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Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz
Rob Katz
477 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free ski pass - no restrictions to all 12 resorts(in 236 reviews)

  • "Free ski pass and discounted travel(in 133 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pay is low compared to cost of living in the area(in 38 reviews)

  • "it is difficult for upper management to apply their styles across all the resorts(in 34 reviews)

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  1. Lift operator

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    Former Employee - Lift Operator in Breckenridge, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vail Resorts full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Nice amount of time off Generally simple work although demanding manual labor can be expected

    Cons

    There was a very large disconnect between upper management and the day-to-day staff.

    Advice to Management

    Especially in day-to-day activities, upper management would get involved or say thing to lift operations that was often outside of their understanding. In particular, there was a specific 2 week period where management provided a new layout for the lift maze every day.

  2. Good employee housing but hard to get clients

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    Former Employee - Ski Instructor in Vail, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ski Pass, Good Management, Friendly Co-workers

    Cons

    Low Wages, Hard to get promoted

  3. Pretty Good

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      Former Employee - Entry Level Groomer 

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

      Pros

      Pretty good and a beautiful place to live

      Cons

      Not better than pretty good

    • Good place to work

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      Former Employee - Senior Help Desk Technician in Broomfield, CO
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Vail Resorts full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great people with a passion for the job.

      Cons

      Company is disorganized and employee moral is plummeting.

      Advice to Management

      Listen to the people actually doing the work.

    • Great management training

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      Former Employee - PSS Supervisor in Truckee, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Vail Resorts full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Paid for management training for supervisors and leads. Direct goals, processes and procedures. Good benefits.

      Cons

      You work for a large corporation.

    • Rental Technician

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        Former Employee - Rental Technician 

        I worked at Vail Resorts part-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        great for part time in school free ski pass

        Cons

        the low pay and its boring

      • It’s pretty good.

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Vail Resorts

          Pros

          You get a free Ski or Ride pass with the Job, discounts on gear and food at the resort and with some partners, and some good benefits. They have a pretty good team, and the pass works for most of the vail resorts.

          Cons

          Long early hours, and it’s really cold most of the time. Sometimes there isn’t really good communication up top and employee lots are rarely snowplowed. You have to be in even in horrible weather conditions.

          Advice to Management

          Communicate better and plow employee lots, other than that y’all do a great job.

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          Current Employee - Senior Marketing Specialist in Broomfield, CO
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Vail Resorts full-time for more than 4 years

          Pros

          Smart people. Good culture. Nice place to work.

          Cons

          Difficult for growth despite strong culture.

        • Ski instructor at Mt. Brighton

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          Current Employee - Ski Instructor in Brighton, MI
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I have been working at Vail Resorts part-time for more than 6 years

          Pros

          Camraderie, great locker room, Epic pass, discounted meals

          Cons

          Low pay. Not enough space for the ski school students. Crowding can make the lunch breaks challenging.

          Advice to Management

          Continue to improve. Every year I see attempts to listen to staff and respond as best they can. Keep trying.

        • Great opportunity, short working season in some states!

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          Current Employee - Moutain Operations in Brighton, MI
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Vail Resorts part-time for more than 6 years

          Pros

          Good benefits, epic pass is a plus!

          Cons

          Seasonal work, cold weather conditions

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