Vail Resorts
2.9 of 5 201 reviews
www.vailresorts.com Broomfield, CO 5000+ Employees

Vail Resorts Reviews in Breckenridge, CO

Updated Apr 4, 2014
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2.8 20 reviews

                             

57% Approve of the CEO

Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz

Rob Katz

(14 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Locker Attendant (Current Employee)
Breckenridge, CO

I have been working at Vail Resorts full-time for less than a year

ProsFriendly staff, management very willing to work with adjustment of schedules. The discounts that are associated with the job are nice - free parking at the South Gondola parking lot, 50% off of food, free ski pass for employee and spouse.

ConsHourly wage could be set higher.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lift Operator (Current Employee)
Breckenridge, CO

I have been working at Vail Resorts full-time for less than a year

Pros- mountain living
- free ski pass
- near CMC (local community college)

Cons- lack of benefits
- cost of living in breckendridge is really high!!
- dealing with tourist (this can get emotional)
- seasonal

Advice to Senior ManagementGive us a raise!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Poorly managed, did not feel like a valued employee

Zip Line Attendant (Current Employee)
Breckenridge, CO

I have been working at Vail Resorts full-time for less than a year

ProsYou will receive a free ski pass.

Cons3+ weeks of shoveling everyday in the winter

Advice to Senior ManagementMake your employees feel like their worth something.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great temporary job

Sales Agent (Current Employee)
Breckenridge, CO

I have been working at Vail Resorts full-time for more than 8 years

ProsSki Pass, ski pass, ski pass, ski pass

ConsYou can't afford to take a day off to use your ski pass

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the groundswell from below.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Ski Instructor (Former Employee)
Breckenridge, CO

I worked at Vail Resorts part-time for less than a year

Proslt is a good spot to work. I had a lot of fun on the slopes. You should be a snow person if you want this job.

Consyou are not going to get rich in this job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Some Real Pros and Some Really Big Cons

Snowboard Instructor (Current Employee)
Breckenridge, CO

I have been working at Vail Resorts full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSkiing at the area is a blast, and I made some wonderful friends.

ConsWhere do I start? I had to work forever to get my insurance - something like 750 hours. They barely cut you a break on the cost of your food. The management has a poor opinion of it's workers, stating, "If you don't like it, you can move on." Our way or the highway is pretty much the culture. They have some very poor managers who have very little experience and the culture is just a bunch of ski bums who made good. They have pathetic transportation to and from the area. A bunch of us would get on in the evenings and it was completely unsafe - we must have had 50 people too many. No parking close to the area, you have to take a bus. This one manager was such a jerk to everyone and a bunch of us complained and she's still employed. Such a joke. Nobody cares. Nobody listens. And my paycheck! Pathetic. Who can afford $9.00 per hour? Not this ski bum.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet some great managers and remember that you are supposed to be a people organization. You could care less about us little people and it shows. If it weren't for the snow, I would never return.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great experience working for vail resorts in Breckinridge co

Ski Instructor (Former Employee)
Breckenridge, CO

I worked at Vail Resorts part-time for less than a year

ProsManagement were all very nice and very will to help anytime they could. They were very flexible on the schedule and always offered additional training

ConsFound it hard to get connections into the corporate office while being in Breckenridge

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep things going strong

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice to be at the resort, but poor work conditions.

Product Sales Agent (Former Employee)
Breckenridge, CO

I worked at Vail Resorts part-time for less than a year

ProsGetting to work at a beautiful ski resort, free ski pass.

ConsOverly managed, un-stimulating, very low pay, incompetent managers and fellow employees, stressful clients

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more creative, fire dead weight

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Low pay but fun work environment.

Product Sales Agent (Former Employee)
Breckenridge, CO

I worked at Vail Resorts part-time for less than a year

ProsFree ski pass, fun coworkers, fun work environment, fun team events. Get to live in a beautiful place.

ConsNot challenging, very low pay. Not motivating enough to stay for more than one season. High turnover.

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate more enticement to return.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Low pay, no advancement

COOK II (Former Employee)
Breckenridge, CO

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

ProsThe beautiful environment of working and living in the mountains. An annual ski season pass and discount coupons for friends and family. Employee housing when available.

ConsThey get very cheap labor from many highly educated college graduates for menial jobs and imply that advancement is possible. Doesn't happen.

Advice to Senior ManagementUse the talents of your college educated employees who take any job available to live and work in a culture they love, and let them grow. They could be your greatest assets if you let them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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