Vail Resorts Employee Reviews

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Superviser (Former Employee) –  Keystone, COApril 25, 2017
Its a job where your main benefit is the view and a lift ticket to one of the most amazing sking resorts in USA. Very active social life here - all the yang kids from all over the world so its Friday everyday.
Pros
free lift ticket
Cons
expensive housing
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Dream Job
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Vail, COApril 24, 2017
Perfect opportunity to enjoy the ski industry from the inside and be able to enjoy to wilderness at the same time. I experienced a quick paced job at times that was very rewarding to help guests share the same love and passion for the outdoors that I have.
Pros
Ski breaks, enjoyable coworkers, working in a resort town
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Friendly and open minded
Lead terrain park assistant (Former Employee) –  Wilmot, WIApril 20, 2017
Vail was an awesome experience. They were open minded with ideas and kept people on their toes with new ideas. Very friendly employees and never had a problem with anyone on the job
Pros
The park was an AWESOME time
Cons
none really
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Productive and fun place
Line Chef (Former Employee) –  Keystone, ColoradoApril 20, 2017
• Busy working hours
• Working calmly under great pressure I learned in this company
• Working sincerely every second
• Multitasking and fill up for you coworker whenever in need
• The end result of you hard work (salary) was the most enjoyable part of the work
Pros
Free lunches
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Underpaid
Manager (Current Employee) –  ColoradoApril 14, 2017
No chance to move up in retail above manager of a store. Once you get there you top out in the high 30k's. How is anyone supposed to live in a resort town on that salary? You are always over managed by area managers that are so terrified of upper management they will not stand up for you. The focus of employee engagement is a joke, no one in Broomfield cares what happening in stores but you better be cleanly shaven and dressed to the nines with the store in perfect order before they do their "walk trough's" (vacations) or you will be hearing about it. Oh and you better make it salaried if not expect to take 2 months off a year with no pay. Good Luck!!!!
Pros
Flexable off season if you are salaried
Cons
Low pay, over managed, no support due to budgets, no online presence, old systems and point of sales
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Outdoor workplace with a great group of co-workers
Lane Attendant (Former Employee) –  Wilmot, WIApril 10, 2017
Vail Resorts was a very productive and enjoyable job/company to work for. The pay is very good and the work environment is a great experience. The management was always done in a professional fashion. The hardest part of this job had to be the weather, because there were days that were below freezing but we all had to stay outside and keep the customers safe and give them the best experience they could have.
Pros
50% off food and free refills, Great hours
Cons
work for more than 40 hours a week
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Sounds cooler than it is
Legal (Former Employee) –  Broomfield, COApril 10, 2017
VR very much relies on their employees' "passion for the product." Salaries are below industry average. Management preaches leadership and to be "out front" but frequently shuts down those hoping to achieve more. No clear path for advancement. Frequently, sub-par employees are praised and promoted.
The coworkers are fun, culture is light-hearted, casual dress is a bonus.
Pros
fun culture
Cons
low pay, never actually go to the mountains, no opportunities for advancement
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On the cuttingbedge
Masters Race Coach (Current Employee) –  Wilmot MountainApril 3, 2017
New and inovative ideas, listen to employees wants and needs.
Work to make season long as possible.
Latest technology always in use train employees well.
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Fun environment with great people and room to grow
Developer (Former Employee) –  Broomfield, COApril 3, 2017
I loved my time at Vail Resorts. I gained a lot of valuable experience and felt my ambition was met with lots of opportunity granted by needs in the organization and good management. I also had a lot of fun with lots of team days that turned me on to different sports and outdoor activities. It is a great place to work and grow in Colorado. Sadly, I left for personal reasons - a desire to travel and experience some new things outside of work.

