Intrawest Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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  1. ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Ski wonderful place to live

    Cons

    Unorganized always look at your pay check


  2. No regrets

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intrawest full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free ski pass, discounts for lodging, food and gear. Great location of corporate headquarters. Bill Jensen and Juan Perez are both great leaders with decent communication with employees.

    Cons

    General Counsel is incompetent and uncommunicative. Often felt that employees are not appreciated. Especially those at resorts. Promotions are few and far between. Most managers have no managerial training and have no idea what to do with their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Do the analysis before asking your employees to take 2 weeks of unpaid Mandatory Time Off.


  3. Overall, a good experience.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Immediate manager, autonomy, potential for growth

    Cons

    Poor ERP and business support, indecision of managment


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  5. Intrawest

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior GL Accountant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Junior GL Accountant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intrawest full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Staff and get a free ski pass

    Cons

    Smaller staff in downtown corporate office. just got laid off


  6. Corporate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. good

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  8. Yard Sale

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Building Maintenance Supervisor in Frisco, CO
    Current Employee - Building Maintenance Supervisor in Frisco, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Focus back on the business instead of just the cash!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great locations, many fun people work for the company.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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


  11. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Go Getter Extraordinaire in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Go Getter Extraordinaire in Denver, CO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits 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.

    Cons

    Low 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 Management

    Don't nickel and dime your workers and you might not have such high turnover!



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