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Deer Valley Resort Reviews

Updated July 9, 2017
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  • Low pay, Repetitive nature of work, (in 6 reviews)

  • I worked for full time one season (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Work at DV"

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

    I have been working at Deer Valley Resort full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Naturally, it's a very fun work environment. The work attracts outgoing, engaging people, so co-workers are phenomenal. Management runs a very effective ship.

    Cons

    Uniforms do not always handle adverse elements (i.e, rain, sleet) well.


  2. "Guide"

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    Former Employee - Snowmobile Guide
    Former Employee - Snowmobile Guide
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deer Valley Resort full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun and exciting company, loved my co-workers.

    Cons

    Pay was really low for entry level positions. They think because they're a ski resort, you will work for free.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more opportunities for employees that show exceptional skills to advance up in the company.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Barista, cashier, janitorial, busser"

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    Former Employee - Cabin Attendant in Park City, UT
    Former Employee - Cabin Attendant in Park City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deer Valley Resort full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free tickets, housing available, discount on rentals, food for employees at USD 3,5.
    What I loved the most is the feeling to be working with family members. They're all super great people and they also encourage you to give your best.
    Awesome customer service.

    Cons

    I didn't work in the kitchen, but many bosses are always freaking out there leaving a dense atmosphere for those workers. This usually happens inside the kitchen, not in the line.
    Discount on rentals is not as great as I think it could be!

    Advice to Management

    Try to get some insight on the kitchen workers. I know they aim to perfection, but there are other departments that aim to perfection as well without making their team feeling horrible.
    Give employers better discounts on rentals!


  4. "Ski Instructor: Poorly Paid with Fun Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Ski School Instructor in Park City, UT
    Former Employee - Ski School Instructor in Park City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deer Valley Resort full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, free season passes to multiple mountains

    Cons

    Poorly paid, tips-dependent, often get stuck in one age group for months on end

    Advice to Management

    Rotate instructors more frequently through ski school age groups; getting stuck with 4-year-olds for 3 months while your colleagues are making great tips teaching 7-12-year-olds for 3 months is infuriating!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Crusty is the new 30"

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

    I have been working at Deer Valley Resort full-time

    Pros

    Everyone at DV tells you how great working at DV is

    Cons

    Reality is the culture in supervisor and dept management roles are abusive, fearful and dont know how to say Good Job

    Advice to Management

    Quit drinking your own Kool Aid, Your best people are leaving because your managers don't know the 1st thing about managing people


  6. "Great company"

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

    Pros

    Love working at Deer valley. I love the family you create in the office, I love the perks, I love that I can leave work and not think about it, and I love how the managers are so great about scheduling. The company really takes care of you and people are there for life.

    Cons

    Technology across the whole resort is years behind where it should be. C'mon technology is something that should never hold a business back. Next is that the pay is low.


  7. "Deer Valley Ski Resort"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Deer Valley Resort full-time

    Pros

    Free Skiing , Employee Housing, Employee meals

    Cons

    low starting pay, Need more in town housing

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work--great environment!"

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    Former Employee - Culinary Professional in Park City, UT
    Former Employee - Culinary Professional in Park City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deer Valley Resort part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ski culture, ski benefits, international and diverse workforce, dedication to excellence

    Cons

    You have to work there forever to move up the corporate latter...people rarely leave good positions.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some money upgrading your commercial food equipment! Deer Valley needs to upgrade to new cooking Technologies.


  9. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Deer Valley Resort part-time

    Pros

    Great management, family atmosphere, well run/organized

    Cons

    Low starting wage for entry level positions. Standard complaint, not a big deal.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do!


  10. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deer Valley Resort full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture and professionalism. Excellent benefits and perks. Many opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Compared to other resorts, some methods and guest experiences are out of date.


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