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"It was an experience of a lifetime."

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

benefits are good. great coworkers.

Cons

The cost of living was too high for the pay you get.

Other Employee Reviews for Vail Resorts

  1. "Fun Culture, but overworked and underpaid"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture of the office is great, you get to go on a ski day for work at least once a year, and the company really tries to connect its employees in Broomfield to the mountain. Its easy to relate to the product, and overall a fun company with great people.

    Cons

    Like pretty much everyone here will say its pay. The benefits are great, but when you are asked to put in 50-60 hours a week and feel underpaid at 40 hours it can be hard to get motivated.

    Advice to Management

    Vail has issues about hiring with in from lower positions. It is very difficult and it seems there are almost two segments of the company. The jobs people take to build experience and the jobs people really want that pay better. It is very difficult to make the transition and requires many managers to go to bat for you, and possibly months of interviews and feeling like you were forgotten. Make that transition and reward loyalty a little bit more.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointing, Frustrating, Overly Corporate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Breckenridge, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Breckenridge, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vail Resorts full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Front Line employees are fun people, Working on the mountain is beautiful, Breckenridge is an incredible town to live/work in, Large amounts of recreational opportunities.

    Cons

    Senior Leadership consistently displays an uncaring attitude towards the staff, Communication between departments is horrible, Compensation levels are far below a living wage for the area. Constant talk about "having fun" but nothing to back it up, Promotions are more likely to go to "yes men" types than to talented types, A big miss on the whole "Experience of a lifetime" thing. It is frustrating to listen to people speak of passion and commitment but then watch the company display the exact opposite towards its employees. It basically wants to be Disney, so it is not an attractive place for thrill seekers. There is no skiing/riding on the clock for most employees. You do not receive health benefits until you have worked 750 hours. Retention rate is extremely low. Jobs are boring and repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    When you talk about the various stakeholders at the company, draw up a chart that lists how a decision benefits each stakeholder. You will find that Shareholders are far and away more valued than your employees, and your employees are aware of this and are not happy about it. Giving away ice cream or snickers bars is not truly "value added" for the employees. Promote people who have talent and aren't afraid to speak their minds, not people who nod their head at every terrible idea that comes down the pipe. Create a position specifically for cross departmental contact, so many things are not communicated to interested parties. Put your money where your mouth is when you speak of the company values. If you treat the company like any other business, it will not be better than any other business.


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