The Canyons Resort

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The Canyons Resort Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
22 Reviews
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22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Benefits don't outweigh the abuse

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Canyons Resort (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Season pass, and that is it

    Cons

    Poor work environment, management that degrades and belittles you, no advancement, uncomfortable advances, drinking on the job, peer pressure, management that uses illegal drugs during work hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Screen management better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Fun job for short period of time with awesome winter/summer recreational benefits.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Park City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Park City, UT

    I worked at The Canyons Resort full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I really liked all of the people I worked with. Because so many people want to work in Park City, the resorts can be picky in who they hire. They provide ample training for all jobs and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Employees seem really undervalued. Everybody is paid ridiculously low wages for what they are doing. In my case, I was given a different title and wage than promised and ended up leaving the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the upper management seems intimidating but is actually really cool. My advice, if you decide to work at Canyons, is to have fun at your job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Corporate Corporate Corporate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Canyons Resort

    Pros

    Great health insurance options for full time employees

    Cons

    Everything else! Once Vail Resorts purchased Canyons Resort we lost lots of previous discounts, our pay scale is changing, longtime supervisors were replaced with people that were never seen or accessible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like humans instead of just another number!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The Canyons of old was GREAT, But Vail Resorts NOT SO MUCH A GOOD COMPANY....

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    Current Employee - N/A in Park City, UT
    Current Employee - N/A in Park City, UT

    I have been working at The Canyons Resort full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Canyons of Old was amazing, the people the culture superseded 10 fold over Vail resorts idea of culture and values, every part of their Values- do good, do right blah blah and more blah...Vail values are empty word thats all...

    Cons

    Vail empty promises....During Transition the company made many errors that made our work&life balance very difficult. So many that when they actually had a great opportunity to do right the company decided agains it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management of old please look for a brighter place to grow....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    just started, my supervisiors are awesome

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    Current Employee - Lift Ops in Park City, UT
    Current Employee - Lift Ops in Park City, UT

    I have been working at The Canyons Resort full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -free pass
    -GREAT co-workers
    -AWESOME management
    -pretty sweet discounts
    -jobs are fun

    Cons

    -everybody gets paid really low wages. even my bosses. its bummer because we are operating multi million dollar equipment, and have peoples lives in our hands....
    Its certainly alot more responsibility than working in a kitchen (my previous job) and the kitchen pays more.
    you would think, considering the amount of money that Vail Resorts rakes in a year...that they would spread some of that love on to the people that make them that money...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ...just pay us more...
    its that simple...
    ...and "we have a budget" seems to me as if you dont care enough to talk to the big wigs...your bosses, and tell them how it is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall the experience of working here was very good.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering in Park City, UT
    Former Employee - Engineering in Park City, UT

    I worked at The Canyons Resort full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good co-workers, good pay and benefits. Meet people from all over the world.

    Cons

    upper management is out of touch and always on your back. Skills and experience are not appreciated. Treated poorly. Management lies to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees to do their job without your negative remarks to them. This causes low moral among the employees. When a upper boss uses foul language with you for no good cause and is demeaning to an employee this is not professional or called for. Glad to be gone just because of the upper management. Lower management has a great turn over because of these things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Zip Tour Guide

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Canyons Resort

    Pros

    Fun job and good people to work with.

    Cons

    Very low pay and the hours make it difficult to work a second job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Guides need more money. Many guides love the job but can't afford to stay.

  9.  

    Fun job perks and great team.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Public Relations in Park City, UT
    Current Employee - Director of Public Relations in Park City, UT

    I have been working at The Canyons Resort full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The skiing and the ability to be outside and not always in the office. My boss had full faith in me which was nice so I was able to give well over 100% to my job.

    Cons

    The lack of vision towards the future for some management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to think like a person who is visiting your resort from another part the country. Someone who's entire life does not revolve around skiing but for one week it might.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    watch your back

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Canyons Resort full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    amazing relationships that I fostered over time, some of which I still have, we had fun while I was there

    Cons

    the truth is not something that upper management understands, backstabbing is the new norm, document all conversations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go away

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    If nly they really cared enough about their employees.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Beverage Supervisor in Park City, UT
    Former Employee - Beverage Supervisor in Park City, UT

    I worked at The Canyons Resort full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of really terrific people work for the two companies and do their best to make a difference in the resort setting.

    Cons

    The management does not really have their eye on keeping people for the long term. The owner spends money on frivolous and expensive ventures but fails to realize that people are the best investment he could make. Mid-level management is stuck in a cannibalistic mindset where they try to stay alive before they are eaten up by someone higher up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lie to your employees, or set them up for failure. Also, pay people what they are worth for the high stress jobs they perform.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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