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"The corporate office lives up to the name"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Marketing in Broomfield, CO
Former Employee - Marketing in Broomfield, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Vail Resorts full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

The Vail Resorts office has a nice lounge/coffee bar for all of the staff, in my department I had some great teammates and there was almost no office drama, all employees get free ski pass and some vouchers for friends and family, the lodging discounts are alright and if you pick the right time of year there are some good ones.

Cons

The pay is below average and the benefits do not make up for the deficiency. The work culture is awful and has very little flexibility for alternative work options like occasionaly working form home for example. The paid time off is also severely lacking. Upper management is constantly meddling in projects and causing more work for the teams.

Advice to Management

The office culture is seriously lacking and you will need to make some moves to retain your most talented workers so don't be afraid to break away from the status quo and try something new, you do it all the time with big marketing projects like EpicMix. Also there is no incentive to bring up new ideas because the performance incentive is laughable.

Other Employee Reviews for Vail Resorts

  1. "Fun"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vail, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vail, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    free ski pass, fun, competitive

    Cons

    Better pay would be nice


  2. Helpful (3)

    "In the city"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Broomfield, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working for the corporate arm of Vail Resorts was interesting and enlightening. The office was new and well maintained. Coworkers are friendly and, more often than not, like minded. It is an easy place to get comfortable and float through years of life on 'easy'.

    Cons

    The compensation is poor, if even comparable to other top companies (outside of the 'hospitality' industry). There is a lack of professional development opportunities from accredited sources. Many employees in management positions have worked their way up from the bottom and lack formal education and basic computer skills. Paid vacation is less than any previous position I've held. The headquarters are two hours from any of the resort locations and forget about a quick drive on the weekends, you can double that time if you get caught in winter weekend traffic.

    Advice to Management

    It all starts at the top. If the view of your CEO is 'if you don't like it, find another job', the high quality employees will always be looking for 'another job'. Re-training is proven to be more costly than offering slightly higher salaries and quality opportunities for professional development.


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