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Intrawest Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
45 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Starbucks Barista in Santa Rosa Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Starbucks Barista in Santa Rosa Beach, FL

    I have been working at Intrawest full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Co-workers are great, Hours are decent, Benefits are a huge plus

    Cons

    Hard to get a promotion, difficult to transfer to another city,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize which employees are beneficial to the company, promote them, and trim the fat.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Intrawest

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior GL Accountant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Junior GL Accountant in Denver, CO

    I worked at Intrawest full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Staff and get a free ski pass

    Cons

    Smaller staff in downtown corporate office. just got laid off

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It's all about the perks of working for a ski resort...not the pay or professional advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Snowboard Instructor in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Snowboard Instructor in Steamboat Springs, CO

    I worked at Intrawest part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun work place
    Get to teach people how to Snowboard
    Ski Pass
    Equipment Locker at the base
    Staff Parties
    Co-workers

    Cons

    Low Pay
    Must work during holidays/busy season
    If you break the rules you will be punished/fired

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Corporate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Free ski passes & discounts with resorts & hotels
    Free soda, juice, coffee, & tea
    Can work from home if absolutely necessary

    Cons

    Horrible health benefits
    No more opportunity for growth unless you have a degree
    Inconsistent management rules
    Bad location since move to Denver
    No compensation for parking in Denver
    People are not as friendly as they used to be
    Dress code too strict, but not enforced by all managers
    The 'work to play' motto is no longer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more consistent with rules & dress code
    Try to make work more fun for employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work for a few years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Supervisor in Frisco, CO
    Current Employee - Retail Supervisor in Frisco, CO

    I have been working at Intrawest

    Pros

    Enjoyable place to work, numerous benefits that are hard to beat anywhere else.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for advancement given too many employees in mid and upper management without any ambition to progress in their own careers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva, IA

    I worked at Intrawest

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Caretaker . association management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratton Mountain, VT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratton Mountain, VT

    I worked at Intrawest

    Pros

    none 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Yard Sale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, CO

    I worked at Intrawest

    Pros

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

    Cons

    As 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 ManagementAdvice

    You let the wrong people go and kept the wrong ones, it's more that how much someones makes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Stepping Stone

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructor in Frisco, CO
    Current Employee - Instructor in Frisco, CO

    I have been working at Intrawest

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Poor 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 ManagementAdvice

    Bring 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.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Building Maintenance Supervisor in Frisco, CO
    Current Employee - Building Maintenance Supervisor in Frisco, CO

    I have been working at Intrawest

    Pros

    Free 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

    Cons

    Declining 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 ManagementAdvice

    You 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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