Yellowstone Club Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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  1. Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yellowstone Club full-time

    Pros

    Ski-pass, employee cafeteria, fun and smart co-workers. Room for growth if I wanted it. Overall enjoyable.

    Cons

    Commute from Bozeman was sometimes long. Free employee shuttle didn't really fit my schedule. Can't ski except for employee ski days a few times each month.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Worst Management Ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Big Sky, MT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Big Sky, MT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to meet some cool celebs.

    Cons

    The management is awful. None of the F&B managers know what they are doing and it shows. They lie their way through interviews in order to staff themselves properly for the season, then they make it so you can't quit if you opt in for the ski pass otherwise you will be out $1000 and your pass will be turned off when you quit. There are long hours. There is no flexibility in the schedule. If you live in Bozeman, it's not even kind of worth it. You make just as much in town and the managers tend to suck less really anywhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to employees/potential employees. Do your job. Get some training. Listen to staff.


  3. Fun place to work with unique opportunities!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. Mtn Ops

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    Former Employee - Mtn Operations in Big Sky Mountain Village, MT
    Former Employee - Mtn Operations in Big Sky Mountain Village, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yellowstone Club part-time (Less than a 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 Management

    More ski days


  6. Helpful (2)

    Puppet of the incapable!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    ReSpect the people that cocer your added!


  7. Helpful (2)

    Management is underwhelming at best

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Services in Big Sky, MT
    Former Employee - Guest Services in Big Sky, MT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yellowstone Club full-time (More than a 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 Management

    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.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Terrible Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hospitality in Big Sky, MT
    Former Employee - Hospitality in Big Sky, MT
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yellowstone Club full-time (More than a 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 Management

    Fire yourselves, you're not good at managing!


  9. Helpful (2)

    F&B

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Server in Big Sky, MT
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Server in Big Sky, MT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Yellowstone Club full-time (More than a 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 Management

    notice the good employees


  10. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Services in Big Sky, MT
    Current Employee - Inside Services in Big Sky, MT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yellowstone Club full-time (Less than a 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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (1)

    Not good employers

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Big Sky, MT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Big Sky, MT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yellowstone Club part-time (More than a 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 Management

    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



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