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Aspen Skiing Company Reviews

Updated October 1, 2017
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Pros
  • You get a free ski pass and learn how to deal with unprofessional co-workers & managers (in 14 reviews)

  • Good about promoting a work life balance (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • It is an expensive place to live (in 4 reviews)

  • Below average pay, especially for cost of living in town and surrounding areas (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Snowboard Instructor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Snowboard Instructor in Snowmass Village, CO
    Current Employee - Snowboard Instructor in Snowmass Village, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aspen Skiing Company part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Aspen Skiing company is an amazing company to work for. Excellent pay, fun environment, commitment to employees and customers, superb location, opportunities for advancement are just a few reasons. Also, Snowboard School Coordinators were awesome to work for.

    Cons

    Priority made it difficult to get work even when you showed up for contracted dates. Not getting work when you have a long commute is very discouraging.


  2. "Worth the ski pass"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Aspen, CO
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Aspen, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aspen Skiing Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good about promoting a work life balance.

    Cons

    Too much preaching, not enough doing. A lot of incompetent people in Management, Senior Management and Director positions. Skico tends to keep a lot of employees on board out of courtesy and due to time with the company. A lot of dinosaurs in this company. This (ultimately) affects the bottom line and the efficiency of the company.

    Advice to Management

    A better job in remaining consistent across the board as well as training your leaders is necessary. There are a ton of dinosaurs that should be forced to retire. It's time for the youngsters to shine.

  3. "Ski Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aspen Skiing Company part-time

    Pros

    Flexible part time position, ski with people from all over the world.

    Cons

    Can be cold and windy.


  4. "Great place to work."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Ski Instructor in Snowmass Village, CO
    Current Employee - Ski Instructor in Snowmass Village, CO
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aspen Skiing Company part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free pass, great discounts, great training opportunities, freedom and encouragement to provide a great guest experience, fun parties.

    Cons

    work can be sporadic if you are part time.

    Advice to Management

    Try to staff appropriately so part time people don't show up and there is no work.


  5. "perks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    free ski pass, free lessons

    Cons

    none that come to mind


  6. "Great company, good perks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aspen Skiing Company full-time

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for

    Cons

    A little too strict on overtime


  7. "Great for independently wealthy ski bums!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aspen Skiing Company part-time

    Pros

    Free ski pass, discounts on gear and resort retailers.

    Cons

    Below market wages. Management is inconsistent. Politics and favoritism carry more weight than performance.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees more and they'll likely let the rest slide.

  8. "Ski and Snowboard School Pro"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aspen Skiing Company full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Good Pay and Great Opportunity to learn new skills like networking and speaking to all levels of business.

    Cons

    Never get holidays off during the winter season.


  9. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor in Aspen, CO
    Former Employee - Instructor in Aspen, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aspen Skiing Company part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good balance of customer vs employee focus
    Amazing management
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Doesn't advertise that instructors are customarily tipped
    May be tough to make a lifetime career in an expensive town
    Don't compensate employees for instruction certifications

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Mark Wilkinson is hands down the best boss I have ever had, who cares tremendously about his employees.


  10. "Ski Instructor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ski Instructor in Aspen, CO
    Current Employee - Ski Instructor in Aspen, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aspen Skiing Company part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company that cares about employees and the environment.

    Cons

    Hard area to live in housing wise.

    Advice to Management

    Make more employee housing.


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