Winter Park Resort
3.2 of 5 8 reviews
www.skiwinterpark.com Winter Park, CO 1000 to 5000 Employees

Winter Park Resort Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2014

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Gary De Frange

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Work that's better than most people's vacations

    (Current Employee)

    ProsEmployees 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

    ConsAs 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 Senior ManagementPlease offer more training - employees often talk about feeling underprepared when given additional responsibilities

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

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    Well, at least you are living in the mountains.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou 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.

    ConsIn 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 Senior ManagementCelebrate your employees. Pay them what they are worth.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    ProsFree skiing and great relationships were.

    ConsMost positions are only seasonal

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Winter Park, CO

    ProsWorked with some great people

    ConsPay is low
    Taking away employee benefits

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Retail Team Lead (Current Employee)
    Winter Park, CO

    ProsFree pass for you and your dependant

    ConsLow 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 Senior ManagementTo 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    it was alight i guess

    Line Cook (Former Employee)
    Winter Park, CO

    Prosski pass to a ton of mountains

    Conspay, having 8 bosses, hours, pay.

    Advice to Senior Managementorganize. please.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A great side-job

    Professional Instructor (Current Employee)
    Golden, CO

    ProsFirst 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.

    ConsAs 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 Senior ManagementIncrease 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor pay

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe skiing when you get breaks

    ConsI 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 Senior ManagementTransfer more of the outrageous ticket prices to employees salaries.

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