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Okemo Mountain Resort Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  1. "Amazing atmosphere, and "the mountain" gives you a great opportunity to meet amazing people!"

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    Former Employee - Lift Foreman in Ludlow, VT
    Former Employee - Lift Foreman in Ludlow, VT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Okemo Mountain Resort full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free season pass, discounts at resort restaurants and shops. As well as discounts at restaurants and shops in town! Most of the patrons are on vacation and are in great moods.

    Cons

    Low pay, but the season pass and perks make up for it! You need to be on the constant lookout for inexperienced riders!

    Advice to Management

    I have none!


  2. "Ski Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Ski/Snowboard Instructor in Ludlow, VT
    Former Employee - Ski/Snowboard Instructor in Ludlow, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Okemo Mountain Resort (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back bosses, friendly coworkers, unlimited access to Mountain and discounts on food and gear. Training was helpful and sufficient.

    Cons

    Higher level (therefore more interesting) classes were reserved for full-time people -- a high school instructor was guaranteed beginners.


  3. "Guest Services"

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    Former Employee - Resort Guest Services in Springfield, VT
    Former Employee - Resort Guest Services in Springfield, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Okemo Mountain Resort (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and fun, nice co-workers

    Cons

    Low pay rate, and slow to make changes.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to feedback from those on the front lines


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  5. "Fun"

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    Current Employee - Ski Instructor in Ludlow, VT
    Current Employee - Ski Instructor in Ludlow, VT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Okemo Mountain Resort part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Discounts on food free passes for your friends

    Cons

    Low Salary no guarantee for work hours, weather permitting

    Advice to Management

    Have available housing for those that do not make much income base


  6. "My experience at okemo has been fun."

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    Former Employee - Painter, Traffic Control, Lift Control in Ludlow, VT
    Former Employee - Painter, Traffic Control, Lift Control in Ludlow, VT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Okemo Mountain Resort full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best reason to work there are the people, its like a big family. Pluse the free ski pass.

    Cons

    The cold weather an sometimes the long hours

    Advice to Management

    Do more for the people that work for you.


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Banquet Server in Ludlow, VT
    Former Employee - Banquet Server in Ludlow, VT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Okemo Mountain Resort part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, and an overall great working environment. I worked at Okemo Mountain Resort every winter from 2008-2012 and it was an enjoyable experience every time.

    Cons

    The hours can be demanding, and some managers are very belittling. Management just kind of throws you where ever is needed.


  8. "A fair place to work but is another vortex of seasonal chaos found in a resort setting."

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Ludlow, VT
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Ludlow, VT

    Pros

    Ski pass if you happen to ski
    Food discount
    clean and safe environment

    Cons

    Career advancement requires leaving company.
    Middle management is frequently seasonal and under-compensated in winter and then laid off in the summer.
    Heavy reliance on foreign workers that are new every year leaving you retraining every season and the other woes of constantly hiring new staff.

    Advice to Management

    Create better employment structure and training methods to ensure staff is either employed year round, or provide incentives that attract employees to return.


  9. "Snowboard Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Supportive and accommodating staff, fun environment, friendly guests and families who are down to earth. Free ski passes, great bars, access to the gym.

    Cons

    At the end of the season they stopped allocating lessons to full time staff (who are paid per lesson) and instead handed those lessons to supervisors who are salaried.

    Advice to Management

    Don't do the cons, and continue to support the staff. Provide incentives programs for the staff. Generally things work well.


  10. "Only if you love skiing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Okemo Mountain Resort full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people. Free ski pass is great.

    Cons

    No communication between departments. None. Management does not lead or create incentives or stimulate morale. The "okemo difference" is that they pay us very little, treat us very poorly, and expect us to smile and be cheerleaders... for what! Other resorts pay better, and do not treat their employees like disposable Lego characters.

    Advice to Management

    Stop fooling around with garbage employee morale-building workshops and internal rating systems that neither help nor tell you what's really going on within the company. Pay your employees better and you'll have better employees. Offer your customers first-rate dining and lodging, and they'll become happy, loyal customers.


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    "Learning Lessons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Okemo Mountain Resort full-time

    Pros

    -Free Ski pass
    -paid shutdown week (if full time salary)

    Cons

    They don't accept change. It's always how it was done last year. Have to follow a strict regiment schedule. You have to have the same two days off the whole winter. Trying to change a day off is next to impossible. A lot of gossip mills at this resort.

    Advice to Management

    Let people be creative and don't stick to the status que.


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