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Vail Resorts Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Many Pros including free ski pass (in 185 reviews)

  • Having a free ski pass and company outings to the mountains was always a great reward for hard work (in 106 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of development, cost of living vs (in 32 reviews)

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

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  1. "Solid Company"

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

    I worked at Vail Resorts full-time

    Pros

    Great People to work with!

    Cons

    Compensation is not always aligned.


  2. "Vail Resorts Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vail Resorts full-time

    Pros

    Ability to work in beautiful locations

    Cons

    very few opportunities for bonuses and pay raises

  3. "Underpayed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Breckenridge, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Breckenridge, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vail Resorts (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really fun to work as a ski instructor at vail resorts.

    Cons

    underpaid comparatively to other companies in the area


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Heavenly Epic Discovery Guide"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adventure Guide in South Lake Tahoe, CA
    Current Employee - Adventure Guide in South Lake Tahoe, CA
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free gondola ride and activities in your department.

    Cons

    Unorganized! Hire you too early before you can even start training. Because of such you have to tap into your own funds to survive. Employee housing is too hard to get into. Waitlist is insane.

    Advice to Management

    Please organize the process from lodging to hiring and payment process. It's to the point where hires have no where to live or money to come at there schedueled hire date and then wait WEEKS to WORK FINALLY! I've had coworkers who have no where to LIVE and they're coming young and with no clue of the location!


  5. "Reservations Sales Agent"

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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

    Pros

    Fun to get people excited about vacations.

    Cons

    Stress level is too high, managers are micromanagers, There is no flexibility in how you present sales, commission plan its way too low.

    Advice to Management

    Real salespeople in Colorado clear between $60,000 to $80,000 a year. With the margins you make on properties, you can afford that.


  6. "Sales"

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

    Pros

    Ski pass , comp rooms. Ok insurance, 401k, Discounts with some vendors. Not enough perks to balance low pay for qualified employees.

    Cons

    Low pay, compensation not at all what was promised as far as comission. They want professional sales people at ski bum wages. Perks don't make up for low pay.

    Advice to Management

    If you want quality people to work for you and stay, you need to pay them better. A lot goes on behind closed doors. The employees are the last to know about any changes. Be more transparent.


  7. "Sous Chef"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sous Chef in Park City, UT
    Current Employee - Sous Chef in Park City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job for a pass, great leadership training.

    Cons

    Overworked, underpaid. Serious hiring problems.

    Advice to Management

    Take in the leadership training.

  8. "Seasonal Lifts"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vail Resorts full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Doesn't seem like any future opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Work to discover opportunities with current employees


  9. "Garbage corporate atmosphere that has ruined true resorts atmosphere with imported labor"

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    Former Employee - Mountain Operations in Vail, CO
    Former Employee - Mountain Operations in Vail, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None, It costs more to live and work than they offer in pay. The only people that happily work for this company are on a salary or send all the money they make out of the country to live off seasons as immigrants.

    Cons

    Employee housing is a disgusting ghetto due to what they pay. Migrant workers that are illiterate make terrible co-workers. Management is terrible, old, burned out, and tired of the corporate overseers giving them illiterate and bad manored employees. The only people with any sense that work here are college drop outs that quickly find it's not worth a ski pass for the effort they put in or pay they won't receive.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and find a better employer


  10. "Simple Data Entry"

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    Former Employee - AR Specialist in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - AR Specialist in Broomfield, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vail Resorts (More than a year)

    Pros

    This position is very boring and very basic. Just about anyone can do this role. Decent culture, they try to keep a "startup" feel.

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of room for growth or experience due to the extremely large accounting department. Low compensation as compared to other accounting positions.


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