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Intrawest Reviews

Updated March 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Free ski pass, co-workers typically all very passionate about the outdoors and active lifestyle (in 9 reviews)

  • Ski pass, great location, co workers (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Usually have to have two jobs to survive at a resort (in 7 reviews)

  • The Fortress Investment Group tells the company to cut costs regardless of logic (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fast-paced, energetic teams, opportunities if you're motivated"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people working in all areas of the Denver corporate office. Good opportunities for learning, growth for anyone who is willing to ask, or reach out to peers and leaders.

    Cons

    New leadership (C-suite) still working to set a solid strategic direction. Some employees seem shy (as compared to resort workers) and hesitant to interact. Opportunity exists to build a stronger culture.

    Advice to Management

    Continue transparency and open-door policies to communicate with leaders. Push for interaction, cross-functional team meetings to drive great results.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fun Industry"

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

    I have been working at Intrawest full-time

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity for somebody that is willing to put in the time and make sacrifices to tackle tough projects. Generally the hours are reasonable. The dress code is jeans/business casual in a newly remodeled office environment with a lot of windows. Management is very motivated to see the company perform well.

    Cons

    Intrawest went though some very hard times in recent years and many investments were not made in their back-of-house processes and systems which can be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Management has made several efforts over the last year to ensure that compensation remains competitive in the Denver market and a continued focus is important for the future success of the company by attracting and retaining talent.


  3. "A dynamic company in a great industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Where else can you influence what you love to do - for me it is skiing/snowboarding
    Passionate employees
    Investing in growth

    Cons

    Dynamic - continuously looking to improve so be ready to evolve and change. Keeps you on your toes.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Hello"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Resort Appearance Manager in Stratton Mountain, VT
    Current Employee - Resort Appearance Manager in Stratton Mountain, VT

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

    Pros

    ski resort atmosphere
    unique place to work
    some amazing people work here
    work where we love

    Cons

    Decreasing/Disappearing Perks
    Low wages
    No employee housing

    Advice to Management

    Stop penny pinching the employees who give their all to deliver world class service


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to work if you find th right opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Stratton Mountain, VT
    Current Employee - General Manager in Stratton Mountain, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Intrawest full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    401K, Paid Time Off, Health Benefits, HSA, year round employment, skiing & snowboarding, beautiful scenery, great programs available to employees with children

    Cons

    Pay Rate, Upper Management, No recognition for a job well done

    Advice to Management

    Dont just ignore the recomendations and or suggetions from your management team.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting indusry, Nice co-workers, Nice office, Fun daytrips for work

    Cons

    Boys club at the top with a relatively rotating door, Act like they are a non-conformist ski industry company when in fact they are most concerned with spreadsheets and Wall Street funders

    Advice to Management

    Be authentic, be honest and value people who give candid perspectives. Also diversify into non-bean counters and all guys at the top.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great work-life balance"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, very balanced work-life schedule.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring from outside and look at the talent you already have.


  9. "Allows employees to be who they are"

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

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

    Pros

    Allows for satisfying life needs, great time off policies, desire to allow employees opportunity to create work life balance, good people to work with

    Cons

    Aim is for average salary, little opportunity to move vertically, poor health benefits packages, constant reorganization, very little opportunity for learning experience

    Advice to Management

    Need more learning opportunities and opportunities to advance career upwards


  10. "No regrets"

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

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

    Pros

    Free ski pass, discounts for lodging, food and gear. Great location of corporate headquarters. Bill Jensen and Juan Perez are both great leaders with decent communication with employees.

    Cons

    General Counsel is incompetent and uncommunicative. Often felt that employees are not appreciated. Especially those at resorts. Promotions are few and far between. Most managers have no managerial training and have no idea what to do with their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Do the analysis before asking your employees to take 2 weeks of unpaid Mandatory Time Off.


  11. "Overall, a good experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intrawest full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Immediate manager, autonomy, potential for growth

    Cons

    Poor ERP and business support, indecision of managment


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