Okemo Mountain Resort - A fair place to work but is another vortex of seasonal chaos found in a resort setting. | Glassdoor
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"A fair place to work but is another vortex of seasonal chaos found in a resort setting."

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Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Ludlow, VT
Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Ludlow, VT

Pros

Ski pass if you happen to ski
Food discount
clean and safe environment

Cons

Career advancement requires leaving company.
Middle management is frequently seasonal and under-compensated in winter and then laid off in the summer.
Heavy reliance on foreign workers that are new every year leaving you retraining every season and the other woes of constantly hiring new staff.

Advice to Management

Create better employment structure and training methods to ensure staff is either employed year round, or provide incentives that attract employees to return.

Other Employee Reviews for Okemo Mountain Resort

  1. "Snowboard Instructor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Supportive and accommodating staff, fun environment, friendly guests and families who are down to earth. Free ski passes, great bars, access to the gym.

    Cons

    At the end of the season they stopped allocating lessons to full time staff (who are paid per lesson) and instead handed those lessons to supervisors who are salaried.

    Advice to Management

    Don't do the cons, and continue to support the staff. Provide incentives programs for the staff. Generally things work well.


  2. "Only if you love skiing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Okemo Mountain Resort full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people. Free ski pass is great.

    Cons

    No communication between departments. None. Management does not lead or create incentives or stimulate morale. The "okemo difference" is that they pay us very little, treat us very poorly, and expect us to smile and be cheerleaders... for what! Other resorts pay better, and do not treat their employees like disposable Lego characters.

    Advice to Management

    Stop fooling around with garbage employee morale-building workshops and internal rating systems that neither help nor tell you what's really going on within the company. Pay your employees better and you'll have better employees. Offer your customers first-rate dining and lodging, and they'll become happy, loyal customers.

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