Vail Resorts

  www.vailresorts.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Vail Resorts Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 224 reviews

54% Approve of the CEO

Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz

Rob Katz

(159 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits such as a free ski pass(in 68 reviews)

  • You get a free ski pass and some discount passes for your friends(in 39 reviews)


Cons
  • With the cost of living, the pay is basically minimum wage(in 9 reviews)

  • There is not an overwhelming feeling that upper management cares for the staff(in 13 reviews)

224 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    My experience with Vail Resorts was very joyful and exciting.

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) Vail, CO

    ProsThey understand why you work in a mountain town, are fair to all employees

    ConsTheir pay is not the best for amount of work put in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you reward your front line workers a little more the whole company with strive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

    2 people found this helpful  

    Worth more to buy your own ski pass and work for a good company

    Bartender, Server, Customer Svc (Former Employee) Breckenridge, CO

    ProsYou get a free ski pass and some discount passes for your friends. You also can by discounted goods through promotive.com. Sometimes you can take ski breaks at work.

    ConsEmployees are not treated with value. The company is your typical greedy monopoly driven machine. Getting sexually harassed at work? Tell your boss, he will most likely watch it happen, not give a damn, and just tell you to go to HR. The most important thing to Vail resorts is POLICIES AND PROFIT. I was shorted on 3 paychecks in a row. Vail will pretty much hire anyone with a degree and willing to make little money to management positions. This is a big problem. Your personality has nothing to do with getting hired. It is your willingness to follow policy not your ability to be good at your job. An employee has the wrong shoes on? Send them home. You forgot to order the wine for the week? oh well. I worked at a bar and for a month we literally had 3 out of the 10 beers in stock.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRespect your employees. Work as a team not as an upper or lower class. Have enough pride to get the job done, but not too much to cause your employees to resent you. Be honest. Realize that just because your employees are seasonal, they are not stupid. Some of us have college education and are probably smarter than you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Veteran employee of Vail Resorts

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros*Always on a beautiful mountain
    *Meet new people daily
    *People always leave smiling

    Cons*Low wage
    *Supervisors are paid less than employees in some instances.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive supervisors higher wages.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

  1. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Great place to work with opportunity to move up the ladder but minimal compensation.

    Guest Services Agent (Former Employee) Keystone, CO

    ProsGreat benefits such as a free ski pass

    ConsPay is minimal for duties required

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Motivated by challenge?

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Broomfield, CO

    ProsI am motivated by challenge and Vail has been great at delivering! I feel challenged and empowered to do more and learn more daily.

    ConsWish there was a gym and more perks on site in corporate office

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

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

    2 people found this helpful  

    Unsustainable experience of a lifetime.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Vail, CO

    ProsGreat lift systems. Have fun for a year or two- then you'll be broke.

    ConsOverall noncaring attitude from corporate headquarters. Big on "attaboys"- but no living wages.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease stop treating the employees of Vail like Walmart. Public companies must be profitable but do they have to be so greedy? Great CEO's are aware of how important his/her employees are-and they treat them accordingly. Vail is in desporate need of a CEO who cares for the employees who work for the various companies. Until that happens- the employee revolving door will continue to spin and the "experience of a lifetime" will be compromised.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Poorly managed, did not feel like a valued employee

    Zip Line Attendant (Current Employee) Breckenridge, CO

    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

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    F&B Server

    Food and Beverage Server (Former Employee) Keystone, CO

    Prosfree lift pass to all major mountains, free employee meals, employee housing, employee dinners/meals, staff transportation

    Conscorporate rules/environment, very strict, working holidays and extremely long hours

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

    2 people found this helpful  

    Great opportunities - but you must out yourself out there to get them!

    IT Analyst (Current Employee) Broomfield, CO

    ProsLove promoting within, epecially given recent growth
    Traninig can be availble if asked for.
    Great perks! ski pass and pro deals

    ConsPay is only medicore (though getting better I think)
    Tenure is sometimes rewarded over cpmetency

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink about slowing down, and really making your acquisitons work with your given workforce...or hire more. While loyalty is amazing, comptency should also be important. That being said, to get the best, you must pay better further down.

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

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    breckenridge lifty

    Lift Operator (Current Employee) Breckenridge, CO

    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

Worked for Vail Resorts? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.