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Vail Resorts Reviews

Updated December 16, 2018
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  • "Pay is low compared to cost of living in the area" (in 38 reviews)

  • "Not a working wage for mountain towns with limited employee housing" (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Front Desk"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very fun interacting wiht people and the pay is really good.

    Cons

    It gets very busy in the winter time so you have to be on top of it.


  2. "Positive Work Environment"

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

    I worked at Vail Resorts full-time

    Pros

    Fun job, great coworkers, room for growth.

    Cons

    Getting too big. Some oversight of smaller resorts.

  3. "Mountain safety team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vail Resorts full-time

    Pros

    Ski all day long and enjoy the mountain

    Cons

    Super cold morning before the sun comes up


  4. "Valet Parker"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great schedule, perfect for someone who wants to ski a lot

    Cons

    lots of management above you

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "Great company if you're not worried about making money"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vail Resorts full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, fun work environment, desirable locations

    Cons

    poor affordable housing opportunities in the community, minimum-low wages


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vail Resorts full-time

    Pros

    the benefits are the best

    Cons

    the pay scale is awful


  7. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vail Resorts full-time

    Pros

    Smart, driven and energetic people. Good culture and amazing products.

    Cons

    Management continues to load up their employees with more and more work and does not compensate for the additional workload or responsibilities. The teams are working 60+ hours a week to stay out front.

  8. "Great Growth Opportunites"

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

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

    Pros

    Development opportunities to grow within the Company.
    Challenging and rewarding work.
    Have Fun attitude.

    Cons

    Pay could be a bit higher.


  9. "Barista"

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    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Keystone, CO
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Keystone, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ski pass and employee housing

    Cons

    Favoritism and unprofessionalism, short staffed


  10. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vail Resorts full-time

    Pros

    Most people are great to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    While company culture is a great selling point for potential new employees, it's not enough to retain quality employees when you drastically underpay them.