Deer Valley Resort Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2020

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4.0
78%
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Deer Valley Resort President & General Manager Bob Wheaton (no image)
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63 Ratings
Pros
  • "good pay, ski benefits, relaxed atmosphere, great management(very rare in F&B) great employee culture(in 17 reviews)

  • "Tight community of workers, Everyone looks out for each other, good work environment(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay for what you have to offer(in 8 reviews)

  • "Being far from snow park we ate here before work with employee meal that was taken out of our checks(but it was cheap)(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Worked at The Lodges at Deer Valley"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Store Clerk in Park City, UT
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deer Valley Resort part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Was a good working environment, really good management

    Cons

    No cons that come to mind

  2. "Deer Valley"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Restaurant Attendant in Park City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deer Valley Resort part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They have a wide selection of food in the break room, they treat you very well

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to go outside and sometimes they don't have coats for everyone and it is cold.

  3. "Positive"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Ski Instructor 

    I worked at Deer Valley Resort full-time

    Pros

    Culture is great and the people

    Cons

    guests that are very demanding

  4. "Brass tag server/bar"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Park City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deer Valley Resort full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    As I move on in life and various serving jobs I keep thinking "man I've never served anywhere worse than this place"....but then I ask myself so where was the best serving job I've ever had? And it was definately here at DV. good pay, ski benefits, relaxed atmosphere, great management(very rare in F&B) great employee culture. Pay here is good. People on main street or other higher up restaruatns will make more than you, possibly much more, but if you're coming from another seasonal job or average city restaurant you will be satisfied here. Had some $400 nights, and lots of 2-300s . There was a small measure of seniority here, but that's to be expected and it could generally felt like a fair shake. The people who had seniority were either very good at their jobs or put in serious work in other aspects like the then AGM Andrew and deserved it. And even then it wasn't bad. I did not partake but their benefit plan appeared geenerous

    Cons

    FYI this review is not super current, and I'm sure things have changed The Brass Tag was a bit neglected by PR when I was there, and our restaurant wasn't full as much as we'd have liked. Some staff were happy to take days off and help us get hours, but t would have been nicer if they didn't have to. Being far from snow park we ate here before work with employee meal that was taken out of our checks(but it was cheap). The food was generally good some times very good some times meh. This may be a big deal for people in E housing without a kitchen. Vail resorts has been giving employees a $30 credit at their restaurants on shifts worked to order what they want. That's a pretty amazing perk , and despite DV claiming to treat employees so well they do not offer it, and instead charge for food that at some times is mediocre. I am fully aware that a $30 credit is quite spoiled, but that is what the evil Vail is doing. Opens late and closes early no matter what. This means a short season. The year I was there was one of the best early seasons on record, but DV refused to open until a month or more after the others despite feet of pow. Other than ski benefits, no worthwhile discounts on dining, apparel etc. There is an employee cafe, which is pretty good and affordable, but it's not usable when you're not working which sucks for people coming to ski and don't want to pay deer valley bucks for food. So you really have to pack a lunch. But you get access to many of the top tier facilities including locker room and boot dryers.

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  5. "Best job in the world"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Ski Instructor Staff Trainer in Park City, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits for all employees and dependents This company thrives on taking care of all employees like a guest.

    Cons

    Wish it was more year round position.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "New Management should rebrand this place IKONValley"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Lift Operator in Deer Valley, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Deer Valley Resort part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    nice people to work with, fun

    Cons

    inexperienced managers, very low wages, no longer focused on guests just the bottom line. Using all the new data to "increase revenues"

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  7. "Good Company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Snowmaker in Park City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deer Valley Resort full-time

    Pros

    Good management, good company snowmobiles, well maintained equipment

    Cons

    Taking away some benefits, need to pay more for the job

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  8. "Ski Lift Operator"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lift Operator in Park City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deer Valley Resort full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good hours, awesome work environment, extremely fun.

    Cons

    You are exposed to elements so you need to dress warm.

  9. "A ski resort with community"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Ski Instructor in Park City, UT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deer Valley Resort full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    -great coworkers -awesome perks -ski wise, pretty solid tippers

    Cons

    -massive egos (both in higher level instructors and guests - due to elevated socioeconomic circuit) -supervisors are super hit or miss -recently was bought by bigger company, so small family run resort vibe is gone

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing experience."

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Bakery Counter Attendant in Park City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deer Valley Resort full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good working environment Lots of perks Amazing people

    Cons

    Honestly none. Had a pleasant winter with DV.

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