Yellowstone Club

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Yellowstone Club Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
11 Reviews
2.6
11 Reviews
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Michael S. Meldman
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  1.  

    Fun place to work with unique opportunities!

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

    I have been working at Yellowstone Club full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There aren't many jobs in Montana that have the great variety of tasks, challenges, outdoor activities, and unique clientele that you experience at Yellowstone Club. Most employees live active lifestyles, love the outdoors, and are pretty positive.

    Cons

    Whether you live in Bozeman or Big Sky, you have to commute to work - Yellowstone Club is in a remote location...But, it's a pretty drive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the employees that work hard and are good at their jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mtn Ops

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mtn Operations in Big Sky Mountain Village, MT
    Former Employee - Mtn Operations in Big Sky Mountain Village, MT

    I worked at Yellowstone Club part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Transportation and food taken care of.

    Cons

    work life balance and very busy during the holidays so it is hard to spend time with your family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More ski days

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Puppet of the incapable!

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

    I have been working at Yellowstone Club

    Pros

    Great co woorkers & members

    Cons

    Management that could care less about you unless it benifits them in someway. Then they take the credit for your efforts. Management is very secretive no transparency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ReSpect the people that cocer your added!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Management is underwhelming at best

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Guest Services in Big Sky, MT
    Former Employee - Guest Services in Big Sky, MT

    I worked at Yellowstone Club full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -You meet some great people within the non-management staff
    -Decent pay compared to other places in Big Sky, however still not decent enough to maintain a comfortable standard of living with the cost of living being so high in the area.

    Cons

    -The phrase "don't drink the koolaid" when referring to YC is popular for a reason. When you buy into the elitist culture they are perpetuating, you start to think you're better than your peers. It creates for bad blood among employees and departments.
    -Upper and middle management are only concerned with themselves. Most of them are in their positions because they knew someone or were friends with someone higher up. You will never advance in this company purely based on how you do your job. You have to be part of the "in" crowd in your department.
    -Employee moral is generally low unless you've dabbled in the aforementioned koolaid.
    -If your supervisor doesn't like you, tough cookies. You'll be gone at the end of the season for no reason.
    -They will work you like a dog and not say thank you.
    -Also, Meldman's son is a creep.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More than half of you are unqualified for your jobs, so please stop acting like you rule Big Sky. Also, these members are not your friends. If you think for one second they give a second thought about you when they fly back to NY or CA or the Bahamas, you're sorely mistaken. You're their entertainment when they're in Montana and have nothing else to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Terrible Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hospitality in Big Sky, MT
    Former Employee - Hospitality in Big Sky, MT

    I worked at Yellowstone Club full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Looks great on the outside

    Cons

    Bunch of liars. If you're actually "good" at your job you either drink the coolaide or get the boot. If upper management sucks at their job they just move them to a new department or property within Disco. They tell you the tip pool is one way when in fact they're using that money for a lot of other things. It's legal in the state of Montana to do whatever they want w that money which is fine but you should be upfront w employees first. Also don't recruit people from other properties just to get them out here and be stuck for a whole season when they find out what liars you all are!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves, you're not good at managing!

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    F&B

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Server in Big Sky, MT
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Server in Big Sky, MT

    I have been working at Yellowstone Club full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people you work with, and working at the beautiful YC

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth, long hours, Bad upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    notice the good employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall a great place to work at for pay reasons as well as working on a great mountain.

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    Current Employee - Inside Services in Big Sky, MT
    Current Employee - Inside Services in Big Sky, MT

    I have been working at Yellowstone Club full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay isn't terrible. Skiing the only private ski/golf resort in the U.S.

    Cons

    Mgmt should be more thorough. More employee ski days. Bus schedule fluctuates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk among the day to day employees more often. Let them know what needs to be done instead of assuming they already know.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not good employers

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Big Sky, MT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Big Sky, MT

    I worked at Yellowstone Club part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ski pass reimbursement
    Lunch provided (not the best quality, but it is free)
    Sometimes rides are provided (not at all consistent)
    At first, it seems great because they provide nice uniforms and equipment for your job
    Best managers work in Mountain Operations so the best jobs are as Instructors and Lift Ops

    Cons

    Extremely demanding on your time - you will be working very long days

    No work/life balance

    I over heard one of the cooks talking about how some food purchased for guests was going bad so they used it for employee meals instead

    Tips are pooled and employees have no choice in the matter

    Sometimes management takes tips from the employee tip pool

    The "employee" shuttle is completely unreliable and will be cancelled without notice or if it's full, you have to wait until one comes by with open seats. This can take hours.

    They use seasonal employment to layoff people and then if they don't like them, they will not hire them back regardless of the number of seasons that person has worked

    You can't tell members no even if what they ask for is illegal - you have to worry about losing your job if you do

    Some of the managers treat employees with hostility and take credit for ideas that were not theirs

    Worst work conditions are in Food & Beverage and Residential Services. I don't think the office/admin jobs are very good either. Never heard very good things about working in Accounting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best advice I can give is to value the little people that are doing big things for the members of the Yellowstone Club. There is a great quote from someone that created a reasonably successful resort based on his film company: “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” - Walt Disney

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Members are great management doesnt care.

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

    I have been working at Yellowstone Club

    Pros

    Great members. Ok co workers. Beautiful setting.

    Cons

    Upper management has no loyalty to employees that have been there for years. You as an employee are replaceable. Management will do anything members demand regardless of the law safety or morals. Oh yeah we have to check in through security and then a finger print scanner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    don't drink the coolaid

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

    I have been working at Yellowstone Club

    Pros

    Pay is ok, the season pass is good. The staff that aren't managers are always great, but the rest are always not concerned about you as a person.

    Cons

    Don't drink the coolaid, when you step back and look at the job for the hours worked and the pay you receive it's not great, if your good at what you do you can make the same amount of money in half the time working somewhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire Discovery

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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