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

Vail Resorts Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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2.9 201 reviews

                             

55% Approve of the CEO

Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz

Rob Katz

(143 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Get a free ski pass to many great resorts in Colorado and Tahoe"
    in 65 reviews
  • "Great benefits such as a free ski pass"
    in 38 reviews
Cons:
  • "No personality at all as a whole trickled down from upper management"
    in 13 reviews
  • "The pay is low versus cost of living (especially equipment needed for skiing)"
    in 7 reviews
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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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A great place to work.

Bell/Valet (Former Employee)
Vail, CO

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

ProsSki pass, discounts on food and retail.

ConsSome people aren't professional, because they only want to work there to ski. Immature.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more selective in the hiring process.

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

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My experience with Vail Resorts was very joyful and exciting.

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Vail, CO

I worked at Vail Resorts full-time for more than 5 years

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

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Great winter job

Alpine Ski Instructor (Former Employee)

I worked at Vail Resorts part-time for more than 3 years

ProsLaid back atmosphere, passionate employees, team culture

ConsYou work constantly during the busy weeks

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

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Reservations to my dream job in Marketing, hard work truly pays off!

Reservations & Travel (Current Employee)
Keystone, CO

I have been working at Vail Resorts full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat industry, stable company, invaluable experience and development opportunities. Strong leadership that cares for employees and helps them succeed in their goals.

ConsYou might miss a few powder days due to work :(

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

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After 6 years as an instructor, I can't think of another mountain I'd rather teach at, or a company I'd rather work for.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Vail Resorts part-time

ProsFree ski pass, discounted friends and family passes, discounted rates around/on the mountain, team culture

ConsLow base salary for starting employees, over time the benefits for part time employees went downhill, the new heli hanson jackets were not as warm as the old DNA jackets.

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

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Great company. Play where you work!

Resort Sales Coordinator (Former Employee)
Keystone, CO

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

ProsSeason pass that is available to ALL Vail Resorts ski resorts and many other! Currently thats over 15 individual mountains!!!!
Huge company that is great experience, fun environment, everyone here loves the ski industry

ConsThe pay is less than you would expect. Its obviously a trade off, but not big enough to make you not be interested in working here.
Employee housing has 3 different tiers: horrible, not good and decent. Respectively these are called Sagebrush ($250 per month), Sunrise ($350 per month) and Tenderfoot ($450 per month). Sagebrush (has been condemned multiple times, is comparable to a dumpster and) is a shared 10 x 15 room with a small bunk bed, a small closet and toilet inside with a sink; there are ZERO kitchen capabilities. Sunrise is larger room at 15 x 20 with your own sink but has a shared kitchen and bathroom with a shower. Tenderfoot (where I lived) was decent with your own room, bed closet and dresser. It is essentially an apartment with a full kitchen, bathroom and living room (although its nothing fancy at all).
Working at the resort level is different than corporate. I have worked in both, but the people at the individual resorts are more laid back and relaxed, which is not to say they are uptight at the corporate office, just more of a variety of people and management styles. Management at the individual resort level is more relaxed because you actually live on (or very, very close to) the mountain and everyone is in the "Skiing for Life" mentality and enjoys a more relaxed lifestyle.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement cares and I dont think I met anyone in management that didnt or that I didnt feel was doing their job well. I met a few people who disagreed, but then again, they also always had a chip on their shoulder and a somewhat negative outlook on life.

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

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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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Sweet Benefits!

Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
Keystone, CO

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

ProsGreat work environment! Live in the mountains, play in the mountains!

ConsIf you don't like snow, it would be tough to enjoy living here.

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

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Relaxed, fun people, challenging work!

Developer (Current Employee)
Broomfield, CO

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

ProsFun people, great atmosphere, supportive company.

ConsLong commute to the office.

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

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