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Updated Dec 13, 2018

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2.9
49%
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Yellowstone Club Chairman & CEO Michael S. Meldman (no image)
Michael S. Meldman
21 Ratings
Pros
  • "Ski pass, employee ski days, good pay, cheap housing for employees(in 8 reviews)

  • "Beautiful scenery, cool supervisors and nice tips(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management practices little to no actual managerial techniques(in 6 reviews)

  • "The pay is not highly superior to other resorts in Big Sky(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Fun place to work with unique opportunities!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yellowstone Club full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There aren't many jobs in Montana that have the great variety of tasks, challenges, outdoor activities, and unique clientele that you experience at Yellowstone Club. Most employees live active lifestyles, love the outdoors, and are pretty positive.

    Cons

    Whether you live in Bozeman or Big Sky, you have to commute to work - Yellowstone Club is in a remote location...But, it's a pretty drive.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the employees that work hard and are good at their jobs.

    Yellowstone Club2014-12-09
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Beware: Insidious, deceptive, and toxic company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yellowstone Club full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free lunch, beautiful setting, decent pay

    Cons

    Before you work here, know there’s more than meets the eye. This place has so much money and looks good on the outside, but is rotting from within. You’ll think you’re going to make decent money and have fun with all the benefits, like a ski pass. But then you get here and realize why they pay so much and why they mostly hire J1s and H2B employees because these employees are here on visas and cannot just leave. Their turnover rate is incredibly high and they have a hard time keeping American employees due to their abominable work conditions and company practices. Getting to YC will take 3 hours out of your day that you will never be paid for. That’s at least 15 unpaid hours per week that you spend dealing with trying to get here. They provide transportation, but that does not mean it’s reliable. Very unorganized. Can’t drive yourself here because you’ll be stopped at the gate. They try to reserve parking for the members. If you like leaving Bozeman at 7:00am and getting back 12 hours later, proceed. My department was like high school in the worst way. Passive aggressive attitudes and people ready to backstab you for any opportunity to get ahead. This attitude even made its way into emails and management. Lots of employees work here to get a ski pass. Make sure you know exactly how this works and read the fine print. Make someone explain it to you if you don’t understand. Better yet, GO to Big Sky and buy your own pass because YC uses this as a way to entice new employees and then extort them into staying. If you don’t complete your contract for any reason, they will not just cancel your pass. They will deduct the remaining amount out of your final paycheck. You pay for your pass through YC paycheck deductions as a sort of payment plan, and they hope your fear of losing your pass will make you stay. They know it’s their biggest motivator for new employees but WATCH OUT. Overall elitist attitude among employees, at least the American ones. Just because you work for the 1% cleaning their toilets or serving them or speaking with them doesn’t meant they care about you in any way, or that you get to adopt that attitude. The food isn’t great but it’s free. Bring snacks with you for the ride up and down the mountain.

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    Advice to Management

    YC hires a lot of Jamaican employees who are very nice people to work with and one of the only reasons this place is staying afloat. TREAT THEM BETTER AND GIVE THEM PROPER HOUSING! Pay them equally to other employees! Get the transportation under control. Hire a transportation department with designated shuttle drivers. Don’t pressure employees in a department to be shuttle drivers when they aren’t comfortable or it’s not part of their job description. That’s a cheap way to exploit employees! Get an attitude adjustment and take care of your employees as you would the members.

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    Yellowstone Club2018-12-14
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Most immature work environment ever experienced."

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

    I worked at Yellowstone Club part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -You essentially can’t get fired because of how understaffed the entirety of the company is. -Easy to progress if one is competent and thick skinned.

    Cons

    -I would hardly call the free meals food. -The tipping and service charge pool is a joke when looking at the type of clientele you are dealing with. -Level of maturity in multiple work environments equates to that of high school. -You’re promised everything yet provided nothing. -Upper management practices little to no actual managerial techniques. -Extremely cliquey work environments. -Absolutely destroying the surrounding physical environment. -Good luck finding a place to live in Big Sky.

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    Advice to Management

    Do better

    Yellowstone Club2018-05-20
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Don't do it!"

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

    I worked at Yellowstone Club full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Occasional ski days at a private resort. Employee appreciation day at the end of the year.

    Cons

    The pay is not highly superior to other resorts in Big Sky. They lied to the clientele about recycling with bins set out stating 'environmental stewardship, recycle here', however all of these items were thrown into the dumpster. During the holidays, it is typical to work 2 weeks straight with out a day off, many employees become ill and calling in sick is not an option. Regular breaks or lunches are not offered. Overall toxic environment.

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    Advice to Management

    Hire compassionate, professional management, treat employees with respect, don't make false claims.

    Yellowstone Club2018-02-15
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Don't bother with this crap hole"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yellowstone Club

    Pros

    None. None. None. None. None.

    Cons

    The worst management who like to sleep with their employees (looking at you Scott @ WML). Inexperienced staff. Long commute if you live in surrounding area- or outrageously priced housing in Big Sky. Pay not even kind of worth the work. No payment for travel time. Crappy bus system that isn't reliable.

    Advice to Management

    Stop sleeping with your employees. Train your staff.

    Yellowstone Club2016-06-26
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