProsThe quality of life is second to none in resort towns. Intrawest provides core employees decent Benefits - Free Ski Pass, Free skiing at ANY resort in CO (excluding Vail Resorts), 3.5% 401K matching, respectable health/dental insurance, etc. Paid Time Off is average.

    ConsUnfortunately, Intrawest turns over its best workers because they under-pays the majority of employees. Stifled 3% raises are unacceptable and usually not based on competence or quality of work. Benefits are hard for seasonal employees to access. For the past 3 years (2006-2009) they have been slashing the work-force while expecting the remaining employees to pick up the slack. Un-achievable financial goals make it nearly impossible to obtain a respectable bonus. Food at resorts is Expensive and mediocre in quality. Hiring Freeze and no raises for fiscal year (2008). Parking and then riding a freezing bus. Minimal capital re-investment into a crumbling infrastructure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees what they are worth...otherwise you will CONTINUE to to lose the best and the brightest.
    Your most valuable assets walk out the door every night...What are you doing to make sure they come back tomorrow?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Focus back on the business instead of just the cash!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat locations, many fun people work for the company.

    ConsHas become a completely cash focused, short time horizon company - does not seem to be thinking or working with any future in mind.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate better - we understand things if they are explained to us, and will be more than happy to help.

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    Good for a season, not more

    Ski Instructor (Former Employee) Frisco, CO

    ProsFree ski pass at Copper, Winter Park and Steamboat and other non-vail mountains. Good community of people and fun atmosphere. Good life experience for a season, wouldn't stay for a career though.

    ConsPretty low hourly wage for services providing. Upper management pretty clueless about what was going on. Intrawest is turning the mountain and the work are more and more corporate with irrelevant mnemonic devices and pillars of excellence. I suppose that is th state of the industry however. The work environment use to be a lot more relaxed, although its pretty progressive still, just getting tighter.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensate your employees fairly. Copper mountain just changed their compensation plan to the detriment of veteran employees.

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    Work environment can be fun, Lifestyle options are un-paralleled, compensation is Average

    Go Getter Extraordinaire (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsBenefits are the best part - Skiing, Golfing and Biking. Well balanced work vs. play attitude. Employer promotes healthy mountain lifestyle, a relaxed work environment. Mostly fun young co-workers, superb living locations. Cold Snowy winters (good or bad). 401k matching -> up to 3 1/2%. Take-A-Break: During off season non-exempt core employees must take 2 weeks off at 1/2 pay and can optionally take an additional 2 weeks off at 1/2 pay.

    ConsLow pay compared to other employers, limited internal growth potential, higher than average living expenses (typical with resort towns). Cold Snowy winters (good or bad). Commuting or just walking can be hazardous due to inclement weather. Expensive food. Very transient - seasonal work force. Plethora of international workers during winter season. Limited variety of employment during off season.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't nickel and dime your workers and you might not have such high turnover!

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    We work 2 play no longer...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFree ski pass, co-workers typically all very passionate about the outdoors and active lifestyle. If you like change, this is a great place to work as nothing stays the same for long.

    ConsCulture has changed over the years to be very corporate driven. Company has not seen consistent leadership in years, which results in schizophrenic philosophies and company direction from leadership team to leadership team. Long term thinking and planning is 1 year out at best.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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