Wintergreen Resort Reviews

Updated June 23, 2014
Updated June 23, 2014
7 Reviews

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    Ski Instructor

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    Former Employee - Ski Instructor  in  Wintergreen Resort, VA
    Former Employee - Ski Instructor in Wintergreen Resort, VA

    I worked at Wintergreen Resort part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Respectful and professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    Starting cutting back on job perks, i.e. lift tickets, employe discounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Each year I had all new Management and all new directions. Work on having more constant Management and directions for year to year

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Summer Internship

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    Former Employee - Golf Intern  in  Wintergreen, VA
    Former Employee - Golf Intern in Wintergreen, VA

    I worked at Wintergreen Resort as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    It's a beautiful place to be for the summer, especially when surrounded by dozens of other wonderful interns your age! I met so many people from countries all over the world, and made lifelong friends. The perks of being an employee, free golf, discounted meals & access to the pool are great! I highly recommend a summer internship there!

    Cons

    The apartments aren't free unfortunately, but they are relatively clean and very close to work. The rules are strict sometimes and you have to be really careful about drinking since you are living on property.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep treating the interns with respect and they will do just fine!

    Recommends
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    Management does same thing over and over and expect a different result

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Recreation Benefits, OK health Benefits, beautiful scenery

    Cons

    Salaries for majority below area average while other way above
    Wear and tear on car driving up and down mountain daily
    Lodging below par
    Restaurants expensive for service and quality of food
    Too concerned about bottom line profits to care about guests and employee satisfaction and same management for to many years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actions speak louder than words!!! For years the GM Hank Thiess has stated transparency is the most important part of the company but his actions say otherwise. In the event of any news that all associates should be informed about have all been learned from the news media. Then over a week later each time finally management says something and we also learn they knew days before the media knew. Respect your associates and not always try to cover yourself only with media relations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    No one notices the hard work and effort you put in and hate change.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wintergreen Resort

    Pros

    Free skiing
    Discounts in the stores and restaurants
    Decent benefits

    Cons

    Same senior leadership for 10+ years (it's not working)
    Fight tooth and nail against change
    Everything is outdated
    Customer service is nonexistent in upper management
    Employee appreciation is also through the window
    Too concerned about bottom line profits to care about guests and employee satisfaction
    Horrendous pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house. It's not working. That's what other resorts do when they go bankrupt and get bought out, they clean house of all upper management. Stop placing the blame on everything else and start looking at yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Old school and closed minded

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Roseland, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseland, VA

    I have been working at Wintergreen Resort full-time

    Pros

    Some pros are the amenities that come with the job, such as free skiing and able to use the spa and fitness center for free. Also resort discounts are nice.

    Cons

    Hours aren't great and good luck getting the weekend off. Plus gas is crazy having to drive up the mountain every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is very closed minded and not up to date. They are not willing to change. Also I've noticed there is a lot of favoritism in most departments. This will influence raises and promotions. The management is driving that place into the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    A wonderful experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lounge Manager  in  Wintergreen, VA
    Former Employee - Lounge Manager in Wintergreen, VA

    I worked at Wintergreen Resort full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Awesome perks including free skiing and golf. An amazing place to go everyday. Your work is surrounded by one of earth's beautiful natural settings. Laid back, friendly team of people. Everyone gets along and truly become friends in and out of the workplace.

    Cons

    Very seasonal work. As a restaurant worker you really live or die by the season. It is a little removed from the closest town, so there can be a little bit of a commute through country, mountain roads to get to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little better pay would most certainly help to attract qualified applicants that would be willing to stay on the job longer. There is a lot of turnover at the resort.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wintergreen Resort

    Pros

    Good benefits, opportunity for career advancement, good company atmosphere, management understands the need for work and home balance, relaxed business settting

    Cons

    The salaries are below what other equivalent companies are paying for the same positions. You have to sacrifice a little on salary for the atmosphere and environment you get to work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to departmental managers, organize staff more effectively, and pay employees competitive salaries to attract more capable and experienced workers.

    Recommends

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