Vail Resorts Reviews

Updated Jun 5, 2020

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3.1
55%
Recommend to a Friend
54%
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Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz
Rob Katz
563 Ratings
Pros
  • "For an intern or entry level employee that loves to ski, the free ski pass is a big benefit(in 157 reviews)

  • "Fun environment for people who love mountains(in 59 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pay is extremely low compared to cost of living(in 43 reviews)

  • "primary business is a ski resort all other lines of business are not a focus(in 42 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ski Patrol 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vail Resorts full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    This is a good company to work for

    Cons

    Long hours and weather dependent

    Vail Resorts2020-06-03
  2. "Nice job."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Keystone, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vail Resorts full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Schedule Flexibility, Free Skiing, Nice pay

    Cons

    Work on holidays, Less work in summer

    Vail Resorts2020-05-28
  3. "Solid"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - In Room Dining Server in Park City, UT

    I worked at Vail Resorts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good benefits, awesome environment

    Cons

    Seasonal ups and downs, variable schedule

    Vail Resorts2020-05-27
  4. "The company is a big one and you are just a number"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - N/A 
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vail Resorts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free ski pass and quality co-workers

    Cons

    Upper management is more concerned about how they look to their stakeholders than they are for their own team and staff. As a result, many people do not feel valued.

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    Vail Resorts2020-06-06
  5. "Management Failures"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal Associate in Ludlow, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vail Resorts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The environment is by far the best thing about vail. It is a ski resort.

    Cons

    management at the corporate level is awful

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    Vail Resorts2020-05-26
  6. "3-6 Ski School"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Ski Instructor 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vail Resorts full-time

    Pros

    Fun jobs, great environment, and excellent leadership

    Cons

    do not take/apply for this job unless you truly love kids.

    Vail Resorts2020-05-05
  7. "Not all bad, not all good - Get ready to work 50+ a week on salary that is already low"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reservations Mana 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vail Resorts full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Free ski pass, some friendly folks, great mental health, and health insurance programs, and insurance.

    Cons

    Very overworked. Poor project management due to unrealistic timelines. Acquisitions and projects make it impossible to care for your staff the way Vail preaches you should. Fast growth is allowing poor leaders that are not exporters of talent to move into Sr. Managment roles. Lame duck VP's.

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    Vail Resorts2020-05-20
  8. "Great way to break into the travel industry"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reservation Sales Agent 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vail Resorts full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Offers virtual work from home positions.

    Cons

    Hourly pay is pretty low.

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    Vail Resorts2020-05-05
  9. "Good seasonal job"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transit Bus Driver in Breckenridge, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Vail Resorts full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    3-day weekends, long (paid) lunch breaks, can play your own music in the busses, opportunity for good conversations with guests, beautiful place to drive, free ski pass

    Cons

    Pay was below the competition, busses parked outside so they stay cold for hours in the morning and take a while to clear/de-ice, long hours

    Vail Resorts2020-05-19
  10. "Overall nice, fair and good environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hospitality/Multiple Costumer Service Positions 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Vail Resorts full-time

    Pros

    Fair, fun and accomodating company

    Cons

    Pay/but let's be honest, should of go to college

    Vail Resorts2020-04-30
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