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"Lift Operator"

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Former Employee - Lift Operator in Vail, CO
Former Employee - Lift Operator in Vail, CO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Living and working in the mountains, laid back work environment, 4 day weeks, ski bum lifestyle, very straight forward, fun and active job, working outside and getting paid to exercise.

Cons

waking up early (duh) , kids that barely got high school degrees thought they were god's gift to the world because they worked there a little longer than you, pay sucked (as to be expected made $9.25), huge array of employees - some were awesome, some sucked, most were in between

Advice to Management

Take a look at some of the employees with degrees that are looking to move up in the company and hire from within.

Other Employee Reviews for Vail Resorts

  1. "Awful Management, No Growth,"

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    Former Employee - Reservations Agent in Keystone, CO
    Former Employee - Reservations Agent in Keystone, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -you get to live in a beautiful resort town, however you cannot afford it
    -you get a season's pass which management blocks out dates that their discretion and it honestly does not cost the company anything more than printing the card

    Cons

    -absolutely the worst leadership among upper management
    -work hard and no reward
    -near poverty pay
    -terrible commission structure for sales agents

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employee's, its not all about the bottom line. Its the employee's who make the company, resorts, and guest experience so appreciate them and pay them an acceptable living wage. Promotions within the company seem to be a pay cut with more responsibilities.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent work environment, amazing people in the trenches. Compensation is unsustainable."

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    Current Employee - IT Infrastructure in Vail, CO
    Current Employee - IT Infrastructure in Vail, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working in the mountains is as awesome as you can imagine; the folks that are here truly want to be, and it shows. The vast majority of mountain employees have passion for what they do and take pride in doing it well. The laid-back mountain vibe exists on-the-job as well. Perks abound, and benefits are great (if you are full-time/year-round). Healthy work-life balance in the mountain positions is easily achievable.

    Cons

    Upper management cares little about keeping good employees happy, which is reflected in the fact that compensation, across all business lines, is not commensurate with the cost of living in proximity to a ski resort. Vail has demonstrated that it happily accepts the high turnover rate of hard-working employees (which they ought to strive to retain) because people are willing to come out here and subsist on Top Ramen so they can ski 100 days in a season. Therefore, for upward mobility to occur, a current employee must move on to greener pastures, leaving a position vacant. The company is perfectly content with this arrangement; 3 years of "employee engagement" surveys have made the employees' wishes regarding compensation quite clear yet the company's response to these results is perpetual lip service. This is particularly cancerous in I.T. due to the CIO dubbing us a "high-performing" department. Meaning the company has raised the bar for greater than 3% annual raises impossibly high while increasing the workload for all.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on the corporate/social media Newspeak and listen to the folks that sweat and bleed to make the exceptional guest experiences your bottom line depends on.

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