Highly recommend working here!
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Vail Resorts
CERTIFIED SKI INSTRUCTOR ǀ (Former Employee) –  Vail, COApril 3, 2017
Free ski pass when teaching skiing for Vail Resorts was very helpful. Group leaders and supervisors were nice but never competent. Vail Associates overall was one of the worst companies I have ever worked for. Benefits were terrible and unaffordable and the pay was a joke. Would consider working for again if pay, leadership and benefits were changed and desirable.
Pros
Free Lunch
Cons
Terrible Leadership, benefits and pay
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Lift Operations
Lift Operator (Former Employee) –  Breckenridge, COMarch 30, 2017
Hard work, lot of fun, felt unappreciated by management. Worked four 10 hour days, 3 days off, per week. Most time off of any of the ski bum positions.
Pros
Skiing at work
Cons
Hard physical labor, poor upper level management
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easy going life style
Golf Course Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Avon, COMarch 29, 2017
early morning hours , working a lot with the public,daily tasks managing work area and the safety thereof ,running lift and the safety ,sharing the knowledge of the mountain and provide information too public
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Fun company to work for.
General Manager (Former Employee) –  South Lake TahoeMarch 29, 2017
Great environment and employee engagement. High customer service interaction. Great culture overall. Lack of pay drives people away. Most enjoyable is the work/personal life balance.
Pros
work life balance, fun, outdoors, culture
Cons
Pay and advancement opportunities
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Beautiful locations
Historical Preservation Paint Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Moran, WYMarch 26, 2017
This is a spectacular job to have. In beautiful locations and a company the is cheap but it follows eco friendly stances. They care about the i.pact they make.
Pros
Location
Cons
Pay
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Expanding resort company
Loss Prevention Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Vail, COMarch 26, 2017
You do receive a lot of perks working for this company. There is no chance this company is going bankrupt so job security will always be there. Activities are abundant in winter and summer.
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Public Safety (Former Employee) –  Avon, COMarch 25, 2017
I worked public safety for 18 months, the job was simple, however policies were not clear. Typical work day were ten hours long, with potential for overtime. Four day work weeks were great for skiing season.

However, promotions only go to those who are favorites and are not decided fairly. Also let it be known, even though they have a ethics committee, you have the ability to file a complaint, however get ready because your termination is near.

My best advice, if you want to live in the mountains and ski, find a more reputable company to work for. All I can say about this company is they are terrible.

They do not pay you fair enough to pay rent and do not treat you fairly. They also reduced benefits such as "Buddy Passes" while spending millions on new properties.

Goood Luck!
Pros
Ski pass....hurray!
Cons
Management, pay rates, unethical proceedures and easily to be terminated without proper justification.
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Its a job.
Matinence (Former Employee) –  Afton, MNMarch 20, 2017
Its a great place to work and management is easy to get along with. Free ski/ride is why most people work there. 120 days average season. Its a good job for students and retires. Pay starts at $10.15 an hour
Pros
Free ski/ride
Cons
pay isnt enough to make a living.
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Management sees you as expendable
Ski Instructor (Former Employee) –  Afton, MNMarch 20, 2017
When Vail took over the resort I worked at they laid off 2/3 of the staff and expected the rest to pick up the slack without any increase in pay rate or benefits. They also put new management in place that didn't understand what made the resort successful to begin with which lead to blunders and miscommunications at every turn.
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Fun, seasonal job
Tubing Hill Attendant (Former Employee) –  Wilmot, WIMarch 18, 2017
I enjoyed working outdoors and with the friendly people at the resort. Hour and a half shifts outside were divided up throughout the day with indoor breaks at the lodge. The most difficult part of the job was getting patrons to listen to and follow instruction.
Pros
Season pass to Wilmot, discounted meals, Helly Hansen clothing, and GoPros
Cons
Hours are weather dependent
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Great Place to work for a season or career.
HR GENERALIST (Former Employee) –  Vail, COMarch 13, 2017
Does get much more demanding as you move up in responsibilities. Fantastic leadership opportunities and team management.

Come for a season, you'll have a blast. If you are in it for the long haul Vail has the resources to help you succeed, but be ready to push yourself.
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