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"A Great Experience"

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Former Employee - Lift Operator
Former Employee - Lift Operator
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Vail Resorts full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Lots of potential fun at work. Great friendship making atmosphere. Beautiful town. Days off are a blast. Depending on department can have great bosses. Easy to move up in opportunities within the resort.

Cons

Employee housing is like sardines. The pay is low versus cost of living (especially equipment needed for skiing). Not a ton of help with pro deals etc on said equipment. No matter what someone tells you take your car out there even if just to run errands or ski different towns. The compensation can be decent to quite good if you find the right position and move up etc. I moved up from a Lift Op. to another position that was year round and good pay.

Advice to Management

Lower level management (departmental) seems to be grounded and awesome throughout. Upper level management sees everything as a risk management scenario. They need to put the fun back in the work (allowing more ski breaks etc) and quit worrying about the bottom line as much). IN the long run every hourly employee gets jaded and does not give that extra "1%".

Other Employee Reviews for Vail Resorts

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Free ski pass makes it all worth your while"

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

    I worked at Vail Resorts full-time

    Pros

    You get free, unlimited, access to all their resorts

    Cons

    Have to deal with a lot of foreigners not familiar with US customs

    Advice to Management

    Need to pay their employees higher salaries in the more expensive resorts


  2. "Some resorts pay more then others..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk Supervisor
    Current Employee - Front Desk Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vail Resorts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free pass to all mountains owed my Vail resort...Colorado and California.

    Cons

    Pay is terrible. Getting promoted is difficult unless you know people. When they decided to go public, respect for their employees when right out the window.

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