Vail Resorts Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. Market Research

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Research Supervisor in Park City, UT
    Former Employee - Market Research Supervisor in Park City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great chance to learn the ins and outs of the company while skiing 5 days out of the week.

    Cons

    Terrible pay made for unmotivated coworkers

    Advice to Management

    Increase the budget for market research

    Vail Resorts Response

    Jun 24, 2015 – TA Analyst

    Thank you for your very candid and positive review. We agree that our Market Research team is a great job for those that want to be outside and really want some firsthand knowledge of what drives our ... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    Chairlift Operator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Vail Resorts full-time

    Pros

    Great people and atmosphere, mostly fun work, and plenty of skiing.

    Cons

    Hours can be tough, and it is a lot of work for not a lot of money.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your employees and they will happier and more productive, which the patrons will certainly notice.


  3. Snowcat Operator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Snowcat Operator in Vail, CO
    Former Employee - Snowcat Operator in Vail, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    operating a cat had its moments of greatness, spectacular views and scenery, get to do something very unique and job could be very fun at times, but like all jobs at the end of the day it feels like work...

    Cons

    low pay, hard to get a parking spot just to get to work... The feeling I got was (it's a privilege to work at Vail) although this feeling didn't come from anyone I directly worked with... Because it was a 'privilege to work at Vail' that entitled them to put a low value on their employees and compensate them at a bare minimum... Job would be better suited for a retiree, someone that was already established and didn't need to earn a livable income...

    Advice to Management

    it's your show, run it how you want I'm sure you've heard enough about the things people don't like...


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  5. enjoying my work so far

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Cook/Chef Tournant in Breckenridge, CO
    Current Employee - Lead Cook/Chef Tournant in Breckenridge, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I get to work with amazing people, great culture, full time year around work

    Cons

    cost of living doesn't line up with what I make

    Advice to Management

    just adding 50 more cents an hour to your employees wages can keep them around longer

    Vail Resorts Response

    Jun 24, 2015 – TA Analyst

    We are glad that you took the time to leave a review. One consistent theme we hear from all levels of employee is that many of us love the people and places we work. Our culture is something that ... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    Certified Snowboard Instructor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vail Resorts part-time

    Pros

    Free ski pass, plus getting paid to teach people something fun!!!

    Cons

    Vail collects a LOT of money from clients, but only shares a small portion with instructors

    Advice to Management

    prices on lessons keep going up, but instructor compensation doesn't go up nearly in same proportion


  7. Helpful (1)

    Super fun job, but the pay is a joke compared to the cost of living.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ski Instructor in Vail, CO
    Former Employee - Ski Instructor in Vail, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vail Resorts part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to live in the mountains! And you get paid to ski

    Cons

    Everything and Vail is overpriced for those who are locals

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay


  8. Great place to work if you aren

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ski pass and discounts at owned retail stores and restaurants

    Cons

    Little to no upward mobility No cost of living based salary adjustments. Merit increases range from 1 - 2% in a good year.


  9. Helpful (1)

    It's a job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vail Resorts (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, friends, short commute

    Cons

    Management does not appreciate good employees, wage is poor

    Advice to Management

    Salaries need to align with the industry standards


  10. Helpful (1)

    good first job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - REVENUE AUDITOR in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - REVENUE AUDITOR in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vail Resorts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, overall younger, but not all. Supervisors care about your success Promote from within mentality Flexible schedules

    Cons

    High turnover even in corporate positions. In less than 6 months, nearly everyone on my team either transferred to a different department or left the company

    Advice to Management

    Something has to be done about the turnover, especially for key corporate positions. Don't grow too fast and stretch resources (people) too thin.


  11. Good Perks and good atmosphere

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ski Pass and partner discounts

    Cons

    Very corporate but good business

    Advice to Management

    Raise salaries!



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