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"The jobs are very fluctuating, but the pay is terrible."

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Former Employee - Corporate Accounting in Broomfield, CO
Former Employee - Corporate Accounting in Broomfield, CO
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The benefits and perks such as ski passes, discounts at restaurants and retail outfits, insurance, and flexible scheduling are definitely pros. Working on the mountain is awesome! You meet great people and its a wonderful networking opportunity to help enhance your career in the future. This is generally seen as a stepping stone for most corporate employees who don't stay much longer than a year or two, then move on to bigger better things. Management does tend to stay longer, averaging maybe 4- years up to 20 years. Great learning experience.

Cons

Everyone is despensible. Little pay for a lot of responsibility, especially in the corporate atmosphere. Management tends to be those that have been there the longest, not necessarily those most qualified. I felt like this kind of divided the teams a bit in the different departments at corporate. Also, once an employee has served a number of years and begins to make a lot of money, my experience has been that these people are very valuable, but Vail seems to find a way to fire them or lay them off.

Advice to Management

Hire managers that are actually qualified. Don't just base a management decision on tenure. Your best employee may have only been there a month, but has already shown leadership in their current role and can definitely be the best choice if a promotional opportunity became available. Value your employees. It is much less expensive to pay employees at market price and spend less on training due to high turnover than it is to send so much funding to training because you have new people in that position every few months.

Other Employee Reviews for Vail Resorts

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Fun Business, Big Workload"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Broomfield, CO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vail Resorts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cool Product - There is a lot more to Vail than just skiing. Vail Resorts runs ski resorts, lodging, food and beverage, retail, transportation, and real estate.
    Cool Perks - Free ski passes / lodging discounts (if available).
    Cool People - Most people share a passion for the product and the outdoors.

    Cons

    The Corporate workload is very big for low pay and vacation compared to market. Even if you can handle it, you work with a lot of colleagues on the edge of burnout.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great job, lousy pay, company doesn't care"

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    Former Employee - Lift Maintenance in Vail, CO
    Former Employee - Lift Maintenance in Vail, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vail Resorts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best work environment EVER. Seriously working on the mountain ws a dream. Lots of good folks on the front lines too, met a lot of fun folks. No regrets

    Cons

    The pay absolutely sucks. The company does everything it can to pump up real estate prices (for their profits), then pays so poorly you can't live there or even near there. Management is so tight they squeak when they pee. Foreign workers brought in to lower wages, many Mexicans, and you can guess their immigration status... The cons more than made up for the pros.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so GD greedy! You don't need EVERY dollar ever printed.

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