There are newer employer reviews for Vail Resorts

2 people found this helpful  

Look forward to starting every season.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Ski Instructor  in  Beaver Creek, CO (US)
Current Employee - Ski Instructor in Beaver Creek, CO (US)

I have been working at Vail Resorts full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

most of the people who work here care about you and your success. If you cannot find a solution it is usually easy to find someone that can. the experience for the guest is top notch. Once you are established in the company the pay program is decent. It is hard work to get to that level!

Cons

short work year, expectations are not always attainable even doing above and beyond level performance. It sometimes surprises me who gets the recognition within the company. I am not in management, but some of the most amazing job performances that I see daily are from the people low on the totem pole that receive little to no recognition and the least amount of pay.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

look at all qualified employees. It is becoming apparent that young and fun is winning out over age and qualified experience. See it constantly in knowing who applied for positions then surprised at the person that was hired for the position.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

244 Other Employee Reviews for Vail Resorts (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stay away from Vail Resorts

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - College Program/Management Training
    Former Employee - College Program/Management Training

    I worked at Vail Resorts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent learning experience and fun locations

    Cons

    Poor management, cheap on wages, eager to burn through employees. Easy to get your way in and move up, if you're willing to sell your soul. No direction or willingness of management to help you along your way. You are on your own! They use illegal immigrants in all their hotels through temp agencies. The "Echo Program" is just a cover up to their greed. Ask any local in any ski town what they think of Vail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even you hate the idea of $112 dollar day passes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    The jobs are very fluctuating, but the pay is terrible.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Accounting  in  Broomfield, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Corporate Accounting in Broomfield, CO (US)

    I worked at Vail Resorts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The benefits and perks such as ski passes, discounts at restaurants and retail outfits, insurance, and flexible scheduling are definitely pros. Working on the mountain is awesome! You meet great people and its a wonderful networking opportunity to help enhance your career in the future. This is generally seen as a stepping stone for most corporate employees who don't stay much longer than a year or two, then move on to bigger better things. Management does tend to stay longer, averaging maybe 4- years up to 20 years. Great learning experience.

    Cons

    Everyone is despensible. Little pay for a lot of responsibility, especially in the corporate atmosphere. Management tends to be those that have been there the longest, not necessarily those most qualified. I felt like this kind of divided the teams a bit in the different departments at corporate. Also, once an employee has served a number of years and begins to make a lot of money, my experience has been that these people are very valuable, but Vail seems to find a way to fire them or lay them off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers that are actually qualified. Don't just base a management decision on tenure. Your best employee may have only been there a month, but has already shown leadership in their current role and can definitely be the best choice if a promotional opportunity became available. Value your employees. It is much less expensive to pay employees at market price and spend less on training due to high turnover than it is to send so much funding to training because you have new people in that position every few months.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Vail Resorts

Worked for Vail Resorts? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.