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Wintergreen Resort Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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  1. "Rewarding Summer Placement"

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    Former Employee - Line Cook in Wintergreen Resort, VA
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Wintergreen Resort, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wintergreen Resort full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and management,
    Valuable learning experience
    Free drinks during work hours and discounted food.
    Free use of the pool and gym, and discounts on various activities.

    Cons

    Sometimes scheduled to work on both of the days when transport to stores was available so had no way of getting to Waynesboro or Charlottesville to buy groceries or go to the post office.
    If you wanted a break, you had to ask for it,and on busy days you would work non-stop with no time to eat anything, which could result in feeling sick/dizzy.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Snowsports Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Snowsports Instructor in Wintergreen Resort, VA
    Former Employee - Snowsports Instructor in Wintergreen Resort, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wintergreen Resort full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Employee benefits
    -Great artificial snow
    -Struggling with co-workers formed a bond

    Cons

    -Continually changing ownership, yet the Administration stays the same.
    -Will scan your Facebook and other social media while employed
    -The resort operates in scare tactics towards employees in order to appease customers.
    -A majority of customers upset over prices tend to use you as a punching bag.
    -Will do anything for a dime
    -Over-worked and under-paid

    Advice to Management

    Have an administrative reset, beginning with the CEO to the heads of each department.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Don't Be Fooled"

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    Former Employee - Peon in Wintergreen Resort, VA
    Former Employee - Peon in Wintergreen Resort, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wintergreen Resort full-time

    Pros

    If you ski, free skiing. If you golf, free golf with limited access. If you like -10 degree weather in the middle of Jan. for 8.50 an hour, you will be thrilled.

    Cons

    Where to begin...First off you will be treated like you're the best thing to come along since sliced bread. Things go down hill (no pun intended) from there. You will find out very quickly that if you do a good job, you will eventually be doing everyone else's job as well. Management pets have a way of doing nothing while looking as if they've done it all. Then when you go to management about said pets, you're looked upon as a complainer. "Everybody has different work ethics" is the response you will get. Really? I'm sorry, it's a team. You hire people that are on the same page. Not reward complacency, and reprimand hard workers. The turnover rate is astronomical.

    Advice to Management

    Get a backbone. Lose the passive aggressiveness. Reward hard work. And lose the lazy, complacent people Take employee concerns to heart.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "fun job if you like cold"

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    Current Employee - Ski Safety Patrol in Wintergreen Resort, VA
    Current Employee - Ski Safety Patrol in Wintergreen Resort, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    easy money for an easy job

    Cons

    some people are rude and abrasive


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Needs management remodeling"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Wintergreen Resort, VA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Wintergreen Resort, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people were friendly and easy to work with. I enjoyed my job as a lifeguard and the atmosphere.

    Cons

    Upper management needs a serious overhaul. They are trying to run as both a country club and a resort. You cant service the public and still want exclusivity.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Poor management, demotivating/negative environment, & one of the worst companies to work for overall"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Wintergreen, VA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Wintergreen, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wintergreen Resort full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Close to none except for maybe the recreation benefits. Yet they are cutting back on those as well folks.

    Cons

    I can sum up in one sentence what working for this company is like. Think Walmart. This is an organization that is run so poorly and with so little respect for their employees that working at Walmart may actually be better. They have no clue about truly looking to cultivate and keep employees that would actually add to the bottom line. In fact they do just the opposite and focus exclusively on the bottom line above all else. This is also apparent in how they treat their guests as well. Rather than show some class and do whatever is necessary to rectify complaints, this place will argue with guests, refuse to give refunds to make things right, etc. etc. This is an organization that truly thrives on embracing the status quo. They would rather keep the same old sub par management and employees than ever actually have people with real skills employed. You would think that their HR department would have some shame and actually try to improve things. They have so much trouble hiring and filling positions because their reputation proceeds them most of the time. There really is a true reason why this company always has so many job openings fellow job seekers. This is not a place worth pursuing unless you like no appreciation, no respect, a negative work environment, and lousy pay. This applies to the lower end and even the higher positions. Unless you are one of the top handful in this company, don't expect to be fairly compensated here. They are also full of false promises to get people on board. Bottom line on this company ------- Pass and keep looking.

    Advice to Management

    It is not even worth trying to tell this management team anything because they would never listen anyway. There is a reason they have been on the brink of bankruptcy and it is not all due to the outside factors they feed the media. When your upper and middle management team is highly inferior and incompetent it is hard for any company to be successful. If someone could buy them all for what they are really worth and sell them for what they think they are worth, they would be a billionaire. Wintergreen management is an absolute disgrace.


  7. "Ski Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Ski Instructor in Wintergreen Resort, VA
    Former Employee - Ski Instructor in Wintergreen Resort, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wintergreen Resort part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Respectful and professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    Starting cutting back on job perks, i.e. lift tickets, employe discounts.

    Advice to Management

    Each year I had all new Management and all new directions. Work on having more constant Management and directions for year to year

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Old school and closed minded"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseland, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseland, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wintergreen Resort full-time

    Pros

    Some pros are the amenities that come with the job, such as free skiing and able to use the spa and fitness center for free. Also resort discounts are nice.

    Cons

    Hours aren't great and good luck getting the weekend off. Plus gas is crazy having to drive up the mountain every day.

    Advice to Management

    Management is very closed minded and not up to date. They are not willing to change. Also I've noticed there is a lot of favoritism in most departments. This will influence raises and promotions. The management is driving that place into the ground.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A wonderful experience"

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    Former Employee - Lounge Manager in Wintergreen, VA
    Former Employee - Lounge Manager in Wintergreen, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Wintergreen Resort full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Awesome perks including free skiing and golf. An amazing place to go everyday. Your work is surrounded by one of earth's beautiful natural settings. Laid back, friendly team of people. Everyone gets along and truly become friends in and out of the workplace.

    Cons

    Very seasonal work. As a restaurant worker you really live or die by the season. It is a little removed from the closest town, so there can be a little bit of a commute through country, mountain roads to get to work

    Advice to Management

    A little better pay would most certainly help to attract qualified applicants that would be willing to stay on the job longer. There is a lot of turnover at the resort.


  10. "Ok Company to work for"

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

    I worked at Wintergreen Resort part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of Variety, Beautiful Grounds, Decent Equipment, Semi-flexible hours

    Cons

    Very Bureaucratic, Minimal Interaction with Higher-ups, Minimal Benefits, Not much recourse for complaining to management

    Advice to Management

    Focus a little more on your people, and less on pretending to focus on your employees.


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