True understanding of a legitimate job and responsibilty that I alone am responsible for,experiencing the monotony and regiment needed for any job
Breckenridge Ski&Ride School (Former Employee), Breckenridge, CO – August 20, 2012
Pros: meeting great kids, having fun with them, meeting families, helping others
Cons: only one break per day, rejection of a mentally challenged boy in my three year old group due to my bosses policy, not enough compassion or comradry within co-workers&bosses, no lunch break
-wonderful children -satisfaction of growing as as an adult -able to withstand more pressure;increasing drive/faith in myself -focusing only on solely what I can do in general for this job -throwing caution to the wind by moving to an entirely foreign place;both on the outside as well as a foreign state of mind/emotion -builded confidence
Photographer (Former Employee), Vail, CO – July 25, 2012
Pros: great work environment, great co-workers
Cons: very low pay, little communication with management
Worked as an Epic Mix photographer. Got to meet excellent people, both guests and fellow co-workers, from all over the world. Supervisors were superb. Upper management, not so much. There is room for upward movement but with the very low pay and the tough tough hours it's hard to return. Vail Resorts may be tough to work for but is probably the best – more... in the industry at hiring good, quality people on the ground level. – less
Lift Operator (Former Employee), Breckenridge, Colorado – July 5, 2012
Pros: didnt have to clock out for lunch
Cons: took all the incentives away
Great environment and lots of fun. Management is good on a smaller scale but once corporate gets involved its a disaster....with anything. I enjoyed working here and would like to return there sometime in the next 5 years.
Working for Vail Resorts was the experience of a lifetime.
Auditor (Former Employee), Vail, CO – June 11, 2012
Pros: skiing at lunch, employee parties every month, meeting people from all over the world
My time working for Vail Resorts was something that I will never forget. Each day was a new experience and the people there were amazing. Almost ten years later I still have friends all over the country. The compensation at Vail Resorts may not be over whelming but they make up for it in the way they treat their employees and the added perks that come – more... along with working there. – less
Do Vail Resorts employees get a season pass or only a certain number of days free? Also, do employees have to pay to rent ski equipment or is that free too?
Job Work/Life Balance
Fun and exciting workplace with excellent benefits!
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Broomfield, CO – April 26, 2012
Pros: benefits, relaxed and fun work enviroment, paid management and loss prevention training, and great staff!
Cons: working on all holidays and weekends, low wages, and lack of fulltime year round job opportunities.
Vail resorts provides excellent career opportunities as well as exceptional personal and professional growth. Vail resorts offers excellent benefits as well as training to help employees grow both personally and professionally. Vail Resorts sets the standard in the snow sports industry as well as providing five star service for a top notch guest experience. A – more... typical day at work is fun an exciting. I meet new people everyday and provide them with world class guest service. I have learned a great deal of retail management experience, customer service skills, budgeting, cash management skills, and how to provide the best customer service for a great customer experience. The hardest part of the job is dealing with an unhappy customer, but almost every unhappy customer leaves my store happy and wanting to come back again. The most enjoyable part of the job I would have to say is the benefits; to be able to ski and snowboard on some of the best terrain in North America for free is one of the best benefits an employee could ask for. – less
Marketing Research Surveyor (Former Employee), Keystone, CO – March 19, 2012
Pros: ski pass, able to ski and be outside
Cons: management, pay, able to get fired for nothing
Too little pay to even afford insurance or live the summit county lifestyle ...and when I asked to go part time in a $9/hour position to be able to find a full time job with higher pay, I was told "no."
productive and fun place to work with a free ride down the mountain after work
Cook and Server (Former Employee), vail, colorado, USA – September 28, 2012
Pros: free lunches
Everyday was unique as I got to meet new people on their ski adventures. I learnt how a mountain ski resort and serving of food up a mountain works. Co-workers were from all over the world and enjoyable to work with. The most enjoyable part of the job was constantly meeting new people.