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Stratton Mountain Ski Resort Reviews

Updated June 12, 2017
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  1. "Great Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort full-time

    Pros

    Fun, engaging, team-oriented atmosphere. Getting to ski/snowboard and enjoy everything Vermont has to offer, plus be a part of a community is my favorite part.

    Cons

    A semi-remote area with many seasonal jobs.


  2. "Its a Living"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort part-time

    Pros

    Good way to keep busy

    Cons

    Its very cold
    Management does not take critique well.

  3. "Good seasonal job with perks"

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    Former Employee - Catering in Stratton, VT
    Former Employee - Catering in Stratton, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Weekly events in the winter that bring in a lot of people. The staff is always changing but friendly and gets the job done. Free ski Pass was always a plus!

    Cons

    Nothing bad to mention. The tough part about Vermont is that a lot of the jobs are seasonal, so a bad winter can lead to a poor turn out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! I have worked all over the mountain at many different events and I always was feed and had a good time working.


  4. "1 Season turned into 10 years"

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    Former Employee - Mountain Operations Supervisor
    Former Employee - Mountain Operations Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You work hard & play hard. As with any job, there are some days that are really long & hard, but the other days completely make up for it! Co-workers turned into a second family. We moved there to work & ski/snowboard for a season & stayed for 10 years.

    Cons

    If you work outside, the weather can get pretty brutal but nothing lasts forever. The super cold/freezing rain/crazy wind will turn into sunshine eventually.

    Advice to Management

    Smile, smile, smile


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Guest Services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort full-time

    Pros

    Best Team I have ever been a part of. Very knowledgeable and passionate people. There is a sense of camaraderie and family that you do not find that often.

    Cons

    I wish it was a year-round, full-time position as it was a great company to work for. An increase in the hourly rate would be nice especially with some of the situations and people who may or may not be happy that we cannot control the weather.

    Advice to Management

    I was able to work with a great manager who had the skills, knowledge, and patience which made her a great team leader and someone we could all look up to.


  6. "Employment at Stratton Mountain isn't worth it!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratton Mountain, VT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratton Mountain, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stratton has few pros. About the only pro you might find around Stratton is the free seasons pass. If you don't ski, well…

    Cons

    The benefits packages suck to say the least. The health insurance is expensive and covers very little. Vision and dental plans are of similar quality. Employee perks were cut last year, thanks to the corporate conglomerate that we are part of, to almost nothing. Wages are about half to two thirds what you would expect anywhere else. Certain departments tend to be subject to extreme micromanagement, while others are almost completely unsupervised and do whatever they please(within reason). Very little that is worth being employed here. Great if you are in high school or college and live at home.

    Advice to Management

    Wages and benefits need serious improvement. Maybe upper management should stop paying attention to the worker bees and watch the managers for awhile. Past experience has shown me that if you aren't getting results from the workers, it probably a poor leadership issue. Not the workplace that it was. There is more misplaced talent on the mountain than you could ever imagine. If there were better wages and benefits you wouldn't have to bring in Jamaicans to work. It's not that people don't want to work here but rather that they can't afford to.


  7. "Chef de Cuisine"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free Skiing! Beautiful area! Nice

    Cons

    Long winter, cold, cold, cold!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work - okay benefits"

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    Former Employee - Ski Instructor
    Former Employee - Ski Instructor
    Recommends

    I worked at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was a ski instructor, and the tips are quite good. Base pay is decent, and mandatory training days are quite nice. Good culture in the ski schools, quality management - very sensible. Overall, very professional managerial staff.

    Cons

    It's a very expensive resort, so it can be hard to ski with friends when not working, since lift tickets are quite expensive. Sometimes the guests are troublesome. Sometimes the guests are from New York. There is a correlation.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Benefit reduction"

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    Former Employee - Ski Instructor in Union City, NJ
    Former Employee - Ski Instructor in Union City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free lift pass for yourself.

    Cons

    In Sept. 2015 benefits have again been reduced to part time employees. No more free passes for friends or relatives. No more free golf or gym. No raises for 10 years. Benefits have been reduced year by year for over 5 years,

    Advice to Management

    Stop biting the hand that feeds you


  10. "Retail clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stratton has great benefits, a fun atmosphere, it's family oriented, the supervisors are very supportive. I love going to work!

    Cons

    It can be cold and you typically have to work weekends. But hey. It's a ski resort!


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