Winter Park Resort

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Winter Park Resort Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
9 Reviews
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9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Tough but fun place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Winter Park Resort

    Pros

    The best parts of working here are the people, the free ski pass, and the amazing setting you're in. Almost all the people I worked with I'm friends with, and living in the Rocky Mountains is beautiful. And it's a big resort with a small town feel, unlike some of the more popular resorts in Colorado.

    Cons

    The hours for my particular position were a little rough, 6:45am to usually 5pm, sometimes later. And in any customer service job you always have those customers that complain of the smallest things and put a damper on your day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, all my supervisors did a great job.

  2.  

    Work that's better than most people's vacations

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Winter Park Resort full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employees take their work seriously but not themselves too seriously
    'Hire for attitude, train for skill' means opportunities for advancement across departments/disciplines
    Not at all an environment where people work for a paycheck – virtually everyone here is here because they really want to be here, not because they have to be here or have always been here (sort of thing that seems very, very rare for most companies this size)
    Real Deal/resort access reciprocities

    Cons

    As standard in the US ski industry, fairly low pay
    Winter Park/Grand County is still very small and very seasonal — don't expect Summit County's suburbia or Steamboat's small city sort of environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please offer more training - employees often talk about feeling underprepared when given additional responsibilities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Well, at least you are living in the mountains.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Winter Park Resort full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You will receive a free pass to ski at basically all of the mountains in Colorado except those owned by Vail. In certain positions you will have a lot of time off. You are able to ski on your lunch break.

    Cons

    In the 8 years I have worked here I have watched every good benefit disappear. We have lost training, bonuses, comp passes, discounts, and most recently seasonal employee health insurance. This is an extremely bottom line company that does not celebrate its employees. You are lucky to get a 2% raise every couple of years. The pay is very low and though the motto is " We work to play", many employees are expected to work longer and longer hours with less and less incentive. The turnover is extremely high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Celebrate your employees. Pay them what they are worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Ski Bum

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Winter Park Resort part-time

    Pros

    Free skiing and great relationships were.

    Cons

    Most positions are only seasonal

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Internet Marketing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Winter Park, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winter Park, CO

    I worked at Winter Park Resort full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Worked with some great people

    Cons

    Pay is low
    Taking away employee benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    No pay, it's not what you know and how well you do, Its who you know and how well you suck up!

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    Current Employee - Retail Team Lead  in  Winter Park, CO
    Current Employee - Retail Team Lead in Winter Park, CO

    I have been working at Winter Park Resort full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free pass for you and your dependant

    Cons

    Low pay, no health benifits, lack of respect for hard workers, no advancement. If you want to get up the ladder its who you know not how well you do your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To keep good employees' try and pay more offer raises and don't let managers hire people based off of their friendships with them. Reward hard working employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    it was alight i guess

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    Former Employee - Line Cook  in  Winter Park, CO
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Winter Park, CO

    I worked at Winter Park Resort part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    ski pass to a ton of mountains

    Cons

    pay, having 8 bosses, hours, pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    organize. please.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A great side-job

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    Current Employee - Professional Instructor  in  Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Professional Instructor in Golden, CO

    I have been working at Winter Park Resort

    Pros

    First of all, you get a free season pass, which is why most people work there. Also it has competitive wages and there are bonuses paid for each student taught. Everyone understands the culture and get along well, so it's easy to make friends, get advice, and get help when needed.

    Cons

    As an instructor, you never know whether or not you'll get work. If it's a slow day, you may not have anyone to teach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase benefits. Employees will bring their friends and advertise the resort if we can get them cheap or free lift tickets. We do this now, but it's very minimal.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Poor pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Winter Park Resort

    Pros

    The skiing when you get breaks

    Cons

    I was a temp employee and the pay is still about the same it was 10 years ago while ticket prices have since increased by about $40. Also, temp employees don't get lockers so it becomes difficult to take advantage of short ski breaks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transfer more of the outrageous ticket prices to employees salaries.

    No opinion of CEO

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