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Vail Resorts Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Many Pros including free ski pass (in 190 reviews)

  • Having a free ski pass and company outings to the mountains was always a great reward for hard work (in 110 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of development, cost of living vs (in 33 reviews)

  • it is difficult for upper management to apply their styles across all the resorts (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing people, very corporate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cook in South Lake Tahoe, CA
    Former Employee - Cook in South Lake Tahoe, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I landed a great gig at Kirkwood, and my boss Jamie was amazing! We had a great season at the Sunrise Grill on the backside!

    Cons

    Very corporate, but the mountain makes it all worthwhile!

    Advice to Management

    Hold on to great people like Jamie!


  2. "Great Company and Perks"

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

    I have been working at Vail Resorts full-time

    Pros

    Perks: ski pass, retail discounts, cellphone and insurance discounts, on mountain food discounts, good EAP program for employees and families, great work-life balance and insurance for seasonal employees.

    Cons

    Large business makes for slow communication of issues

  3. "One of the Best Companies to Work For"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reservations Agent in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Reservations Agent in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vail Resorts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, time off, staff, training, corporate ethics

    Cons

    pay, mandatory time off required

    Advice to Management

    figure out a way to keep employees year round


  4. "Overall Impression"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Vail Resorts part-time

    Pros

    - Very positive culture
    - Environmentally conscious
    - Opportunities to move up and relocate
    - Amazing perks
    - Benefits offered for PT employees
    - Employees are encouraged to travel to other resorts, and stay physically active

    Cons

    - Benefits could be more comprehensive (essentially catastrophic insurance only even for high risk jobs)
    - Pay scale for promotions within part time positions could be more distinct
    - As a hospitality business, weekend and evening work is expected and often required, however that is the nature of the beast. The benefit is having properties virtually to yourself during non-peak periods.


  5. "Sales Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Access to a wide variety of mountains to work at. Easily transfer to a different resort to work at.

    Cons

    You have to put in many years of work in order to get a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Work with employees to help gain more experience and be able to be promoted with in.


  6. "The Lodge at Vail"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vail Resorts full-time

    Pros

    Free ski pass and great on mountain benefits

    Cons

    Difficult to advance. Pay is less then industry standards


  7. "Corral Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Corral Clerk in Moran, WY
    Former Employee - Corral Clerk in Moran, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    on site housing in one of the most beautiful places in the country
    on site meals

    Cons

    low pay for the amount of work
    not the best quality housing/meals

    Advice to Management

    increase the pay or increase the quality of housing/meals

  8. "Ski School"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vail Resorts part-time

    Pros

    Great company, great atmosphere, cares about the environment. Amazing employee benefits.

    Cons

    There are currently no cons that I'm aware of at the company though I just began work.


  9. "I'm very happy I left"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your coworkers are very cool people for the most part, does have pretty good perks.

    Cons

    Pay is low, always understaffed = lots of working hours and high stress environment, management is disconnected from employees, always taking on too many projects at once with extremely poor to no planning, poor communication from management.

    Advice to Management

    Create plans for large projects. Make sure that your team is comfortable and happy with new changes before rolling out several more. Take time to give employees the attention and appreciation they need- especially during high stress times. I think many employees align with the values but it seems that management does not actually practice them.


  10. "Lift operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lift Operator in Breckenridge, CO
    Former Employee - Lift Operator in Breckenridge, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vail Resorts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fun, If you like people and are a hard worker then this is the job for you!

    Cons

    None, really, but pay is low

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


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