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3.8
Average Rating
(based on 22 Vail Resorts Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
4.0
Growth Opportunities
3.3
People You Work With
4.5
Person You Work For
4.0
Rewards You Receive
3.5
Support You Get
3.6
Way You Work
3.5
Work Setting
3.8
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Vail Resorts Employee

"Vail Resorts is a great company to work for with lots of opportunities across the United States in a very sought-after outdoor ski industry."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Vail Resorts Employee

"I worked for Vail Resorts for several years. Overall, I truly appreciated much of what the company has to offer and stands for. Where I found challenges was the retail division. This side of the organization has experienced a large amount of growth over last several years but has struggled to establish a scalable foundation from which to build upon."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.8
Vail Resorts (27)

4.5 Highest Rated in this Industry is Bowling Green State University (21)
3.0 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Value Place (6)
3.8 Average of All Companies in this Industry (1,935)
Vail Resorts Employee

"Good people. Lower pay for the same level in other industries. Growth by acquisition has created a very complex business that can make projects that seem simple, very complicated. The culture is very meeting intensive because there is little autonomy, requiring senior level and even CEO approval on almost all strategies and tactics."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Lift Operations Supervisor

"Throughout the season I’ve built great relationships with my coworkers and supervisors. Overall great experience"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Snowboard Instructor

"I have over six years of Commercial and Heavy Civil Construction Management. I worked for Kiewit Corporation as a Project Engineer where I managed a team of engineers. I was responsible for managing job finances, schedule, submittals, and all temporary engineering required to build the work. Along with field operations, my team completed job estimates and proposals for new work. I also worked with the business team to finalize payroll, conduct on-the-job hiring, and complete pay estimates. After resigning from my previous position with Kiewit, it had been my dream to travel and pursue kayaking professionally. I spent time teaching kayaking with various organizations. After settling in Avon, CO, I started to instruct snowboarding during the winter months. This experience has been incredible, but along with the outdoors, I am passionate about my engineering background, and am eager to return to the field."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Vail Resorts Employee

"Park City is a great place to be a ski instructor if you want to work... plenty of lessons. Also if you want to progress and get better the training is great."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Vail Resorts Employee

"I have worked for Vail Resorts at Beaver Creek Ski School for the last four winters. Teaching skiing and snowboarding has been the most fun job I have ever held. Leadership at the local resort level is outstanding. The only bad part is the pay."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Vail Resorts Employee

"Fast-paced, quick turnaround times"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Vail Resorts Employee

"Overall good opportunities exist for employees. Company values and motto's are great, but not really put into practice on executive level. Very political and resistant to change, either positive or negative. Depending on the area of work at this company, I know experiences differ. Some are excited to go to work everyday and others can't wait to get out."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Vail Resorts Employee

"It is a great company that truly values its employees."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Ski Instructor

"I've worked at Vail Resorts Northstar for two seasons and it is a great community with room for improvement in communication between departments and organization. It is a constant growing resort."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Ski Instructor

"Vail Resorts is a big strong corporation to work at. They definitely are a big company and getting value from their employees. Although they don't pay much, the harder you work the more they pay you, and there are some nice down to earth people who were my supervisors, so I would recommend it."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Vail Resorts Employee

"I served in multiple roles including project manager, business analyst, and lead software engineer on projects up to three million dollars in size."

Person You Work For 3.3 / 5 People You Work With 3.3 / 5 Work Setting 3.3 / 5
Support You Get 3.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.3 / 5
Company Culture 3.3 / 5 Way You Work 3.3 / 5
Group Sales Agent

"Overall, I really liked the team that I worked with."

What do you like about working at Vail Resorts?

"Benefits were fair. The access to skiing and snowboarding kept us all there, and generally happy."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Work for them because you like the lifestyle, but be prepared to bring your own money to the table. Working for Vail Resorts is all about sacrifice of the employees in exchange for the experience of a lifetime. If that is your expectation then you will do well with them."

What don't you like about working at Vail Resorts?

"My desire to snowboard all the time was flanked by my desire to live an affordable lifestyle. Pay was not commiserate to the cost of living."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Allow cash reserves to flow down to line level employees. Vail Resorts was a big contributor to the inflation of real estate in Summit County, and that meant that the cost of living was enormous. They continually cut wages during the Great Recession, yet continually added to their cash reserves. This combination effectively gutted the local economy and fed profits to the C class and share holders. It had the appearance of being a top heavy company."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
HR Analyst

What do you like about working at Vail Resorts?

"I like the casual work environment, flexibility, and skiing perks that come with my job."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It's great to say that you want to grow within the company, but don't expect to."

What don't you like about working at Vail Resorts?

"The pay is not competitive, and living near a resort takes a toll on your expenses. Vail Resorts does not seem concerned with that and sees employee turnover as a good thing."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would take more time to listen to the operations employees at the mountain locations (we struggle with daily living expenses.) and move the corporate headquarters back to the mountains."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5

Vail Resorts Reviews FAQs

Is Vail Resorts a good company to work for?

Vail Resorts has an overall rating of 3.8 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 22 Vail Resorts Review Ratings left anonymously by Vail Resorts employees, which is 3% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 100% of employees would recommend working at Vail Resorts.

Does Vail Resorts pay their employees well?

Vail Resorts employees earn $40,000 annually on average, or $19 per hour, which is 39% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 13 Vail Resorts employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Vail Resorts Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working a Vail Resorts?

100% of employees would recommend working at Vail Resorts with the overall rating of 3.8 out of 5. Employees also rated Vail Resorts 4.0 out of 5 for Company Culture, 3.5 for Rewards You Receive, 3.3 for Growth Opportunities and 3.6 for support you get.

What is the highest paying job at Vail Resorts?

According to our data, the highest paying job at Vail Resorts is a VP of Development at $165,000 annually. Browse Vail Resorts Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at Vail Resorts?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at Vail Resorts is a Information Specialist at $20,000 annually. Browse Vail Resorts Salaries by Job Profile.

What are the pros and cons of working at Vail Resorts?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Vail Resorts to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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